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The Great Northern becomes Marugal’s inaugural UK hotel

The Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio hotel,  has announced it is to be managed by Marugal Distinctive Hotel Management with immediate effect. Situated next to King’s Cross Station, the Grade II listed building is the first UK property in Marugal’s portfolio of nine. Ariane Jessamine-Herd, previously a manager at

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Scotland extends rates holiday for another year

The Scottish government has confirmed that it is extending 100% of its business rates relief for the hospitality, retail, leisure and aviation sectors for another year. Finance secretary Kate Forbes confirmed the extension earlier this week (16 February) in Holyrood, putting pressure on Rishi Sunak to match the extension in

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Google fined €1.1 million for deceptive hotel ratings in France

Google has agreed to pay a €1.1 million fine levied by authorities in France over misleading star ratings for hotels. In 2019, complaints from hoteliers prompted France’s Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and the Repression of Fraud (DGCCRF) to launch an investigation into Google’s rating practices in its search engine

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Cendyn and NextGuest merge to extend reach and tap into data

Cendyn and NextGuest, a CRM and fellow digital marketing company, are merging under the Cendyn name. The merger will see the combined entity become the largest CRM and digital marketing provider in the hospitality space, a statement says. It currently counts brands such as Hyatt, Marriott, IHG and Hilton among

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Best Western The Dartmouth Hotel joins Vine Hotels

Vine Hotels has announced that The Best Western The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa is the latest hotel and conference venue to join its portfolio. The hotel sits in 200 acres of South Devon countryside, and offers 35 bedrooms and suites, seven self-catering lodges, a nine hole and 18-hole Championship

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Bespoke takes decisive action

Hotel management company Bespoke has liquidated its interest in four regional UK hotels, in a foretaste of other likely similar moves, over coming months.   The decisive action to close properties leased from landlord Fragrance comes as hotel operators look forward to reopening after lockdown – but also weigh up the

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