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London Biggin Hill Airport appoints GM for new hotel The Landing

London Biggin Hill Airport has appointed Steven Thorne-Farrar as general manager of the airport’s new on-site, 4-star boutique hotel, The Landing. Thorne-Farrar joins the hotel with many years’ experience working in the hospitality industry, most recently holding the position of general manager of East Sussex National in Uckfield, an award-winning

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Europe’s key hotel markets show improved profitability

  The hotel industries in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Moscow and Paris each reported improved profitability, but all remained well below pre-pandemic levels, according to STR‘s August 2021 monthly P&L data release. Building on its launch in the U.S., STR now features monthly P&L data reporting in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and

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Staycity’s wilde aparthotels rollout gaines momentum

Leading aparthotel operator Staycity Group has announced a significant boost to its premium brand, Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, with the imminent opening of two London properties and another in Manchester, as well as news of an acquisition in Lisbon, Portugal. Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, London, Aldgate Tower Bridge, opening at

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News
Hotel Owner

One in six hospitality jobs now vacant, CGA warns

One in six (16%) hospitality jobs currently lie vacant, with businesses struggling to fill the job gaps across the sector, according to the latest Business Confidence Survey from CGA and Fourth. The poll highlighted the industry’s “mounting” labour crisis, with 96% of business leaders now envisaging shortages in either front

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Development
Hotel Owner

Turing Locke aparthotel opens in Cambridge

Aparthotel brand Locke has announced the opening of its ninth property, Turing Locke, located in the heart of Cambridge’s sustainable new development, Eddington. Turing Locke comprises 180 apartments (including one- and two-bedroom apartments, up to 74 sqm), which each feature fully fitted kitchens, living and dining space. The aparthotel also

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Market
Hospitality Net

BTA Reveals Domestic Recovery But International Travel Slow

Today, the Business Travel Association (BTA) has revealed that the UK lost £4.76 billion in GDP in the fourth week of September, due to the decline of business travel trips following Covid-19*. The BTA’s latest data shows that in the fourth week of September 2021, domestic business travel bookings were

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Hyatt Centric Cambridge takes brand into UK

Hyatt Hotels has welcomed the debut of Hyatt Centric Cambridge. The opening marks the debut of the Hyatt Centric brand in the country and the tenth Hyatt hotel in the UK. Situated just outside the centre of Cambridge, renowned for its leafy parks, magnificent architecture, picturesque River Cam and stunning

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Travelodge improves offering for business travellers

Travelodge has unveiled Travelodge Business, a bespoke one-stop service created to help restart travel programmes post-pandemic. The project supports business accommodation needs and gives companies substantial cash savings. During the last 12 months, Travelodge has worked extensively with its regular business customers to help create a new and improved Travelodge

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Kew Green Hotels expands global presence

Kew Green Hotels, one of the UK’s leading hotel management companies with over 55 hotels in its portfolio, is continuing its global expansion with the signing of three properties in Bangkok to be delivered by Siamese and Kew Green Management Company Thailand: Crowne Plaza Rama 9, Cassia by Banyan Tree

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Hotel Owner

UKH calls on Government for support amid jobs crisis

UKHospitality has proposed a programme of co-investment to the government to create jobs and increase growth after “harsh” trading restrictions have impacted the sector. The sector has revealed it is facing issues including rent demands and an increase in VAT and has said a “package” of post-pandemic support is “essential”

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