China’s Hotel Recovery Evaporated in 2 Weeks

China, usually seen as the global leader in the hotel industry’s recovery from the pandemic, took a massive fall last week in its hospitality comeback due to the Delta variant. Prior industry optimism about the country’s ability to quickly rally after a setback doesn’t seem to apply this time around. Average occupancy rates across Mainland […]

Hilton to add over 1,400 new roles in recruitment drive

Hilton hotels are looking for over 1,400 roles across properties in the UK, as it embraces business growth and pent-up demand for staycations. It comes alongside four hotels set to open by the end of the year including Canopy by Hilton London City, The Samuel Ryder Hotel St Albans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Hilton […]

Hotel quarantine rules face legal challenge from law firm

Law firm PGMBM has challenged the government’s latest hotel quarantine policy by seeking a second judicial review. The second review also follows the government’s decision to increase the cost to stay in a quarantine hotel from £1,750 for a single adult, to £2,285. The firm said that the policy of detaining people for 10 days […]

Hospitality contributed to 40% of Q1 to Q2 economic growth, says UKH

The hospitality industry reportedly contributed to 40% of the UK’s total economic growth between Q1 and Q2 2021. The figure comes from the latest UKHospitality Quarterly Tracker, produced by CGA, which followed ONS data revealing the UK GDP to have grown 4.8% in June. Kate Nicholls, chief executive at UKH, said that the results both “show the importance […]

Vine Hotels add The Old Rectory to its portfolio

Vine Hotels has announced that The Old Rectory, Handsworth, is the latest property to join its expanding hotel and venue portfolio.   The UK-based group has taken over the property with plans to reopen it in the coming weeks as a flexible space for weddings, private events, and small meetings. Earlier in the year The Old […]

Mews Acquires Hotel Perfect to Expand UK Operations

[AMSTERDAM & LONDON – 13 AUGUST 2021] Mews, the leading cloud-based property management system (PMS), has today announced the acquisition of Hotel Perfect, one of the UK’s most popular PMS solutions for full service and independent hotel properties. The acquisition reinforces Mews’ growth in the UK market and its commitment to further invest in technology […]

Geddes takes up leadership of the Lanesborough

Oetker Collection has appointed Stuart Geddes to the role of managing director of the Lanesborough, taking up his position with immediate effect. Geddes has been hotel manager at the Lanesborough for the past two years. He brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position, having worked in some of the […]

GOPPAR characteristics

From time immemorial, revenue per available room, or RevPAR, has been the go-to key performance indicator in the hotel industry. A simple calculation of average daily rate and occupancy rate, it is often thought of as the barometer of health for a hotel by those who work in the industry and those who make a living analyzing […]