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Hotel du Vin Stratford upon Avon to open in May

26th April 2018

Hotel du Vin is soon to open the doors of its 19th hotel located in the historic centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, on 1 May 2018. The new hotel is spread across two converted Grade II-listed townhouses, and features 46 bedrooms and suites. The hotel


QE2 to open as floating hotel in Dubai

19th April 2018

The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) has relaunched as a floating hotel, restaurant and exhibition in Dubai this week. The cruise liner made her maiden transatlantic voyage in 1969 from Southampton to New York. The ship was retired in 2008 following 1,400


New Road Hotel opens its doors

17th April 2018

East London’s hottest opening this year, the New Road Hotel has opened its doors to guests in time for the spring season. Located in the heart of buzzing east London, just steps from Whitechapel Station, and a short walk from Brick Lane and


Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort Reopens on 12th April 2018

16th April 2018

A gem of belle époque Venetian decor, the Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort is set to reopen its famous doors, having embarked on a three-year restoration plan to ensure it remains world-class. In December 2016 the London & Regional


L’Oscar Hotel London to open shortly

10th April 2018

L’Oscar Hotel London will open on 23 May and will be the first of a number of properties under the brand name. The hotel has 39 bedrooms and is being developed in a Grade II-listed Baptist church in Holborn. The Baptist Grill in the


Hotel La Tour set for Milton Keynes

27th March 2018

P lans for a 14-storey Hotel La Tour in Milton Keynes have been approved by Milton Keynes Council. The site near the city’s Marlborough Gate junction is currently used as a coach car park but is set to be transformed into a 251-bedroom luxury


Expansion at The Grand York

14th March 2018

The five-AA-star Grand Hotel & Spa in York has doubled in size with the opening of 100 additional bedrooms. The expansion which cost £15m, takes the property’s total bedroom count up to 207. The bedrooms inspired by the


Bulgari Paris

14th March 2018

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed a new hotel in Paris and is scheduled to open in 2020. The new opening follows the hotels in Beijing and Dubai in 2017, Shanghai in 2018 and Moscow in 2020, bringing the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection to


Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya Barcelona to become Nobu hotel

13th March 2018

The Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya is currently a superior 4 star hotel offering 272 rooms and suites with good access to the historic centre of Barcelona and near the city’s business district. Its large rooms, with striking views and the only


Eccleston Square hotel expands with two-bedroom Town House

12th March 2018

The 39-bedroom Eccleston Square hotel near London’s Victoria Station has expanded with the launch of a two-bedroom house that will appeal to guests who prefer to stay in a residential property. Dating back to 1835, the Grade II-listed,


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