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BHA condemns PM’s ‘first to close, last to open’ policy

The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) is coming out against the prime minister’s “first to close, last to open” post-lockdown policy for the hospitality industry. The trade association, which represents hoteliers in Bristol, is “angry” with Boris Johnson over the possibility their businesses will be the last to reopen. Johnson is

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Accor to sell a 1.5% stake in Huazhu for €239m

Accor announces that it completed the disposal of a 1.5% stake in Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) for €239m. This transaction allows Accor to crystallize further value creation of the initial investment while simplifying its balance sheet. After this transaction, Accor owns a 3.3% stake in Huazhu and continues to be

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GBTA Poll: Vaccine a Game-Changer for a Return to Travel

Alexandria, VA – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, finds most GBTA members and stakeholders (79%) would be “very comfortable” or “comfortable” traveling for business after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, and almost half support mandatory testing prior to travel to ensure the safety of

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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 13 February

U.S. hotel occupancy increased more than 4 percentage points from the previous week, according to STR‘s latest data through 13 February. 7-13 February 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2020): Occupancy: 45.1% (-29.0%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$99.21 (-25.7%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$44.72 (-47.2%) Photo: STR Boosted

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UKH urges industry to ‘send message’ to government

UKHospitality (UKH) is calling on businesses in the hospitality sector to “send a message” to the government by supporting a campaign to secure further financial support ahead of Rishi Sunak’s budget announcement next month. The trade association has garnered support for the campaign from leaders in the industry, including representatives

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Hyatt swings to £146m loss in Q4

International hotels operator, Hyatt has announced losses of £145.5m for its fourth quarter of 2020, marking a year-on-year fall of over £350m. The group also revealed that its adjusted EBITDA for the period declined from profits of £137m to a loss of £70.3m. As a result, the firm’s full-year results

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Landsdowne Holdings acquires Bennet House Hotel

Bennet House hotel, located on the Portrush seafront in County Antrim,  has been acquired by Landsdowne Holdings for an undisclosed price. The new owners said they plan to refurbish the four-storey Victorian property and then continue to run it as a hotel. Bennet House was previously a RBL Break Centre,

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Hilton London Heathrow Hotel undergoes £3m refurb

Hilton London Heathrow Airport is set to unveil an “exciting new look” once it reopens its doors to guests, following a £3m refurbishment currently underway at the site.  The transformation will enhance the hotel’s large open lobby and natural light, to create a “nature-inspired” experience, according to Hilton. The design,

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