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New ibis Styles Hotel to open in Glasgow

21st July 2017

ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West will open in summer 2018. The hotel which will be located on Waterloo Street, the property - currently disused offices, will undergo major redevelopment, will have 137 bedrooms and a restaurant and bar. The hotel will be


Heythrop Park Resort is growing!

20th July 2017

Heythrop Park Resort is opening 'The Archery Suite On The Lawns', a fixed marquee which is due for completion at the end of July 2017. The Archery Suite will be open all year round for both banqueting and conferences for 500 people. The marquee will have


Macdonald Forest Hills makeover

19th July 2017

Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel and Spa in Aberfoyle has gone under a £3.5 million refurbishment seeing bedrooms, cocktail bar, piano lounge, restaurants and reception revamped. The renovation comes after an extension of the hotels spa in 2007. The


Leonardo Hotels opens first Royal Hotel in Edinburgh

18th July 2017

Leonardo Hotels have relaunched the former Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre under its Royal Brand. The 282-bedroom hotel is the second UK hotel for the Berlin based group, the first being the Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow which opened in 2015. This


Novotel London Stansted opens at Stansed Airport

13th July 2017

Novotel London Stansted opened its doors to guests this month. It is located near to Stansted Airport, the fastest growing airport in the UK. The hotel is re-branding from a Hilton to Novotel, and has undergone a considerable refurbishment of the 250


Principal Hotel Company is to redevelop the Grand Hotel in Birmingham

7th July 2017

The Grade II listed building on Colmore Row, Birmingham has operated as a 180-bedroom hotel since the 19th century until it closed in 2002 and is now to be redeveloped by the hotel brand. Following extensive refurbishment, the hotel is scheduled to


Jurys Inn Cheltenham completes £3.1 million transformation

29th June 2017

Jurys Inn Cheltenham has a brand new look following its multi-million pound refurbishment. Located off the M5 on Gloucester Road, the hotel now offers 11 meeting rooms with capacity for 400 delegates in a theatre layout. The largest room,


Jurys Inn Watford visit the Trinity offices

27th June 2017

The Jurys Inn Watford came to the Trinity offices to tell us all about their exciting refurbishments. The hotel will have 199 completed bedrooms refurbishments by the 19th of June 2017, and have a fresh, tranquil look to them. The Restaurant, Bar and


First Avani hotel debuts in Lisbon following renovations

1st June 2017

The 119-room Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel has opened in Portugal and is the first of the brand to open in Europe. Avani is a collection of upscale properties from Bangkok-based Minor Hotels Group. A $1.6 million renovation has been


Hasting Hotels’ Culloden Estate & Spa completes three-year renovation

24th May 2017

This week, the estate unveiled the results of a redevelopment of two floors of bedrooms, which had seen the expansion of some of the smaller bedrooms, taking the number of rooms down from 105 to 98. Also included in the renovation programme have been the


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