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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,

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Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel is Pride of Britain Hotels’ 50th member

UK: Pride of Britain Hotels has reached its self-imposed limit of 50 hotels with the introduction of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath into its collection of luxury independently-owned hotels. It is the first time such a limit has been reached in Pride of Britain Hotels’ 37-year history.

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Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel opens in Edinburgh

UK: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has opened the first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Scotland, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is located in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. The 184 rooms and 15 suites are part of seven interconnecting Georgian townhouses. Last year

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Boutique hotel conversion for Leicester listed building

UK: A Grade II* listed building in Leicester has undergone a £1.8 million boutique hotel conversion Two empty office buildings in Peacock Lane and New Street – adjacent to the site of the car park where King Richard III’s remains were discovered – have been converted into the 28-bedroom St

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2018 Independent Hotel Show Award winners revealed

UK: The winners of the Independent Hotel Show Awards were announced last night at the Independent Hotel Show, at London’s Olympia. Nominations were shortlisted by a committee of hoteliers, journalists and thought-leaders* and votes cast by the industry. The Independent Hotelier award recognises the passion of an independent, spirited hotelier,

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Georgian House staff gain LCS training certificates

UK: Georgian House,a London boutique hotel, has awarded more than 20 of its team Lean Green and Yellow Belt training certificates. The property, which was awarded Lean Accreditation from the Lean Competency System (LCS), is the first hotel of its size to offer this type of management training internally. Developed

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Independent Hotel Show Awards shortlist revealed

UK: The shortlists for the 2018 Independent Hotelier of the Year and Outstanding New Hotel awards have been revealed. The Independent Hotelier of the Year Award “recognises the passion of an independent, spirited hotelier who has made a significant contribution to the industry over the past year”. The individual will

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Leighinmohr House Hotel plans to expand

UK: Leighinmohr House Hotel has applied to build more rooms Leighinmohr House Hotel in Ballymena, Northern Ireland has applied to build new rooms in response to a growing demand. Leighinmohr House is a popular wedding venue. Located on the outskirts of Ballymena, the property tastefully blends Georgian style and a

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Haslemere hotel to undergo transformation

UK: The Georgian hotel in Haslemere has submitted plans for renovation The Georgian hotel in Haslemere has submitted plans for renovation after falling into administration. The new owners of the 43-bedroom, Grade II-listed hotel applied to Waverley Borough Council for planning permission to refurbish the 31-bedroom annexe and spa into