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The National Theatre set to open a new roof top event space.

23rd May 2018

The National Theatre is set to open a new roof top venue by summer 2018. Previously known as The Deck the roof top will see a complete re-build.  The new space will have sliding glass screens that open to the terrace. With panoramic London skyline


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 set to feature in world class facility for women's football

18th May 2018

A 150-bedroom luxury hotel is set to feature within a £70m world-class facility for women’s football, on a 60-acre site in Northwich, Cheshire, Cheshire County FA have announced. The site will become a leading centre for the


New event spaces open at The Gherkin

17th May 2018

Five rooms with cloud-inspired names are on the 38th floor, offering great views of the capital. Searcys at The Gherkin has opened several private dining, meeting and events spaces. The five new spaces are named after clouds: Alto, Cirrus, Stratus,


The Woodlands and The Willows by Wyboston Lakes

15th May 2018

Wyboston Lakes Resort, the conferencing complex on the Cambridgeshire/Bedforshire border, is to rename its main venues as The Woodlands Event Centre and The Willows Training Centre. The Woodlands Event Centre is currently known as the Wyboston Lakes


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


New Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

8th May 2018

August 2018 should see the opening of a new Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre. The hotel will be located in central Belfast with easy access to Belfast City Airport, SSE Arena and Titanic centre. The hotel will have over 178 bedrooms and have a


Hotel Indigo opens in Leicester Square

4th May 2018

IHG has announced the opening of its newest London hotel, Hotel Indigo London - 1 Leicester Square. The property has 95 bedrooms featuring theatrical touches inspired by the neighbourhood's heritage and history, and throughout the hotel cultural


Accor Hotels acquires Movenpick Hotels and Resorts

3rd May 2018

AccorHotels have announced their plans to acquire Movenpick Hotels and Resorts. The Movenpick chain has 84 hotels spread across 27 countries and have plans to open an additional 42 hotels before 2021. The hotel group has a strong presence in the Middle


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