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  • 26 May-2 June: 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. PRINCIPAL HOTELS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE GRAND HOTEL IN BIRMINGHAM
    The hotel at The Grand, one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings, is to be redeveloped into a luxury, 180-room hotel through a partnership announced between Hortons’ Estate.

    2. DE VERE LATIMER ESTATE UNVEILS £7 MILLION RENOVATION
    Nicknamed The Spy House because of its connections with WWII, Grade I listed De Vere Latimer Estate has this week unveiled a £7 million renovation.

    3. HYPNOS LAUNCHES NEW RANGE OF SOFA BEDS FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR
    Award-winning British bed manufacturer and Royal Warrant holder Hypnos is celebrating the launch of its new range of sofa beds specifically designed to meet the demands and rigours of the hospitality sector.

    4. INVESTMENT, REFURBISHMENT AT MERCURE GLOUCESTER BOWDEN HALL

    The General Manager of the 4* Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall hotel, Gavin Jones, has today announced plans for a comprehensive refurbishment of the hotel’s 72 bedrooms.

    5. BREXIT A YEAR ON: TRIVAGO REVEALS UK TRAVELLER TRENDS THIS SUMMER

    trivago data shows that London is the most popular destination for international visitors, beach locations are popular with locals, travellers from Ireland, Italy and France are searching for the longest stays.

    6. Q&A: INTERVIEW WITH TAYLOR WIMPEY SPAIN’S ANA GARCIA MALDONADO

    Ana Garcia Maldonado is leading Spanish developer Taylor Wimpey España’s highly experienced head of interior design who has worked independently with developers for almost 15 years.

    7. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING

    Coming together to mark the final stages of this spectacular seven-year project, the attendees gathered on the grand steps of Ten Trinity Square, the former Port of London Authority Headquarters.

    8.SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS: GOING GREEN WITH GERMAN HOTEL GROUP MARITIM

    Germany’s largest owner-managed hotel group has increased its conference and incentives offer by upgrading more than a quarter of its German portfolio and introducing green initiatives.

    9.SPOTLIGHT: DURAVIT’S NEW MATERIALS COMBINE PERFORMANCE AND AESTHETICS
    Duravit is continuously breaking new ground when it comes to introducing innovative products derived from new materials – combining performance with aesthetics whilst being sensuous and inviting

    10.HULL’S £25M HOTEL DEVELOPMENT REACHES HALF WAY POINT

    Developers of the £25m DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Hull have announced that they have just passed the halfway point of the build.

    Daniel Fountain / 03.06.2017

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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