Apex Hotels

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Apex Hotels
Industry Hotel
Founded 1996 (1996)
Founder Norman Springford
Headquarters Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Number of locations
5 cities, 10 hotels
Area served
United Kingdom
Website www.apexhotels.co.uk

Apex Hotels Ltd is an operator of three star and four star hotels, owned by former accountant Norman Springford and his family.[1] Based in Edinburgh, the company operates ten hotels in the United Kingdom.[2]

Hotel locations

  • London
    - Apex Temple Court Hotel on Fleet Street (4 star)
    - Apex London Wall Hotel near Moorgate (4 star)
    - Apex City of London Hotel near Tower Hill (4 star)
  • Bath
    - Apex City of Bath Hotel (4 star)
  • Edinburgh
    - Apex Waterloo Place Hotel near Princes Street (4 star)
    - Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Grassmarket (4 star)
    - Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel in Grassmarket (4 star)
    - Apex Haymarket Hotel in Haymarket (3 star)
  • Glasgow
    - Apex City of Glasgow Hotel on Bath Street (4 star)
  • Dundee
    - Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa in the City Quay development (4 star)


Executive Chairman of Apex Hotels, Norman Springford, was previously an employee of the Inland Revenue and owner/operator of a number of public houses, bingo halls, and the Edinburgh Playhouse. In 1996 Norman opened his first hotel, the Apex International Hotel, in Edinburgh. The group now own 9 UK hotels across London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.[3] In recent years, Apex Hotels re-opened the historic Waterloo Hotel on Edinburgh's Waterloo Place in March 2009,[4] and converted a former office block on Copthall Avenue near London Wall into the Apex London Wall Hotel in November 2009[5] and developed the Apex Temple Court Hotel at Serjeant's Inn on Fleet Street, which opened in March 2012.[6] The newest hotel to the group was the Apex City of Bath Hotel, which opened in August 2017

The Edinburgh Grassmarket hotel is used as a venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, managed by Sweet Venues.[7]


  1. ^ The Times - Norman Springford and family
  2. ^ Apex Hotel - List of Apex Hotels Archived 23 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Apex Hotels - About Archived 21 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Ian Springford Architects - Apex Waterloo Place Hotel development Archived 27 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Ian Springford Architects - Apex London Wall Hotel development Archived 26 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Ian Springford Architects - Apex Temple Court Hotel development Archived 2015-10-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Edinburgh Guide

External links

  • Official website
  • Caterersearch - Apex Hotels Company profile
  • Caterersearch - Norman Springford, chief executive of Apex Hotels group
  • Business 7 - A family firm
  • The Scotsman - Edinburgh movers and shakers back bid to boost city's profile

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