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.

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


The Best Western Burns Hotel in London is a Grade II listed building, situated in a beautiful and peaceful Victorian garden square in Kensington. This excellent London hotel is very close to Earls Court and Olympia exhibition centres. The hotel is close to Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge with their highly fashionable shops and restaurants and a short walk to Kensington Palace, The Royal Albert Hall and the museums of South Kensington. With excellent facilities, this great value hotel in London is perfect for your stay.

The location of this hotel is ideal for business visitors and travellers alike. For those of you wanting to go further into the West End or going to ‘theatre-land’ Earl’s Court underground station is just 2 minutes walk and that will have you in the West End in no time at all. The hotel has easy transport links to Heathrow Airport.

So whether for business or pleasure, the Best Western Burns Hotel offers a high standard of accommodation at affordable rates combined with friendly and efficient service. Relax in the private walled garden with a drink from the Ellen Terry Bar or dine in the patio restaurant.

Star rating: 3*

Number of Rooms: 104 en-suite bedrooms


Breakfast in the Patio Restaurant
The Ellen Terry Bar & Patio Garden
24 Hour Reception and Concierge Services
Health & Fitness at SOHO gyms

Local Attractions:

Earl’s Court & Olympia Exhibition Centres
Natural History Museum
Science Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Palace
Harrods Department Store
Stamford Bridge Stadium (Chelsea FC)


London Underground Earl’s Court Station – 2 mins walk and giving access to Piccadilly and District lines
Direct link to Heathrow Airport via Piccadilly Line
Local buses for all London destinations

Formally three magnificent Regency private residences converted into a hotel at the turn of the last century into a beautifully presented hotel where many rooms command stunning sea-views. This three star hotel is in a fantastic location, a stone’s throw from the beach, The Brighton conference centre and Brighton’s cosmopolitan nightlife are just moments away. Situated in the heart of Brighton City Centre, The Kings Hotel is a tranquil haven mixing modern and traditional interiors with impeccable service from attentive staff. Directly opposite the hotel on the beach is a wonderful children’s play area complete with paddling pool, swings and sand pits.

All 90 en-suite rooms at The Kings Hotel in Brighton, many with sea views, are tastefully designed offering each traveller a home for home experience. All rooms are en-suite with free view television, FREE WiFi* and modem link telephone. All bedrooms are non smoking.

Rating: 3*

Number of Rooms: 90 en suite bedrooms


Pebbles Restaurant & Bar (panoramic sea views)

Local Attractions:

Brighton Centre
Brighton Pier
Sea-Life centre
West Pier & Beach
The Lanes


The Grade II listed Best Western Brighton Hotel is located directly on the seafront, opposite the famous West Pier and band stand. Just two minutes from the buzz of the city and just a stone’s throw from the beach The Best Western Brighton Hotel is the perfect hotel in which to reside while in Brighton.

The elegant lounge and bar have perhaps the most enviable sea views of any hotel in the city. The hotel boasts 55 well appointed rooms, many of which command direct sea views are equipped with all the facilities expected of a quality hotel.

Directly opposite The Best Western Brighton Hotel on the beach is a wonderful children’s play area complete with paddling pool, swings and sand pits.

High speed wireless internet access is available free of charge in all our rooms and public areas.

Rating: 3*

Number of Rooms: 55 en-suite bedrooms


Restaurant (sea views)

Local Attractions:

West Pier and beach
Brighton Centre
The Dome
Sea-Life Centre

With 94 bedrooms, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, health and fitness club, and an enviable seafront location, the Queens Hotel is the perfect Brighton destination.

Overlooking the promenade and Brighton Pier, the 3* Queens offers spacious well-equipped rooms, half of which have excellent sea views. The No1 Bar and Bistro serves breakfast and evening meals and is open till late throughout the week, whilst the Lanes health and fitness club (the largest of any Brighton hotel) offers, gym, pool and sauna facilities to work off any excesses. The Hotel’s ‘Pretty People’ beauty salon also provides a range of treatments from manicures and hairstyling, through to full body massage.

Conference and banqueting facilities can cater for 150 delegates covering everything from banquets and receptions to meetings, theatre format presentations and exhibitions. As with all Lowy Group hotels, attentive service, exceptional standards and competitive rates are guaranteed.

Rating: 3*

Number of rooms: 94 en-suite bedrooms


Restaurant (sea views)
Four Conference Suites
Health and Fitness Club
Beauty Salon

Local Attractions:

The Royal Pavilion
The Lanes Shopping Area
Brighton Pier
Brighton Conference & Exhibition Centre


Umi Hotel Brighton imposing Victorian façade belies its modern and comfortable interior. The hotel, built in 1873 and the City’s second oldest, stands in a prime seafront location on the corner of the famous Lanes area of the City, adjacent to the Brighton Conference Centre. Its exquisite architectural features and distinctive copper dome have established the Hotel as a city landmark and its position at the heart of shops and nightlife have made it one of the most popular destinations for business and holiday guests alike.

The Hotel boasts 77 en-suite rooms, a lounge bar and Yumi Coffee Shop, where an extensive continental breakfast is served daily. Air conditioned rooms are available and over half the hotel’s bedrooms benefit from fantastic views of the seafront and surrounding attractions. Umi also stands next to three NCP car parks, making it a perfect hotel for visitors travelling by road.

Rating: 3*

Number of Rooms: 77 en-suite bedrooms


Lounge Bar
Yumi Coffee Shop

Local Attractions:

Brighton Conference & Exhibition Centre
Brighton Pier
The Royal Pavilion
The Lanes Shopping Area
Brighton Beach

Lowy Hotel Solutions

Lowy Group looks for acquisition and hotel management opportunities

Lowy Hotel Solutions, a division of the Lowy Group (formerly the Vienna Hotel Group) is seeking opportunities to lease, manage or acquire hotels.

Over the past four years and through the UK recession, Lowy Hotel Solutions (LHS) has increased the aggregate Net Operating Profits of the six hotels it currently operates by 125%. It has done this through a combination of;

  • Maximising revenue yields
  • Controlling costs
  • Improving operational efficiencies

LHS is confident in its abilities to apply the same formula to other hotels, revitalising them, improving their profitability and therefore maximising the asset value for the owner. Whether under a lease or a management agreement, LHS can provide a sustainable and secure future for hotel properties.

Unlike traditional management or lease agreements, LHS offers an incentivised ‘Flexilease’. This has been drafted in conjunction with Christie & Co and Field Fisher Waterhouse and offers a structure to landlords, owners and administrators that provides a secure route to income and value enhancement. Key points of the “Flexilease” include:

  • Guaranteed rental income
  • Additional success-related rent
  • Variable lease length (minimum term 3 years)
  • Landlord break options

The lease offer is flexible enough to be tailored to meet specific short, medium and long term objectives.

Established in 1973, the Lowy Group has proven experience of operating both branded and unbranded hotels in the regions as well as in London, so owners can be confident that they are making the right choice by selecting Lowy Hotel Solutions as their hotel operator.

Simon Perkins, MD of Lowy Group went into more detail about what the company are ideally looking for. He said “hotels with over 100 bedrooms that are located within two hours of London or anywhere along the south coast are of particular interest. The LHS team are passionate about helping hotels in our portfolio succeed within their individual competitive marketplaces.”

To discuss any opportunities with Lowy Hotel Solutions or find out more about Flexilease please contact Simon Perkins via simon@lowygroup.com or on 020 7792 6674.

Hotel Alternatives

No.5 Maddox st. is a stylish hotel alternative in Mayfair

Located on Maddox Street, discreetly tucked behind London’s bond street. Twelve uniquely stylish suites offer total privacy, as well as a dedicated 24-hour concierge. Located amidst some of London’s most exclusive addresses, maddox street manages to be at the heart of the action, whilst retaining an air of quiet tranquility.

‘This is a true rarity’ – Louis Vuitton City Guide

Web: www.no5maddoxst.com

Tel: +44 (0)20 7647 0200

Luxury services residences in Little Venice

Europa house offers 14 extremely spacious apartments in an elegant regency townhouse, with a kids’ concierge and three acres of award-winning private gardens.

One of London’s best-kept secrets, this picturesque residential area is a firm favourite among families in the city. At the weekends they flock to Clifton road where stylish cafes, organic delis and lifestyle boutiques sit beside traditional butchers and greengrocers.

‘Perfect for families by virtue of its private communal gardens’
– Condé Nast Traveller India

Web: www.europahouseapartments.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7724 5924

The Laslett, a hotel by Living Rooms, opens in summer 2015 with 51 Guest Rooms and Suites inspired by local culture and British style set across five victorian townhouses in the heart of Notting Hill.

For further information email: info@thelaslett.co.uk

‘London’s Hottest new hotels for 2015’
– The Telegraph

Web: www.thelaslett.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7792 6688

56 Welbeck St. offers seven chic apartments with mid-century modern interiors, 24hr concierge on-call and state of the art tech, in the surrounds of London’s Marylebone village.

Marylebone shuns big-name brands, instead embracing independent boutiques, cafes and restaurants; making it one of London’s most charming areas.

‘With the privacy of your own home, plus all the trappings os five-star hotel’
– Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

Web: 56 Welbeck St.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3642 6818

Academic Services

With a wide variety of accommodation to suit full year, semester, intersessional and summer requirements, Anglo Educational Services provides a comprehensive, yet specialised, service for several hundred of the leading colleges and universities in the United States. The company is dedicated to helping educational establishments from around the globe to develop their own custom made study-abroad programme in the UK and Europe to enhance students’ academic and cultural experiences. Anglo Educational has over 35 years of expertise in the organisation of educational tours in major European destinations, providing accommodation, guided excursions, guest lectures and experienced support staff.


In the UK alone, accommodation is available for more than 1500 students in a mixture of self-contained apartments and dormitory-type hostels and hotels in central London, all benefiting from wireless internet facilities. All properties are located in safe neighbourhoods with excellent access to public transport, thus allowing guests easy access to explore the City and beyond.


Travellers using Anglo Educational can also take advantage of a range of additional practical services tailored for the market. These include: 24 hour on call service; organisation of unpaid internships; academic and cultural support (including experienced faculty and staff to organise field trips and orientation activities); provision of classroom space and administrative offices; transport and banking services; purchase of theatre and concert tickets; social activities for students and discounted hotel rates for family members.


45 Russell Square | Bloomsbury | London WC1B 4JP
Tel: +44 (0)207 580 9922



Lowy Group’s Student Accommodation Management Division brings vast experience and innovative solutions to the student sector.

The business provides clients with a complete facilities management service, covering everything from standard management of existing schemes to turnkey solutions, lettings, rental collection and asset management. The division is led by a dedicated team of student management specialists and is the perfect partner for experienced developers.


Lowy Group’s commitment to high standards and effective financial and management control has earned the company an enviable reputation within the industry and guarantees tangible business benefits for clients.


The range of services include:

  • Provision and management of site personnel
  • Management of planned maintenance
  • Control of day to day repairs
  • Management of Health & Safety
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Provision of student support staff
  • Arrangement of insurances
  • Consultancy


For more information contact:

Peter Lowy
Harcourt House
Suite 10
19A Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PN


Tel: +44 (0)207 7926652
Email: peterlowy@lowygroup.com

Access Accommodation has a dedicated team of experienced, responsive management and staff that cater for the requirements of all students residing in the company’s London accommodations, providing the full range of housing management services. Access Accommodation presently accommodates 1500 students in the company’s managed properties, all of which are centrally located and within close proximity to public transport.


With a 30 year pedigree, the organisation has built a strong reputation in this sector by satisfying the needs of the student and the youth markets. In addition, Access Accommodation are able to provide flexible, quality accommodation to families, groups or the independent traveller, and offer a safe and secure environment for guests to enjoy the best of Britain’s capital city for either short or long-term stays.


Please contact: Stewie Tuckey – Operations Manager

Monticello House
45 Russell Square

Tel: +44 (0)203 393 0700
Email: stewie@accacc.co.uk


The Team

Chairman and founder of Group, Peter M Lowy - peterlowy@lowygroup.com

Managing Director, Simon Perkins ACA - simon@lowygroup.com

Non Exec Director, Brian Levy FRCS

Director & Vice President Anglo Educational, Rocky Bhalla - rocky@angloeducational.com

Director of Anglo Educational Services, Dr. Leslie Zweigman - leslie@angloeducational.com

Maintenance Director, Barry Lovelock - barry@lowygroup.com

Commercial Director, Justin Manning - justin@lowygroup.com

Founder of Living Rooms & Director, Tracy Lowy - tracy@living-rooms.co.uk

Founder of Umi Hotels & Director, Director - Anglo Educational Services -Stephen Lowy - steve@umihotels.com
Chairman’s Executive Assistant, Tracy Loveday - tracy@lowygroup.com

Operations Director Frances Bromley- Branston - frances@lowygroup.com

Group Financial Controller -Carol Barrow- carolb@lowygroup.com

Head of Property -Tony Moen- property@lowygroup.com

Best Western Burns Hotel, Connie Farkas - manager@burnshotel.co.uk

The Queens Hotel Brighton, Justin Manning - justin@lowygroup.com

The Kings Hotel Brighton, Justin Manning - justin@lowygroup.com

Umi Brighton Hotel, Linzi Murphy - linzi@umibrighton.co.uk

Best Western Hotel Brighton, Justin Manning - justin@lowygroup.com

No 5 Maddox Street, Ryan Green - ryan@living-rooms.co.uk

Europa House Apartments, Gloria Mabaso - gloria@europahouseapartments.com

Sales Administrator, Carol Williams - carolw@lowygroup.com



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