Outdoor hospitality in Northern Ireland to reopen on 30 April

Hospitality businesses in Northern Ireland will be allowed to reopen operations outdoors from 30 April. Licensed and unlicensed premises will be allowed to welcome customers outdoors with a limit of up to six people from two households per table. Furthermore, overnight visits in self-contained tourist accommodation will be allowed for one household. Leaked reports to […]

355,000 fewer employees in hospitality than last year, says ONS

There are around 355,000 fewer employees in the hospitality sector in 2021 compared to the year before, according to employment figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Some 78% of those leaving the hospitality payroll employment were under the age of 35, and more than half who lost jobs are under 25. Furthermore, […]

Ballachulish Hotel undergoes £1.3m refurbishment

The Ballachulish Hotel, located in Glencoe Scotland, has undergone a £1.3m refurbishment funded by its owners Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels. The four-star hotel, which dates back to 1877, will officially reopen its doors on Monday 26 April 2021 following the easing of lockdown restrictions. The cash injection has allowed the hotel to refurbish the […]

Vonder launches new line of Central London hotels

Vonder, the global co-living brand, has announced that it will launch a new branch of its evolved co-living concept, presenting two community driven hotels in Earls Court and Paddington, with the former due to launch in May and the latter in July. The company said the project is an additional venture to the Vonder residential […]

Outdoor hospitality in Wales to reopen on 26 April

Outdoor hospitality in Wales will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April, the Welsh government has confirmed.  It comes as first minister Mark Drakeford said Covid-19 cases in the area continue to fall – with officials also allowing for six people from different households to mix outside from 24 April. Speaking yesterday (19 April), […]

What impact will Covid have had on global hospitality trends?

There’s no doubt the pandemic will have a long-lasting impact on the industry globally. The dramatic and challenging changes Covid is leaving in its trail is also affecting customer behaviour and expectations. With the future of the sector at large riding on a successful reopening, how can we capitalise on these new expectations and adapt […]

Silverstone’s first hotel receives financial backing

A £29m debt facility has been finalised which will allow the completion of the first ever hotel at Silverstone, the world-famous racetrack in Northamptonshire that hosts the Formula One British Grand Prix. The phased opening is set to be one of the “most high-profile completions” this year by Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Bricks Group, a […]

Whitbread opens new Premier Inn site in Oxford

Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn hotel brands, has opened the doors to its latest site in Oxford – a new 123-bedroom Premier Inn at Botley.  Premier Inn Botley is the first Premier Inn hotel to the west of the city. The eight-storey hotel, which features Premier Inn’s latest […]

UKH Cymru urges Welsh gov to ‘bring forward’ indoor reopening

UKHospitality Cymru (UKHC) is calling for the Welsh government to “bring forward” the date for the reopening of indoor hospitality in the country. The trade association is calling for the reopening of Wales’ hospitality sector to at least align with England and Scotland’s commitment to opening doors on 17 May. Wales’ first minister Mark Drakeford […]

Cycas Hospitality signs three European hotel deals in Q1

Cycas Hospitality has revealed it has continued its European expansion plans, following the signing of three hotel management agreements across the UK and Belgium so far this year. The first property deal is with Eastern & Oriental (E&O) to manage the E&O Group’s inaugural European serviced apartment property; a 54-room luxury property in the heart […]