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First Radisson serviced apartment hotel opens in Europe

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of its first serviced apartment property and eighth operating hotel in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. The 227 all-suite aparthotel Radisson Hotel & Suites Amsterdam South offers the perfect base for families and long-stay visitors. Nestled amidst a maze of canals

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Consumer study points to recovery of retail and travel

According to the findings of a new global consumer study released by IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV), respondents surveyed are mostly confident in the safety, effectiveness, and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines and indicate a desire to return to ‘normalcy’ after being vaccinated. But different rules, personal preferences, and social

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Bespoke Hotels to manage Dumbleton Hall following sale

Bespoke Hotels has been appointed to manage Cotswold country hotel Dumbleton Hall, after the site was recently sold to a US buyer for an undisclosed sum. Dumbleton Hall is a classic Grade II* listed country house hotel with 38 individually-designed bedrooms, restaurant, lounge and bar, as well as function rooms

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Chinese domestic market rebounds

Leading Chinese hotel operators are seeing a return to previous levels of business, as 2021 unfolds. But their overseas holdings dragged down performance in the last year, and are still acting as a brake as pandemic lockdowns remain in place.   Fast-growth budget hotel operator Huazhu saw overall net revenues down 9% for the full

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WeWork goes to market

Serviced office providers are moving fast to grab the initiative as they look to a more flexible future of work, after the pandemic.   Sector leader IWG is busy signing up new corporate clients and has already agreed one European takeover deal. Meanwhile, sector newcomer WeWork is heading towards a listing,

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Repurposing begins

Developers in London are reviewing their pipelines, as an era of cheap development finance for hotels appears to have temporarily closed off some options.  Two high profile schemes in London have recently been reappraised by their developers, the tip of potentially a much larger wave of projects that will not

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Travel’s massive losses

The World Travel & Tourism Council has assessed the economic impact of covid-19 as being a loss of almost USD4.5trn in business. It says the sector’s contribution to global GDP dropped 49.1% and last year accounted for just 5.5% of the global economy.  WTTC president Gloria Guevara praised government interventions

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