Hoteliers, Accor Group and AXA Health Insurance have announced a new partnership to provide medical support to guests across the 5,000 Accor hotels worldwide.  

From July 2020, this partnership will enable Accor guests to benefit from health care including telemedicine through to free access to medical teleconsultations. The partnership will allow hotels to make the most relevant referrals for their guests in the 110 destinations where Accor currently operate.

The agreement is part of Accor’s preparation for the post Covid-19 rebound and will complement its overall global recovery plan.

Millennium Point, the conference and events centre in the middle of Birmingham is adding a Live Video Streaming bolt-on to its events package. It will enable organisers to live stream their event to delegates wherever they are.

The technical team at Millennium Point will deliver the live stream so delegates can log-in and view via a secure link. It will include multi-screen functionality allowing simultaneous viewing of speakers and presentations. Streaming is suitable for events lasting up to 8-hours long and will be made available after the event for organisers to publish on their own video platforms.

In a post-Covid-19 world it will allow delegates the opportunity to “virtually” attend an event as well as eliminating the travel challenges for delegates who otherwise would not be able to attend.

Facility-wise, the main Auditorium at Millennium Point will accommodate up to 354 delegates for conferences, lectures, product launches, award ceremonies and AGMs. It is supported by a range of breakout spaces and smaller meeting rooms.

Millennium Point lies at the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside alongside Curzon Street station, the proposed home of the HS2 rail link to London, and a short walk from all three main city centre stations.

Further details have been released regarding plans for the conversion of Manchester's London Road Fire Station; plans which will include a new hotel.

The London Road Fire Station is a Grade II-listed building. It opened in 1906 in the city centre alongside Manchester Piccadilly station. In addition to a fire station, the building also housed a police station, an ambulance station, a bank, a coroner's court and a gas-meter testing station.

The converted fire station will also be a "hive of activity". The former Engine Room will be converted for commercial use for the creative industries. The Engine Room will retain the historic glazed-brick walled interior.

The former Police Station will be converted into a gym and wellness facility, whilst the Coroners Court will be preserved and fitted-out to host functions and events.

A 42-bedroom boutique hotel will provide accommodation in the north and east wings of the building centred on its ground-floor entrance in Whitworth Street.

The central courtyard will form the social heart of the development, with retail, leisure and wide-ranging food and beverage options.

Proposed opening dates await publication.

The new Coventry Telegraph Hotel is set to open later this year in plenty of time to celebrate Coventry’s status as the UK City of Culture in 2021.

Coventry Telegraph Hotel is located in the historic former premises of the Coventry Evening Telegraph in the heart of the city.

Coventry Telegraph Hotel will be the city’s first boutique hotel and first four-star hotel to open since the Hotel Leofric, which was built in the rebirth of Coventry in the 1950s.

Coventry Telegraph Hotel will include 88 bedrooms several of which will be duplex penthouse suites. It will feature a restaurant in a glazed courtyard as well as a rooftop bar overlooking Belgrade Square. It will also include meeting and conference facilities.

Coventry Telegraph Hotel will be operated by Bespoke Hotels.

Plans for a £12million regeneration project which will include a new hotel close to Mansfield town centre have been formally submitted to Mansfield District Council.

In addition to a 100-bedroom hotel and restaurant, the plan also envisages three other restaurants with ancillary retail facilities, parking and servicing areas, public realm and landscaping.

It is anticipated that planning permission for the scheme will be approved this summer, with construction work then able to start in Spring 2021.

Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire has launched ‘Safe Events’, a comprehensive plan to safeguard the health and safety of its staff, customers and clients post Covid-19 - and to ensure the conference and training complex is ready for a safe reopening.

The new policy includes an extensive range of measures, including physical barriers, signage, training and technology, such as self-check-in terminals and cashless payments only plus heightened and intensive hygiene. Every meeting room is now set up with social distancing measures in place for various room setups.

Wyboston Lakes Resort has already implemented a social distancing plan as the venue has been used as a training venue for frontline NHS workers during the UK lockdown.

Wyboston Lakes Resort includes the recently refurbished Woodlands Event Centre with 16 flexible event spaces, the largest of which is a 385sq-mt space plus 120 bedrooms. The Willows Training Centre has a combination of 40 training and syndicate rooms and 183 bedrooms.

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