General manager appointed at Lainston House
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General manager appointed at Lainston House

UK: Steve Lewis will join the five-star Lainston House in Winchester as general manager this August. Lewis, with over 14 years experience, has in the past worked with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Harbour Hotels & Spas, Hotel du Vin, The Dorchester and Old Bank Hotel. Previous to hospitality, Lewis spent

Institute of Hospitality forms youth council
Industry

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

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The Mayfair Townhouse opening December 3

UK: Part of Iconic Luxury Hotels, The Mayfair Townhouse is the fifth in the UK portfolio and is planning to open its doors on December 3, 2020. Located near London’s Green Park, the hotel will feature 172 rooms and suites (including three penthouse suites) and several two, three and four

Industry

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

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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

Features

Bedding companies reveal latest product innovations

Five companies in the bedding industry – Hypnos, CLEAN, The Fine Bedding Company, Tradelinens and Sealy – speak to BHN about the latest product innovations in the market. Hypnos Award-winning specialist, international hospitality bed manufacturer and sleep expert Hypnos Contract Beds, has launched its new bedding collection designed specifically for

Features

Supplier spotlight: In-room technology

BHN rounds up the latest in-room technology products keeping guests happy across the boutique and lifestyle hotel sector. Hotel guests are increasingly comfortable with a higher level of technology in their guest rooms, and in some cases it has now become a given. Much of the advance in in-room tech

Features

Event Review: Deloitte Hotel Investment Conference

The 28th Deloitte Hotel Investment Conference, which took place at The Dorchester last week, was subtitled ‘Opportunity out of uncertainty’ – a very apposite line as the conference kicked off amid much shaking of heads as attendees digested the fact that Donald Trump had just won the US presidential election.

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The European Hotel Design Awards winners unveiled in London

UK: The European Hotel Design Awards 2013 were celebrated last night at a ceremony in London. Around 900 guests gathered together for the reception and dinner, followed by the awards ceremony presented by broadcaster Lauren Laverne. The 2013 Winners were:• Architecture of the Year – Conversion and/or Extension of an