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Hotel Owner

Scottish gov launches hospitality recruitment drive

The Scottish government has announced the launch of a new recruitment drive, encouraging people to choose a career in the country’s tourism and hospitality industry. As part of the drive, the government launched an advertising campaign targeting roles within the industry to young people who have had their job prospects

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Hotel Owner

Jastar Capital acquires The Winchester Hotel and Spa

Jastar Capital, a value-add investor in hotels and real estate, has acquired The Winchester Hotel and Spa for an undisclosed sum.  The four-star full-service unbranded hotel and spa features 98 en-suite bedrooms, restaurant and health club with a poolside relaxation area, hot tub, gym, sauna and steam rooms. The property,

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Market
Hotel Owner

Hotel bookings in south west hit 71% for July 

Hotels in the south west of the UK are reportedly set to be holiday “hotspots” this year,  with booking levels averaging 70.7% in July and 66.5% in August.  According to Profitroom, data for September indicates an average booking level of 50.2%, which reportedly means hotels in the region will be

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Development
Hotel Owner

The Londoner confirms September debut

Edwardian Hotels London has revealed its new “super boutique” hotel – The Londoner – is set to open in September 2021. The hotel, located in Leicester Square, will feature 350 rooms, 16 storeys, six concept eateries, a “unique” members club-style private area, meeting and event space, cinema and an entire

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Hospitality Net

Sonder Holdings Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter 2021 Results Driven By Rapidly Increasing Travel Demand And Continued Operational Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO: Sonder Holdings Inc. (“Sonder” or the “Company”), a leading next-generation hospitality company that is redefining the guest experience, today announced financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2021. Sonder delivered robust unit and revenue growth, driven by strong indicators of a resurgence in travel demand. The Company

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Deal momentum growing

Confidence is returning to the UK investment market, with new investors taking the plunge alongside the return of traditional hotel backers.   In London, hotel operator PPHE has pulled in a new investment partner, in the form of Israeli insurance company Clal. A new joint venture has drawn in GBP113.7m in cash,

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Recovering hostels attract interest

Leading hostel brands are looking to restart their businesses, as the pandemic wanes. But it seems they may be welcoming new investors, as well as returning backpackers.   The niche was hit harder than hotels, as lockdowns hit. Even during times when they were able to operate, social distancing regulations meant hostels could

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Finally getting to meet

The UK’s final easing of covid-19 restrictions now looks likely to allow full scale large events, after the success of a series of pilot events.   The move comes as hotel groups around the globe underline the importance of real world meetings, encouraging businesses to get travelling once more. New research

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