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    Daniel Fountain

    14-20 October: Top 10 stories of the week…

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    From hotel openings to product spotlights to everything in between, we collate the top 10 most read stories on Hotel Designs this week… 1. IHS AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED The winners of the Independent Hotel Show Awards, in association with Sky – Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel – were revealed this week. 2. PARK PLAZA LONDON PARK […]

    Research: Skills shortage a ‘concern’ for hospitality industry

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    NFU Mutual’s Hospitality Recruitment Guide, published this week, has revealed that a skills shortage is one of the key concerns for those in the hospitality and tourism industry – with 45% of the survey’s respondents citing it. Unsurprisingly, another issue for the industry has been the potential economic instability brought about by Brexit, according to […]

    Hampton by Hilton arrives in Edinburgh’s cultural hub

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    Hilton has announced the opening of Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End, the first Hampton by Hilton property in the Scottish capital. This new hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh, close to all attractions, shopping and business facilities and within walking distance of Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Paul Wood, general manager, Hampton by […]

    Five to Watch: Best US hotels

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    While the United States is usually considered the land of cookie-cutter, chain hotels; if one delves deeper, some real independent and boutique gems can be found across the US. Here are Hotel Designs picks for five to look out for… Rancho Valencia, Rancho Santa Fe California (MAIN IMAGE) Since its opening in 1989, the award-winning […]

    Park Plaza London Park Royal now open

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    Upper upscale hotel brand Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts has announced the official opening of the new contemporary hotel Park Plaza London Park Royal. The 212-room hotel offers fashionable facilities, pop-art style furniture adorning the welcome area and a convenient location close to Wembley. The refined guest rooms are situated across six floors; 120 modern […]

    IHS Awards winners revealed

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    The winners of the Independent Hotel Show Awards, in association with Sky – Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel – were revealed this week. Paul Bayliss MBE, manager of Carden Park in Cheshire took the Independent Hotelier of the Year crown while Bath-based property No.15 Great Pulteney was given the Outstanding New Hotel of the […]

    Europe’s largest Holiday Inn Express opens in Cologne

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    The largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe has opened in the heart of Cologne, InterContinental Hotels Group has announced, with the Cologne City Centre property. The newly opened property boasts 323 rooms all featuring the next generation Holiday Inn Express design, balancing home comforts with smart design features. Guests can enjoy sound absorbing headboards, bedside […]

    Register now for the Hotel Summit 2018

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    Places are now open for the Hotel Summit 2018, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, at the Radisson Blu London Stansted on 4th-5th June. A unique event in the hotel and interiors industries, the two-day summit allows hoteliers and suppliers to meet through a carefully-selected itinerary of face-to-face meetings, engage with hot […]

    Bankside – a new design-led hotel for London

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    Bankside, a design-forward hotel for London, is set to open in September next year on the south bank of the Thames. Just minutes from the City and close to some of the capital’s best loved landmarks – Tate Modern, the National Theatre and Borough Market – the hotel will be opening in one of the […]

    VitrA joins with world-renowned designers for Sleep

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    At Sleep this year (21-22 November 2017), VitrA will be introducing products from world-renowned designers such as Sebastian Conran and Matteo Thun alongside furniture from burgbad, a subsidiary of the Eczacıbaşı Group, and tiles from the company’s own tile division. Imagined around the concept of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, this year’s display will focus on bathroom accommodation […]