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Warm weather and business travel drives hotel growth

Warm weather and business travel helped drive strong hotel performance in London and the regions last month

Good weather and a strong corporate market helped drive further growth for both regional and London hotels in June, according to preliminary figures from business advisory firm BDO LLP.

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Qbic reveals UK expansion plans

Hotel pod specialist Qbic has revealed plans to open two new locations a year in the UK starting next year, after launching its first London venture last November.

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings all-day brasserie and bar to open in Clerkenwell

The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings will be opening in London’s Clerkenwell this September, offering a modern British take on Brasserie food.

IHG adds another three Holiday Inn Express hotels to UK portfolio

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed three Holiday Inn Express hotels in London, Leigh and Wigan to its UK portfolio

Banks are failing SMEs, finds competition watchdog

Banks are failing to provide the service and value that small and medium-sized (SME) businesses such as bars, restaurants and hotels need to thrive, according to a new report from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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