This is a hotel story but not as we usually know it.

Across the water in Amsterdam the city is planning a prostitution hotel, or a so-called ‘erotic centre’. It is planned as a safer alternative to the city’s renowned red-light district as well as a means of reducing the nuisance caused by noisy tourists and stag-weekends.

Apparently, Amsterdam’s red-light district attracts around 18million tourists a year all flocking to see the cultural highlights of the district including the canal-side window brothels and sex shops.

The new centre would include sex clubs and pornographic theatres which would be part of the prostitution hotel. The hotel rooms would include all the ‘tools of the trade’ plus a panic button in case of problems. The sex workers would be able to check their clients in relative safety in the corridors and public spaces of the hotel as well as in its bistro restaurants.

Despite its attractions the majority of prostitutes oppose the plan and want to remain in their red-light district because they claim to have no problem with the tourists who are their main customers and they do not wish to work in a hotel.

ibis budget Swindon is a new hotel which has recently opened in the centre of Swindon.

ibis budget Swindon has 73 modern, contemporary furnished bedrooms. Each bedroom includes an en-suite shower room, a flat-screen TV and free w-fi access. The on-site café-bar serves meals morning, afternoon and evening.

ibis budget Swindon is located in Henry Street in the centre of Swindon, a five-minute walk from Swindon station and with good access to the M4 motorway.

Development work is expected to start shortly converting a former city centre hat factory in Manchester’s Spinningfields into a 145-bedroom Moxy Hotel.

Moxy is a Marriott brand launched in 2016 offering modern, stylish hotel rooms and facilities - targeting the ‘millennial market’.

The former hat factory is a nine-storey 18th century building with an historic, original façade set to be retained as part of the development. The design will feature a weathered effect metal rain-screen panels with perforated metal recalling the punch cards of a Jacquard loom - an echo to the site’s illustrious textile history.

Moxy Manchester will be located in Atkinson Street, a short walk from Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly stations.

Moxy Manchester is set to join Moxy Chester which will be opening in May 2020 with 194 bedrooms in the centre of Chester. Last year the group gained consent for its first Liverpool outlet at Renshaw Hall.

The Gate is a new boutique aparthotel opening late March 2020 at Aldgate East in London.

The Gate has 20 floors and 189 rooms. Its design is influenced by the style and culture of the London streets and landmarks it overlooks which include The Gherkin, The Shard and Brick Lane.

Each apartment at The Gate will include a fully equipped kitchen, a Hypnos bed, Nespresso machine, workspaces, a walk-in shower, window seats and black-out curtains.

The Gate will offer guests flexible stay periods. Guests can stay for one night or up to three months.

The Gate includes 22 sq-mt studio apartments, 32 sq-mt apartments and 41 sq-mt penthouses. The Residences are the largest apartments at 55 sq-mt with two bedrooms and a separate lounge.

Free wi-fi will be available throughout the building. A light breakfast will be available at The Gate plus a ‘grab and go’ lunch and dinner option. There is also a wide array of restaurants and bars in the local area.

The Gate will feature a members’ lounge with dining and working space plus an outdoor terrace. The Gate will also feature a boutique gym with Technogym equipment and exercise bikes.

The Gate is located in White Church Lane, a two-minute walk from Aldgate East tube station in London.

Deckers Hospitality Group is planning a £750,000 refurbishment of The Royal Toby Hotel in Rochdale.

In March 2020, The Royal Toby will begin a 9-month project upgrading its 53 bedrooms, introducing a luxurious new design complete with bespoke furniture.

The refurbishment is planned to be complete by the end of November 2020.

The Royal Toby Hotel has a number of recently refurbished meeting and events rooms suitable for business interviews, conferences and training events - for up to 100 delegates.

All the meeting rooms are equipped with a flip chart, flat LCD screen, digital projector and free wi-fi.

The Royal Toby Hotel is located in Rochdale’s Castleton area, less than two miles from the M62, with good links from Oldham, Bury, Manchester, and Huddersfield - and with complimentary parking.

The new Nobu Hotel London Portman Square hotel is now accepting reservations from summer 2020.

Located in Marylebone, in the heart of central London, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square includes 249 bedrooms and suites, a Nobu’s world-class restaurant, a ballroom and meeting spaces.

The accommodation at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square ranges from suites, with spacious living areas and views over the London skyline, to contemporary cosy rooms with each bedroom taking its conceptual design from the traditional English garden.

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square has a range of meeting and events rooms accommodating a boardroom meeting for four up to a reception for 700 guests. All meeting rooms are equipped with flat screens and the full range of audio-visual technology.

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is adjacent Portman Square and a short walk from Oxford Street and Regent Street in central London.

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