Leonardo Hotels has begun work on a new 204-bedroom four-star hotel in Barcelona, the first to be built in the city after a 2015 moratorium on hospitality construction was lifted.
Andy Bellamy has been appointed general manager at the newly opened Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge. He joins the Leonardo Royal property with 15 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry, most recently as area general manager at Mercure Hotels.
Leonardo Hotels has strengthened and restructured its management team in the UK following its takeover of the Jurys Inn Group.
Leonardo Hotels has acquired the strategically placed portfolio of Portland Hotels in Scotland. The deal will increase the company’s presence in Edinburgh, while adding new locations in Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen.
Leonardo Hotels has opened its first UK hotel, having agreed a new 25-year lease with The Standard Life Investments Pooled Pension Property Fund. Opening in the former Holiday Inn on Bath Road, Heathrow, the 230-room hotel has been re-branded as the Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport.