Hotel company fined £27,000 for fire safety offences

Hotel company Awan Investments Ltd, who manage Ventures hotel in the Paddington area of London, have been issued a £27,000 fine for breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

A member of the public, who had been staying at the hotel, alerted the authorities after finding emergency exits blocked and fire doors being wedged open during their stay in 2009.

This prosecution will help to give the general public the peace of mind knowing that such breaches are dealt with and improvement orders made regarding the safety of the premises.

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