Whitbread to open new Soho and Shoreditch hub hotels

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality business, is preparing to add two prime locations to its network of hub by Premier Inn hotels this spring with new openings in Soho (Berwick Street) and Shoreditch (Quaker Street). The openings grow Whitbread’s portfolio of hub by Premier Inn hotels to 11 locations across London – and more than […]

First Radisson Individuals in the Baltics opens

With an excellent location at the entrance to the Old Town, Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of Palace Hotel Tallinn, a member of Radisson Individuals. Built almost 100 years ago and respectfully renovated, this monument of national architectural heritage is the first Radisson Individuals in the Baltic region.    Palace Hotel Tallinn, […]

Motel One to push ahead with expansion plans despite £88m loss

Hotel group Motel One has revealed it is to push ahead with expansion plans despite seeing 2020 sales decrease by 63% resulting in a loss of €102m (£88m). It comes as it saw occupancy figures for the year close at 28%, down from 77% due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company added […]

Accor to open new 76-room Ibis Styles in Bournemouth

Accor has announced the signing of a new franchise hotel in partnership with hotel management and development company NQ2. Ibis Styles Bournemouth is set to open in June 2021 and will become the brand’s 30th hotel in the UK. The refurbished 76-room hotel will feature a ground floor bar, lounge and large restaurant. The hotel […]

Motel One announces new openings

Affordable design hotel group Motel One, like all businesses in the travel industry, has been impacted by the current economic challenge posed by the COVID-19 virus. In 2020 sales decreases by 63% resulting in a loss of EUR 102 million. Occupancy figures for the year closed at 28% (previous year: 77%). Although reserves are melting […]

Louvre Hotels Group enters the extended stay hotel market with Tulip Residences

The health crisis has upset consumers’ expectations in terms of long term stays This is why Louvre Hotels Group is developing in the Apart ‘hotel market with Tulip Residences. Thanks to this new brand, the group offers its customers and investors ever more diversified offers. The Group’s first two residential hotels will open their doors […]

Accor brings Novotel and Ibis brands to Gateshead

Accor has announced it is bringing its Novotel and Ibis brands to the £260m Newcastle Gateshead Quays regeneration scheme.  The agreement with Gateshead Council, its development partners Ask Real Estate and independent investment manager, Patrizia will see the dual branded hotel established on the quayside of the 587,000 sq ft development. Designed by AHR Architects, […]

Hyatt Announces Significant Brand Expansion Plans In India

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced plans to grow its brand footprint in India – one of Hyatt’s top three growth markets globally – by more than 70% by 2023. With over 20 executed managed and franchised agreements, Hyatt will add more than 3,600 keys to its existing portfolio of 32 Hyatt-branded hotels across eight […]

Accor opens new Ibis hotel in Bridgwater

Accor has announced it has opened the largest internationally-branded hotel in the Somerset town of Bridgwater – the 144-room ibis Bridgwater. Operated by Cycas Hospitality as part of a management agreement with Zeal Hotels and Sandgate Investors, the new-build property is the first ibis hotel in the UK to showcase the brand’s new Plaza design […]

Saudi Arabia Leads The World In Projected Hotel Supply Growth

LONDON — Saudi Arabia shows 73,057 rooms across the three phases of the hotel pipeline, and the country’s projected 67.1% increase in room supply over the next three years is the highest among the world’s 50 most populated countries, according to STR’s AM:PM platform. Of the total rooms in the pipeline as of 11 March […]