Dalata Hotel Group appoints CFO

Dalata Hotel Group, the largest hotel operator in Ireland with a growing presence in the UK, has appointed Carol Phelan as group chief financial officer (CFO) effective 1 July, 2021. Phelan first joined the company in 2014 and was appointed as group head of Financial Reporting, Treasury and Tax in 2017. Dalata said that during […]

HOSPA launches ‘Recovery Package’ to help hoteliers bounce back

HOSPA, the Hospitality Professionals Association, is launching a ‘Recovery Package’ next week, which is made up of actionable insights and advice for hoteliers to take advantage of and maximise their recovery. Designed to help hoteliers, the package offers “short, sharp, insightful advice pieces that can be used to enhance and streamline operations to maximise and […]

The Old Ferry Inn sold off a guide price of £1m

The Old Ferry Inn, in the Cornish village of Bodinnick that was once home to English author Daphne du Maurier, has been sold off a guide price of over £1m.  The former coaching inn on the banks of the River Fowey was sold to Jenny and Mike West and Paul Worswick, who are now “planning […]

UKH Cymru outlines ‘priority policy’ areas ahead of 2021 election

UKHospitality Cyrmu (UKHC) has published a full prospectus of “priority policy” ahead of the Welsh Parliament’s 6 May election, outlining the group’s ambitions for working with the next elected government. The post-pandemic recovery for hospitality businesses are at the centre of UKHC’s proposals to encourage confidence and growth within the sector. Among the trade association’s […]

Palmer to lead the Beaumont Hotel in London

The Beaumont Hotel has announced the appointment of Nicholas Soames as its chairman, and Duncan Palmer as its new managing director. Soames has been on the board of the Beaumont since April last year, and will take on the role of chairman on April 21st. He will play a role in overseeing the development of […]

Accor transforms the guest experience

Accor recently announced the deployment of “Accor Key “, a solution providing customers access to their rooms without a physical key, in all of its properties. The objective: simplify our guests’ stays using digital technology, while maintaining the human touch which is the greatest strength of our hotels. With the health crisis, this transformation also makes it […]

Kingston 1 prepares for official July opening

New hotel, neighbourhood restaurant and bar the Kingston 1 has announced its planned official opening in July, following a soft launch coming out of government restrictions from May 17th. Located in the heart of Kingston upon Thames at 88 London Road, only a five-minute walking distance from the riverside and between Richmond Park, Bushy Park […]

Hotel construction down around the world, except in Europe

LONDON – Europe is the only world region showing increased hotel construction activity in comparison with the end of Q1 last year, according to March pipeline data from STR. March 2021 (% changes in comparison with March 2020) Europe In Construction: 258,129 rooms (+26.9%) Final Planning: 181,101 rooms (+23.7%) Planning: 155,615 rooms (-8.8%) Germany (51,785) […]

Haycock Manor Hotel to join Pride of Britain Hotels

Pride of Britain Hotels has announced that the newly-refurbished Haycock Manor Hotel in Cambridgeshire will be joining its portfolio from 1 September 2021. The site will open its doors on 22 June following “extensive” renovations, and 49 bedrooms and suites will be unveiled alongside two restaurants, a bar and lounge, plus a gym. The second […]

Rockliffe Hall makes two senior hires

Rockliffe Hall, a North East luxury hotel, golf and spa resort, has made two senior hires – naming Katie Towersey as spa director and Callum Nicoll as director of golf and estates.  Towersey has over 20 years of experience within the spa and wellness industry, with several years spent working with brands such as Jurlique, […]