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Melia Madrid Serano reopens

6th February 2018

The Melia Madrid Serrano has now opened, the property has been refurbished in line with Meliá Hotels & Resorts’ focus on wellbeing and Spanish hospitality. The hotel has been updated to feature a multifunctional lobby and covered


Virgin Hotels to launch in Edinburgh in 2020

5th February 2018

Virgin Hotels have announced its first UK opening will be a 225-room hotel in Edinburgh, which is expected to be launched in 2020. The brand have  revealed plans to transform the city’s historic India Buildings in Victoria Street into a hotel


The Pig to expand with three new hotels

1st February 2018

Home Grown Hotels have announced a £30 million expansion of the Pig properties with the opening of three properties in Kent, West Sussex and Cornwall. Each new hotel – like properties in the New Forest (Brockenhurst); near Bath; Studland,


Chester Grosvenor hotel restaurant refurbishment

26th January 2018

The Chester Grosvenor has announced a £350,000 restaurant refurbishment, which is set to include the city centre’s only Champagne bar.  The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant La Brasserie will be closed for four weeks, while work


D&D opens new private dining venues in London

16th January 2018

D&D, a prominent London restaurant and private dining directory, has recently announced three new private dinging and function venues in London, to open/re-open in January, February and March. January A Chelsea landmark,


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


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