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Yotel to open Glasgow hotel

9th August 2018

Yotel is to open a hotel in Glasgow with a rooftop bar and bowling alley as part of its European expansion. The new 256-bedroom city centre hotel will open in November 2019 and will be the brand’s fifth UK property. The affordable hotel


Harbour Hotels acquire two Cornish hotels in Fowey and Padstow

3rd August 2018

Harbour Hotels has acquired two hotels in the Cornish seaside resorts of Fowey and Padstow. The addition of the two hotels will take the groups portfolio up up to 13 hotels and two country event venues. The Fowey Hotel which


Caer Rhun Hall to open in August

1st August 2018

The Grade II listed Caer Rhun Hall building will open to the public on 8 August following a multi-million pound refurbishment. With 32 rooms, the hotel plans to add further rooms in the grounds, growing to 76 by the end of 2019. Nestled in the heart of


Grand Hotel & Spa York to Launch new Cookery School in 2019!

31st July 2018

In January 2019 the Grand Hotel & Spa in York are due to launch a new Cookery School within their newly developed ‘Roman House’ extension of the building.   The enterprise is aimed at widening the scope of activities available on


Hampton by Hilton to open 15 new properties

30th July 2018

Hilton's upper-mid scale brand Hampton by Hilton have recently announced that they will be opening 15 new properties. These include; Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station: The brand’s first property in Belgium. Hampton by Hilton Munich City


New opening - Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington

20th July 2018

Marriott International has announced the opening of Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington, the largest property in the brand's European portfolio. The hotel is located on Warwick Road in Earls Court and is home to 319 guestrooms and suites, some of


Travelodge to open 3 London hotels

19th July 2018

Travelodge will celebrate 30 years of trading in the Capital with three London hotel openings. The new hotels are located in Acton, Bromley and Dagenham and all the properties have been styled in Travelodge’s contemporary brand design.


New ICC Convention Centre in Wales

17th July 2018

The brand new ICC Convention Centre will be opening in June 2019 in Newport, Wales. This exciting new venue will be able to host up to an incredible 5000 delegates with facilities including a 1500 seat auditorium and 2000 car park spaces. There is


Leake Street Arches, a new London venue

16th July 2018

Leake Street Arches is a new destination venue with independent bars, restaurants, urban art and entertainment spaces close to Waterloo Station.  It has been made from eight former railway arches next to the Graffiti Tunnel made famous by Banksy in


First Marriott Hotel opens in Northern Ireland

12th July 2018

American hotel firm Marriott has opened its first venue in Northern Ireland with the launch of a €30 million AC Hotel at Belfast's City Quays. As reported by The Irish Times, the 188-bedroom, four-star hotel also features the first restaurant


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