The first Brasserie Abode opens in the UK at ABode Manchester tomorrow, offering an exciting new dining and drinking option. A relaxed, all day venue, in the style of a grand European brassiere and bar, Brasserie Abode promises cool leather, polished brass and a contemporary vibe set over two floors.
English Heritage has opened a newly-designed permanent coach park at Stonehenge. It marks the completion of the first phase of a major improvement project aimed at giving tour groups arriving by coach a better and more streamlined welcome to the World Heritage Site and at easing pressure points for all visitors at the popular site at peak times.
Hotel du Vin Cheltenham has welcomed Chris Thompson as general manager. Responsible for driving the business forward, Thompson will oversee the day to day operations of the hotel and the development of his team to ensure that the hotel continues to deliver the great food and wine coupled with faultless service it is known and loved for.
The UK tourism industry has, perhaps unsurprisingly, called for tourism to be top of the government’s agenda as Brexit negotiations begin. Prime minister Theresa May today officially notified the European Union of the UK’s intention to leave the club, triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon.
Rudding Park has is coming to the end of a £9.5 million spa development, with a highly-anticipated opening in May. Rudding Park Spa will bring a world destination spa to the heart of Yorkshire for the very first time, as well as re-capturing Harrogate’s spa town heritage by drawing natural waters from the grounds of Harrogate’s leading luxury hotel.
The United Kingdom has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on passenger flights from six Middle East and North African countries. Following the lead of the United States, passengers from these countries will no longer be able to carry tablets, DVD players or phones over a certain size.
The UK tourism sector is expected to hold up in 2017, despite continued uncertainty due to Brexit, reduced consumer spending power, and the weaker pound. That is according to a new World Travel & Tourism Council Economic Impact Report 2017, released today.
Arena Travel will acquire the River Cruise Line and Diamond Rail Holidays brands from Diamond Shortbreak Holidays. The deal comes after Market Harborough-based Diamond Shortbreak ceased trading yesterday under financial pressure.
Starhotels has appointed Maurizio Redaelli as general manager of the London complex including The Franklin, The Gore and The Pelham. The development is part of Starhotels Collezione - a collection of Starhotels’ 12 most representative hotels that combine elegance, charm and exceptional service.
Leasowe Castle has welcomed a new general manager as part of the venue’s on-going transformation. With more than 40 years in the hospitality sector, Mike Dewey has joined the team at the Wirral-based castle ahead of a company-wide rebrand, following a £3 million refurbishment.