Aston Villa Football Club, the greatest football club in the world according to my other half, has just published a £100million+ improvement plan for its Villa Park home in Birmingham.

The first phase will include a new North Stand connecting into an upgraded Trinity Stand which will see capacity for the stadium increase to over 50,000. The plans also include the introduction of ‘Villa Live’, a new commercial destination venue and community space.

The project has to go through various planning stages before the ‘spades hit the ground’ but the prospect of a top-class new venue on our doorstep is great news for us and our clients.

Staying in Birmingham, the Alexander Stadium is an international-standard athletics venue which is about to host the Commonwealth Games this August.  

The Alexander Stadium has just undergone a £72 million redevelopment. It now offers a range of conference, meeting and events spaces that are all available for hire.  Facilities also include six hospitality boxes for smaller meetings, a boardroom plus a main function room, all with views over the athletics track .

The Alexander Stadium is located just off the M6 at junction 6 and is a stone’s throw from the centre of Birmingham.

Parador 44 is a new nine-bedroom Spanish-style boutique hotel opening above Asador 44 restaurant in the centre of Cardiff in late June 2022.

Each bedroom  at Parador 44 will have its own individual Spanish-theme - some feature four poster beds, whilst others will have fireplaces. Parador 44 will also feature a private terrace and lounge and residents will be offered a full Spanish breakfast.

Parador 44 is located in Quay Street in Cardiff’s Castle Quarter, a short walk from the city’s Principality Stadium.

Construction work is now complete on two new hotels at Airport City Manchester.

The two hotels – a Holiday Inn and an ibis Budget are now being fitted out prior to a planned late summer/early autumn 2022 opening.

Holiday Inn Manchester Airport will have 280 bedrooms and suites, many with runway views, plus the brand’s signature Open Lobby, combining the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge and a business centre into one area. 

Holiday Inn Manchester Airport will also feature ground floor meeting and events space plus its feature restaurant Firin – offering a modern Turkish menu, designed around a theatre kitchen. 

ibis Budget Manchester Airport will have 262 bedrooms across seven storeys – a mix of double, twin and triple rooms all equipped with a flat screen television, en-suite bathroom and free wi-fi.

ibis Budget Manchester Airport will offer a breakfast buffet or a Grab & Go breakfast.    

The next new hotel scheduled to land at Manchester Airport will be a new nine-storey TRIBE hotel with 412 bedrooms and suites, a restaurant plus a bar and a gym. It is scheduled for completion in early 2024.

Hotel Indigo Bath has just opened its 18th century underground Vault rooms. This is the final stage of the hotel’s multi-million-pound major restoration project.

There are 12 Vault rooms at Hotel Indigo Bath. They all feature exposed brickwork highlighting their historical architecture, with soft lighting, timber finishing, vaulted bath stone ceilings, underfloor heating and high-end crafted furniture.

The Vault rooms at Hotel Indigo Bath are furnished with a King-size Hypnos bed with Egyptian cotton linen, a spa-inspired bathroom with roll-top bath, a walk-in rainfall shower, a Nespresso coffee machine, high speed wi-fi and a 43” flat screen television.

In addition to the Vaults, Hotel Indigo Bath has a further 154 bedrooms and suites plus the ‘Private House’ with eight en-suite bedrooms, a meeting room/lounge for up to ten delegates plus a dedicated private courtyard. Hotel Indigo Bath also features the Elder Restaurant plus three flexible meeting and events suites for up to 26 delegates.

Hotel Indigo Bath is a Grade 1-listed building located in South Parade amongst Bath’s Georgian terraces and a short walk from the city centre, Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge.

Details and images have been released of London’s first art’otel opening on the Battersea Power Station site later in 2022. 

art'otel Battersea Power Station will be located within Battersea Roof Gardens, a new building which will form part of Electric Boulevard, a collection of buildings comprising homes, offices and a new pedestrianised high street which sits to the south of the former Power Station.

art'otel Battersea Power Station will have 164 bedrooms and will feature a new skyline destination restaurant and bar, a rooftop swimming pool, as well as a gym, spa, events facilities, a Grand Café and Art Gallery. Progress on the hotel’s construction is nearing completion. Bedrooms and suites, bar and restaurant are currently being fitted out.

The restoration of the Power Station is nearing completion. Once it is open to the public, Battersea Power Station will house over 100 shops, bars and restaurants, a luxury boutique cinema as well as unique events and leisure spaces, including the chimney lift experience as well as new green and open public spaces.

The Northern Line on London’s tube network is now extended, and this includes a new Zone 1 London Underground station, Battersea Power Station - with journey times to the West End and the City taking approximately 15 minutes.

We will bring you details and capacities of the meeting and events spaces at art’otel London Battersea Power Station as soon as they are published.

Yotel London Shoreditch hotel has just opened. It is the group’s fifth city centre property in the UK. The site was formerly the East London Hotel.

Yotel London Shoreditch has 161 bedrooms – a mix of Queen, Premium Queen, Twin and Family rooms – some without windows but all with super-fast wi-fi.  

Yotel London Shoreditch also includes an all-day bar, restaurant plus co-working space.

Yotel London Shoreditch is located in Cambridge Heath Road, a minute’s walk from Bethnal Green Tube station.

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