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Industry figures released

3rd May 2012

According to the British Hospitality Association, 8,152 new hotel rooms are expected to open this year in the U.K., of which about half are budget properties. However, travelers looking to stay near Olympic venues in Stratford, the East London borough


Norfolk hotel finds new owner

2nd May 2012

Congham Hall Hotel has been bought by international hotelier Nicholas Dickinson. The Georgian manor house with its luxury spa is one of the last remaining hotel to be sold by the von Essen hotel group which went into administration 12 months ago.


New hotel to open in Madrid

1st May 2012

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has added to his portfolio what it will be its first hotel in Madrid, the future Madrid Mirasierra Sheraton Hotel & Spa. This 5 star hotel is located in the north of Madrid, next to the financial district and IFEMA,


Amsterdam venue wins award

1st May 2012

Amsterdam RAI won the Best International Venue award at the 6th annual Exhibition News Awards on Thursday 29 March in London. The Excellence Awards are conferred annually on businesses that make outstanding contributions to the exhibition industry.


New hotel approved planning in London

1st May 2012

A new £15 million city centre hotel in London has been given the go-ahead by council planners. The proposed development at the site of the former Heaven and Hell nightclub in Anne Street is expected to create 60 permanent jobs. According to the


London venue wins accreditation

30th April 2012

CEME Conference Centre, the East London event and meeting venue, has achieved the meetings Industry recognised kite mark, Accredited in Meetings (AIM).


Northampton venue wins award

27th April 2012

Following Highgate House's Head Chef, Lee Gaskins, being crowned ‘Chef of the Year' at the most recent prestigious Carlsberg UK Food & Drink awards, Northamptonshire conference hotel Highgate House is now the proud employer of the awards' Young


Nottingham venue wins survey

26th April 2012

Nottingham Conference Centre has come top in an industry survey from academic venue consortium Venuemasters. Designed to provide a benchmark of service and response levels, the survey was conducted with 89 Venuemasters members and a sample of ten hotels


Hotel chain reports growth

24th April 2012

Great Hotels of the World, a London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, reports a 51% increase in meetings and incentives enquiries for 2011 in comparison with 2010, illustrating immense growth in the MICE travel market. Great Hotels of the


New Cardiff hotel on course to open

20th April 2012

The five star Wyndham Bayscape Hotel will be situated in the tallest tower in Wales and is due to be opened in 2013. The venue will have 200 bedrooms and 3600 sqm of event space.


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