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Ibis Styles to open in Kensington

3rd January 2018

AccorHotels are set to open Ibis Styles in Kensington. The 85 bedroom property is undergoing a complete refurbishment and we re-open as the Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road in January 2018. The hotel will bring the number of Ibis branded properties in


First London hotel for Harbour Hotels

21st December 2017

Harbour Hotels has moved into London with the purchase of the 68-bedroom Richmond Gate hotel, taking the groups portfolio up to 11 hotels across the south of England. The hotel is located at the top of Richmond Hill, opposite Richmond Park and will


Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin due in 2018

8th December 2017

Boutique hotel group Malmaison Hotel du Vin has revealed that after an extensive renovation of the property, the famous Avon Gorge Hotel is set to be unveiled as The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin in spring 2018. The 75 bedroom property will become the


Apex City of London completes refurbishment

5th December 2017

The Apex City of London hotel has spent £1.5m renovating the hotel’s public space.  There is a new all-day restaurant, the Lampery, which is named after the eel-like fish which features in the old-English dish lamprey pie, which is one of


Multi-million pound refurbishment completed at The Westbury in London

4th December 2017

The Westbury Hotel in London has now completed its multi-million pound refurbishment of its 225 bedrooms. The five-star Mayfair hotel, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, has had a full refurbishment of all guest bedrooms, corridors, lift


An Update on Hatfield House

1st December 2017

Hatfield House is a stunning, unique and historical country house venue in Hertfordshire. Built by the first Earl of Salisbury in 1611 it is now home to the 7thMarquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The deer park surrounding the house


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


Congress Centre in London opens new exhibition space

25th October 2017

Congress Centre have recently opened a new large air conditioned room next to the Congress Hall, ideal for exhibitions, catering or parallel events when booked in conjunction with the Hall. The room is a new versatile exhibition space accommodating


W London refurbishes Bar & Lounge

23rd October 2017

After six years of business in the heart of the capital, the W London – Leicester Square has announced a complete redesign of its public area bar and lounge spaces. Designed to reflect the 24/7 energy of both the W brand and the


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