The Resident Edinburgh set to debut in 2024

Mactaggart Family & Partners (MF&P) has exchanged contracts to purchase the latest location for Resident Hotels. The property, the Resident Edinburgh, is due to open in 2024 after a full repositioning of the building. The 166-room property will take the group’s UK portfolio up to six hotels and demonstrates Resident Hotels’ commitment to Scotland’s capital. […]

Jafari appointed managing director at the Standard, London

Standard Hotels has confirmed the promotion of Elli Jafari to the role of managing director of the Standard, London. Jafari joined the hotel as general manager in August 2018, ahead of its opening in July 2019. Since opening, the hotel has received numerous awards for its design, hospitality and food – its tenth-floor restaurant Decimo […]

Center Parcs unveils plans for new UK location

Center Parcs has announced that it has identified a site for its sixth UK holiday village. The company has secured an option agreement to acquire privately owned woodland at Oldhouse Warren off Balcombe Road, near Crawley in West Sussex. Following an extensive search, the 553-acres of woodland has been identified as a suitable site due […]

Quiet Site to welcome new accommodations

The Quiet Site, an award-winning carbon neutral holiday park in Cumbria’s Lake District, will be opening 15 new accommodations by September. Nicknamed ‘gingerbread houses,’ the new units will be 100 per cent energy positive, being able to generate their own energy via ground source heat pumps and solar PV panels. Wrapped with a ‘ginger’ beech […]

Landal GreenParks adds three properties to UK offering

Back-to-nature holiday brand Landal GreenParks has expanded its growing UK portfolio with the addition of a three new holiday resorts. The company continues to be one of the fastest growing lodge holiday brands in the UK and capitalise on the surge in demand for staycation holidays. Welcomed into the group are Landal Barton Pines in […]

W Rome to take brand into Italy this year

Marriott International is preparing to make its brand entry in Italy this autumn with the debut of W Rome. Located on Via Liguria, next to the Spanish Steps, this historic palazzo-turned-luxury-lifestyle-hotel will offer an unapologetically Italian experience. “The debut of W Hotels in Italy is almost here, and we could not be more excited to […]

Novella to lead Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice

Belmond has announced the appointment of Marco Novella as managing director of Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice. He will take up the position from next week. Hailing from Milan, Novella has travelled and worked extensively throughout his 25-years of experience in luxury hospitality. He previously worked with Belmond at Villa San Michelle in Florence for […]

Dallocchio to lead The Westin London City

The Westin London City has appointed Alex Dallocchio as general manager as the brand prepares for its debut in the UK. Dallocchio joins the 222-key property, which is due to open this September, with over 20 years’ experience within the international hospitality sector. A leading luxury hotelier with a wealth of experience in both European […]

Tapestry Collection by Hilton makes European debut

Hilton has welcomed the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel in Europe with the opening of Atocha Hotel Madrid. Embracing the distinct culture of their local neighbourhoods, the hotel joins a global portfolio of almost 60 Tapestry Collection by Hilton properties, providing the perfect base for travellers looking for the authentic experience of an independent […]

Hyatt expands in Spain with 7Pines Resort Ibiza opening

Hyatt Hotels has welcomed the opening of 7Pines Resort Ibiza, part of Destination by Hyatt. The 185-all-suite luxury clifftop resort welcomes guests to one of the most popular spots on the White Island. Destination by Hyatt is a diverse collection of independent hotels and resorts, where each property is purposefully crafted to be a place of discovery through immersive experiences, authentic design and genuine service. “At […]