Lowy Group


For almost forty years the Lowy Group has been providing business and leisure travellers with class leading standards of service and quality accommodation in the UK.

The Lowy Group own and operate hotels to suit all budgets, manages high-specification serviced apartments for the more discerning traveller, and has years of experience in the provision of accommodation and support services for educational groups visiting the UK and Europe.

Having built an enviable reputation in the hotels and managed accommodation sectors of the market the company has also established a burgeoning property development business. With particular experience of the hotels and leisure sectors, Lowy Group Property Development works frequently, but not exclusively, in those markets using its operational knowledge for the benefit of client development, and also for the expansion of its own leisure property portfolio. The strategic and sustained growth of the business has helped the Lowy Group to become one of the UK’s most dynamic leisure sector companies and one of the industry’s standard bearers for service and quality.

The Story So Far

In 1973, when Group Chairman and founder, Peter Lowy, purchased the Vienna Hotel in London’s Maida Vale, the first seeds of the original Vienna Group were sown. Now, almost forty years later, the single hotel operation has developed into a major hotel and leisure group with an enviable hotels portfolio and specialist travel services division. In 2009 the Group took on a new corporate identity, reflecting its history and its more diverse business activities.

The Lowy Group, as it is now known, developed its core hotel base in the UK’s Capital with the acquisition of Umi London, Bayswater and the Burns Hotel, Earls Court. In 2000, its first foray outside London resulted in the Group purchase of the Kings Hotel in the popular southern coastal resort of Brighton. In the four years following, the business added the equally impressive seafront Queens, Umi Brighton and Best Western Brighton Hotels to establish itself as one of the most prominent hotel operators in a leading British holiday destination.

Subsidiary companies, Anglo Educational Services and Access Accommodation, reflect the Group’s diversification and its broad experience of the provision of travel, academic support and specialist accommodation services. As the name suggests, Anglo Educational Services provides American university groups with accommodation and academic support during their semester programmes in the UK from their Study Centre based in Bloomsbury, London. Access Accommodation is a housing provider for the growing number of language schools. Both companies are equipped to provide the education sector and youth markets with a varied choice of affordable accommodation in London, reflecting the quality and standards of the Lowy Group’s hotel and apartment businesses.

If you are looking to lease or have your property managed , please contact our MD, Simon Perkins, on simon@lowygroup.com