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Outdoor hospitality in Wales to reopen on 26 April

Outdoor hospitality in Wales will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April, the Welsh government has confirmed.  It comes as first minister Mark Drakeford said Covid-19 cases in the area continue to fall – with officials also allowing for six people from different households to mix outside from 24

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Silverstone’s first hotel receives financial backing

A £29m debt facility has been finalised which will allow the completion of the first ever hotel at Silverstone, the world-famous racetrack in Northamptonshire that hosts the Formula One British Grand Prix. The phased opening is set to be one of the “most high-profile completions” this year by Hilton Hotels

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Whitbread opens new Premier Inn site in Oxford

Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn hotel brands, has opened the doors to its latest site in Oxford – a new 123-bedroom Premier Inn at Botley.  Premier Inn Botley is the first Premier Inn hotel to the west of the city. The eight-storey hotel,

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Hospitality Net

The Return To Genuine Hospitality | By John Smallwood

In a digital age, when a potential guest picks up the phone to make a reservation, they expect a personal touch on the other end. Chances are, they’ve exhausted all digital booking avenues and are seeking true customer service by a trained professional. The consequences of not having a professional

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Flint appointed chief commercial officer with Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Joanna Flint as chief commercial officer. The newly created role will oversee the development and execution of the commercial strategy of the group while also taking executive responsibility for all aspects of Mandarin Oriental’s customer experience. Flint will take over the

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Walia takes up new Marriott leadership role in Middle East

Marriott has announced the appointment of Sandeep Walia to the role of chief operating officer for the Middle East. Walia will step into the role on July 1st, following the retirement of current chief operating officer, Guido De Wilde, announced last month. Walia, will be responsible for Marriott International’s 146

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Innside Liverpool to open this summer

Meliá Hotels will open Innside Liverpool on August 16th. The 207-room hotel will bring together a destination restaurant, panoramic sky bar and expansive conference space, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness gym and upscale modern suites under one roof. With a prime location on Old Hall Street in the heart

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