Wellbeing consultants appointed at The Randolph Hotel

Wellbeing consultants appointed for The Randolph Hotel

UK: Made for Life Organics has been appointed by Graduate Hotels to develop a new wellbeing concept at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford. The team at Made for Life Organics will be responsible for the total project management, including operational procedures, recruitment, training, purchasing and implementation of the spa’s treatment menu.

Institute of Hospitality forms youth council

Institute of Hospitality forms youth council

UK: The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has launched its youth council – Aspiring in Hospitality Group – for the first time in the organisation’s 83-year history. The council, made up of students and young professionals at the start of their careers, is the idea of chief executive Robert Richardson. The


Leumi completes £27m refinance for Grand Hotel Birmingham

UK: The five-year facility will help finance the opening and stabilisation costs of the Grand Hotel, which was acquired in 2017 by Starwood Capital Group. The deal marks Leumi’s first transaction involving funds managed and controlled by Starwood Capital. Currently, Starwood has in excess of $73 billion of assets under


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Luxury Travel Intelligence reveals world’s best luxury hotel brands

Worldwide: Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), a members-only organisation reporting on the luxury travel market, has revealed its top global hotel brands following a 12 month assessment. LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence is a members-only organisation reporting on the luxury travel market. The company has spent the last 12 months developing


Rosewood expands in the Middle East

Qatar: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is set to open a hotel and residences in the US$45 billion mega-project called Lusail City in 2022. The project is spread across two towers. The taller 40-storey building will house 300 residences for purchase, whilst the other 37-storey building will comprise a 185-room hotel

Movers and Shakers

Hotel Marketing Association appoints chair

UK: The Hotel Marketing Association (HMA) has appointed Petra Clayton as its chair, succeeding Ed Purnell and Julian Ebbutt. Clayton, CEO and founder of hospitality marketing agency Custard Communications, was formally appointed on 1 June 2020. Clayton said: “This has to be one of the most intense and pivotal years


RateGain wins Best Technology Innovator of The Year

UK: The tech company received the award at the HSMAI Region Europe, Revenue Optimisation Conference, held at the Savoy Hotel in London last week. The award is handed to those that “demonstrate a real change in the hotel landscape, with a truly innovated application of technology”. RateGain is a provider