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UKH Cymru outlines ‘priority policy’ areas ahead of 2021 election

UKHospitality Cyrmu (UKHC) has published a full prospectus of “priority policy” ahead of the Welsh Parliament’s 6 May election, outlining the group’s ambitions for working with the next elected government. The post-pandemic recovery for hospitality businesses are at the centre of UKHC’s proposals to encourage confidence and growth within the

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Palmer to lead the Beaumont Hotel in London

The Beaumont Hotel has announced the appointment of Nicholas Soames as its chairman, and Duncan Palmer as its new managing director. Soames has been on the board of the Beaumont since April last year, and will take on the role of chairman on April 21st. He will play a role

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Accor transforms the guest experience

Accor recently announced the deployment of “Accor Key “, a solution providing customers access to their rooms without a physical key, in all of its properties. The objective: simplify our guests’ stays using digital technology, while maintaining the human touch which is the greatest strength of our hotels. With the health crisis,

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Kingston 1 prepares for official July opening

New hotel, neighbourhood restaurant and bar the Kingston 1 has announced its planned official opening in July, following a soft launch coming out of government restrictions from May 17th. Located in the heart of Kingston upon Thames at 88 London Road, only a five-minute walking distance from the riverside and

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Don’t fall into the “build it and they will come” trap: case study

The challenge: Total hotel revenue underperformance despite significant renovations First time hotel owners purchased a small independent boutique property that had been significantly underperforming the market in guestroom and restaurant revenues for many years. The property had a prime location within a destination resort market and the new owners made

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Hospitality Net

Hotel construction down around the world, except in Europe

LONDON – Europe is the only world region showing increased hotel construction activity in comparison with the end of Q1 last year, according to March pipeline data from STR. March 2021 (% changes in comparison with March 2020) Europe In Construction: 258,129 rooms (+26.9%) Final Planning: 181,101 rooms (+23.7%) Planning:

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Haycock Manor Hotel to join Pride of Britain Hotels

Pride of Britain Hotels has announced that the newly-refurbished Haycock Manor Hotel in Cambridgeshire will be joining its portfolio from 1 September 2021. The site will open its doors on 22 June following “extensive” renovations, and 49 bedrooms and suites will be unveiled alongside two restaurants, a bar and lounge,

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Rockliffe Hall makes two senior hires

Rockliffe Hall, a North East luxury hotel, golf and spa resort, has made two senior hires – naming Katie Towersey as spa director and Callum Nicoll as director of golf and estates.  Towersey has over 20 years of experience within the spa and wellness industry, with several years spent working

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