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Hotel Owner

Brewdog opens new Manchester hotel

Brewdog has opened its new hotel in Manchester, Doghouse Manchester Hotel, and revealed another Edinburgh based hotel will follow soon.  Located on fountain street, the hotel consists of 18 rooms in which all have shower beer fridges, beer on tap and mini-bars. Furthermore, the hotel has a rooftop urban forest

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The brave new world of booking direct

Over much of the last decade, OTAs (online travel agencies) have become the most common way that people book hotels. These companies streamlined the booking process and added convenient features (such as easy price comparison) at a time when most hotels lacked an effective digital presence. As the OTAs’ share

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Hotel Owner

The Glenburn Hotel enters into administration

The Glenburn Hotel based in Rothesay, Scotland, has announced that it has entered into administration. The administration was caused predominantly by the Covid-19 pandemic which led to “unsustainable” cash flow problems, “significant” operating costs and falls in revenue. The hotel had traded briefly since the start of the first lockdown

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Hotel Owner

The Inn Collection Group acquires The Dean Court Hotel

The Inn Collection Group has acquired The Dean Court Hotel in York for an undisclosed sum.  The Grade II listed building houses 40 bedrooms and offers views over York Minster. As part of the deal, the site will begin trading immediately under The Inn Collection Group’s flagship ‘Eat, Drink, Sleep

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Hospitality Net

Hyatt to Acquire Apple Leisure Group, Expanding Global Brand Presence in Luxury Leisure Travel

Acquisition accelerates asset-light transformation; launches Hyatt’s commitment to sell additional $2 billion of hotel assets by the end of 2024; Doubles Hyatt’s global resorts footprint with accretive net rooms growth over the coming years with global expansion of AMR Collection™ brands like Secrets®, Dreams® and Zoëtry®; Hyatt to Discuss Transaction on Webcast Scheduled for Monday, August 16 at 7:30 a.m. CDT Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt has entered into a definitive agreement

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Business returns

The big beasts of the hotel world are increasingly confident about the return of the business traveller, and of group bookings. And, as employers finesse a return to the office – or not – they shared their views on how this is impacting hospitality, during recent quarterly results updates.   There

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Emerging pandemic winners

Hotel groups Choice and Hyatt look to have emerged from the pandemic ahead of the pack, with strong performance and growth momentum.   Choice had previously announced it would restart paying shareholder dividends, off the back of a promising first quarter. Now, it is looking at performance in its leading markets

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Europe’s slow recovery

Hotel companies with a substantial exposure to Europe are suffering from a relatively slower improvement to their business, as country governments squabble over travel restrictions.   The last few weeks have seen British, French, German and Spanish governments swapping their restrictions and advice for travellers, around concerns over Covid case numbers. Where travel

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OTAs look for new path

Consumers are searching online for trips at a level last seen in 2019, according to analysts. But those searches are not yet converting into bookings, leaving the big OTAs still in the red.   Booking, Expedia and Tripadvisor are also wondering which direction to strike out in, as they plan their post-pandemic futures.  

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