September 17-23: Top stories of the week…

    More and more people are opting for a 'staycation' in the post-Brexit era
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    Brexit – and its impact on the hospitality industry – is managing to keep itself in the headlines. Plus Brad Pitt is in the news for something other than his divorce…

    1. Post-Brexit ‘staycation’ boom worth extra £1.4 billion to UK economy
    The positive impact of the UK’s Brexit decision on the domestic hotel market was revealed last week as official figures show billions of pounds staying in the United Kingdom

    2. Brad Pitt considering $1.5 billion project in Croatia
    Brad Pitt is considering building an upscale complex for about 2,500 people in Croatia’s coastal town of Zablace.

    3. Discover the roots of design: What not to miss at Decorex 2016
    The best on offer at this year’s Decorex show…

    4. £1 million refurbishment for Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
    Cotswold House, the award winning luxury hotel and spa has undergone a significant £1 million restoration which includes a full renovation of their restaurant

    5. Industry Trend – ADI Trading: Vintage-styled tableware on the rise…
    According to Global Industry Analytics’ Report – ‘The Global Tableware Market, February 2016’ – the global market for tableware is set to exceed $41 billion by 2020

    6. REVIEW: Chilston Park, Kent
    Tucked away in 22 acres of Kent countryside is the beautiful Chilston Park – a Grade I-listed manor house from the 15th century – home to a 53-room hotel

    7. Aberdeen City Council and Hilton sign for hotel at new AECC
    Aberdeen City Council and Hilton Worldwide have signed a franchise licence agreement to open a 200-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property at the new AECC

    8. Sheraton Grand debuts in Austria with revamped Sheraton Salzburg
    Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the designation of Sheraton Salzburg Hotel as a Sheraton Grand, welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels

    9. Starwood Capital announces launch of Principal brand
    Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced last week that it will launch PRINCIPAL, a new urban lifestyle hotel group

    10. Hilton Worldwide’s first hotel in New Zealand’s Christchurch opens
    Hilton has announced the opening of Chateau on The Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

    Daniel Fountain / 23.09.2016

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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