Our round up of the week’s news is a day early this week in view of the Bank Holiday:

Starting in London: 1 Hotels, the nature-inspired luxury lifestyle hotel is opening its first European property in London's Mayfair on July 13. 1 Hotel Mayfair will be a nine-storey sustainable hotel overlooking Green Park in the heart of London. It will feature 181 bedrooms and suites, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a fitness and wellness suite plus a range of meeting and events suites. The hotel features two new complete floors on the roof of the building housing 35 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive outdoor spaces, overlooking Green Park. 1 Hotel Mayfair is operated by SH Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood.

A new skyline meetings floor has just opened on the 12th floor of Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House London Stratford. Facilities include seven meeting rooms totalling 400 sq-mts plus an open-air terrace. All meeting spaces are equipped with “state-of-the-art” technology including LCD screens and video conferencing facilities. Hyatt House London Stratford is located next to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with good access to London City Airport and St Pancras International station.

Staying in London  Stratford, European aparthotel operator Staycity is planning a 240-apartment Staycity Aparthotel expected to open in the second half of 2026.

Hotel Saint is a new hotel which has just opened in London on the former site of Dorsett City London. The 14-floor hotel has 267 bedrooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant and a rooftop bar plus four flexible meeting and events suites. It is located in Aldgate High Street in the heart of London’s Square Mile.

It is still a long way off, but a new aparthotel is planned in central Manchester at 12-16 Piccadilly - the Grade II-listed former Union Bank building and adjacent land. It is anticipated that a planning application will be submitted to Manchester City Council in summer 2023. We will monitor developments.

Plans for a new 20-storey, 154-bedroom Motto by Hilton in Manchester are set to be approved. The new hotel would be located at the corner of Laystall Street and Great Ancoats Street in central Manchester and close to the Northern Quarter, Ancoats Urban Village and New Islington. The plans await final approval by the Planning Committee next week.

The Mere is currently an 81 bedroom hotel on the outskirts of Knutsford in Cheshire with an 18-hole championship golf course, wellness facilities and a range of meeting, events and private dining options. After a period of restoration and expansion, it will reopen as The Fairmont Cheshire The Mere in 2024 with 120 bedrooms including 27 suites, still retaining its golf course and expanding its wellness and culinary offerings. It will be Accor's fifth Fairmont hotel in the UK and Ireland.

Plans have been submitted to convert a former office unit in central Liverpool’s Renshaw Street into a 24 bedroom hotel. We will monitor its progress through the system.

Margate House is a new independently owned nine-bedroom ‘guest house by the sea’ opening in Margate in July, with plans to open a ‘pop-up’ basement restaurant later in 2023.

The Tempus at Charlton Hall Estate has just opened on a 150-acre private countryside estate in Northumberland. The Tempus is an Alice in Wonderland inspired hotel and it features 15 bedrooms plus a ground floor bar, restaurant and orangery. Facilities are available on site for both small and large business meetings. Location-wise it is just off the A1 between Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Roomzzz has just opened its first property in Scotland - Roomzzz Edinburgh has 74 serviced and fully equipped apartments. It is located in the centre of Edinburgh with views across Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat. 

Finally, if you are searching for a venue for a summer event in London you could consider The Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden – now available for hire for the first time. It is located above the Queen Elizabeth Hall alongside the Thames and next to Waterloo Station. It has a capacity for 150 to 300 guests for an event.


We trust you will enjoy a relaxing, stress-free Bank Holiday break. We will be back next week.

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