Clifton Arms Hotel undergoes £2.5m refurb

The Clifton Arms Hotel in Lytham St Annes is now ready to reopen after undergoing a £2.5m refurbishment of the site.  Following the refurb, the North West hotel now has a refurbished reception and bar area, whilst new dining areas have been created. A new outdoor seating area on the terrace has also been established, […]

Leisure sector rent collection on the rise, says Colliers

The leisure sector has seen rent payments increase “significantly” in the two months since March quarter day, with levels rising from 18% to 37%, according to the latest figures from Colliers. The hotel sector has “significantly improved” rent collection levels, rising from 33% to 63% since the beginning of the March quarter, and similarly achieving […]

Bloc Hotels names Paul Lewis as CFO

Bloc Hotels, a UK-based hotel chain, has announced the appointment of Paul Lewis as its new chief financial officer. Lewis brings a “wealth of experience” from across a mix of hospitality sectors as well as technology businesses and will support the “continuing expansion plans” of Bloc. He was previously CFO at Qbic Hotels and FD […]

Radisson’s flagship Sheffield hotel development gets underway

Work on Radisson’s new flagship Blu hotel development on Pinstone Street in Sheffield has begun this week. Construction firm McLaughlin and Harvey has been appointed to the development which forms a key element of the ‘Heart of the City’ programme, which is being delivered by Sheffield City Council and its strategic development partner, Queensberry. The […]

Valor Hospitality Partners Adds 17 IHG Hotels In The UK To Management Portfolio

Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel Management Company offering a full suite of services, announced their most recent operating agreement with the addition of 17 regional IHG® Hotels & Resorts branded hotels in partnership with owner MCAP Global Finance (UK) LLP, an affiliate of New York based investment manager Marathon Asset Management, L.P. (“Marathon”). […]

Wyndham and Smy Hotels Enter Strategic Partnership to Develop 20 Hotels in Europe

MADRID – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and Smy Hotels – a fast growing hotel group and operator headquartered in Spain – today announced a new non-exclusive agreement to develop 20 new hotels across key destinations in Spain, Portugal and Italy over the […]

Europe United As Tourism Leaders Meet In Athens

The European members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have met in Athens to advance the safe and sustainable restart of tourism across the region. The 66th meeting of the Commission for Europe counted on an unprecedented level of member representation. It also enjoyed political support of the highest level, with the participation of Greek […]