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    Introducing RPW Design’s newest partner – Elizabeth Lane

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    RPW Design, a leading hospitality interior design practice in East London, is proud to announce its latest partner, Elizabeth Lane. Previously Director of Projects, Elizabeth’s promotion to Partner heralds an exciting new phase of growth for RPW Design. “Elizabeth has shown herself to be incredibly accomplished and vital in the maintenance of RPW Design’s reputation […]

    Brexit helps hotel insolvencies plunge

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    UK hotel insolvencies has dropped by 18% in the post-Brexit market, according to new research by accountancy firm Moore Stephens. The firm’s study shows that fewer than 1% of hotels in the country are at risk of becoming insolvent, due to the post-Brexit boost in tourism. Likewise, this was coupled with the drop in the […]

    Hilton recognised as best hospitality company to work for

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    Hilton has been named the highest ranked hospitality company on the list of the World’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work, joining a group of 25 elite global companies recognized for high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures in 2017. This is the second consecutive year that Hilton’s employees have placed the company’s workplace culture among the […]

    Opinion: UK hotels forecast 2018 – as good as it gets?

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    Hotels good fortune continues but as uncertainty weighs in, is this as good as it gets? UK hotels have enjoyed record trading, underpinned by the boom in overseas leisure travel. PwC forecast a slower pace of growth in 2018 as the stimulus of the weak pound starts to weaken, and new supply kicks in. Add […]

    Brexit Focus: European hoteliers remain confident in holiday market

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    Despite the fact analysts have predicted a decline in travel across Europe from the UK following the Brexit referendum, hoteliers in major European destinations have signalled that the hospitality industry is remaining confident as several cities have seen an increase in hotel room rates in the last year. Data collected during the summer period and […]

    Laurence Llewellyn Bowen turns on hotel Illuminations

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    TV personality Laurence Llewellyn Bowen appeared at Blackpool’s Best Western Carlton to pull the lever to switch on the hotel’s curated Illuminations display. The star, who has taken part in the iconic Blackpool switch on for several years, collaborated with the Illuminations team to produce a set of dazzling light sculptures as part of the […]

    Brit List 2017 Hoteliers Profiles

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue with five more of the top 25 hoteliers… ROBIN SHEPPARD – BESPOKE HOTELS Together with his business partner Haydn Fentum, Robin launched the now supremely successful Bespoke Hotels back in 2001 as […]

    VIDEO: Hyatt Regency brand celebrates 50th anniversary with a new film

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    The Hyatt Regency brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the launch of a new film titled, ‘Come Together’. The film celebrates bringing groups together to build community and share unique ideas, which is exactly what the Hyatt Regency brand has done over the past 50 years. The ‘Come Together’ film is an extension of […]

    50% Brits struggle to sleep in hotels: how operators can ensure perfect night’s sleep

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    Research from Beacon, the UK’s leading purchasing company, has revealed that over 50% of UK hotel guests struggle to get a good night’s sleep when staying in a hotel. With summer holiday in full swing, Beacon, working alongside its leading bedding supplier Fogarty, has pulled together its top tips on how operators can make sure […]

    In Conversation: Denise Ellis discusses ever-changing hotel design

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    Head of interior design and conservation at Nottingham-based Franklin Ellis Architects, Denise Ellis, who has worked with the firm for over 24 years, is a heavyweight in the hotel interior design industry. Having worked with international brands though to independents including Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Best Western, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites, […]