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Treehouse Hotel Manchester has introduced its first destination restaurant, Pip, set to open in late summer. Headed by local chef Mary-Ellen McTague, Pip will focus on low-waste cooking and seasonal ingredients. Located on the ground floor, it will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and grab-and-go options, featuring produce from local farms. The menu includes dishes such as Carlingford oysters, home-smoked mackerel, Lancashire hotpot, and rhubarb fool. McTague, with over 20 years of culinary experience and a background working with Heston Blumenthal, aims to highlight the best of North West produce using modern, sustainable techniques. Treehouse Hotel Manchester, the second UK property for SH Hotels and Resorts’ Treehouse brand, promises to offer guests an adventurous and contemporary experience. General manager Tim Reynolds praised McTague’s approach to cooking and commitment to local ingredients, aligning with the hotel’s values.

La Bottega Group, a luxury amenities provider, has received a €115m (£98m) investment from Three Hills Capital Partners, following an acquisition of a stake from The Equity Club. This investment includes preferred capital and equity contributions, with a major sovereign wealth fund joining as a co-investor. La Bottega, known for luxury brands like Dyptique and Santa Maria Novella, serves around 10,000 clients, including Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton. Mauro Moretti, CEO of Three Hills, expressed enthusiasm about supporting La Bottega’s growth and international expansion. La Bottega’s Tommaso Pacini acknowledged the partnership with Three Hills as a significant step forward, highlighting their sector knowledge and innovative approach. The investment will drive new M&A opportunities and customer-focused innovation, continuing La Bottega’s tradition of quality and growth.

Cornish Collection has unveiled Trelawne, a new five-bedroom luxury beach house located on Plaidy Beach, as its latest holiday rental. The property, which sleeps up to 14 guests, offers stunning ocean views, including a master bedroom with a panoramic bay window and three bedrooms with balcony access. Features include a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, a separate lounge, and a spacious patio overlooking Looe Bay. Guests can enjoy various water activities from Looe harbour, and the property offers ample parking. Available for booking from June 2024, Trelawne enhances Cornish Collection’s portfolio of self-catering holiday accommodations in Looe. Managing director Clive Dixon emphasised Trelawne’s blend of modern facilities and coastal charm, providing a perfect retreat for a memorable staycation.

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A&B Guest House in Cambridge has achieved significant growth with a consistent 89% occupancy rate over the past year, compared to the UK average of 69%. This success is notable given the ongoing recovery from the pandemic. Owner Inga Grigaitiene attributed their success to a dedicated team, loyal guests, community support, and strategic adaptations such as business mentoring and enhanced marketing, including a podcast launch. Grigaitiene highlighted the importance of quality and guest satisfaction, which have distinguished A&B Guest House from larger establishments. Looking ahead, she remains committed to maintaining exceptional service and a unique guest experience in Cambridge.

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