Hotel Week London set to debut next month

A number of leading London properties will launch a new initiative aimed at promoting and supporting the re-opening of the finest hotels in the capital post lockdown. It is hoped the sector can significantly re-emerge from May 17th onwards. Hotel Week London will take place from May 28th until June 6th, bringing together a diverse […]

Robinson appointed chairman of Travelodge

Travelodge has announced the appointment of leisure travel veteran, Martin Robinson, as its new chairman. He has spent most of his career within the sector and brings a wealth of brand building, strategic management and leadership expertise. He spent 17-years at Center Parcs as chief executive of their European business and chairman of the UK. […]

Virgin Hotels Glasgow signed for debut in 2022

Virgin Hotels has unveiled plans to open and operate a new hotel in Glasgow, Scotland. Expected to debut next year, Virgin Hotels Glasgow will be the brand’s second Scottish hotel to be signed and will be managed by Virgin Hotels. The property will be located at 236-246 Clyde Street, which is in a prime city […]

Modest decline in value of European hotels

Sharp declines in revenue caused by the pandemic coupled with a more cautious approach to lending has prompted hotel valuations to fall over the past 12 months, although not as steeply as some had initially anticipated. This is the key finding of the annual European Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) compiled by global hotel consultancy HVS, which […]

Radisson signs for new property at Gatwick Airport

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson Red London Gatwick Airport – located in proximity to the terminal at the second busiest airport in the UK. This is the second Radisson Red property at a UK airport. Set to open in quarter three of the year, the hotel will offer 185 contemporary designed […]

Marriott signs with Al Saedan for three Saudi properties

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Saedan Group to open three hotels across Saudi Arabia. The multi-project agreement includes the country and territory’s first Renaissance Hotel, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel and a Courtyard by Marriott in the Holy City of Makkah. All three properties are projected to open by 2025. “We are […]

Four Seasons expected to make Mallorca debut in 2023

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Emin Capital, a private equity investment company focused on hospitality and real estate, have confirmed plans for the hotel company to manage the former Hotel Formentor in Mallorca, Spain. Originally opened in 1929, the existing hotel will undergo extensive renovations before it is unveiled as a Four Seasons in […]

Newbury takes up new leadership role with Preferred

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has promoted Jonathan Newbury to the role of executive vice president of Asia Pacific. Newbury brings 30 years of international independent hotel experience to his new position, which carries the responsibility to drive the strategic direction and evolution of the Preferred brand in the region. As part of this transition, Newbury […]

Mandarin Oriental signs for new hotel in Hangzhou, China

Mandarin Oriental will manage a new luxury hotel in Hangzhou, China. The property is scheduled to open in 2025. Hangzhou is a leading centre of tourism, culture, science and education in the province of Zhejiang, and is undergoing significant expansion and rejuvenation. Mandarin Oriental, Hangzhou will be part of the Westlake 66 mixed-use commercial and […]

W Osaka takes brand into Japan for first time

Marking the debut of the brand in Japan, W Osaka will redefine the local hotel scene with a spirited spin on luxury. “Osaka’s mix of culture and bold, high-energy lifestyle makes it the ideal setting for the debut of W Hotels in Japan,” said Rajeev Menon, president, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We are excited to […]