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Ballachulish Hotel undergoes £1.3m refurbishment

The Ballachulish Hotel, located in Glencoe Scotland, has undergone a £1.3m refurbishment funded by its owners Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels. The four-star hotel, which dates back to 1877, will officially reopen its doors on Monday 26 April 2021 following the easing of lockdown restrictions. The cash injection has allowed

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Vonder launches new line of Central London hotels

Vonder, the global co-living brand, has announced that it will launch a new branch of its evolved co-living concept, presenting two community driven hotels in Earls Court and Paddington, with the former due to launch in May and the latter in July. The company said the project is an additional

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Jab and test to restart

More vaccines and wider availability of cheap, quick Covid-19 tests appear to be key to getting international travel moving once more.   While domestic markets are already driving a significant recovery in hotel revenues in countries such as China and the USA, plenty of other markets depend to a larger extent on

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Hostels hunker down in hope

Hostels continue to face a further few months of tough trading, even as lockdowns ease and hotels reopen across Europe.   With many hostel businesses based around offering budget accommodation featuring shared facilities, they will still face government restrictions around social distancing. As a result, occupancy in shared dormitories will be

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Budget battlers brave it out

Budget brands Motel One and Travelodge are preparing for a better 2021, having battled their way through months of lockdowns.   In Germany, Motel One has had to tough it out with precious little in the way of support from government. Instead, it has had to rely on the forbearance of

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Digital efficiency (at last)

Hotel companies are taking major steps forward in digital transformation, which promise to enhance efficiencies and improve profitability as businesses reopen.   The move has been accelerated by the pandemic, which provided thinking time, as well as an opportunity to test and implement upgrades that appeared too hard to introduce during

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JW Marriott Madrid pencilled in for next year

Marriott has signed an agreement to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Madrid. Located in the central Plaza de Canalejas, JW Marriott Madrid will be developed by Millenium Hotels Real Estate as part of their lease agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Belagua. The property is expected to open

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Rejuvenate your revenue strategy for 2021 and beyond

Since the advent of casino loyalty clubs, data has been a core component of gaming revenue management. Loyalty clubs not only boost lifetime value of frequent players, but they also glean valuable business insights from their behavior. These behavioral learnings, such as how guests spend at the property when they have a

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