Companies Make Summer Plans To Resume Domestic Business Travel

Alexandria, VA – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking and advocacy for the industry – today released the findings from its 20th COVID-19 poll assessing how GBTA members are managing the return to business travel, post pandemic. The first poll of […]

Raffles launches OWO Residences in Whitehall

Raffles has announced the launch of The OWO Residences in Whitehall, Europe’s first Raffles branded residences. The 85-home site is situated in the iconic Grade II listed former Old War Office building and will include London’s first Raffles hotel, with 125 rooms, nine restaurants and bars, and a spa. The London residence and hotel is […]

Crerar Hotel’s Isle of Mull property earns upgraded AA rating

Scottish hotel company Crerar Hotels has revealed it is celebrating an upgraded AA rating for the second time in less than a week following an inspection at the newly refurbished Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa. Following its Glencoe Inn being granted a five-star AA rating last week, it said inspectors have now given the […]

Whitbread bookings surge amid staycation boom

Whitbread has welcomed an uplift in bookings and trading since 17 May, when hospitality further reopened, as high levels of demand in tourist locations returned to the market. According to the group, this was largely driven by the anticipated bounce in leisure demand, as well as the May half-term holidays. Whitbread also welcomed “very strong” […]

Rent extension will ‘banish grim shadow’ over sector, says UKH chief

Kate Nicholls, head of UKHospitality, has welcomed the government’s nine month extension of the rent moratorium – stating that the move will “banish a grim shadow” that has hung “menacingly” over hospitality since the pandemic began 15 months ago.  The decision, which was announced yesterday by Stephen Barclay MP, the chief secretary to the Treasury, […]

Hilton Celebrates Return to Leisure Travel in France with Six New Hotel Openings

PARIS, France. – As travel restrictions ease in France, Hilton (NYSE:HLT) is continuing its rapid expansion across the country with the launch of its Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Canopy by Hilton brands in Paris, as well as opening new hotels in Tours and Le Havre. Tapestry Collection by Hilton will mark its entry in […]

Making sense of your competitive landscape today

Competition comes in many forms. A hotelier may think the two international branded properties on their street are their biggest threats, but in reality, anything from a resort in a different state to a family member’s house can be in competition with a hotel’s ability to sell its rooms and services. While it is easy […]