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Melia Hotels International set to open Innside by Melia in Newcastle

24th November 2017

Hotel group Melia Hotels International has revealed it is to enter Newcastle with a second property in the UK under its contemporary city centre Innside by Melia brand. The property is due to open in 2019 The hotel will have 160 bedrooms and suites and


Five-star Irish Castle Hotel Adare Manor reopens following restoration

23rd November 2017

Ireland has no shortage of breath-taking sights. One of the most beautiful has long been Adare Manor in County Limerick. Commissioned in the 1830s by the 2nd Earl of Dunraven -- who wanted to transform his personal home into an architectural opus


Principal London to open in early 2018

22nd November 2017

The latest addition to Principal will open in London in early 2018. The 334-room Principal London will transform the former Hotel Russell: a Grade II listed building which is located in Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The hotel is steeped in


VP Hotel Espana set to open in Madrid

21st November 2017

The new 5 star VP Hotel Espana will open this month in Madrid and is located in front of the Royal Palace and Debod Temple. The hotel will have 214 bedrooms and 1420 m2 of meeting space. The Sky Bar on the 12th floor provides guests with stunning views


Stretching the budget

20th November 2017

By Jacqui Kavanagh, CEO of Trinity Event Solutions: Many organisers will look to save money by negotiating with their venues, but it’s not a straightforward process because hotels and venues are now in the driving seat. They have a more


Movenpick The Hague

17th November 2017

Movenpick Hotels and Resorts are set to open a landmark design led property in The Hague, in the heart of one of The Netherlands’ most famous cities in 2019. Movenpick currently operate 20 venues in four European countries and the company


Marriott announce 7 new Edition hotels

16th November 2017

Boutique hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International are expanding their joint venture, EDITION Hotels, with seven new luxury-lifestyle hotels opening across three continents in 2018, they announced yesterday. Marriott originally unveiled


New event space in Knightsbridge store

15th November 2017

Blank Canvas has revealed its latest event space in London, the new space, Canvas Knightsbridge is a partnership with British retailer Harvey Nichols – and is located on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols flagship store. The white, open 'blank


Work Commences on New Peninsula Hotel in London

14th November 2017

Work is underway on a new Peninsula hotel in London's Belgravia district, the property's owner, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd. (HSH), announced last week. Scheduled to open in 2021, The Peninsula London will have 190 guest rooms overlooking Hyde


2018 and beyond - data hacking attacks

13th November 2017

It is predicted that the amount of hacking attacks will increase at events, exhibitions, hotels and venues.  This year there have been data breaches at Equifax, Sony and also Sabre, which has caused problems for Four Seasons, Trump and Kimpton


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