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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


Hanbury Manor undergoes £1.7m renovation

4th January 2018

Hanbury Manor, located in the Hertfordshire countryside in Ware is currently undergoing a £1.7 million renovation to its meeting and events space. Due to be completed by April 2018, the enhancements to the meetings and events space will bring a


Ibis Styles to open in Kensington

3rd January 2018

AccorHotels are set to open Ibis Styles in Kensington. The 85 bedroom property is undergoing a complete refurbishment and we re-open as the Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road in January 2018. The hotel will bring the number of Ibis branded properties in


First London hotel for Harbour Hotels

21st December 2017

Harbour Hotels has moved into London with the purchase of the 68-bedroom Richmond Gate hotel, taking the groups portfolio up to 11 hotels across the south of England. The hotel is located at the top of Richmond Hill, opposite Richmond Park and will


Mandarin Oriental to launch second London hotel

20th December 2017

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group have revealed that it will manage a new luxury hotel and branded residences - Mandarin Oriental Mayfair - on Hanover Square in the heart of London’s Mayfair district. The property is set to open in 2021 and will be a


New hotel and developments in Berlin for 2018 and beyond

19th December 2017

Barcelo is opening a second hotel in Germany.  The Berlin property is located on the corner of Invalidenstraße / Clara-Jaschke-Strasse at Berliner Hauptbahnhof. The four-star hotel will offer 283 rooms and suites to business and private


Six Senses Plans New Resort in Austrian Alps

15th December 2017

The property will include 80 guest rooms, 50 residences, and a small village of chalets. The Austrian Alps are best known as the iconic backdrop to Julie Andrews in the opening scene of the 1965 film The Sound of Music. Soon, however, incentive


The Rubens at the Palace completes refurbishment

14th December 2017

This hotel, owned and operated by Red Carnation Hotel Collection has just relaunched following a complete refurbishment.  There are 9 meeting rooms, the largest has capacity for 90 in theatre style.   All 163 bedrooms have been


Me Dubai

12th December 2017

Me by Meliá has revealed its debut property in the Middle East with the launch of Me Dubai at the end of 2018. Located in the heart of the  Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai, Me Dubai will take residence in the 95 metre-high,


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