Premier Inn To Double Presence In Oxford This Year

Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn hotel brands, is set to double its presence in Oxford this calendar year as the business continues its strategic expansion in the city. The UK’s largest hotel business is gearing up to open its new 123-bedroom Premier Inn hotel at Botley in April […]

UK Destinations Take Steps To Avoid Tourist Pandemonium

Back in June 2020, as the the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown started to ease, a bout of beautiful weather culminating in the hottest day of the year saw people flocking to the country’s beaches. Within hours, the southern coastal town of Bournemouth had declared a “major incident” as it was swamped by traffic, trash, and […]

Tripadvisor launches Tripadvisor Plus, touts growth and revenue opportunities

Tripadvisor is looking to long-term financial gains with the launch of its traveler subscription program. Tripadvisor Plus, which launched in beta last December and is now open to hotels worldwide, provides hotels and bed & breakfasts with a further channel to market, according to the reviews giant. The initiative offers additional visibility for accommodation players […]

Qbic London City awaiting offers amid ‘fast approaching” deadline

The Qbic London City hotel is still accepting offers before its “fast approaching” deadline on Friday 19 March 2021, according to Christie and Co. The 183-bedroom hotel, which is available free and clear of the current Qbic Hotels branding and on a leasehold basis, is located close to the Square Mile and Aldgate East underground […]

Gov extends pavement licences to support hospitality

The government has confirmed plans to extend pavement licences for businesses on the high street. Communities secretary Robert Jenrick intends to extend pavement licences for a further 12 months to help the hospitality industry recover from the imposed national lockdown. Jenrick said: “We’re all looking forward to seeing pubs, cafes and restaurants open again as […]

Hospitality salaries grow ‘significantly’ despite pandemic, report finds

Despite the economic impact of Covid-19, average salary levels across the hospitality and leisure sector grew “significantly” in 2020, according to new data released by recruitment group Reed. From analysis of over 6.5 million jobs posted to over the last three years, the Reed Hospitality and Leisure Salary Guide 2021 found that Covid-19 had […]

Isle of Colonsay’s only hotel brought to market

The Isle of Colonsay’s only hotel, The Colonsay Hotel, has been brought to the market with a guide price of £650,000 for the freehold going concern. Comprising nine boutique bedrooms and suites, a bar, conservatory, and dining room, the property also features a number of outbuildings and separate staff accommodation. Purchased in 2005 by its […]

Hampton by Hilton Hotel agrees deal for Nuneaton hotel

Hilton has agreed a deal with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and its strategic development partner – Queensberry – to open Hampton by Hilton Nuneaton. The 145 room hotel will be managed by Hilton and construction is expected to start this summer, subject to planning approval. The hotel will form part of the Abbey Street […]