BHN editor Eloise Hanson chats to Charlie MacGregor, founder and CEO of The Social Hub, about the impact of changing traveller habits on the group’s expansion and the need for affordable student housing in Europe. They also talk about Jedi’s, Leonardo Di Caprio, and Charlie’s ultimate dream goal of world peace.
Spain: Hybrid hospitality group The Social Hub will open its seventeenth property in San Sebastián, Spain, on 1 February 2024.
Spain: The Marbella Club Hotel in Andalusia will open its Clubhouse this spring, comprising several indoor and outdoor spaces designed for eating, drinking, socialising, shopping and pampering. The Clubhouse has been designed by Marie-Caroline Willms and Johanna Haniel of design studio EMCI. It includes the El Patio restaurant, overseen by
Colin Hannan, principal at Proven Partners, a hospitality consultancy firm, outlines seven top tips for enhancing social media marketing. The great irony of social media is that these platforms were built to facilitate connection, yet they’ve left us feeling isolated and given us a real life need for human connection. Nowhere
Worldwide: Representation company HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts has reported growth of more than 20 per cent in 2023, increasing its independent hotel, apartment, and group portfolio to over 2,500.
Worldwide: IHM’s editorial team [George Sell, editor-in-chief; Paul Stevens, editor – short-term rentals; and Eloise Hanson [editor – hospitality] provide a glimpse into what to expect for the travel, hospitality and real estate sectors in 2024 in our annual A-Z article.
UK: As part of its £16m refurbishment, The Queens Hotel has partnered with restaurant and bar operator Living Ventures to open the Grand Pacific and the Cafe Pacific this summer. The Grand Pacific is a 100-cover restaurant with private dining rooms and a bar, which “aims to recreate the golden age
Worldwide: Drawing from the coverage provided by four sector-leading b2b websites, the editorial team at International Hospitality Media [IHM] highlight 25 influential leaders across travel, hospitality and real estate who they believe have a big 12 months ahead of them.
UK: The 2023 Independent Hotel Show in London, in partnership with James Hallam, returns to Olympia on 16-17 October.
Hong Kong: Langham Hospitality Group has signed a management agreement to launch the second hotel under its millennial lifestyle brand Ying’nFlo in Admiralty, Hong Kong.