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Julian Troup

Head of UK Hotels - Agency

50 George Street

Office: +44 161 831 3324

Mobile: +44 7825891233


I originally trained with a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors based in Manchester and have been working in the licensed, leisure and hotel property market since 1987. I joined Colliers in 2007 to head up our UK Corporate hotel operation. I was appointed Head of UK Hotel Agency during 2011.  Since the beginning of 2003 I have sold or acquired over 100 provincial hotels on behalf of clients of asking prices ranging from £1.2m to in excess of £20m.  In addition to the managerial responsibilities, I remain focused on handling larger private and corporate hotel transactions throughout the UK.


I have sold or acquired over 250 hotels, handling a multitude of different types of hotel transactions from individual asset sales and acquisitions to the disposal of corporate groups.

Recent deals include...

Richardson Hotel – Metroplole Hotel, Padstow and Fowey Hotel

Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, Glasgow

Chevin Country Park Hotel, Otley

Holiday Inn Stonehenge, Salisbury

Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands



Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Hotels


KPMG, Duff & Phelps, Deloitte, BDO, Macdonald Hotels, Starwood Capital, Corus Hotels, PWC, Hand Picked Hotels, Hudson Partners, Cerberus, Crerar Hotels


Moseley Hall Grammar School, Cheadle



Glasgow, 16 May 2018 - Colliers International, has facilitated the sale of a large Glasgow hotel, in an off-market deal to Asian buyers off a guide price reported to be close to £10m.

The 117-room GoGlasgow Urban Hotel was sold by Julian Troup, head of Colliers’ UK Hotels Agency, on behalf of the Crerar Hotel Group. He said the sale to Singapore-based Buxani Group followed confidential marketing of the property which reflects increasing international interest in the UK hotels sector. Julian Troup said: “The acquisition of GoGlasgow was conducted in a highly confidential fashion and is a further example of an overseas buyer securing a prime UK hotel outside of London.

Paddy Crerar, CEO of Crerar Hotel Group, said: “Colliers brought a number of parties to the table, all with the ability to transact at the level we required; however it was clear that Buxani Group were by far the most committed to the hotel and were a thoroughly decent company to deal with”.


“We found the work carried out by Colliers to be thoroughly excellent at all stages from pre-sale, through negotiations to the completion of the sale. We had every confidence from Colliers that we would indeed achieve the right deal for our company. The decision to retain Colliers International for the marketing of a further 5 hotels in our company was a direct consequence of the work they undertook on the sale of GoGlasgow.” - Paddy Crerar – Crerar Hotels – Sale of GoGlasgow Urban Hotel

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