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Former Manchester United footballers to open 2nd hotel in the spring

19th January 2018

Former Manchester United footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs will open their second hotel in Manchester’s Grade II-listed former stock exchange building. The Norfolk Street site will feature 40 bedrooms, a basement gym and spa, ground


Moxy hotel in London's Stratford opens

18th January 2018

Marriott International has opened a new Moxy hotel in London's Stratford, the third in the UK and second in the capital. Ideally located in booming Stratford, which has benefited from over a decade of regeneration to become one of the city’s best


Scotland’s first luxury static floating hotel is due to open in 2018

16th January 2018

The former Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB), will be converted into a 23 bedroom hotel and will be berthed permanently at the Prince of Wales Dock in Edinburgh's port of Leith. The hotel will have 23 individually designed cabins named after Stevenson


Crowne Plaza at London's Albert Embankment to open in May

15th January 2018

May 2018 will see the Crowne Plaza hotel is to open on the Albert Embankment close to the new American Embassy in Battersea, London. The hotel will boast of views from the Southbank overlooking the River Thames and will consist of 142 bedrooms, an


Hilton set to open 3rd Curio hotel in London

12th January 2018

Hilton are due to open a hotel in London’s Stratford under its Curio Collection in 2020, The London Gantry will be the group’s third Curio hotel in the UK, following the Trafalgar St James hotel which relaunched under the brand last


Tewin Bury Farm Hotels acquires a new venue

11th January 2018

Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, located in Hertfordshire, was originally a family-owned dairy farm dating back to 1931. Still very much in full operation within the farming industry the Williams family has since transformed many of the original building into an


The University Arms, Cambridge to reopen after 3 year refurbishment

9th January 2018

Cambridge’s oldest and most iconic hotel, the University Arms, is set to reopen following an £80m, three-year refurbishment. The landmark hotel, which overlooks Parker's Piece will comprise of 192 new bedrooms and suites, a restaurant,


Beales Hotel Hatfield "thinks green"

8th January 2018

Beales Hotel in Hatfield, Hertfordshire is a family owned business which has always been keen to "think green". They have recently installed a new power point within their car park to allow guests to charge their electric cars which is proving very


Sopwell House Update

5th January 2018

Sopwell House is set within 12 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with 128 bedrooms,2 restaurants and meeting space to fit up to 380 theatre style in their largest room, The St Albans Suite.  We recently caught up with the hotel to see


Needham House, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant and 4 star hotel

4th January 2018

We recently caught up with the team at Needham House who were very proud to announce that for 2018 they have maintained their 2 AA Rosette in their SG4 Brasserie. The style of their food is seasonal and elegant with a real focus on using local, fresh


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