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Industry News, July 2010

31st July 2010

The 2010 UK Events Market Trends Survey found that the market is worth about £18.8bn annually to the UK economy, including delegate and event organiser spending at venues and in the wider destination. It is the first time Eventia has estimated the


Industry News, June 2010

30th June 2010

The Jolly St Ermins in London are already well into the planning stages for a £30 million refurbishment which will touch all areas of the Hotel. It is the intention to retain all of the splendid historical elements like the mosaics, plasterwork


Industry News, May 2010

31st May 2010

Dorchester Collection , the luxury hotel group whose hotels include The Dorchester in London , Plaza Athénée in Paris and The Beverly Hills Hotel in LA , is set to open a new country house hotel and eco-luxury spa, Coworth Park near


Industry News, April 2010

30th April 2010

Hampton Hotels Opens Three New Properties in the United Kingdom Hampton Hotels, part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, today announced the opening of three hotel properties in the United Kingdom, located in Birmingham , Braintree and


Industry News, March 2010

31st March 2010

The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire has been awarded the highly coveted Meetings and Incentive Travel (M&IT) Gold Award for Top UK hotel. Gleneagles, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, saw off strong national competition from other top


Industry News, February 2010

28th February 2010

The Brighton Centre has £1m to invest in improving its public areas.     To help drive non-match day facilities for what could be the largest banquet and conference facility, Sussex CCC has £8m to develop, this will be


Industry News, January 2010

31st January 2010

Ricoh Arena has announced plans for a multi-million pound expansion of its events centre in 2010. The £3m expansion will begin in January and is due to be complete before June. Included in the investment is the addition of three halls at the


Industry News, December 2009

31st December 2009

The Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury will soon have a new name, Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross/St Pancras along with a full refurbishment programme.  The new facilities will include 405 luxury bedrooms, 6 meeting rooms and a conference room


Industry News, November 2009

30th November 2009

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) could be expanded to become central London’s main International Conference Centre (ICC). Despite London Mayor Boris Johnson recently pledging his support for making Docklands-based ExCeL London


Industry News, October 2009

31st October 2009

QHotels is celebrating their recognition at the 2009 Caterer & Hotelkeeper ‘Best Places to Work in Hospitality’ awards after receiving the ‘Excellence in Training’ accreditation.   Pontin’s Blackpool


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