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New White Paper: Why the PMS is long overdue

Traditionally, hotel technology has been complex and fragmented, with a lack of technology integration resulting in a set-up that’s clunky and inefficient at best and non-compliant with data privacy law at worst. However, as hotels gear up for the post-Covid hospitality boom, competition will be fierce and new avenues need

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News
Hotel Owner

Vine Hotels to operate West Plaza Hotel

West Plaza Hotel has been let to Vine Hotels on the instructions of Real Estate Investors PLC (REI), and under the direction of property consultancy group Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). The 85-bedroom independent hotel formerly traded as a Premier Inn and will now be the subject of a “considerable” refurbishment

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Economy
Hotel Owner

UKH calls for permanent hospitality VAT cut

UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls has called for additional Government support to help safeguard the sector’s recovery and rebuild resilience in the form of a permanently lower VAT for hospitality and tourism. The suggestion was made during the association’s annual conference with focused on the theme of ‘recovery and

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Company News
Hospitality Net

Choice Hotels’ Upscale Brands Continue Portfolio Growth

Choice Hotels International, Inc.’s (NYSE: CHH) upscale brands, the Ascend Hotel Collection and Cambria Hotels, achieved impressive domestic room count growth of 24% year-over-year and outperformed local competitors in RevPAR share gains by 12 and 14 percentage points respectively in the first half of 2021. The success of Ascend, a

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Hotel Owner

Dorsett City Hotel secures refinancing

The Dorsett City Hotel has received a refinancing package after Aareal Bank announced the closing of a green financing agreement.  The loan was received by an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and Highgate received a mortgage loan in the upper double-digit GBP million range. The five-year senior loan is

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Hotel Owner

Brightstar Hospitality acquires The Villare Hotel

Brightstar Hospitality has announced that it has acquired The Villare Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon for an undisclosed sum. Formerly called The Grosvenor, the hotel will undergo a renovation program in which it will be rebranded back to its original name. This 76-bedroom property takes the group’s portfolio to 13 hotels. Located in

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News
Hotel Owner

Castleforge acquires Edinburgh’s Crowne Plaza hotel

Castleforge Partners, a London-based property investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Edinburgh’s Crowne Plaza Royal Terrace hotel for an undisclosed fee. Located near the newly redeveloped St James Centre, the 97-room property is set to undergo a full refurbishment before being relaunched in March 2022. It marks Castleforge’s third

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Company News
Hotel Owner

AGO Hotels expands into Wales

AGO Hotels, the hybrid lease operator in the UK hotel industry, has announced that it has expanded into Wales by adding two new Welsh hotels to its growing portfolio. The two additions mark the first Welsh hotels to switch to AGO’s hybrid lease which delivers a combination of guaranteed rent

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