Henderson Park to Acquire Significant Portfolio of Hilton 12 Hotels Across The UK and Ireland

London – Henderson Park, the European real estate investment platform, has exchanged contracts on the acquisition of a portfolio of 12 predominantly freehold Hilton branded hotels across the UK and Ireland, strategically located in key cities including London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin. The transaction is expected to close later this year. The 2,424 key portfolio […]

No smooth sailing for UK hospitality sector.

Resetting the hotel balance sheet to be fit for recovery was the theme of the latest conference organised by global hotel consultancy HVS, legal expert Bird & Bird, publishing group EP Business in Hospitality and restructuring advisory firm AlixPartners. Addressing both in-person and online delegates, Graeme Smith, EMEA head of hospitality & leisure at AlixPartners […]

RBH Hospitality Management launches a new brand of hotel, Pocotel, in Glasgow

This month, RBH Hospitality Management has launched a new brand of hotel, starting with the opening of Pocotel Glasgow City Centre on Tuesday 5 October. The latest diversification within the group’s portfolio has seen the creation of ‘Pocotel’, a brand for small to mid-sized contemporary hotels that offer convenience, style and great value for money. […]

Hastings Hotels sells Slieve Donard Resort to US developer

Hastings Hotels has confirmed that the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa has been sold to US-based Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a real estate developer and hotel operator that currently has over 40 hotels based in the US and UK.  Hastings Hotels, the largest independent hotel operator in Northern Ireland, said the sale was a […]

Highgate adds two sites to UK portfolio

Highgate, a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company, has announced two new additions in the UK market – the acquisition of Dorsett City London Hotel and the management of Grosvenor House Suites in London’s Mayfair District. The Dorsett Hotel London is located in London’s financial district and it is situated near Shoreditch, the […]

UK business hotels become staycation ‘hotspots’, AGO finds

The UK hotel platform AGO has seen a shift in booking patterns, with a significant uplift in family and leisure bookings at its hotels in areas close to tourist hotspots, despite these sites previously being used mainly by business travellers. The hotel group saw a 29.5% increase in occupancy from June to July across these […]

Trips to visit friends and family set to rise by ten million by 2024

The announcement that US travel restrictions for vaccinated UK residents will be relaxed from early November will be met positively by people keen to reunite with family and friends. Leading data and analytics company GlobalData notes that the number of people travelling out of the UK to visit friends and relatives (VFR) is set to […]

IBIS Budget Bradford sold to businessman

The IBIS Budget Hotel in Bradford has been sold to Ali Sadrudin off a guide price of £1.95m. Sadrudin is a businessman who operates a motorway service station and comes from a family with “hotel experience”. According to the hotel brand, it made the decision to take the 86-bedroom site to market as it no […]

London Biggin Hill Airport appoints GM for new hotel The Landing

London Biggin Hill Airport has appointed Steven Thorne-Farrar as general manager of the airport’s new on-site, 4-star boutique hotel, The Landing. Thorne-Farrar joins the hotel with many years’ experience working in the hospitality industry, most recently holding the position of general manager of East Sussex National in Uckfield, an award-winning golf and spa hotel resort. […]