The Emory is a new hotel expected to open in April in London’s Knightsbridge district. It will include 60 suites over nine floors, with each floor showcasing different interior designers. The hotel also includes a wellness suite with a 22metre pool plus restaurants and bars. It will join Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley in the Maybourne Hotel Group.

Motel One hotel group plans to open two new hotels in London later this year. Motel One Old Street hotel will open with 237 bedrooms. Motel One Hyde Park will be home to 197 bedrooms. They will join the existing Motel One London property in Tower Hill.

Integrity International Group has acquired Atlas House, along with the Crescent buildings in Tower Hill, central London with plans to convert the Grade II listed building into a hotel. The site is located between the Guildhall, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England. Further details to follow in due course.

Brewery group, Greene King, are launching Everly Hotel Collection - a portfolio of boutique hotels across the UK. The first to open will be the White Horses in Rottingdean, Sussex. It is planned to open summer 2024 with 32 bedrooms and a 290-seat restaurant.

A new hotel is planned in Cambridge with 137 bedrooms plus 80 suites, two conference rooms plus co-working office space, a restaurant, bar, cafe, gym and swimming pool. It would be located in Orchard Park on the outskirts of Cambridge. A decision is expected shortly.

Aparthotel Birmingham has just opened at Birmingham Snowhill in the city centre. The building was formerly the Royal Angus Hotel until 2020. Now renamed following an extensive refurbishment Aparthotel Birmingham includes 84 studios, 71 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom apartments across nine floors.

Whilst we are in Birmingham let us share exciting venue news from the football world. It involves world famous Birmingham City Football Club ‘on our doorstep’ here in Birmingham. Its stadium is set to be renamed St. Andrew’s @ KnightheadPark following the signing of a commercial agreement with owners the Shelby Companies. Plans also include a new fans ‘entertainment zone’ @ Knighthead Park, which will be built on club-owned land close to the Main Stand at the Stadium. This is all part of an overall plan to create a world-renowned ‘Sports Quarter’ in Birmingham. We will watch this space.

Malmaison Manchester Deansgate opened on 1st February – the second Malmaison hotel in Manchester. It has 70 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and two small meeting rooms seating six delegates boardroom style in each. It is a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.

Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport Hotel has reopened following the first phase of its £8 million refurbishment project. It features a new open lobby concept, a new bar and a redesigned reception area. The hotel’s 299 bedrooms have also been revamped. The hotel has eight meeting rooms, a business centre and a fitness centre. A new standalone restaurant is planned. The hotel is within walking distance of Manchester Airport’s terminal buildings.

Also in Manchester Treehouse Hotel Manchester is set to open in April in Deansgate in the city centre. It will have 216 bedrooms, a 14th floor restaurant and private event space for up to 400 people. It joins its sister hotel, Treehouse Hotel London, which opened in 2019.

Hilton Hotels have unveiled plans to open a Motto by Hilton hotel directly above the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. The hotel will include 283 bedrooms and suites plus a restaurant and bar plus meeting spaces. It is due to open in 2025 subject to final approval from Liverpool City Council.

Property developers, the ALB Group, have acquired a site next to Blackpool Tower. Currently the building houses retails units on the ground floor. Plans would see the upper floors developed into a hotel. We await developments.

Kasbah Hotel is a new hotel planned on Grimsby's waterfront. It is part of a masterplan for the regeneration of Grimsby's Ice Factory and the wider Port area. Kasbah Hotel will have 161 bedrooms across five floors. It has been designed to accommodate delegates attending conferences and events at the Ice Factory. We will monitor developments.

The Social Hub, an Amsterdam-based hospitality group, is planning to open its first property in the UK later this year – on Candleriggs Square in the centre of Glasgow. It will be the group’s eighteenth hotel in Europe and will include 494 bedrooms including student accommodation. It will have eight flexible meeting and events rooms, totaling 1,500 square-metres, plus restaurants, bars, a rooftop bar and gyms. We will monitor developments.

W Hotel Edinburgh opened at the end of last year. It is a twelve storey hotel in the city’s St. James Quarter – and part of the Marriott Bonvoy group. It has 199 bedrooms plus 45 suites. The hotel features three restaurants plus a rooftop deck with a 360-degree view of the city. There are five meeting rooms with the largest seating up to 28 delegates ‘U’ shape. There is a fully equipped gym plus a spa with four treatment rooms.

Set to open this Spring 100 Princes Street will be the first Scottish site for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. The 5-star hotel will open in Edinburgh with 30 bedrooms in the former Royal Overseas League building, overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

Trump Hotels have just opened MacLeod House & Lodge in the Scottish Highlands. The hotel has 18 bedrooms and is available for exclusive use with an eye on corporate golf groups.  It is surrounded by mountain ranges, rivers, lochs, and glens and close to Aberdeen.

The Personal Best Education and Conference Centre is not a new opening but they are looking to raise their profile. Located in Romsey near Southampton, the Centre has a range of meeting rooms catering for small groups up to meetings for 50 delegates in all manner of room layouts – all fully equipped with wifi, VGA Connectors, HDMI leads, whiteboards and projectors plus tea and coffee and free parking.

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