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China
Hospitality Net

China’s Hotel Recovery Evaporated in 2 Weeks

China, usually seen as the global leader in the hotel industry’s recovery from the pandemic, took a massive fall last week in its hospitality comeback due to the Delta variant. Prior industry optimism about the country’s ability to quickly rally after a setback doesn’t seem to apply this time around.

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News
Hotel Owner

Hilton to add over 1,400 new roles in recruitment drive

Hilton hotels are looking for over 1,400 roles across properties in the UK, as it embraces business growth and pent-up demand for staycations. It comes alongside four hotels set to open by the end of the year including Canopy by Hilton London City, The Samuel Ryder Hotel St Albans, Tapestry

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News
Hotel Owner

Hotel quarantine rules face legal challenge from law firm

Law firm PGMBM has challenged the government’s latest hotel quarantine policy by seeking a second judicial review. The second review also follows the government’s decision to increase the cost to stay in a quarantine hotel from £1,750 for a single adult, to £2,285. The firm said that the policy of

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News
Hotel Owner

Vine Hotels add The Old Rectory to its portfolio

Vine Hotels has announced that The Old Rectory, Handsworth, is the latest property to join its expanding hotel and venue portfolio.   The UK-based group has taken over the property with plans to reopen it in the coming weeks as a flexible space for weddings, private events, and small meetings. Earlier

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News
Hospitality Net

Mews Acquires Hotel Perfect to Expand UK Operations

[AMSTERDAM & LONDON – 13 AUGUST 2021] Mews, the leading cloud-based property management system (PMS), has today announced the acquisition of Hotel Perfect, one of the UK’s most popular PMS solutions for full service and independent hotel properties. The acquisition reinforces Mews’ growth in the UK market and its commitment

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Geddes takes up leadership of the Lanesborough

Oetker Collection has appointed Stuart Geddes to the role of managing director of the Lanesborough, taking up his position with immediate effect. Geddes has been hotel manager at the Lanesborough for the past two years. He brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position, having

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GOPPAR characteristics

From time immemorial, revenue per available room, or RevPAR, has been the go-to key performance indicator in the hotel industry. A simple calculation of average daily rate and occupancy rate, it is often thought of as the barometer of health for a hotel by those who work in the industry and those

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Development
Hotel Owner

Travelodge opens new hotel in Sandwich

Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Sandwich at the Discovery Park, the leading science park in Kent. Sandwich Travelodge is a 75-room hotel which features a restaurant called The Bar Café and on-site car-parking represents a multi-million investment for third party investors and has created 18 new jobs within

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Economy
Hotel Owner

UK economy surges 4.8% in June

The UK economy grew by 4.8% in June as Covid-19 restrictions surrounding retail and leisure were eased across the UK, according to figures published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).  Gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown for a fifth consecutive month in June 2021, by 1.0%,

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