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Second UK Voco Hotel opens in Solihull

19th February 2019

The second UK hotel to operate under Voco – the new upscale brand from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – has opened in Solihull in the West Midlands. It joins the first Voco in the UK, the Voco St David’s, Cardiff. The

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AccorHotels signs new portfolio of 6 UK hotels

18th February 2019

AccorHotels has signed a portfolio of six Park Inn hotels which will be rebranded to Mercure, located in Bedford, Cardiff, Harlow, Nottingham, Telford and Birmingham. The portfolio of hotels will receive a capital investment of £15 million and

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First Staybridge Suites property for Scotland

15th February 2019

A former abandoned linen mill in Dundee has been converted into the first Staybridge Suites property in Scotland. The IHG property is adjacent to sister-property Hotel Indigo Dundee which opened last July. Many of the 85 one bedroom and studio

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Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa Re-brands to Mercure Hotels

14th February 2019

Sheffield’s historic Kenwood Hall Hotel is re-branding to the Mercure Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa in March 2019, with a significant investment in the Hotel’s facilities over the next two years. The 114-bedroom hotel is currently

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Birmingham’s Royal Angus hotel to be converted to a Doubletree

12th February 2019

The former 133-bedroom Royal Angus hotel in Birmingham is undergoing a £25m transformation into a 186-bedroom Doubletree by Hilton property and will re open in the Autumn. Two extra floors and a roof terrace are being added to the building,

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New venue and events space, Exhibition, to open at Westfield London

12th February 2019

Work is to start in February on the major venue Exhibition - set to open at Westfield London at the end of 2019. The venue will be located in the Grade-II listed Dimco building. Exhibiton will be spread over two floors and will be able to host 3,000

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Refurbishment for 150-year-old Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

8th February 2019

All six event rooms at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel have been completely refurbished, creating almost 7,000sqm venue space with 20 breakout rooms. The largest meeting room, the Kings Suite, is one of Bristol’s largest event spaces with

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Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American set for 2020 debut

8th February 2019

Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American has been scheduled to open in April 2020. Located on the lively Leidseplein Square, the venue will be brought to life in one of the city’s most famous Art Nouveau style buildings, built in 1900 and formerly

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Olympia London redevelopment

5th February 2019

A £1bn project to turn Olympia London into a world-leading cultural hub has been approved by planners. Work will begin from next year, with the first tenants moving in by 2023. Permission has been granted to transform the 132-year-old exhibition

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Grand Connaught Rooms reveal £700k makeover

4th February 2019

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, located in Covent Garden and part of De Vere’s portfolio of event destinations and country estate hotels, have revealed the results of a £700,000 refurbishment of its meetings and events spaces, bringing them in

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