Pro Auction of Bath is to auction the entire
contents of The Howard Hotel in London, a sister hotel to The
Savoy, following its closure last month.
The entire contents will go under the gavel over a two day
auction on 25 and 26 October 2011 and will encompass everything at
the premises, from the 189 luxury bedroom contents to the designer
inspired guest areas, including the bar, foyer areas, library and
the fully fitted award winning restaurant.
Day two will see the
sale of the fully equipped kitchens, housekeeping administration
areas on 26 October 2011.
The sale will be webcast live from The Howard Hotel
premises over the internet via the BidSpotter
platform. Viewing is available to the public on Monday 24
October and prior to the sale commencing each day at 10.30am on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
The event offers both the
hospitality industry and design specifiers an unrivalled
opportunity to purchase the contents of this first class hotel at
a fraction of new replacement cost.
The property recently had
an extensive, high end designer led refurbishment which was completed within the last 3 months with many
items and areas in first class order and not fully “worn in".
Items of note include the contents of the luxurious
189 hotel rooms and suites, the recently refurbished contemporary
and sophisticated Mauve Lounge & Bar, Temple Place Restaurant and
the Library Lounge, plus the well equipped conference facilities. The contents of lobbies, offices, modern fully equipped kitchens,
together with crockery, cutlery, soft furnishings, boilers and generator, laundry equipment, housekeeping and back of house are
to be included within the sale.
In total, there are
over 1,300 lots - constantly upgraded mostly within the last 12
months, to meet the requirements of a five-star hotel of the
Howard’s position - included within the sale. A new lounge & bar,
library and associated facilities, only completed and opened within last 3 months are within the sale particulars.
newly refurbished conferencing spaces installed within the last 6 months offers an opportunity to acquire “as new” condition
equipment immediately available at the sale.
With the inclusion of
the modern gas boilers, generator and comprehensive maintenance
plant & equipment, lighting and store areas lotted, the sale is
set to appeal to a wide audience of operators, developers and
Along with the new modern and
sophisticated designer bar and lounge areas, as well as the huge
collection of designer fixtures and furnishings throughout, this
sale should appeal to buyers in search of individual packages or
within this rare opportunity, the chance to set up a new designer
hotel at a fraction of the cost.
day auction takes place at The Howard, London Temple Place, London
WC2R 2PR via two rostrums commencing at 10:30am. The auction will
also be available via a live webcast. The viewing takes place from
8.30am-4.30pm on 24 October 2011. Online bidding is possible.
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