Five-star Glenapp Castle Hotel boosts capacity by 35%

A five-star boutique hotel in Ayrshire, Glenapp Castle, has completed the development of its new Endeavour penthouse apartment following a £1.25 million finance package from Royal Bank of Scotland. Owners Truestone purchased the property in 2015, and invested a further £3 million to deliver an extensive refurbishment to the castle. This resulted in a 150% […]

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 […]

WTTC welcomes easing of inbound travel restrictions in UK

Julia Simpson, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said: “The Travel & Tourism sector has been rocked by the pandemic losing 62m jobs globally. We are pleased to see the back of an illogical traffic light system that caused confusion and distress for travellers. This move to ease restrictions and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Now open: Graduate Cambridge and The Randolph Hotel

Graduate Hotels, a collection of handcrafted hotels in university-anchored cities across the U.S., has debuted its first-ever set of hotels in Europe in the British university towns of Cambridge and Oxford. Graduate Cambridge and The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels have officially opened their doors for overnight stays with food and beverage outlets to follow […]

Preliminary August data for London hotels

STR‘s preliminary August 2021 data showed London with its highest hotel performance levels since the start of the pandemic. Occupancy: 56.8% Average daily rate (ADR): GBP112.58 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): GBP63.97 The absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels were the highest in the market since February 2020, while the ADR level was the highest since […]

Hand Picked Hotels Expand Portfolio in the Channel Islands

The acquisition includes the Fermain Valley and Ziggurat hotels in Guernsey and The Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney, taking the group’s portfolio to 22 hotels across the UK and the Channel Islands. Fermain Valley is an established resort hotel in Guernsey’s St Peter Port, with 49 bedrooms – including four stunning tree house suites – […]