The co-founder of the Cotswolds’ hotel and restaurant portfolio, The Lucky Onion, is planning to launch a new hotel brand - Cult Hotels - this spring with its first property: The George in Cheltenham, due to open officially in April 2020.

The George in Cheltenham comprises five refurbished Grade-II listed Regency townhouses with 46 bedrooms. The design of the hotel will reflect the local area and will be ‘accessible, approachable and cool’. Cult Hotels will feature an automatic check-in and post-box key return as well as offering a Pantry for guests to use throughout their stay.

Future plans would see the Cult Hotels concept rolled out in popular cities within the UK and beyond over the next few years.

Plans to develop a new National Poetry Centre in Leeds have been unveiled by poet laureate, Simon Armitage.

The National Poetry Centre would include an extensive poetry collection with research facilities, rehearsal and performance spaces and a café. It would also offer events spaces for literary events and prizes plus accommodation for visiting writers from across the UK and worldwide.

The new National Poetry Centre would be developed by Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds amongst others.

Spinningfields Conference Centre is a new venue which has recently opened in the centre of Manchester. Based in the city’s business district, Spinningfields Conference Centre has four principal spaces for events, exhibitions, conferences and meetings.

Spaces include the Maine Road Boardroom seating up to 30 delegates. The Spinningfields Conference Centre with views of Spinningfields is the largest space seating 350 delegates.

The Deansgate Conference Suite with floor to ceiling windows will accommodate up to 200 delegates, whilst the Lawn Club offers a quirky interior for networking event or team building days accommodating up to 80 delegates.

All the rooms are fully equipped with the latest meeting and AV technology. A full food and refreshment package is also provided.

The Spinningfields Conference Centre is located in Hardman Square in the heart of Manchester’s financial centre and minutes from Manchester Deansgate station.

Plans have been unveiled for a new 150-bedroom hotel at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The new hotel – a Hampton by Hilton – would sit alongside the existing DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel with its 121 bedrooms at the Ricoh Arena.

The new Hampton by Hilton would provide additional accommodation in support of the 32,600-capacity stadium located alongside plus the 20,000 square metres of events space at the Ricoh Arena which includes an exhibition hall, casino and meeting rooms.

A formal application has been submitted to Coventry city council. If plans are approved construction work on the new hotel could begin this summer with a possible completion by the fourth quarter of 2021.

The Gate is a new boutique aparthotel opening in Aldgate East this spring boasting a Banksy in the lobby and a 360 degree view across the City of London.

The Gate has 189 apartments each with a fully equipped kitchen, a Hypnos bed, Nespresso machine, workspaces, a walk-in shower, window seats and black-out curtains.

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 is available throughout the building.

A light breakfast is 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 and 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.

Ditton Manor in Berkshire, formerly known principally as a wedding venue is opening as a meeting, conferences and events venue.

Ditton Manor offers over 11,000 square feet of flexible events space with 13 primary, fully equipped, high tech meeting spaces and two breakout spaces.

The largest room in the main house is the Auditorium which will seat up to 330 delegates theatre style and subdivides into two separate spaces. A marquee in the gardens will seat up to 1050 delegate theatre style.

All meeting rooms are equipped with high tech AV equipment. Breakout spaces offer complimentary tea and coffee. There is free high speed wi-fi throughout the venue and complimentary parking for over 250 vehicles.

Ditton Manor offers a full in-house catering package.

Ditton Manor stands in its own extensive grounds surrounded by a medieval moat. It is located close to Slough in Berkshire, just off the M4 and a ten minute drive from London Heathrow Airport.

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