Hotel Trends

Hotel trends

Keep up to date with all trends impacting the UK hotel market, including the latest data and statistics on hotel occupancy rates, RevPAR and performance forecasts. You’ll also find key insight on hotel trends to attract guests and grow business.

IHG wants Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza to become the leading hotel brands for meeting and events in the UK

IHG puts MICE in the spotlight

By Luke Nicholls

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is stepping up its presence in the MICE market with the announcement of a multi-million-pound redesign of ‘The Academy’ at Holiday Inn properties in Kensigton, Bloomsbury and Regent’s Park.

Marco Pierre White plans to open 50 new restaurants across the UK over the next five years

Marco Pierre White to open 50 new restaurants

By Luke Nicholls

Marco Pierre White has signed a major deal with a hotel development company which will see the ‘godfather of modern cooking’ roll out 50 branded restaurants across the UK and Northern Ireland over the next five years.

Hotels, restaurants and pubs - and even Government Ministers - are supporting National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week: Hospitality industry unites

By Luke Nicholls

It's National Apprenticeship Week and hospitality businesses large and small have been pledging their support for the initiative which celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on the UK economy.

The new team at Union Hanover Securities, which will be led by Eric Jafari (centre)

Union Hanover eyes £1bn hotel portfolio

By Luke Nicholls

Real estate investment and hotel development firm Union Hanover Securities has secured a major equity injection which will allow it to grow its £350m portfolio to over £1bn over the next five years.

Tech-ing the lead: CitizenM hotel in London places technology at the heart of the customer experience

Customer-focused technology: High-tech hospitality in action

By Luke Nicholls

For the final part of our technology special feature, BigHospitality checked in at one of the country’s most high-tech hotels to bring you an exclusive video report on the business benefits of customer-focused technology.

Teching advantage: All-in-one apps can be targetted at customers before, during and after their visit

Customer-focused technology: Complete control

By Luke Nicholls

So you’ve enticed your customer with an efficient mobile booking service and wowed them with portable EPoS devices and super-fast Wi-Fi. In the third part of this special feature, we look at how you can use technology to encourage that customer to visit...

MArriott International operates more than 3,700 hotels across 18 brands

‘Year of firsts’ for Marriott International

By Luke Nicholls

The strong set of results recorded by Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) earlier this week have been matched by fellow global hotel firm Marriott International, with a 9.6 per cent increase in income last year.

Hospitable City: Hotels in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh recorded an average RevPAR rise of 9 per cent in 2013

Scotland steals the show with 2013 RevPAR growth

By Luke Nicholls

Hotels in Aberdeen and Edinburgh outstripped the rest of the UK in 2013 with ‘extraordinary’ RevPAR rates in 2013, while those in London, Newcastle and Birmingham lost out.

Industry stalwarts: Hotel teams of four descended upon the Millennium & Copthorne Hotel in Chelsea

Housekeeping Olympics: Celebrating the heart of hotels

By Luke Nicholls

Hotel housekeepers are the unsung heroes of the industry, but where would we be without them all? The Housekeeping Olympics, held last month in London, gave this labour-intensive and multi-skilled profession the recognition it deserves. 


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