Stanton House Hotel on market for nearly £6 million

UK: Stanton House Hotel in Wiltshire has been placed on the market for a sum of £5,950,000. Colliers International and Knight Frank are both bringing the property to market under joint instruction. The two groups hope to highlight the hotel’s proximity to both business and leisure areas, as well as


Bespoke’s Hotel Brooklyn brand to open in Leicester

UK: Bespoke Hotels is to open a second Hotel Brooklyn property in in Leicester in summer 2022, following the February opening of the first, in Manchester. Located beside the expanded Welford Road Stadium – home to the Leicester Tigers rugby team – Hotel Brooklyn, Leicester will feature 191 bedrooms and


Service with no smile: Hospitality’s strained mental health

Working in a service industry has never been an easy profession. The combined balancing acts of being efficient, courteous, welcoming and adaptable for a long shift create mental friction for even the most tenured professional. This goes double for those who work in hospitality, whose hours are irregular, whose efforts


Italy’s Baia delle Zagare Resort to be rebranded as MGallery

Italy: AMAPA will operate and manage the hotel, which will form part of the MGallery Hotel Collection within the Accor group when it relaunches in 2021. Baia Delle Zagare Resort is a cliff-side resort in Apulia, overlooking the Faraglioni rocks in the Adriatic Sea. Following the renovation works, the resort


“Airbnb meets boutique hotel”: Q&A with D. Alexander’s, Alex Allison

BHN spoke to Alex Allison, co-founder of D. Alexander – a hybrid hospitality brand – about the reasons for focusing on group travel, and the challenges of asset convergence. What is D. Alexander, and how does the brand fit into the boutique and lifestyle sector?  “D. Alexander is the first


BlueToad achieves WCAG 2.1 certification

US: BlueToad – a content delivery platform – has achieved a Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 certification. WCAG 2.1 covers recommendations for making web content more accessible, particularly for people with disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological. “We’ve seen a recent increase in requests


Blue Badge Access Awards launched to support inclusive design

UK: The Blue Badge Access Awards launched with an event combining the Bespoke Access Awards and the Blue Badge Style Awards, with the support of the Leonard Cheshire charity. With over 60 esteemed guests in attendance at Marylebone’s Home Grown Club, the event marked the launch of the inaugural Blue


Scandic Hotels introduces standard for allergy-friendly rooms

Sweden: Scandic says it is the world’s first hotel company to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. The standard means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association. The rooms are also prepared according to strict cleaning


Central reservations investment bolsters The Inn Collection expansion

UK: The Inn Collection Group has expanded its central reservations facility as the operator looks to more than double its portfolio. The Northumberland-based pub group has expanded its central offices in Alnwick while investing in additional staff and reservations technology to underpin its growing pubs with rooms model with a


Hilton launches Motto budget lifestyle brand

US: Hilton has announced the launch of Motto by Hilton, an “affordable urban lifestyle brand”. Hilton says the brand “will empower guests by giving them the freedom to create their own experiences in the world’s most sought-after cities”. It says it evaluated the emerging lifestyle hostel model globally to understand