Setting New Benchmarks In The Luxury Hotel Segment

Deutsche Hospitality is uniting its flagship hotels under a new umbrella brand. The name “Steigenberger Icons” will be used in future to position exceptionally luxurious Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts which are characterised by their singular quality aspirations, their location, and their particular historical background. The first hotels to be designated as Steigenberger Icons are the […]

Tooting hotel development option up for sale for £12m

A prominent brownfield site on Tooting High Street which offers options for a hotel development has been brought to the market at a guide price of £12m. Commercial property advisor Colliers has been instructed by LHG (London Hotel Group) to market the 0.2 hectare site, which has been unoccupied for around five years. It presently […]

No hospitality spending bounce until late summer, says EY survey

There will not be a spending bounce for the hospitality sector until towards the end of summer, according to EY’s Future Consumer Index for April. The survey of 1,000 UK consumers revealed a “significant” pent-up demand for hospitality and leisure, how respondents showed hesitancy over returning to restaurants and bars after lockdown. Some 37% of […]

Beach Retreats project to launch amid rising investment in self catering

An increasing demand for high-quality self catering in the UK has underlined a current lack of supply and “primed” the sector for expansion, according to Watergate Bay Hotel. The company, which said it has “set the standard for lifestyle hospitality based around active relaxation”, is launching its new Beach Retreats site in a bid to […]

Horwood House set to reopen after £20m investment

Horwood House in Buckinghamshire will reopen on 17 May 2021 following an £20m investment into the refurbishment of the property.  Acquired in 2019 by ZIZ Properties, the Grade II building has been redeveloped in partnership with design studio ICA to “create new interior concepts and contemporary design throughout”. A new reception area, developed in the property’s […]

Why Now Is The Best Time To Finance | By Dr. Donald Wise

Winter is officially over, and although the capital markets for hotel and resort refinance, acquisition and new-build construction lending have been frozen, they have been stealthily thawing out since the first of the year. Since the start of the pandemic, short-term bridge and renovation loans for the hospitality sector have been mostly non-existent and full […]

Kiosk Technology Catches Up With Hotel Guests’ Desire for Contactless Check-In

As the hotel industry continues to figure out ways to reduce in-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, a major brand has reintroduced the check-in kiosk to see if now is the right time for them. Marriott International announced earlier this week it’s piloting a contactless kiosk at a few of its properties, allowing guests to […]

3 ways to build business resilience for hotels & resorts

The uncertainties brought by COVID-19 were a deadly blow to both livelihoods and bottom lines, and it continues into 2021. Many hotel and resort operators, in a bid to grab as much revenue as possible, continue to take “every and any booking” they can, often in desperation, leaving money on the table due to unnecessary […]

A new wave of innovation across consumer industries

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people live, work and socialize, accelerating demand for innovation, as retailers, consumer goods, and travel companies shift from reacting to the crisis to reinventing products and services, according to findings of a new global survey from Accenture. After a year of lockdowns, 95% of survey respondents said they […]

First Radisson Individuals in the Baltics opens

With an excellent location at the entrance to the Old Town, Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of Palace Hotel Tallinn, a member of Radisson Individuals. Built almost 100 years ago and respectfully renovated, this monument of national architectural heritage is the first Radisson Individuals in the Baltic region.    Palace Hotel Tallinn, […]