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  • 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 ROYAL NOW OPEN
    Upper upscale hotel brand Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts has announced the official opening of the new contemporary hotel Park Plaza London Park Royal.

    3. REGISTER NOW FOR THE HOTEL SUMMIT 2018
    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.

    4. EUROPE’S LARGEST HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS OPENS IN COLOGNE
    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.

    5. BANKSIDE – A NEW DESIGN-LED HOTEL FOR LONDON
    Bankside, a design-forward hotel for London, is set to open in September next year on the south bank of the Thames.

    6. HOTEL ST. GEORGE SET TO OPEN IN HELSINKI
    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.

    7. CHRISTMAS MEET UP: A MONTH TO GO…
    We’re a month away from the Hotel Designs Christmas Meet Up event, which has already seen some biggest names in the UK hotel and design industries confirm their place for an evening of drinks, canapes and an end-of-year celebration.

    8. IHS 2017 LIVE: THE ‘PERFECT HOTEL BEDROOM’
    What makes the ‘perfect hotel bedroom’? New for this year’s show – the Independent Hotel Show is trying to determine exactly that.

    9. CANOPY BY HILTON OPENS FIRST US PROPERTY IN WASHINGTON DC
    Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s lifestyle hotel brand, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront and Concord Hospitality Enterprises revealed the brand’s first North American property, Canopy by Hilton Washington DC, The Wharf.

    10. SOFITEL LONDON GATWICK UNVEILS FIRST PHASE OF REFURBISHMENT
    Luxury airport hotel Sofitel London Gatwick has undergone an extensive refurbishment of all its restaurants and bars.

    Daniel Fountain / 20.10.2017

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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