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Six Senses Plans New Resort in Austrian Alps

15th December 2017

The property will include 80 guest rooms, 50 residences, and a small village of chalets. The Austrian Alps are best known as the iconic backdrop to Julie Andrews in the opening scene of the 1965 film The Sound of Music. Soon, however, incentive


The Rubens at the Palace completes refurbishment

14th December 2017

This hotel, owned and operated by Red Carnation Hotel Collection has just relaunched following a complete refurbishment.  There are 9 meeting rooms, the largest has capacity for 90 in theatre style.   All 163 bedrooms have been


Me Dubai

12th December 2017

Me by Meliá has revealed its debut property in the Middle East with the launch of Me Dubai at the end of 2018. Located in the heart of the  Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai, Me Dubai will take residence in the 95 metre-high,


Cheval Blanc, the new luxury hotel from Louis Vuitton in Paris

11th December 2017

Cheval Blanc Samaritaine will open in Paris at the end of 2018.  It is located on the banks of the Seine and in easy walking distance of the key landmarks and museums: 6-minute walk to the Louvre Museum, a few steps to the Pont Neuf, a 10-minute


Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin due in 2018

8th December 2017

Boutique hotel group Malmaison Hotel du Vin has revealed that after an extensive renovation of the property, the famous Avon Gorge Hotel is set to be unveiled as The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin in spring 2018. The 75 bedroom property will become the


Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh now due to open in Summer 2018

7th December 2017

This property, on a site which has been derelict for more than 50 years, is being turned in to a design, boutique hotel.  It is a seven-story building in the Old Town Conservation Area on Market Street and will have 98 bedrooms.  Information


Hotel Indigo opens in the Welsh capital

6th December 2017

Hotel Indigo has opened its doors in Cardiff, so visitors to the Welsh capital are now able to enjoy a new hotel experience.  The venue has 122 bedrooms decorated to highlight three themes - Made in Wales, Welsh industries and Welsh music. Although


Apex City of London completes refurbishment

5th December 2017

The Apex City of London hotel has spent £1.5m renovating the hotel’s public space.  There is a new all-day restaurant, the Lampery, which is named after the eel-like fish which features in the old-English dish lamprey pie, which is one of


Multi-million pound refurbishment completed at The Westbury in London

4th December 2017

The Westbury Hotel in London has now completed its multi-million pound refurbishment of its 225 bedrooms. The five-star Mayfair hotel, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, has had a full refurbishment of all guest bedrooms, corridors, lift


An Update on Hatfield House

1st December 2017

Hatfield House is a stunning, unique and historical country house venue in Hertfordshire. Built by the first Earl of Salisbury in 1611 it is now home to the 7thMarquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The deer park surrounding the house


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