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Warner buy Heythrop Park as part of expansion plans

6th December 2018

Warner Leisure Hotels has acquired the 300-bedroom Heythrop Park Resort as part of its planned expansion, this follows the group’s recent £50m transformation of Studley Castle in Warwickshire, which is set to open its doors in March 2019

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New Leonardo hotel set for Manchester

6th December 2018

Fattal hotel group has acquired a site in Manchester’s Adair Street where it will open a 275-bedroom Leonardo hotel in 2021, the opening follows Fattal’s purchase of the Midland hotel in Manchester in October. The hotel will incorporate a

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Qbic set for Manchester

5th December 2018

Modular budget hotel concept Qbic is set to open in Manchester, its second UK site following its London's Whitechapel opening five years ago. Work has begun on converting John Dalton House in Manchester, a former office block, into a 261-bedroom

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New outdoor spaces at The National Gallery for 2019

4th December 2018

The National Gallery has added two new outdoor event spaces for 2019, increasing its portfolio to twenty-two locations within the venue, the National Gallery Garden and Jubilee Walk will be available for hire from January 2019, with various features to

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2019 to see the opening of Vintry and Mercer Hotel

3rd December 2018

Nestled in the heart of London along a narrow street is the capital’s newest luxury boutique hotel,  Vintry and Mercer. The 92 bespoke rooms and suites draw interior inspiration from the historic trading guilds of the City of London and create

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Hyatt set for first hotel in Scotland

30th November 2018

It has been confirmed today that Hyatt Hotels Corporation has won the bid to operate the new Spa & Conference hotel at Edinburgh Marina. This is the international hotelier’s first hotel in Scotland. The Hyatt Regency hotel at Edinburgh

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Dakota Deluxe Manchester to open in next spring

29th November 2018

The opening of the latest hotel in the Dakota brand has been confirmed for May 2019, Dakota Deluxe Manchester, located on Dulcie Street, near Piccadilly Station will open with 137 bedrooms, including 27 suites one of which is called the Grand Deluxa

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Second Voco hotel debuts in Cardiff

28th November 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Voco brand has made its European debut in Cardiff following the rebrand of the Principal Hotel Cardiff. The 142-bedroom Voco St David’s, Cardiff, is the second hotel to join IHG’s new upscale

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Grosvenor hotel to rebrand as Amba Victoria

27th November 2018

The Grosvenor hotel at London’s Victoria is to be re-branded under GLH Hotels’ Amba brand following its refurbishment, the 345-bedroom property, which is at the moment operating under the Guoman Hotels brand, is currently undergoing

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Glasgow set for world class boutique hotel

26th November 2018

Planning permission for 59 bedroom world class boutique hotel in a historic Blythswood Square building in Glasgow has been given the go ahead. The property comprises 5 to 7 Blythswood Square, the entrance to 5 Blythswood Square was remodelled by

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