Dublin’s Trinity Townhouse relaunches after refurbishment

Ireland: Owners Dr Stanley Quek and business partner Loh Lik Peng have relaunched the Trinity Townhouse following a €3.5 million refurbishment. Located on South Frederick Street, the 31-bed boutique hotel is set across three listed Georgian buildings. Upgrades include modern conveniences such as wifi and smart TVs. Owners Quek and


Glasgow hotel project Vienna House gains approval

UK: A Glasgow real estate firm has been given permission to demolish a vacant office building to create a new hotel. Artisan Real Estate, in collaboration with design firm HawkinsBrown, will begin construction on the new project, named Vienna House. Artisan acquired the old building in late 2019, with plans


Soft launch: behind the scenes at Victorian House Hotel

What exactly does a soft launch involve? What are the benefits? And what can you learn from the process moving forwards? BHN spoke to the team at Victorian House Hotel in Grasmere to glean a better understanding of the logistics. Serena von der Heyde, owner  How does a soft opening work? What


Oak Bank Hotel set to reopen next month

UK: Following a full redesign, the Oak Bank Hotel in the Lake Dristrict’s Grasmere village, will reopen in February. The three-storey property now houses 19 bedrooms and open-plan communal spaces. It was bought late last year for £1.5 million on a freehold basis by Serena Von Der Heyde, the hotelier


Work on Edinburgh’s latest Malmaison hotel complete

Scotland: Located in St Andrew Square, the boutique hotel opens following a 20-month development project. The Grade A listed Buchan House, on the north-west corner of St Andrew Square, has been converted into a 72-bedroom hotel, complete with Malmaison’s Chez Mal Bar and Brasserie. York-based developer, S Harrison, is behind


Mindful boutique hotel debuts in London

UK: Hotel brand Inhabit has opened London’s first mindfulness boutique hotel in Paddington. Set across six Georgian townhouses, the hotel has banned all single-use plastics and is decorated with ethical furniture from Goldfinger Factory. Designed by architects Holland Harvey and interior designer Caitlin Henderson Design, the hotel combines “Scandinavian design


Oddfellows Hotels to expand its apartment offerings

UK: The Oddfellows Collection has announced further investment into its apartment offering at two different locations. The company’s design-led boutique hotel in Chester city centre will be adding an additional apartment to its portfolio, taking its total up to five apartments. The accommodation is set in a cobbled enclave by


Event review: Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit 2019

London: Hotel industry professionals gathered for the annual Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit and BoHo awards at the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in London this week. The one-day event, hosted by the Boutique Hotel News team, brought together almost 200 professionals from more than 50 companies for a day of curated


Kimpton opens first Glasgow hotel

UK: Kimpton has opened the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow. The hotel, originally part of the Townhouse Collection before being bought by Starwood Capital and forming part of the Principal portfolio is described as “exuding class and elegance, with original architectural features such as marble fireplaces, rich wood panelling,