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Accor group expansion

31st May 2011

Accor Hotels has signed a franchise agreement with Focus Hotels adding 10 hotels to its network of Mercure properties in the first quarter of 2011

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Leeds museum refurbished

31st May 2011

Thackray Museum (grade II listed) in Leeds has celebrated its 150th year in operation by refurbishing its conference auditorium which can hold up to 130.

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New Leeds hotel announced

31st May 2011

Leeds is expanding its conference offering with the New Ellington Hotel, which can offer guests 35 bedrooms in the city's financial district. For meetings, the hotel can offer three conference rooms, for capacities ranging from 5 to 25.

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London venue refurbishment announced

31st May 2011

The Old Royal Naval College in London is refurbishing its Admiral’s House venue. The new 90 capacity Hardwick Room will be completed in early 2012 and day delegate rates start from £51 plus VAT

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New London hotel venue

31st May 2011

Guoman’s 5 star hotel, The Royal Horseguards, last month opened The Equus Bar which has a real gentlemen’s club feel. The space can be hired for private events and is furnished with leather and chenille features

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University of Leicester announces venue plans

31st May 2011

The University of Leicester has announced a £14m project to transform a Grade II Listed building into a leading residential conference venue. The University is planning to transform the five-acre former College Hall site in Knighton, which has not

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British Library refurbishment unveiled

31st May 2011

On the 4th May 2011 Peyton Events at the British Library celebrated the completion of the refurbishment of the conference centre with a launch party of over 200 guests. Part of the redecoration and upgrades are new digital signage, plasma wall, new

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Westminster Collection expansion

31st May 2011

The Westminster Collection is pleased to welcome two new members, 1 Drummond Gate and The Law Society to its ever increasing portfolio. 1 Drummond Gate is a brand new venue for etc. venues and will be their ninth venue in Central London following their

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