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A New Space For Meetings at Beatrix Potter’s Hotel

14th September 2018

Event planners can now host events at Lindeth Howe which was formerly owned by the author Beatrix Potter. To celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, the Lake District hotel has unveiled a new look, including the Hill Top room for business


A dual-branded hotel development called ‘the Lume’ has opened in Manchester this week

13th September 2018

Owned by M&L Hospitality and managed by Cycas Hospitality, the 328-bedroom, 19-storey development will feature two InterContinental Hotels Group brands: Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites. Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road will


Plans afoot for five-star hotel in Cardiff city centre

10th September 2018

Plans are being discussed for a five-star venue in Cardiff's city centre, which would stretch across the adjoining and historic Parkgate and old County Court buildings on Westgate Street. The proposed hotel would bring up to 300 bedrooms to the centre


Tour of London - The Clapham Grand - the final stop

10th September 2018

As Alex's tour nears the end, his final stop was to see The Grand Clapham. Here's his thoughts on what the venue has to offer... The Clapham Grand is a traditional theatre over one hundred years old, and now operates as a nightclub, live music venue,


Tour of London - Qbic London

7th September 2018

Heading over to Aldgate, Alex stopped of at the Qbic London and here's his take on the hotel... The Qbic London is located just off Altab Ali Park in the Aldgate/Brick Lane area of the City of London. For fashionistas, the hotel is a very short walk


Tour of London - The Doubletree Tower Bridge

6th September 2018

Coming away from Canary Wharf, Alex headed over to Tower Bridge to see what the hotels here had to offer. First stop - The Doubletree Tower Bridge. Here's his take on property... The Doubletree Tower Bridge is a modern purpose-built hotel less than a


Tour of London - De Vere Canary Wharf

5th September 2018

Stop 6 of his tour of London and Canary Wharf, Alex took in more of the corporate experience that De Vere Canary Wharf has to offer meeting planners... The De Vere Canary Wharf is located about a 5 minute walk from Canary Wharf, off of Westferry


Tour of London - Novotel Canary Wharf

4th September 2018

A very recent newly-built skyscraper hotel, the Novotel is the tallest hotel-only building in London, at 39 stories.  On his tour of London, Alex stopped by to report back on his thoughts on the hotel... The hotel doesn’t resemble a


Tour of London - Hilton Canary Wharf

3rd September 2018

Alex continues his tour of London, this time stopping at the Hilton Canary Wharf. Here's his insight into what this hotel has to offer meeting and event planners... The Hilton Canary Wharf is a modern purpose-built hotel just a short walk (5 minutes)


2021 will see a new hotel for Heathrow

31st August 2018

A new Vivanta hotel at Heathrow Airport terminals 1,2 and 3 will open in 2021. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) are behind plans for the new luxury hotel, which will have 108 rooms, an all-day-diner, a bar and lounge, gym as well as


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