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Leake Street Arches, a new London venue

16th July 2018

Leake Street Arches is a new destination venue with independent bars, restaurants, urban art and entertainment spaces close to Waterloo Station.  It has been made from eight former railway arches next to the Graffiti Tunnel made famous by Banksy in


First Marriott Hotel opens in Northern Ireland

12th July 2018

American hotel firm Marriott has opened its first venue in Northern Ireland with the launch of a €30 million AC Hotel at Belfast's City Quays. As reported by The Irish Times, the 188-bedroom, four-star hotel also features the first restaurant


The Montcalm Hotel Group opens The Chilworth in Paddington

11th July 2018

The Montcalm Hotel Group has opened its latest property, The Chilworth, a boutique townhouse hotel in Paddington. The property is set in a refurbished Georgian townhouse, close to Paddington train station and Hyde Park, boasts of 124 bedrooms with a


The Grange Hotel, Cumbria bought by Fairtree

10th July 2018

The Grange Hotel in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, has been sold to the Fairtree Hospitality Real Estate Private Equity Fund for £4.5m. The property features 55 en-suite bedrooms, five lounges and conferencing facilities for up to 300 delegates.


Hard Rock Hotel set to launch in Spring 2019

5th July 2018

Hard Rock Hotel London have revealed a first look inside the new hotel ahead of its opening in Spring 2019. The hotel is located in what used to be the Cumberland Hotel, on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, and will have around 1,000 rooms


Hotel profitability reduced in May

2nd July 2018

According to both STR and Hotstats, UK hotels recorded a decline in average daily rates in May 2018.  That's comparing year on year figures and it's the first reduction for 19 months.  In addition to the drop in room revenue there was also


New Opening: Savage Garden at the DoubleTree Tower Hill

29th June 2018

A new rooftop bar has opened on the 12th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London.  Savage Garden is the replacement for SkyLounge.  It is theme is urban design, using stone, metal and glass, with a graffiti wall and bright


An unusual meeting venue in Guildford - the Cricket Pavilion

26th June 2018

The newly constructed Guildford Pavilion, located in the heart of Guildford, is a diverse space, with ample parking, for events from 10 up to 160 people.  The venue  has one space, The Long Room, which can accommodate 160 guests theatre


Concorde Conference Centre has been added to Lime Venues Portfolio

20th June 2018

The Manchester Airport Concorde Conference and Events Centre, has become the latest venue to join the Lime Venue Portfolio. The attraction sits as part of the Runway Visitor Park, and adds further iconic meetings and events options into the venue group.


Build your own G&T at Qbic Hotel London City

19th June 2018

Qbic Hotel London City has a newly refurbished restaurant, bar and meeting space with an exciting new sharing menu concept.  You can also build your own G&T with the venue sourcing the very best locally made gins and tonics with unique


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