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.

Crowne Plaza Marlow has just completed its extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment.

The refurbishment programme has included all 168 bedrooms. They now feature a contemporary décor and are furnished with luxury duvets and extra pillows, a desk with telephone points for the business traveller, a 49" Flat Screen TV with music system and an en-suite bathroom.

Crowne Plaza Marlow now features a brand new AA Rosette Glaze Restaurant, Aqua Bar and Lounge plus a Conservatory overlooking the hotel’s lake and lawns.

The Winterlake Conference Centre at Crowne Plaza Marlow has ten meeting rooms, all equipped with the latest technology including ceiling-mounted laser projectors, 75” Samsung TV’s with Clickshare wireless technology and the latest microphone technology. The Winterlake Conference Centre offers extensive catering options and will accommodate up to 450 delegates.

Leisure facilities at Crowne Plaza Marlow include the Quad Club & Spa with a 19m indoor pool, sauna & steam room, indoor and outdoor spa pools, a fitness gym and spa treatments.  

Crowne Plaza Marlow is set in five acres of Buckinghamshire countryside, with easy access to Maidenhead and High Wycombe.     

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.

Hampton by Hilton is planning to open its first hotel in Manchester.

Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter is a new build hotel and is set to open in May 2020. It will open with 221 bedrooms offering the ‘brand-standard’ free hot breakfast plus an all-day dining restaurant and a fitness centre.

Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter will have one 46 sq-mt meeting room.

Hampton by Hilton is located on the corner of Rochdale Road and Sharp Street less than a mile from the centre of Manchester, Manchester Piccadilly station, the Manchester Stadium, the National Football Museum and the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre.

L’oscar London, the hotel inspired by Oscar Wilde, has launched three new events spaces.

The Baptist is the largest room and is set within the building’s Grade II-listed chapel. It will accommodate up to 150 delegates for a reception.

The Library, with its oak paneling will accommodate up to 100 delegates for a reception or 72 for a dinner.

The Committee Room is the smallest room and is located on the first floor. It features an original fireplace and a vaulted hand plastered ceiling. It will accommodate up to 26 delegates boardroom style.

L’oscar London opened in 2018 with 39-bedrooms and is set within the former headquarters of the Baptist Church. All bedrooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a desk, a seating area and a private bathroom. All rooms have air conditioning and complimentary wi-fi access.

L'oscar Restaurant is on the ground floor and feature walls and ceilings lined with mirrors, gilded panels, and original art. It serves breakfast, dinner and an all-day menu.

L’oscar London is located in Southampton Row, a one-minute walk from Holborn underground station. 

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