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Accor Q1 revenues fall 50%

Accor has announced that revenue in its first quarter of 2021 totaled €361m (£312m), down 48% on a like-for-like basis from Q1 2020. Its HotelServices revenue fell by 57% to €234m (£203m), while its Hotel Assets and Other revenue fell by 33% to €129m (£112m). RevPAR fell by 64.3% against

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Whitbread announces 2040 Net Zero carbon target

The UK’s largest hospitality company Whitbread had pledged to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040 – the first UK hotel chain to publicly commit to doing so.  The Premier Inn owner, which also operates restaurant brands including Brewers Fayre and Beefeater, had previously committed to reaching Net Zero by

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Accor preparing for strong rebound this summer

Accor has reported consolidated first-quarter revenue of €361 million for 2021. The figure is down 53 per cent on a reported basis against last year, and down 57 per cent when compared to pre-Covid first quarter of 2019. RevPAR at the French hotel giant fell by 64 per cent versus

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Mama Shelter arrives in Rome

Mama Shelter is bringing its unique brand to Rome with the launch of Mama Roma, the group’s first address in Italy, scheduled to open in July 2021. Mama Shelter is the family-founded company that is disrupting the hotel scene with its eccentric, fun and accessible approach to hospitality. Founded in

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NH Hotel joins Global Hotel Alliance

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), operator of the award-winning, multi-brand hotel loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, announced that NH Hotel Group will join the alliance and merge the NH Rewards loyalty programme with DISCOVERY in early 2022, thereby establishing DISCOVERY as one of the 10 largest loyalty programmes in the hospitality sector, with over

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Outdoor hospitality in Northern Ireland to reopen on 30 April

Hospitality businesses in Northern Ireland will be allowed to reopen operations outdoors from 30 April. Licensed and unlicensed premises will be allowed to welcome customers outdoors with a limit of up to six people from two households per table. Furthermore, overnight visits in self-contained tourist accommodation will be allowed for

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