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FEATURE: Turning the tide

People living in coastal towns are more likely to be poorly educated, unemployed, claim benefits and living in multiple occupation housing. Many towns on the coast are clearly struggling, but for those that have managed to turn it around, what is the secret, asks TOM DAVIS

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Q&A with Qi An, owner of Motel Schmotel

Describe a typical day at Motel Schmotel. A typical day starts with the preparation of breakfast. We have high reputation for our breakfast and it takes an hour or so, before a full english breakfast can be served. Because we ask guests to pre-order their breakfasts the day before, we …

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FEATURE: Airbnb vs. the traditional hotelier

Home-letting platform Airbnb has experienced rapid growth since its inception in 2008, but what do its 80 million room nights mean for the traditional hotelier’s market share? By TOM DAVIS In an industry as old as hospitality, it is notoriously difficult to conceive of an environment where a new disrupter …

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THE PROJECT: The Busby Hotel

The Busby hotel had to be completely gutted, re-wired, re-plumbed, and its roof repaired, amongst other work. MICHAEL NORTHCOTT caught up with the managing director of the hotel’s parent company, Manorview Hotels, to learn more about the scope of the project. Give us a brief summary of the project and …

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Front of House: Killiecrankie hotel

Killiecrankie is small country house hotel located in the highlands of Scotland. TOM DAVIS speaks with owner Henrietta Fergusson to learn more about the property. Could you tell us about your background I was brought up in the South West of Scotland, when I finished school I thought ‘what am …

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