Staybridge Suites Cardiff has just opened. It is the first Staybridge Suites hotel in Wales and the eighth in the UK.

Staybridge Suites Cardiff is located on the East Dock on Cardiff Bay’s Atlantic Wharf.

Staybridge Suites Cardiff has 73 pet-friendly, modern one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, comfortable living areas and flexible working spaces. Guests also have access to free on-site laundry facilities, parking and a state-of-the-art gym.

As with all Staybridge Suites properties, the hotel features an onsite shop called The Pantry, stocking a variety of food options and everyday essentials for purchase. Alongside daily housekeeping and complimentary breakfast, Staybridge Suites Cardiff hosts ‘Socials’ three nights a week, giving guests a chance to relax with drinks, snacks, and an opportunity to meet other guests.

Meetings-wise, The Den at Staybridge Suites Cardiff will accommodate up to ten delegates.

Staybridge Suites Cardiff is located between Cardiff Bay and the city centre. Staybridge Suites Cardiff is a mile from Cardiff Central Cardiff Railway, a 10-minute walk from Cardiff Bay Station and a 30-minute drive from Cardiff International Airport.

The following is a snapshot of the new hotel and events venues which have opened over the summer. These are developments and openings you may have missed whilst our newsdesk has enjoyed an ‘extended’ summer holiday break.

Starting in London: Beaverbrook Town House has just launched in a Grade II-listed building in Chelsea with 14 suites, art and antiques galore, a contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar plus private events rooms. 15 Old Bailey is to become a hotel again this time with 110 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and a gym. The building in central London, dating from the late 19th century, was the first hotel in London to have electric lighting. The building is currently undergoing an 18-month-long redevelopment ibis London Sutton Point opened this summer just outside central London and a three-minute walk from Sutton train station. The ibis London Sutton Point has 99 new PLAZA concept rooms and features ibis' new dining concept: Charlie's Corner and a 24/7 café bar. This November will see the launch of The Gantry, a new hotel bringing together a food market, restaurant and deli plus East London’s highest rooftop bar - in Stratford. The Gantry will be the fourth property within the Curio Collection in London. The 18-storey hotel will have 285 bedrooms plus events spaces, restaurants and a skybar.

Heading north Graduate Hotels have made their debut in the UK.  In Oxford the Macdonald Randolph Hotel has undergone a complete renovation and is now open as the Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels. The hotel has 151 bedrooms and the largest meeting room in Oxford seating 320 delegates theatre style.

In Cambridge, the 148-bedroom Graduate Cambridge hotel is now open. Formerly the Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, the Graduate Hotel Cambridge includes a restaurant, bar, meeting spaces, a fitness club and a pool. Also in Cambridge the Novotel Cambridge North has opened. It is a short walk to Cambridge Business Park. Novotel Cambridge North includes 217-bedrooms, a restaurant, meeting space plus an indoor pool.

No new hotels have opened in Birmingham although plans have just been approved for a hotel-led development scheme in Digbeth just off the city centre which will feature a 175-bedroom hotel plus an 80-unit aparthotel.

Just outside the city, The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield has launched a new outdoor bar area and team building facilities, available for meetings, events and conferences.

In Leicester, Fenwicks, a former landmark building in the centre of Leicester, opens its doors this autumn as The Gresham, a 133-unit aparthotel with a bar/restaurant, fitness suite and flexible meeting spaces. Also in the city, Leicester City FC has unveiled plans to build a new East Stand to raise the King Power Stadium capacity by 8,000 seats to 40,000. As well as a new stand, the club’s owners also plan to build a 220-bedroom hotel plus a multi-purpose 6,000 standing capacity indoor arena linked to the stadium by an elevated walkway.

More football stadium news: DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield City is set to open at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground later this year following a franchise agreement between Hilton and the club. The hotel at Bramall Lane which was built in 2008, includes 155 bedrooms, a penthouse suite, fitness facilities plus banqueting facilities for up to 400 guests.

In Leeds, a former live music venue in the centre of Leeds has reopened as an events space: The Faversham. Now fully refurbished, The Faversham consists of four corporate and private events spaces: the hall, the lounge, the conservatory including an extensive outdoor terrace that seats up to 100 people.

A short hop across the Pennines and we arrive in Manchester where the Scottish-based Doghouse Brewery has opened Doghouse Manchester, its first hotel in England, in Fountain Street close to the city’s Northern Quarter. Doghouse Manchester has 18-bedrooms, a living wall, free bike hire, a rooftop garden and shower beer fridges. Brewdog’s next hotel is planned in Edinburgh and should be open by December.

At Manchester Airport IHG Hotels & Resorts have opened EVEN Hotel Manchester Airport with 112 bedrooms each with an in-room fitness zone. EVEN Hotel Manchester Airport also features an indoor saltwater pool, allowing guests to exercise in the water. More importantly the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport as well as offering free onsite parking.

Looking to the future, House of Gods boutique hotel brand, which features cabin style bedrooms, is set to expand to both Manchester and Glasgow in the near future.

Liverpool has seen the opening of its first hotel in the city’s Baltic Triangle. The Baltic Hotel opened following a £7 million investment. It has 58 bedrooms featuring music memorabilia on the walls and with views over the city and the River Mersey. Peloton bikes have also been installed in some spaces. The Baltic Hotel features The Parlour – an industrial-chic events space over two levels and seating 150 delegates plus The Attic a second multi-functional events space seating up to 120 delegates.

In Bristol, ‘Mollies’ – the ‘budget-luxury’ hotel and diner concept has opened at Cribbs Causeway.  Mollies Motel and Diner at Cribbs Causeway has been designed by private members club Soho House. It has 123 bedrooms across three floors, all-day food, a heated terrace and a communal workspace with free tea and coffee. Mollies Motel and Diner at Cribbs Causeway is the second Mollie’s hotel to open in the UK. The first is in Buckland in Oxfordshire.

Further down in the southwest, a new-look, state-of-the-art events hall, alongside extended conference centre facilities, has opened at Buckfast Abbey midway between Exeter and Plymouth. Schiller Hall at Buckfast Abbey has undergone a £2million makeover and will accommodate up to 120 delegates. It is supported by six other event rooms, hosting groups of up to 85 delegates with a full catering package.

Other new hotels which have opened around the country include a new Ibis in Bishop Stortford, a new Travelodge in Sandwich plus a new Maldron Hotel in Renfrew.

Finally, back in London, the Royal College of Music has just joined the Unique Venues of London portfolio. Located in South Kensington, the Royal College of Music offers a wide range of events spaces for performances, receptions, dinners, meetings and conferences.

Hyatt Hotels Group has just opened its first Hyatt Place hotel in central London.

Hyatt Place London City East is housed within a redeveloped 1980s office on Whitechapel Road, just over half a mile walk from Liverpool Street rail and Underground station.

Hyatt Place London City East has 280 bedrooms, many of which feature skyline views across the city and Canary Wharf. All bedrooms include a dedicated workspace, a Smart TV and free wi-fi. 

Zoom Restaurant is the main restaurant at Hyatt Place London City East with casual, urban dining in the Orangery Conservatory.  The hotel’s Pocketsquare Skyline Bar and Terrace, located on the ninth floor, is available for private hire. A 24-hour fitness centre is located on the lower ground floor.

Hyatt Place London City East features two flexible meeting and events spaces each accommodating up to 20 delegates.

Hyatt Place London City East joins Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport in the Hyatt Place London portfolio.

Irish hotel group Dalata has published plans to open seven new hotels across the UK and Ireland by May next year.

Dalata open its first property in Glasgow in August. It is a 300-bedroom Maldron Hotel. This will followed by a further hotels in Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin between November this year and May 2022.

A previously announced Maldron property in Birmingham will now not be proceeding. A 330-bedroom hotel was promised. It was to be located within a five-minute walk of Birmingham New Street Station and completed in time for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

There is also a question mark over Dalata’s plans to open its first London property under the Maldron Hotel brand. At the time Maldron Hotel Shoreditch London was expected to open in 2022.

The group’s portfolio currently consists of 29 owned hotels, 12 leased properties and three management contracts, with a total of 9,261 bedrooms, and around 3,000 rooms set to be added over the next three years across 12 new hotels.

Hilton Hotels will finally open its first lifestyle Canopy brand in London on 1st September 2021. Canopy by Hilton London City had originally been scheduled to open in 2018.

Canopy by Hilton London City will have 340 bedrooms each one air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen television with cable channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk.

Canopy by Hilton London City will feature a rooftop restaurant Florattica, Freedom Cafe and destination restaurant Penny Squares plus a fitness centre.

Canopy by Hilton London City will have one 97 sq-mt meeting room.

Canopy by Hilton London City will be joining 27 Canopy hotels worldwide, with over 30 additional properties under development.

 Canopy by Hilton London City is located within the new Minories development in Whitechapel with a new office building alongside as well as a public garden and a new city square. It is close to Aldgate Tube station, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and London Bridge.

It’s all change at The Queens Hotel in Leeds. It has just reopened following a £16million transformation project.

All bedrooms at The Queens Hotel have been redesigned and refurbished with the addition of 16 extra bedrooms bringing the rooms total to 232.

The ground floor of The Queens Hotel has been totally transformed into a new ‘social hub’ which features a wine bar plus an outdoor terrace,  extensive coffee space and a new restaurant concept.

The Queens Hotel has 15 flexible meeting and events suites including the main Queens Ballroom seating up to 500 guests.

The Queens Hotel is a Grade II-listed hotel built in 1937 in the art deco style of the period. It was built as a railway hotel and still has private access to Leeds station.

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