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Multi-million pound refurbishment set for One Aldwych

20th August 2018

One Aldwych, the 105-bedroom luxury hotel on the edge of London’s Covent Garden will close for two months next year to complete a major refurbishment. The hotel will initially remain open when work starts on the multimillion-pound project in


Mercure Birmingham North Barons Court

17th August 2018

Mercure Birmingham North Barons Court Hotel is the latest addition to the brand. The property dates back to 1901 and has 94 rooms, meeting and function facilities, with 5 meeting rooms with a capacity up to 200 people, as well as a brasserie


Hilton unveils the brands first tri-branded property in Chicago

14th August 2018

Hilton has announced the opening of its first tri-branded property, which includes Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place, Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place. The 23-story tri-branded hotel


Movenpick opens five star seafront hotel in Hua Hin

13th August 2018

A new five-star property in Thailand has opened its doors with 96 suites and pool villas. The Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hint resort - previously the Asara Villa & Suite Hua Hin - has been completely rebranded with a head-to-toe


Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre opens in France

10th August 2018

Bordeaux has welcomed its first Hilton Garden Inn property. The hotel joins an existing nine Hilton properties in France. The 166-guestroom hotel located only three tram stops from the iconic Place de la Bourse, along with the Opéra National,


Yotel to open Glasgow hotel

9th August 2018

Yotel is to open a hotel in Glasgow with a rooftop bar and bowling alley as part of its European expansion. The new 256-bedroom city centre hotel will open in November 2019 and will be the brand’s fifth UK property. The affordable hotel


Lake Como Mandarin Oriental opening spring 2019

6th August 2018

The Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como will open in spring 2019 following a complete refurbishment of the current hotel’s facilities. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is taking over what is currently the CastaDiva Resort & Spa on Lake Como in Italy.


Harbour Hotels acquire two Cornish hotels in Fowey and Padstow

3rd August 2018

Harbour Hotels has acquired two hotels in the Cornish seaside resorts of Fowey and Padstow. The addition of the two hotels will take the groups portfolio up up to 13 hotels and two country event venues. The Fowey Hotel which


Caer Rhun Hall to open in August

1st August 2018

The Grade II listed Caer Rhun Hall building will open to the public on 8 August following a multi-million pound refurbishment. With 32 rooms, the hotel plans to add further rooms in the grounds, growing to 76 by the end of 2019. Nestled in the heart of


Grand Hotel & Spa York to Launch new Cookery School in 2019!

31st July 2018

In January 2019 the Grand Hotel & Spa in York are due to launch a new Cookery School within their newly developed ‘Roman House’ extension of the building.   The enterprise is aimed at widening the scope of activities available on


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