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    Ruby Hotels unveils plans for UK and international expansion in 2019 and 2020

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    The Munich-based hotel brand, Ruby Hotels, has announced plans to open an additional eight hotels by 2020… Pioneering the ‘Lean Luxury’ concept, Ruby Hotels is attempting to break new ground in international hotel developement as it announces that it will add eight new hotels to its portfolio by 2020. The hotel group, which currently operates […]

    Navigating around Signbox’s headquarters

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    Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn popped in to Signbox’s HQ in Surrey, England, to investigate how quality navigating tools are made… At first, I wasn’t sure whether I was in Signbox’s reception or whether I was in a luxury hotel lobby. Walking through the door, I immediately recognised some of the commercial signs on the […]

    BGAM acquires Holiday Inn, Stonehenge for £12.5million

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    Bowling Green Asset Management (BGAM) is announcing its second branded hotel acquisition of 2017, a luxury 103-room Holiday Inn, located close to Salisbury and Stonehenge, for £12.5 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 9.25%. The property has been sold by Colliers International’s Hotels Agency team on behalf of the off-shore based Fiesta Enterprises Limited. […]

    Work complete on hub by Premier Inn King’s Cross

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    TowerEight, the leading independent project and cost management consultancy, has completed its work as project manager on the latest hub by Premier Inn hotel at London King’s Cross with Axiom Architects. Whitbread PLC is the UK’s largest hotel operator, behind some of the UK’s most successful and well known hospitality brands. hub by Premier Inn […]

    Edinburgh’s boutique yacht hotel to open in 2018

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    The opening of Scotland’s first luxury static floating hotel – being affectionately nicknamed a ‘boatique’ – is due for 2018. The former Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) tender, MV Fingal, is being converted into a 23 bedroom hotel, berthed permanently at the Prince of Wales Dock in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith. Each of the 23 […]

    Kohler Spa at Old Course Hotel set to reopen following multi-million renovation

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    The Kohler Waters Spa at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews will reopen in early 2018 following an extensive multi-million refurbishment. Opening up to the public for the first time, it will offer a luxury spa retreat in the heart of Scotland with a focus on hydrotherapy. As the only Kohler Waters Spa outside […]

    Opening: Victory House, London Leicester Square

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    Victory House, London Leicester Square – MGallery by Sofitel has opened, offering a cosy escape in the heart of the vibrant West End. Overlooking Leicester Square, the luxury boutique hotel is steps away from London’s iconic red carpet and renowned cinema scene, offering a front row seat to the city’s major film premieres as well […]

    ibis Hotels contributing to Canning Town regeneration

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    Offering unrivalled access to a host of London’s most bustling business and leisure hubs, the new 196-bed ibis London Canning Town hotel delivers style, comfort and affordability to all travellers, in one of the capital’s most exciting emerging locations. The hotel is a key element of the newly-established Hallsville Quarter – a £600 million town […]

    Conrad London St. James named winner at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards

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    Conrad London St. James is delighted to announce it has won three accolades at the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards. The award ceremony took place in St Moritz, Switzerland on 2nd December, and saw participants from more than 50 countries come together to celebrate the luxury hospitality industry. The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognises elite […]

    Construction complete on Hull’s eagerly-awaited £25m hotel development

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    Developer Manorcrest Group has announced the completion of the new £25 million DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Ferensway, Hull. The four-star hotel, which boasts 165 bedrooms, a 1000 sq ft ballroom for events, a Marco Pierre White restaurant and rooftop bar, has had an accelerated constructed period of only 13-months. Manorcrest Group started the construction […]