The UK serviced apartment sector posted strong performance growth in 2017, according to ASAP and STR. Based on STR’s year-end performance figures, UK serviced apartments recorded an actual occupancy level of 81.7 per cent, a 0.2 per cent increase over 2016.
A new luxury hotel set in a restored Georgian terrace dating back to the early 1800s will open in the City of London in 2020. Forming part of the highly-anticipated One Crown Place mixed-use development in EC2, Bespoke Hotels has been appointed to operate 41 bedrooms at the property in Sun Street, under the management of AlloyMtd and CBRE.
Eliot Sandiford has been appointed the role of regional director of public relations of The Set Hotels. Sandiford joined the company in September 2016 as director of public relations for Hotel Café Royal in London.
The Gunmakers, located in Clerkenwell, has been taken over by the guys and girls who brought London Nine Lives, renowned drinks agency Sweet&Chilli. Tucked away on Eyre Street Hill, the 19th century public house brings old school charm to London’s Little Italy.
Moxy Hotels continues to grow following the introduction of its third UK property and second in the British capital. Following the successful launch of Moxy London Excel, Moxy London Stratford brings the brand’s vibrant, playful design and approachable service to the fashionable east London scene.
Diving head first into the darkest, coldest and most miserable month of the year, while being expected to diet and detox too, why do we do it to ourselves? This is the question that West End restaurant Heliot Steak House at The Hippodrome is asking its customers this January.
Dominvs Group has marked a key construction milestone at its latest hotel project, The Dixon, with a topping out ceremony. The event, which was held on site with the main contractor McAleer & Rushe alongside key contractors and suppliers, signifies the hotel has now reached its maximum height and that the structural framework is now complete.
Launching in May 2018, Crowne Plaza London - Albert Embankment is the first luxury hotel to open in the Albert Embankment area. This is central London’s latest area of regeneration, including the new home of the US Embassy and a whirlwind of high profile residential developments, from Battersea Power Station to Embassy Gardens.
Luxury boutique London hotel Flemings Mayfair has appointed Paul Rafferty as hotel manager, a brand new position within the company. Joining Flemings in 2013 as rooms division manager, Rafferty brought a wealth of experience from previous positions including front of house manager at the Courthouse Hotel where he supervised hotel re-branding.
Leicester Square’s culinary scene is set to be revitalised with an exciting new partnership between luxury boutique hotel Victory House, London Leicester Square -MGallery by Sofitel and acclaimed London restauranteurs Ed Baines and Jamie Poulton.
Due to demand, the producers of Dinosaurs in the Wild have announced new dates and time slots for London as the time travel adventure extends its stay in the capital to July.