The Paragon Hotel has seen its fair share of changes in its history. Originally built in 1903 by Lord Rowton to provide accommodation for migrant workers from Ireland, the grade II listed building became The Paragon Hotel in 1993.
Given the recent developments in Digbeth, and flurry of planning applications showing confidence in the area, the current owners are preparing to invest in a multi-million pound overhaul of the hotel.
Billionaire Narim El-Akabi bought The Paragon in 2013, and is now planning a 99-room extension as part of a full restoration of the hotel as a quality conference and wedding venue.
The additional rooms will be added to the current 250 rooms through two four-storey extensions contained within the building’s courtyard.
An artist impression of what the extension may look like is below, and we’ll of course keep you up to date with developments.