Some of the hotel and meeting venue stories you may have missed this week with more regal news stories taking centre stage. They include:

Hampton by Hilton has just opened its first site in the City of London. Hampton by Hilton London City is located in Osborn Street. It has 278 bedrooms furnished with HDTV, complimentary Wi-Fi, Chromecast plus tea and coffee making facilities. There is a communal lounge, a fully equipped fitness centre and a breakfast restaurant. Hampton by Hilton London City is a ‘stone’s throw’ from some of London’s most famous landmarks including the Tower of London, The O2, St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. 

The Burgenstock Collection, a small group of hotels in Switzerland, has just added The Adria in London to its collection. The Adria is a 19th century townhouse hotel in South Kensington. It features 24 contemporary styled luxury rooms and suites.

The Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel will be rebranding as the DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole following completion of a £26million refurbishment which includes all 321 bedrooms, restaurants, bars and the hotel’s 24 meeting and events spaces. The rebranding is expected in mid-May.

School Lane Hotel is a new hotel which opened this week in the centre of Liverpool - just in time for the Eurovision Song Contest. It is located in the Russell Building in School Lane in the city centre and will be operated by Liverpool’s Hope Street Hotel. School Lane Hotel has 55 fully equipped bedrooms and a bar.

Staying in Liverpool, 30 James Street Hotel in the city centre has been purchased out of adminstration by RIMC Hotels & Resorts a German hotel group. 30 James Street Hotel, known as the 'home of the Titanic', was previously the headquarters of the White Star Shipping Line. The Grade II-listed hotel has 63 bedrooms, a seventh floor restaurant and bar, the White Star Grand Hall seating up to 150 delegates, a spa plus an outdoor terrace overlooking the River Mersey and the Liverpool Waterfront.

Radisson Hotels Group have announced plans to open a prizeotel in Dublin. prizeotel Dublin will be located in James Street in the historic Liberties area of Dublin, just outside the medieval walled city. It will feature 145 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar plus meeting and events space. Expect an early 2025 opening.

The Ebrington Hotel & Spa is a new hotel opening in Derry, Northern Ireland at the end of June. The Ebrington Hotel & Spa which overlooks The River Foyle, will open initially with 91 bedrooms and plans to increase the number to 152.  The hotel, which overlooks The River Foyle will also feature a bar, restaurant, conference facilities and a spa.

Roomzzz Aparthotels are about to launch their first property in Scotland this May.  Edinburgh Roomzzz Aparthotel will have 74 fully serviced apartments equipped with all the usual amenities including a 24-hour reception, free wi-fi and a fully equipped kitchen operating a ‘grab and go’ breakfast. Roomzzz Edinburgh Aparthotel is located in Leith Street in the city’s St James Quarter, a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Accor is adding two hotels to its Mercure Hotels collection in the UK – in Northampton and Thurrock Mercure Northampton is an existing 146-bedroom hotel with 12 meeting rooms. Mercure Stifford Hall in Thurrock, Essex has 97 bedrooms plus seven meeting rooms. Both hotel have a restaurant and bar. The two hotels are set to open later this year following the Mercure rebranding.

The Eastside Rooms, a major conference and events venue in central Birmingham, is upping its profile. It has just announced its membership of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry. The Eastside Rooms offers 23 fully flexible and versatile events spaces, including a 1,200 capacity pillar-free conference room.

Finally, we report on an interesting and unusual venue - The Hub on Verulam is a new venue recently opened in St Albans. It is difficult to put the venue ‘in a box’. It has a cinema and restaurant serving all-day food and shows live sport and music. It also has two screening rooms seating 10-32 theatre style with a full range of AV/tech facilities. Exclusive hire of the venue is also available for up to 180 delegates. It is located on Verulam Road in the centre of St Albans.

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