A selection of this week’s hotel and venue news includes:

Gloucester City Council has struck an agreement with IHG Hotels to launch a Hotel Indigo at the new Forum development in the city centre. Hotel Indigo Gloucester will include 131 bedrooms, a restaurant, conferencing and events facilities plus a rooftop cocktail bar, a gym and a car park. Hotel Indigo Gloucester is due for completion in the summer of 2024.

The Royal Glen Hotel in Sidmouth, Devon is the latest hotel to join the Bespoke Hotels portfolio. The Royal Glen building dates from the 1700’s and was originally a farmhouse and dairy. Now it is a 30 bedroom hotel complete with a restaurant and bar, indoor swimming pool and gym plus a garden, sundeck and verandah – all just a ten minute walk from the beach.

Gino D’Acampo will be opening his 160-seater open-plan restaurant and outdoor terrace at the Leeds Marriott Hotel on 10th April. The hotel. located in Trevelyan Square in the centre of Leeds, is a five minutes' walk from Leeds Station.

The Greenway Hotel and Spa in Cheltenham has just completed a £1.2million refurbishment. The hotel is a 16th century manor house hotel located on the edge of the Cotswolds and ten minutes from the M5. It has 21 bedrooms with a restaurant, spa and four meeting rooms – the largest seating up to 40 delegates theatre style.  It is a member of The Eden Hotel Collection.

De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor has unveiled the final phase of its £25million refurbishment.  Works included updating the hotel’s bedrooms as well as an upgrade of the Beaumont Restaurant and the hotel’s indoor swimming pool. Now all 429 bedrooms feature a new contemporary look. De Vere Beaumont Estate features a Grade-II 19th-century chapel, which now offers a backdrop for meetings and events.

Whittlebury Park in Northamptonshire, is hosting a corporate festival experience on 21st March for event planners to showcase its potential for outdoor business events. Whittlebury Park is set in over 700 acres of ancient forest and parkland, a 10-minute drive from junction 15a of the M1. Facilities include: 254 bedrooms, a conference and training centre, a 3 AA Rosette restaurant plus a 36-hole golf course.

Donnini is an Ayrshire based property company specializing in leisure and corporate lets. The company has just moved into the hotel business with the launch of Donnini Collection Hotels. The Kylestrome  is their first hotel with 12 bedrooms plus a restaurant and bar. It is located right in the heart of Ayr, just minutes from the beachfront.

Bike & Boot’s second hotel is set to open May 2023 in the Peak District, 20 minutes from Chatsworth House. With 60 bedrooms the hotel is designed for bikers, hikers and dog walkers with bike storage and dog grooming facilities. Bike & Boot’s first hotel is located in Scarborough.

AGO has just opened its first central London hotel, The Rove London Paddington Hotel. It is located in a newly refurbished property with 75 bedrooms and is a two-minute walk from Paddington station. The hotel has no dining facilities. AGO operate a range of hotels across the country including nine Ibis branded hotels.

We try and finish each week’s round up of news with an unusual venue which may be new to you. This week we highlight: Waterperry House. It is just seven miles from the centre of  Oxford and there you will discover a retreat centre for the study of practical philosophy and economics. Located in the village of Waterperry, it features a range of seven meeting rooms in total. These include the Ballroom accommodating up to 80 delegates, The Round Room overlooking the gardens seating up to 30 delegates and the Artists Hall containing contemporary frescos and accommodating up to 30 delegates for a meeting. There is a self catering kitchen plus a garden teashop. Accommodation-wise there is a range single, twin and dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms.

We will be back next week with a summary of the week’s news items.

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