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Rising payroll costs squeeze UK hotel profits
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Rising staff costs are hampering the ability of UK hoteliers to increase profit, a study by intelligence firm HotStats has revealed. 

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Blackpool’s Imperial Hotel up for £10.5m sale
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The Hotel Collection is continuing the sale of its remaining properties by putting the Grade II listed Imperial Hotel in Blackpool on the market for £10.5m.

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Claridge's plans to modernise with five-storey basement
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Luxury hotel Claridge’s has submitted plans for a five-storey ‘iceberg’ basement and 40 extra rooms in a bid to modernise its historic site.

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Arora strengthens management and advisory teams ahead of expansion
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Hotel owner and operator The Arora Group has strengthened its senior management team and appointed three advisors to its board to help drive forward its growth plans. 

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Travelodge outlines Dorset expansion plans
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Travelodge is searching for more hotel sites in Dorset to help meet growing demand for good value accommodation in the county. 

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Independent Hotel Show 2016: Awards shortlists revealed
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The eight hoteliers and six hotels shortlisted for the 2016 Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel awards have been announced.

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Late-night restaurant delivery service Feast HQ builds hotel offering
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The founder of a late night food delivery service is targeting hotels to help them offer quality room service without running their kitchens after 11pm.

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Brownsword Hotels buys The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
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The Brownsword Hotel Group is set to acquire The Imperial Hotel in Torquay, growing its portfolio to 14 sites.

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Gretna Green Ltd adds Gretna Hall hotel to portfolio
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Scottish farming and tourism business Gretna Green Ltd has acquired Gretna Hall Hotel, growing its hotel portfolio to three and further strengthening its presence in Gretna. 

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Robert De Niro gets green-light for Covent Garden hotel
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Actor Robert De Niro has been granted planning permission to build an 83-room luxury boutique hotel in Covent Garden.

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Amaris Hospitality CEO John Brennan on business, brands and Brexit
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Twelve months on from Lone Star’s creation of UK hotel group Amaris Hospitality, CEO John Brennan talks about the company’s first year, the pros and cons of working with more hotel brands and building a staff culture.  

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Marriott International to open £25m first hotel in Northern Ireland
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Marriott International is to open its first hotel in Northern Ireland in early 2018, following a £25m construction project at the City Quays development, as the city’s hotel industry grows.

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Ynyshir Hall rebrands as Ynyshir in new restaurant-with-rooms focus
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Ynyshir Hall, the 10-bedroom luxury hotel in Wales’ Snowdonia National Park, has rebranded as a restaurant-with-rooms named simply Ynyshir.

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Leaf Hospitality sets out 2025 growth target
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Hotel management company Leaf Hospitality has set out its 10- year expansion plan after signing its third hotel in the North East of England.

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Starboard Hotels acquires Best Western Plus Epping Forest
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Starboard Hotels has taken its portfolio to 11 after acquiring the Best Western Plus Hotel, Epping Forest. 

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Edinburgh Carlton hotel converts to Hilton brand
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The Edinburgh Carlton hotel has re-opened under the Hilton brand as part of an agreement between the hotel’s owner Amaris Hospitality and Hilton Worldwide. 

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New owners purchase Llandudno hotel following 'try before you buy' scheme
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A couple have decided to buy independent hotel Bryn Derwen in Llandudno after they took its previous owners up on an innovative offer to try the business out before committing to purchasing it. 

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Restaurant Belle Epoque's former owner Keith Mooney dies
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Restaurateur Keith Mooney, who ran The Belle Epoque restaurant and hotel in Knutsford for 25 years, has died following a long illness. 

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Northern Powerhouse Developments acquires Queens Hotel in Llandudno
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Northern Powerhouse Developments, the company responsible for the redevelopment of The Harrison and Llandudno Bay hotels in Llandudno has acquired the Queens Hotel in the same Welsh town. 

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Yorkshire coast sees hotel and restaurant market boom
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A surge of activity in the hospitality property market on the Yorkshire coast shows that the formerly depressed area is ‘on the up’, according to property advisers Christie & Co.

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Autism-friendly training hotel to open in Gateshead
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A £2m hotel designed to train young people with autism and learning difficulties to work in the hospitality industry is to open in Gateshead in October.

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London hotels struggle as Birmingham booms
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London hotels continued to struggle in the second quarter of 2016, while Birmingham saw record growth, according to the latest HVS Hotel Bulletin.

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Crieff Hydro acquires Isles of Glencoe and The Ballachulish hotels
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Scottish hospitality business Crieff Hydro has acquired west coast hotels the Isles of Glencoe Hotel and The Ballachulish Hotel, growing its hotel portfolio to six. 

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Signature Living to open £35m Cardiff hotel
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Signature Living is to open a £35m luxury hotel in Cardiff’s former Coal Exchange building.

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Pennyhill Park relaunches The Brasserie restaurant
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The five-star Pennyhill Park hotel in Surrey has relaunched its Brasserie restaurant as an ‘interactive’ dining experience.

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The Zetter Group to open first hotel in Manchester
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London-based The Zetter Group are heading north to open their first Manchester hotel in the city’s London Road Fire Station development.

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What hotel guests want: good value and a good night's sleep
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Hotels offering guests good value and a good night’s sleep are most likely to secure bookings from both leisure and business travellers, a survey has revealed. 

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Indian investor SGS buys second UK hotel
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Indian hospitality group SGS Hotels has acquired its second UK site in Reading.

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Post-Brexit to boost UK hotel room bookings by 30 per cent
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The post-Brexit effect will drive up hotel room nights stayed in the UK by 30 per cent year-on-year, in the second half of 2016, new data suggests.

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Gary Neville unveils plans for Manchester hotel and restaurant scheme
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Former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have unveiled plans to build a multi-million-pound hotel, restaurant and housing development in central Manchester.

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The Palace in Manchester announces stellar chef line-up
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Manchester’s Palace Hotel has announced a new trio of chefs, who between them have trained with names including Ferran Adrià, René Redzepi, Pierre Gagnaire, Massimo Bottura, Raymond Blanc, and Marco Pierre White.

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Alton Towers Resort to open CBeebies themed hotel
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Alton Towers Resort is to open a CBeebies-themed hotel next year designed to host pre-school children and their families. 

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