This week sees the reopening of The Old Coastguard, a seaside hotel in the fishing village of Mousehole in West Cornwall.

The Old Coastguard was forced to close following a major fire in June 2019.

The Old Coastguard was once a lookout station for the local coastguard – hence its name. It now has fourteen bedrooms, nearly all looking out over the sea, with views to St. Michael's Mount and the Lizard. 

There is a dining room and outside terrace in a tropical garden that slopes down to the harbour wall.  Bedrooms are ‘homely’ furnished with bathrobes, blankets, a Roberts radio, tea- and coffee-making kit, homemade biscuits and books to browse.

The restaurant and bar open this week with the accommodation opening on 24th March 2020.

The Eastside Rooms is a major new meeting and events venue which opens in the centre of Birmingham next summer. It has announced that it will be taking events bookings from September 2020.

The Eastside Rooms will form part of the Eastside development of central Birmingham – the city’s new ‘Knowledge Quarter’. It will also include the HS2 high-speed rail development at Curzon Street station.

The Eastside Rooms will feature the Affinity Suite at over 800sq-mt and accommodating up to 1200 delegates, with retractable walls enabling the room to be divided into two independent spaces. The Eastside Rooms will also have 14 fully equipped meeting and events rooms.

A 195-bedroom Aloft Hotel is also expected to open on site in summer 2020. It will include a restaurant, cocktail bar and a fully equipped gym.

The Eastside Rooms has produced an interactive map designed for meeting and events planners. It offers them an insight into how Birmingham’s meetings and events landscape will change over the next ten years. It highlights the various new developments planned and where they are located in relation to The Eastside Rooms -

A new easyHotel is set to open in the centre of Derby following planning approval.

The new easyHotel will be located in a five-storey former office building and Job Centre on the corner of Newland and Becket Street in Derby.

easyHotel Derby will have 111 bedrooms plus a restaurant and bar. It is expected to open in 2021.

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has secured approval for a new hotel plus a hotel school which will be located in the Haymarket area of the city.

The new hotel will be operated by EICC under a franchise agreement with Hyatt Hotels. It will be a four-star hotel with 362 bedrooms.

The new hotel will address conference demand issues for the EICC - which has hosted almost 1.5 million delegates at the conference centre venue since it opened in 1995.

The hotel school will be an integral part of the hotel development. It will address recruitment challenges faced by the hospitality industry in Scotland.  It will offer a career path for students and trainees as well as a pipeline of qualified people for Scotland’s leisure and tourism industries. 

The new hotel development will occupy one of the most accessible locations in Edinburgh city centre, with excellent road and rail connections as well as good access to Edinburgh International Airport.

Hotel group, Best Western, will consider turning its hotels into temporary hospitals if the NHS needs additional bedspace during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Empty hotels across the country resulting from the health crisis would help ease the pressure on hospitals that are rapidly filling up with patients.

Government Health Minister, Mike Hancock, said that he was “open to all options” with hotels offering “ready-built facilities for looking after people”.

Best Western now has over 250 hotels in Great Britain, with almost 15,000 bedrooms – a number which is constantly growing.

Shiva Hotels Group is set to open a new sustainable luxury lifestyle hotel in London’s Covent Garden in May 2020.

The hotel – ‘Middle Eight’ – will have 180 bedrooms, including 12 suites some with private outside terraces, plus a range of food and beverage outlets.

Hotel interiors at Middle Eight will be inspired by nature and use materials such as stone and wood and will include a feature wall in the hotel atrium.

Middle Eight will include a fitness centre, with cardio machines and weights.

The building which now houses Middle Eight was originally Kingsway Hall Methodist Church, a building renowned for its fine acoustics and used for recording classical orchestral and choral music - a tradition Middle Eight will continue with space for performances and screenings.

Middle Eight is located in Great Queen Street in Covent Garden, minutes away from the banks of the Thames, Leicester Square and London’s theatre district.

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