Mercure Oxford Eastgate opens amid £2.5m investment

Amaris Hospitality has announced the opening of its new hotel in Oxford following a £2.5m investment. The hotel, called The Mercure Oxford Eastgate, is owned and managed by investment and management company Amaris Hospitality and has seen a “substantial transformation” expanding its capacity by an additional 17 rooms. Following the refurbishment, the hotel now offers […]

UKH states ‘disappointment’ over Welsh Covid passports

UKHospitality has stated its disappointment at the Welsh Government’s decision to introduce Covid-19 passports for nightclubs and events. Due to become effective from 11 October, the new regulations will see over-18s need an NHS Covid Pass to enter nightclubs, indoor events of over 500 people, outdoor non-seated events of more than 4,000 people, and any […]

Joint administrators appointed to The Ainscow Hotel

Joint administrators have been appointed to Artisan H1 Limited which operates The Ainscow Hotel in Salford, Manchester. The hotel which employs 30 people is currently being traded by the joint administrators at Kroll. Despite the company entering administration on 10 June 2021, bookings at the hotel are being honoured and are expected to improve as […]

Crest Hotels acquires the Tiverton Hotel for £2.95m

Devon’s Tiverton Hotel has been sold off a guide price of £2.95m to the privately owned and managed hotel group, Crest Hotels. The property’s takeover was completed within two weeks of coming to market, following its previous continuous ownership of Rhys Roberts and Claire Heaven-Roberts since 1997. Constructed in 1971, the site contains 69 ensuite […]

Melia Hotels opens Innside Liverpool

Meliá Hotels International has confirmed the opening of Innside Liverpool, marking its eighth hotel in the UK. The 207-room hotel brings together a destination restaurant, panoramic sky bar, conference and event spaces, state-of-the-art fitness gym, and upscale suites. Located on Old Hall Street in the heart of Liverpool’s commercial district, Melia has repurposed the former […]

Barnsdale Hall Hotel changes name amid rebrand

Barnsdale Hall Hotel has announced a rebrand as Rutland Hall Hotel and Spa, as it nears the completion of a multi-million pound refurbishment. Alongside the new name, the venue has rebranded with a new website and colours, as well as an updated crest logo. The Rutland-based establishment has been closed as a result of Covid-19 […]

The Glenburn Hotel on sale for over £1.1m

The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, has been brought to market for a price of over £1.1m. The hotel, which was placed in administration in August this year, was “extensively” refurbished in 2016 and features around 121 guest rooms, ballroom, restaurants, bars, terraced gardens and holiday cottages. The administration was caused […]

UKH warns of ‘drastic’ Covid-19 contingency measures impact

UKHospitality has warned the Government of the potential ‘drastic’ fallout should any of its Covid-19 restrictions currently left on reserve be introduced over the Winter. Announced on 14 September, the Autumn and Winter plan for 2021 targeted vaccines uptake and booster jabs as the key way to limit the spread of the virus. Elsewhere, advice […]

Accor signs three new UK properties

Accor has announced the signing of three new UK properties, Mercure Bredbury Hall, Mercure Dumfries and Ibis Styles Romford. The Mercure Bredbury Hall Hotel is a 149-bedroom hotel which is set to undergo a full refurbishment and will be brought into the Accor family in Q4. Meanwhile, the 60-bedroom Mercure Dumfries will open in partnership […]

TSH commences construction of Scotland’s ‘largest’ hotel

The Student Hotel (TSH), a hospitality investor, developer, owner, and operator, has announced the commencement of construction on Scotland’s “largest” hotel. Set to be delivered through a joint venture between Drum Property Group and Stamford Investments, works on the £300m development began on 10 September 2021. The first stage of the 3.6-acre build, located at […]