Hospitality News & Views From Across the Web

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Hilton Avisford Park brought to market for £10.5m

Hilton Avisford Park hotel has been brought to the market off a guide price of £10.5m.  The hotel comprises 140 ensuite bedrooms, 15 meeting/function rooms, a bar, a restaurant and approximately 270 car parking spaces. Split between two buildings – the main building comprising 113 bedrooms, and the Garden Block

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Jafari appointed managing director at the Standard, London

Standard Hotels has confirmed the promotion of Elli Jafari to the role of managing director of the Standard, London. Jafari joined the hotel as general manager in August 2018, ahead of its opening in July 2019. Since opening, the hotel has received numerous awards for its design, hospitality and food

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Premier Inn opens new Thurso site

Premier Inn has opened a new 85-bedroom hotel in Thurso in the Scottish Highlands this July.  The hotel, which is owned by Whitbread, is the fourth new Premier Inn hotel to open in Scotland this calendar year and has created 35 permanent jobs. The new openings to date in Scotland

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Funding options open up

Mainstream lenders look likely to reopen their loan books this autumn, heralding a likely growth in hotel deals. But meantime, a tranche of alternative lenders are taking the opportunity to grow their portfolios.   Leumi UK, OakNorth and Cynergy are among the challenger banks lending actively in the sector, while other hybrid debt and equity investors are

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Alternatives lean in

Accommodation alternatives are continuing to mature and develop in stature, as the pandemic starts to reveal relative winners and losers.   And as lockdown restrictions have widened the view of consumers around alternatives to hotel rooms, so the battle for the guest is being conducted on a broader front than previously. Long

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