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Development
Hotel Owner

CitySuites set to open CitySuites Two in Manchester

CitySuites has announced it will unveil its second aparthotel, CitySuites Two, in Manchester City Centre this October. CitySuites Two will occupy a prime location in Embankment West and will feature 142 apartments, from studios (33.5 SQM) up to three-bedroom apartments (105.8 SQM), designed to “combine the luxury touches of a

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Economy
Hotel Owner

UK economic growth slows, ONS reveals

UK economic growth slowed down in July, growing by 0.1% compared with 1% in June 2021, according to the latest data by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). With the spread of the Delta variant and the “pingdemic” taking its hold in July, gross domestic product (GDP) still remains 2.1%

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News
Hospitality Net

How business travel may never be the same again

Sylvia Burbery is delighted that she no longer spends most of her life travelling for work. “I am grateful that the pandemic has forced us to step back and look at ways of working we took for granted,” said the regional president for emerging markets at Mars petcare brand Royal

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Vaccine tourism is a double-edged sword

Vaccine tourism, where tourist hotspots are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations on holiday to attract visitors, is a double-edged sword as, while it could assist travel’s restart, it also raises the question of vaccine equity as it will further increase the divide between the wealthy and less privileged, says GlobalData, a

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V for victory or going to L

The hotel industry is divided on the type of recovery it is set to enjoy: a sharp V-shape or a struggling L-shape.  The split was encapsulated at the International Hospitality Investment Forum in Berlin last week by two CEOs. Hilton’s Chris Nassetta believes we are heading for a golden age of travel

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Summer sizzles but will autumn drizzle?

European hotel groups have seen rapidly improving business in the last couple of months, as summer leisure business has recovered across markets where international travel has remained problematic.   Irish group Dalata reported first half figures showing a cash outflow of EUR24m over six months, with adjusted ebitda of EUR1.4m for the period.

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Halting the cancel culture

Hotels are being warned that booking cancellations are on the rise, as consumers become used to exploiting more flexible terms offered during the pandemic.   The issue hit a peak at key periods in the summer, as the UK government switched overseas holiday destinations onto its safe list – and frustrated

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Europe’s booming supply pipeline

Europe’s hotel market is facing a bumper crop of 2021 openings, as projects delayed by the pandemic open alongside an already strong development pipeline.   According to statistics from STR, this year’s opening figure of more than 100,000 new rooms will be a record figure – and will be followed by

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News
Hotel Owner

The Mulberry Inn brought to market

The Mulberry Inn, situated in the Ceiriog Valley, North Wales, has been brought to market with an asking price of £895,000. The detached two-storey property with two-storey extensions, comprises 18 rooms with planning permission for an additional five or six, a bar and restaurant, lawned gardens and decking area, and

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