Hotels in London saw RevPAR growth of 0.9 per cent in quarter four of 2019, to £135.25, when compared with the previous year. However, average occupancy for hotels in the capital dropped back slightly in the final quarter of the decade, to 84.8 per cent.
The new 75-room hotel, Ruby Lucy, forms part of an ambitious expansion plan for Ruby Hotels to unveil a total of eleven new hotels – including a second London property – by 2022.
The planning committee of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has granted planning consent for the regeneration of the historic Pavilion Road car park site in the heart of Knightsbridge.
Hart Shoreditch Hotel London, a brand-new 126-room lifestyle hotel from Curio Collection by Hilton, is set to open in the heart of east London next month.
Pan Pacific Hotels Groups will plant its first flag in Europe next autumn, with the opening of Pan Pacific London. The developers hope the property will become the unparalleled address for the discerning well-heeled travellers who seek to find a balance in life.
Scheduled to open in early 2020, the Guardsman is a purpose-built luxury boutique hotel on Buckingham Gate. The developers hope it will offer the atmosphere, discretion and personal service usually associated with a private members’ club.
Stay has opened its first location in Hawley Wharf, Camden, offering design-led and tech-savvy serviced apartments to encourage a new generation of long and mid-term guests to make the area their home.
Trading in quarter three for UK hotels has again showed a considerable contrast between those in London compared with the provinces. That is according to the latest UK hotel market tracker, produced by HVS London, AlixPartners and STR.
The 307-room hotel combines exquisite contemporary accommodation, views across the gardens of Grosvenor Square, and new culinary concepts by Michelin Star restaurateur, Jason Atherton.
Centrally located on Great Cumberland Place in Marylebone, the five-star luxury hotel, formerly the Arch London, now welcomes guests after a multi-million-pound refurbishment.
London’s MICE offering has received a further boost with the news that 7,995 hotel rooms across 65 new hotels will open next year. The new accommodation will add to the 158,956 existing hotel rooms on offer in the capital and represents the largest number of openings London has ever seen in a single year.
Combining fine-dining and a London sightseeing tour, Bustronome offers visitors to London a unique way to explore the city while enjoying a six-course meal. Here Chris O’Toole hops on board for Breaking Travel News