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    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    NOVUM Hospitality planning a niu hotel in Regensburg

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    The niu growth engine is going full speed ahead, with over 35 niu hotels currently planned. One of these exciting projects is the niu Sparrow in Regensburg. The design for the new hotel of this unique midscale brand is being jointly developed by NOVUM Hospitality and the interior designers Bachhuber Contract GmbH & Co KG. […]

    Hotel St. George set to open in Helsinki

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    The first quarter of 2018 will see the opening of Hotel St. George, a property in Helsinki that is setting the bar for a new generation of hoteliers and grand hotels of the future. Dating back to the 1840s, and once home to the Finnish Literature Society and the printing house for the first Finnish […]

    AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino reopens following renovation

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    AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino is celebrating the completion of an extensive renovation, representing an investment of $7.5 million (£5.6 million) by Minor Hotels, the parent company. All 156 guest rooms and public spaces including the main entrance and porte cochere have been renovated with the aim of introducing AVANI’s signature design hallmarks. The new […]

    IHS Live 2017: Seminar programme highlights

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    Independent Hotel Show has built up a reputation for offering high-quality, focussed and insightful seminars during the two days of the event. This year’s edition has been no different. Hotel Designs picks out the highlights from Tuesday and Wednesday’s programme… UK Independent Hotels This ‘state of the industry’ address featured vital intel on the health […]

    IHS 2017 Live: The ‘Perfect Hotel Bedroom’

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    What makes the ‘perfect hotel bedroom’? New for this year’s show – the Independent Hotel Show is trying to determine exactly that. Having commissioned a survey of consumers to find out their preferences and tastes, they assigned the design of the perfect hotel bedroom, which is to be presented by Chic Retreats. Questions in the […]

    IHS 2017 Live: Join Hotel Designs at the biggest event of the year…

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    This year’s Independent Hotel Show, the most comprehensive and best loved business event on the market for the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector, is now open! With record hotelier attendance in 2016 and 66% of exhibitors already booked into their stands for 2017, the buoyancy of the industry is clear and the organisers are thrilled […]

    IHS 2017 Live: Hoteliers optimistic about outlook for 2018

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    2017 has exceeded performance expectations and 2018 is currently on track to be even better for independent hoteliers according to new research from Guestline. The optimistic view also sees many planning to increase investments in technology and refurbishment throughout their properties to deliver growth in the year ahead. This is according to research published today […]