A Leicestershire golf club has published plans to build a new hotel on its course.

Forest Hill Golf and Country Club in Botcheston, Leicestershire is to submit plans for a new 152-bedroom hotel with a leisure and spa complex plus meeting and events facilities. The hotel would be constructed within the club’s grounds, on land currently occupied by a redundant nine-hole golf course.

The new hotel would be called ‘The Club at Forest Hill’.

The plans have been submitted to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council planners.

Conference News is reporting a new regional convention bureau: Meet Bristol & Bath. It has just been created to help attract conferences and events to the region.

Meet Bristol & Bath will target a global audience and is looking to develop the association, corporate and incentive travel businesses worldwide. 

New projects planned in the region which will no doubt feature in the Meet Bristol & Bath portfolio include:

The YTL Arena Bristol which is due to open in 2023. The Arena will feature three interlinked arenas including a flexible hall with 11,000sq-mt of floor space for exhibitions, trade shows and conventions plus a 17,080-seat arena.

Ashton Gate Stadium, home of Bristol City Football Club, is aiming to develop a state of the art 4,000 capacity sports and convention centre, adjacent to their existing venue. The development will include a 4-star hotel.

New hotels scheduled to open in Bristol over the next few years include the Leonardo Hotel Bristol Glassfields scheduled to open in 2021 with 200 bedrooms and a new 255-bedroom Clayton Hotel scheduled to open in early 2022. Both will feature extensive meeting and events facilities.

Meanwhile in Bath the new Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein visitor attraction opens this Spring. This will include an escape room experience for groups. 

The brand new Courtyard by Marriott Keele Staffordshire has just opened at Keele University's Science and Innovation Park.

Courtyard by Marriott Keele Staffordshire has 150 bedrooms. Initially the hotel is just open for key workers. Once lockdown restrictions are eased guests will have access to the new Scholars Restaurant and Bar, a coffee shop, two meeting rooms for up to 30 delegates plus a fitness suite.

Bedrooms at Courtyard by Marriott Keele Staffordshire are furnished with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels plus a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. All rooms feature air conditioning and work space.

Courtyard by Marriott Keele Staffordshire is located just off the M6 in Staffordshire. It has 180 car parking spaces.

Keele University Events & Conferencing features a large range of events spaces to accommodate everything from small team meetings to 600-delegate events. Facilities include the Grade II-listed Keele Hall.

Dalata Hotels Group currently have ten new hotels under construction in the UK which are projected to open during 2021 – 2022. Between them they will bring over 2500 additional hotel bedrooms onto the market. The list includes:

Maldron Hotel Glasgow – Renfrew Street – September 2021

Clayton Hotel Manchester City, Portland Street – Expected to open Q1 2022

Clayton Hotel Glasgow – Opening Q1 2022

Clayton Hotel Bristol, Board Street – opening Q1 2022

Maldron Hotel Shoreditch, London City – Opening date yet to be announced

Maldron Hotel Liverpool – Opening date yet to be announced  

Maldron Hotel Brighton – Opening date yet to be announced

Maldron Hotel Manchester, Charles Street – Opening date yet to be announced

Maldron Hotel Birmingham, Suffolk Street – Opening date yet to be announced

Maldron Hotel Manchester, Deansgate – Opening date yet to be announced

Construction work is now expected to start on site later this year to build a new Maldron Hotel in Manchester.

The Maldron Hotel will be a 16-storey building with 188 bedrooms. It will be located on what was a carpark site in Chapel Street, part of the Greengate regeneration area of Salford.

A two-year construction period is anticipated for the Salford project.

In the meantime, construction of the new Maldron Hotel in Charles Street in central Manchester is due to complete later this year. This is also a new build hotel with 17 storeys and 278 bedrooms.

Marriott International Hotels group has just opened its first UK ‘double-decker', dual-branded hotel, in Slough.

The 244-bedroom hotel complex forms part of a major redevelopment of Slough’s former central library site.

Moxy , Marriott’s lifestyle brand, occupies the lower four floors with 152 bedrooms, including 28 twin and eight accessible rooms.

Residence Inn by Marriott Slough, the group’s extended stay brand, shares the building with 92 suites each complete with extra living space and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Moxy Slough and Residence Inn by Marriott Slough each has its own entrance, but guests can use the shared facilities which include nine meeting and events suites covering 2,400 sq-ft. The ‘Brains’ and the ‘Virgil’ suites are the largest each seating up to 37 delegates theatre style. Other shared facilities include a fitness studio and a ninth floor Residence Inn outdoor terrace.

The Thunderbirds TV series was filmed on the nearby Slough Trading Estate and the hotel’s décor incorporates the pop-art wall graphics and signage associated with the Gerry & Sylvia Anderson puppet show – which also explains the names of the meeting rooms.

Moxy Slough and Residence Inn by Marriott Slough are located in William Street in the centre of Slough, a short walk from both Slough rail station and Slough bus station.

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