Refurbishment work continues at the Leonardo Royal London City hotel and is due for completion in June 2020.

Leonardo Royal London City, formerly the Grange City Hotel, has 307 newly redecorated bedrooms with new furnishings including bespoke Leonardo Royal DREAM beds.

The lobby and reception areas are also undergoing a complete transformation.

Leonardo Royal London City will feature 'Corvo' and 'Leo'. Corvo will be an Italian inspired coffee, cocktail bar and all-day café. Meanwhile, Leo’s will serve a full cooked breakfast, an on-the-go breakfast option through to dinner in the evening.

Leisure facilities at Leonardo Royal London City will include a luxury spa and fitness club and City Virtual Golf.

Leonardo Royal London City has 12 meeting and conference suites laid out over a dedicated floor and all equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The largest room will accommodate up to 500 delegates.

Leonardo Royal London City is located in Cooper’s Row in London’s financial district, two minutes from Tower Hill tube station.

Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood in Edinburgh is a royal-owned property. It has recently opened nine serviced apartments following a two-year-long renovation of the building.

The tenement building, parts of which date back to 1490, is located opposite the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament at the foot of the Royal Mile.

In medieval times the building was an almshouse with accommodation for the poor. In the 16th century it was a weapons store. By the 18th century it had become a brewery and a tavern as well as being home to a brothel-keeper. By the 19th century the building had become a sanctuary for debtors. In the 1850s the skeleton of a child was discovered in one of the walls of the building.

By the early 20th century the building had 'cleaned up its act’ and had become a restaurant, a confectioner, a tavern and a spirits merchant.

The new apartments now feature historic fireplaces and original stone walls, blended with all the prerequisites of a 21st century aparthotel but with “quirky windows".

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.

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, former Manchester United footballers turned hotel owners, are temporarily closing their two Manchester-based hotels.

Hotel Football next to Old Trafford stadium and recently opened Stock Exchange Hotel in the centre of Manchester will close on Sunday. The facilities at both hotels will be available for use by healthcare workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

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 -

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