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Dalata opens first Scottish hotel

Dalata Hotel Group has announced the opening of its first hotel in Scotland, creating 80 jobs locally. The four-star Maldron hotel is situated on Renfrew St, a central location, which is near the city’s shopping, restaurant and theatre district. The £40m property features 300 air-conditioned bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, resident’s

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Hotel Owner

Taj names new UK area director and London GM

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, with its hotels Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences and St James Court, a Taj Hotel in London has appointed a new area director – UK and general manager. In her new role, Mehrnavaz Avari, who has been associated with

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Butcher returns to lead Langham Hospitality Group

Langham Hospitality Group (LHG) has welcomed back Brett Butcher as chief executive of the company. He previously served in the same role for five years from 2009. Butcher left the group in 2014 and took up the role of chief executive officer of GE Hospitality Asset Management in 2017, a

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UK hotel bookings hit highest level since March 2020

Hotel bookings in the UK have reached their highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index, sourced from the company’s open hotel commerce platform, used by 35,000 hotels and connected to more than 400 hotel booking channels globally. This is the most concrete confirmation

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90% of guests will spend more to attend a wedding

Wedding season is in full effect, and couples are now more comfortable filling their guest lists with all their loved ones again. The Knot — a leading all-in-one wedding planning destination — released results of the 2021 Guest Optimism Study, revealing 90% of guests planning to attend upcoming nuptials are willing

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Hospitality Net

Marriott International Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Second quarter 2021 comparable systemwide constant dollar RevPAR increased 262.6 percent worldwide, 274.6 percent in the U.S. & Canada, and 223.2 percent in international markets, compared to the 2020 second quarter; Second quarter 2021 comparable systemwide constant dollar RevPAR declined 43.8 percent worldwide, 39.5 percent in the U.S. & Canada,

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UKH welcomes NHS ‘ping’ changes, but calls for additional measures

UKHospitality has welcomed the recent Government announcement that the NHS Covid-19 app has been updated to “ping” fewer contacts, but has called for additional measures. The Department of Health and Social Care released a statement yesterday (2 August) stating that those being contacted by the app to self-isolate has been narrowed from close contacts five

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Hotel Owner

Choice Hotels Europe expands portfolio with Dublin hotel

Choice Hotels Europe has welcomed a new hotel to its portfolio, the Shoreline Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection, in Balcarrick, Dublin. The boutique beachfront hotel has views of Lambay Island and Dublin Bay, and is located on the peninsula of Donabate, a small “quaint” coastal village a few kilometers from the

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Lainston House names Steve Lewis as GM

Lainston House in Winchester has announced the appointment of Steve Lewis as general manager. The hotel said Lewis joins the team with over 14 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and a “fervent passion” and recognised track record for “creating outstanding guest experiences and environments that allow his teams to

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