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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 Arts Barcelona

14th May 2018

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and with breath taking views of the city, Hotel Arts Barcelona boasts 483 bedrooms - including Club Rooms, Signature Suites and duplex Penthouses-, more than 2,900sqm of event spaces, 14 meeting rooms, a 41st-floor venue


Hotel Martinez added to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

11th May 2018

Hyatt has welcomed the reopening of Hôtel Martinez, Cannes, as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, following major renovations and a complete redesign. The 409 bedroom property is located on Boulevard de la Croisette, and  is one of


Rubens at The Palace renovation almost complete

9th May 2018

The Rubens at The Palace hotel, a member of Red Carnation Hotels, is due to add the finishing touches to a hotel-wide renovation. Overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace in London, the property has undergone a multi-million-pound


De Vere Selsdon Estate reveals results of £5m refurbishment

1st May 2018

The De Vere Selsdon Estate in Croydon have revealed the results of its £5m refurbishment. The estate, part of Principal Hotel Company’s De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels and event spaces, have a new restaurant, 1042, which


NYX Hotel opens in Madrid

30th April 2018

After an intensive period of reconstruction and renovation, Leonardo Hotels is opening its third lifestyle hotel in Europe. Excellently situated in the banking and business district of the Spanish capital, the NYX Hotel Madrid has a refreshingly


CCT Venues Docklands to open in May

27th April 2018

The CCT Venues-Docklands is a central London venue equipped with a large exhibition space, a private lounge, eight meeting rooms, six smaller rooms and a waterfront terrace and restaurant. The summer launch comes after an extensive refurbishment at


Hotel du Vin Stratford upon Avon to open in May

26th April 2018

Hotel du Vin is soon to open the doors of its 19th hotel located in the historic centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, on 1 May 2018. The new hotel is spread across two converted Grade II-listed townhouses, and features 46 bedrooms and suites. The hotel


QE2 to open as floating hotel in Dubai

19th April 2018

The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) has relaunched as a floating hotel, restaurant and exhibition in Dubai this week. The cruise liner made her maiden transatlantic voyage in 1969 from Southampton to New York. The ship was retired in 2008 following 1,400


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