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Making sense of your competitive landscape today

Competition comes in many forms. A hotelier may think the two international branded properties on their street are their biggest threats, but in reality, anything from a resort in a different state to a family member’s house can be in competition with a hotel’s ability to sell its rooms and

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Hospitality Net

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 11 New Member Hotels

New York, New York – Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand – is pleased to welcome 11 new member hotels to its global portfolio from February 1 through May 31, 2021. Each of these new member hotels, resorts, and residences, ranging from a refurbished chic

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Hotel Owner

UKH Cymru calls for ‘fresh funding’ to save businesses

UKHospitality (UKH) Cymru is calling for “fresh funding” to save and grow both hospitality jobs and businesses in Wales. The trade association met with the new Welsh government economy minister, Vaughan Gething MS, to discuss the industry’s concerns regarding hospitality’s recovery. David Chapman, UKH Cymru’s explained the need for a

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Hotel Owner

Blonde & Grey Ltd acquires Truro’s Merchant House

Blonde and Grey Ltd has acquired the Merchant House Hotel, a 30-room hotel located in the centre of Truro, in Cornwall for an undisclosed sum. Blonde and Grey Ltd, set up by experienced hotel operators and consultants Tim and Hazel Brocklebank, who also run The Brocklebank Partnership Consultancy, has acquired

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Operators look to opportunity

Hotel management companies are looking to further grow and consolidate, as the hotel landscape is redrawn off the back of the pandemic.   Those with a foot in the US and Europe are already active in acquiring both new subsidiaries and new properties to manage. While in mainland Europe, where management

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Confidence on the rise

The latest update of the UNWTO’s Confidence Index shows greater positivity, reflecting an expectation that the worst of pandemic closures are now nearing their end.   However, that growth in confidence is set against a global travel market that is still heavily mired in restrictions, as governments adopt differing policies to

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Caution over pace of recovery

Aside from the fundamental debate over new working styles, flexible office operator IWG has cautioned over the post-pandemic revival of office markets.   The debate over the scale and pace of eventual return to offices continues, with many corporate figures – and particularly those in office property – insisting that the

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Split view on the way ahead

Investors are keeping agents busy with inquiries, as they set aside longer term concerns over possible post-pandemic shifts in demand.   Capacity issues are holding back greater transaction volumes, say agents. And for those with hotels in the right locations, this summer of enforced staycations looks set to make up a good portion

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