Demand For Long-Haul Travel Is Greater Than Expected, According To GlobalData

Despite travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, it appears that consumer confidence has not been deterred too drastically, as a recent survey by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, revealed that 36% of respondents stated that they would consider an international trip to a different continent in the next 12 months, which is eight percent […]

Five tips for maintaining hotel hygiene standards in the new normal

We’ve all had to adjust to the new normal over the last year, and while the majority of hotels have stayed open, hoteliers have certainly had to alter their processes. For one, you’ve needed to ramp up your cleaning routine according to government guidance to ensure staff and customers are safe. The good news is, […]

Citysuites launches new website ahead of expansion plans

CitySuites has unveiled a new website as it confirmed its future ambitions to expand the number of luxury short and long stay residences within the brand, beginning with the opening of a second exclusive aparthotel in Manchester City Centre this summer.     According to the group, the new website underlines the “positive future” for the luxury […]

SLH expands UK portfolio with Grove of Narberth

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced that Grove of Narberth is the latest property to join its expanding UK portfolio. The 25-room Pembrokeshire hotel is currently the hospitality group’s only property in Wales. Grove of Narberth is set to reopen its doors on 17 May 2021 after lockdown, and will relaunch with […]

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill launches new event spaces

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill has launched an extensive set of brand new events spaces, suitable for weddings, social and corporate events.  The Marylebone-based luxury hotel has used the lockdown period to carry out a planned renovation of six existing events spaces, and the complete build of one brand new space to cater to […]

Whitbread swings to £195m FY21 loss

Whitbread has revealed that it swung to a £194.9m adjusted EBITDAR loss for FY21, a sharp decline from its £752.7m FY20 profits. Significant Covid-19 restrictions throughout “one of the most challenging” years the company has faced saw its revenue plummet 71.5% year-on-year from over £2bn to just £589.4m. While the owner of Premier Inn claimed […]

Cycas appoints first ever MD to help lead European growth

Cycas has revealed it has continued to strengthen its leadership and hotel management expertise with the appointment of Apurva Pratap as the company’s first ever managing director. Apurva will join the hotel operator from 1 May, bringing nearly 25 years of hospitality and investment experience to the new role. He joins Cycas from The Student […]

Scandic’s Interim Report Q1 2021 – Well Prepared For A Recovery

First quarter in summary Net sales decreased by 72 percent to 930 MSEK (3,343). Average occupancy dropped to 17.5 percent during the quarter. Levels of activity were particularly low in the larger cities. In all countries, continued restrictions from authorities to reduce the spread of the coronavirus had a strong negative effect on the hotel […]

Relais & Chateaux launches ‘Villas By Relais & Chateaux’: Fully Customizable Service

A portfolio of over 500 villas today sets a new standard in customizable personal service, presented in refined accommodation that promises space and seclusion outside of a hotel setting. The collection, which has been carefully curated to adhere to the wider hospitality values of Relais & Châteaux, reflects changing consumer attitudes due to the pandemic, […]