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Today’s news in brief – 6/3/24

Splendid Hospitality Group has secured a £232m club loan from OakNorth Bank and HSBC to support future growth. The loan will aid in extending the Hilton London Bankside hotel, adding 76 rooms to its existing 292-room capacity. Splendid Hospitality Group, a privately-owned hotel group with a portfolio of 24 hotels across the UK, plans to utilise the capital to continue delivering exceptional service and quality to its guests.

Voco St. David’s Cardiff has invested £650k in renovating its 7th floor, known as The Tiger Bay Floor. The renovation aims to provide an elevated stay experience for guests, offering enhanced amenities and panoramic views of Cardiff Bay. The hotel’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in its use of recycled materials and eco-friendly features. The investment is part of a broader multi-million pound plan to refurbish the entire hotel by 2026.

Radisson Hotel Group has launched its first diversity week, aligned with the International Women’s Day theme of “Inspire Inclusion”. The initiative aims to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace through various activities and discussions. Radisson Hotel Group is committed to achieving balanced leadership by supporting women in leadership roles, with a target of 50% female leaders by 2030. The company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion approach is integral to its business, fostering a culture of openness and advancement for all team members.

European hotel management company Cycas Hospitality has appointed Keith Griffiths as chief operating officer, Julia Harnischfeger to oversee operational direction in continental Europe, Jason Wischhoff as chief development officer, and Rosa Ceparano as chief financial officer. These appointments come as Cycas Hospitality continues its expansion across Europe. Griffiths expressed excitement about contributing to Cycas’ ambitious goals, while CEO Matt Luscombe welcomed the new appointees, emphasising their leadership qualities and alignment with Cycas’ values.


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