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The Gresham Aparthotel opened in November 2021 following a £17 million refurbishment. Located in one of Leicester's most iconic buildings, this 121-bed Aparthotel also includes a restaurant and bar, gym, 12,000 sq.ft. of conference facilities and state-of-the-art co-working spaces and four commercial units. It was part-funded by an £8.2million loan from Maslow Capital and a £4million Growing Places Fund (GPF) loan through the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).


The building was designed by Leicester architect, Isaac Barradale in the 1800s. It originally comprised eight separate buildings and was home to Joseph Johnson’s department store until 1962 when it was purchased by Fenwick.

Fenwick expanded the interior of the building by incorporating adjacent shops, to form a single department store, and went on to re-brand the exterior, giving it the iconic green and white façade it is well remembered for today.

With a new High Street retail offer at Highcross and a surge in online shopping, Fenwick
Leicester closed its doors in Spring 2017, making way for a new era for The Gresham.

The building is a superb example of Leicester’s Victorian architectural heritage and three of the original units were awarded Grade II listed status in October 2017.


Our vision is to be at the heart of everyone’s journey. To be the place where people are free to be themselves, and to feel great, in a living space that is personal to them. The place that feels like home… only better.


We put people first. We offer our guests freedom and flexibility to choose how they use their space and how they live their lives. Through respect and appreciation of our people - the people who work with us, the people who stay with us, and our wider communities, we set the standard for living well away from home.


We put people first –

Inspiring and empowering our employees to excel, and our guests to return


We work with passion and pride – 

We strive to create the best possible experiences for all of our people


Quality is at our core – 

It is what our people want. It is what they deserve.


We are reliable – 

You can count on us


We work responsibly – 

For our people, our environment, our building and our communities

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