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Gleneagles facts

10th April 2018

We've learned some interesting things about Gleneagles, if you're considering it for an event: A Glorious Playground At Gleneagles, guests can enjoy an extensive range of country pursuits and leisure activities, all of which take place within


New meeting space in Birmingham with a view

9th April 2018

Park Regis Birmingham have announced that they are remodelling their 16th floor restaurant into conference space. The modern and contemporary space will offer delegates a 360° view of Birmingham with floor to ceiling windows. The new space which


IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand opens new property in Durham

5th April 2018

IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand has opened a new property in Durham city centre. The property, is set in a Grade II-listed former university building in the city and has 83 rooms across three different room types and also features the Rotunda bar,


Malmaison set for Edinburgh

4th April 2018

Malmaison is to open a 72-bedroom hotel in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square in 2018. The grade A listed Buchan House will be renovated before opening next year. The property will be the brand’s second site in the city, the Malmaison


Hinterlands Liverpool Opens

3rd April 2018

A new creative space has opened in Liverpool this February. Hinterlands is an independent, multi-purpose event space. Aimed primarily, but not exclusively at creative, digital, cultural and leisure businesses. A space for conferences, festivals,


SEC new £500k Meeting Academy Opened

29th March 2018

A new meeting academy has opened  at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. The facility is a £500,000 investment, and the newly created space is ideal for self-contained small to medium-sized meetings. Alternatively, the space can be


New event space for hire at Somerset House

28th March 2018

For the very first time, Somerset House has announced that its East and West Wings, primarily used as exhibition spaces throughout the year, are now available for private hire during the summer. Hire of these two spaces will include an outdoor section


Hotel La Tour set for Milton Keynes

27th March 2018

P lans for a 14-storey Hotel La Tour in Milton Keynes have been approved by Milton Keynes Council. The site near the city’s Marlborough Gate junction is currently used as a coach car park but is set to be transformed into a 251-bedroom luxury


Travelodge to open 20 new properties in 2018

26th March 2018

Travelodge has revealed plans to open 20 hotels in the UK during 2018, including its largest ever new build. London City Travelodge located in Middlesex Street, close to the Gherkin, will be the group’s new 395-room flagship hotel and will open in


Nobu set to open 20 hotels by 2020

21st March 2018

With seven hotels currently in operation and eight further properties opening this year and next, Nobu Hospitality is set to have 20 Nobu Hotels globally by 2020. Nobu Hotels was founded in 2009 after extending the Nobu Restaurant brand into a global


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