Apex Hotels revenue up 6% to £65m

Edinburgh-based Apex Hotels Limited reported another consecutive year of growth in the 12 months to April 30 with a 6% rise in turnover from £61.3 million to £65 million and 2.1% rise in underlying profits before tax from £10.3 million to £10.5 million.

The firm showed its confidence in the market with capital investment of £20.7 million to further develop its new hotel, Apex City of Bath.

Edinburgh-based Apex is one of the UK’s leading independent operators of four star contemporary hotels.

The group operates ten hotels in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Bath.

Apex CEO Angela Vickers said: “We are proud to reflect on a financial year that shows considerable capital investment and consistently strong financial performance.

“In January we promised an exciting year of development and investment and our stunning new hotel in Bath has delivered that – and created 120 jobs.

“It is the city’s largest in terms of bedroom numbers and events space, and also features a restaurant, bar, and pool and gymnasium so it appeals to business and leisure travellers alike.

“Our track record in the four-star market is achieved through our high customer service and brand standards, as well as our ongoing commitment to continued investment in our existing offering.

“We design and upgrade our portfolio with the customer at the heart of the process to ensure they have the best possible experience.

“With that in mind our investment plans don’t stop here – there’s more exciting news in the pipeline with multi-million pound refurbishment works set to be announced in the coming weeks.

“In the longer term we anticipate the continued growth of our hotel and hospitality operations through extension of existing sites where possible and acquisition of new development sites as opportunities arise.”