Since then the company has conducted a public consultation exercise and finally submitted a planning application to the council last month.
The two Grade II-Listed Georgian townhouses, at 7 and 8 Rother Street, are owned by the Stratford Town Trust and will be leased to the hotel chain if its plans are successful.
If the plans are accepted the 48-bedroom hotel would create at least 60 jobs and would include meeting and private dining rooms, a Bistro and a separate banqueting room with the capacity to seat 80 diners.
The submitted plans detail how later additions to the two buildings would be demolished and a new four storey extension would be built at the rear of the properties.
Over the years the buildings have had a variety of uses. Number 8 was home to the Embassy Club and the buildings have been used as houses and offices.
A decision on the application is expected on 20th November.