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Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn, has acquired a consented hotel development site in Manchester’s Northern Quarter from Premcor. The site, located on Rochdale Road, is planned for a 229-bedroom hotel over ten storeys. This acquisition aligns with Whitbread’s strategy to reconfigure its hotel network in Manchester. GMI Construction Group is anticipated to build the hotel, with construction set to begin in summer 2024. The hotel will feature a mix of standard and enhanced rooms, along with integrated dining and check-in facilities. This move reflects Whitbread’s commitment to expanding its presence in key locations to better serve its guests.

River View Luxury Lodges is investing £2.5m to develop an upscale holiday resort along the banks of the Clyde in Renfrewshire. The resort, located at West Ferry, Langbank, will feature 18 luxury lodges offering stunning views of Dumbarton Rock and the river Clyde. Each lodge will boast high-end amenities, including jacuzzis, steam rooms, and on-demand TV packages. The project, spearheaded by Calum Melville, CEO of Edison Capital, aims to tap into the growing demand for luxury self-catering accommodations in Scotland. With its convenient location and scenic surroundings, River View Luxury Lodges is poised to attract visitors seeking a relaxing getaway and boost the local economy.

St Moritz Hotel and Cowshed Spa in Cornwall is embarking on a £2m refurbishment project to revamp its leisure facilities. The hotel plans to transform its indoor swimming pool into a modern wellness space, featuring an outdoor hydro pool, steam room, sauna, ice fountains, and sensory showers. This initiative reflects St Moritz Hotel’s commitment to offering guests a premier wellness experience. With its coastal location and exclusive Cowshed Spa, the hotel aims to position itself as a top wellness destination in the South West, catering to the needs of 21st-century travellers seeking luxury and relaxation.

London welcomes the newest addition to its boutique hospitality scene with the opening of Mason and Fifth Primrose Hill. Located near Camden Town, the guesthouse offers 61 unique studio apartments spread across four 1860s regency townhouses. Each studio is equipped with modern amenities, including kitchen facilities, making it suitable for both business and leisure travellers. With a focus on providing an immersive London experience, Mason and Fifth Primrose Hill offers various studio categories to cater to different preferences. From cosy Classic Studios to spacious ‘best in house’ options, guests can choose the accommodation that best suits their needs, promising a memorable stay in the heart of the city.


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