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Marriott’s Westin brand to debut in UK

6th June 2018

Westin, the Marriott International-owned brand that is focused on wellness, is to enter the UK with the launch of a 220-bedroom hotel in the City of London. The Westin London City will overlook the River Thames and will open in 2020. The hotel


EEF Venues launches The Fusion Wing

4th June 2018

Bristol venue, EEF Venues Engineers’ House, has launched a new meeting space, The Fusion Wing. It represents a £135k investment and is the first big project backed by the group’s recently launched ‘Engine Room’ investment


Atrium Hotel to launch in early 2019

1st June 2018

The Atrium Hotel is launching early 2019 at Heathrow Airport, the new hotel leads London in iconic design, both inside and out. The property, a stunning five-storey atrium which floods the main space with natural light features, 581 bedrooms, 36 meeting


Five hotels added to DoubleTree by Hilton UK portfolio

29th May 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton is set to add five new hotels to its UK portfolio, following a franchise agreement between real estate investment company Aprirose and Hilton. The hotels will be managed by RBH – formerly Redefine|BDL Hotels. These will be


Jumeirah to open Zabeel House in Shoreditch

25th May 2018

Jumeirah Group are due to launch its first Zabeel House hotel in the UK in London’s Shoreditch next year. The Dubai-based luxury hotel firm will also open another new property in London next year and that it has redevelopment plans for the


Hampton by Hilton Blackpool due to open shortly

24th May 2018

The final touches are being added to the new Hampton by Hilton Blackpool hotel which will open for business at the end of May following a £12m investment. The hotel, will be on New South Promenade and is a redevelopment of the once derelict Palm


The National Theatre set to open a new roof top event space.

23rd May 2018

The National Theatre is set to open a new roof top venue by summer 2018. Previously known as The Deck the roof top will see a complete re-build.  The new space will have sliding glass screens that open to the terrace. With panoramic London skyline


September opening for Heckfield Place

22nd May 2018

One of the most eagerly awaited hotel openings in the UK will take place in September, when Heckfield Place in Hampshire welcomes its first guests, the property was originally scheduled to open in 2012, but has been beset by delays. The Georgian main


The Majestic Hotel to become a DoubleTree

21st May 2018

The Cairn Group, which operates 33 UK hotels, is set to reopen the Majestic Hotel Harrogate as the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate after a £15m refurbishment. Due for completion at the end of 2019, the hotel will feature 170 bedrooms, a spa and


Hotel set to feature in world class facility for women's football

18th May 2018

A 150-bedroom luxury hotel is set to feature within a £70m world-class facility for women’s football, on a 60-acre site in Northwich, Cheshire, Cheshire County FA have announced. The site will become a leading centre for the


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