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Five star glamping. Alternative accommodation like yurts and camping pods are now able to be rated like hotels and B&Bs. Photo: Thinkstock/Ryan McVay

Star grading system extends to glamping sector

By Emma Eversham

The star grading system used to measure quality and facilities at hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation is being extended to glamping venues as they grow in quantity and popularity. 

Samantha Sheridan (left) and Ashley Ely (right) join Locke as commercial manager and general manager respectively

SACO appoints leadership team for Locke

By Emma Eversham

SACO The Serviced Apartment Company has appointed a leadership team to oversee and spearhead the growth of its new aparthotel brand Locke. 


SACO launches serviced apartment brand Locke

By Emma Eversham

SACO The Serviced Apartment Company has launched a lifestyle-led aparthotel brand called Locke designed to appeal to tech-savvy business travellers. 

Aberdeen's hotel market is showing small signs of improvement, says the latest report from LJ Research. Photo: Thinkstock/Colin Hunter

Aberdeen's hotel market 'gets back on its feet'

By Emma Eversham

Aberdeen's hotel market, hit heavily by the oil and gas downturn, is showing signs of 'getting back on its feet' as a steadying decline in occupancy levels stabilised last month. 

HSBC area corporate director Tony Leech, Mincoffs corporate partner John Nicholson and Cairn Group finance director Richard Warren

Cairn Group refinances to aid growth

By Emma Eversham

North East-based hotel and bar operator Cairn Group has refinanced £101m with HSBC to enable it to develop and grow its portfolio across the UK.

Interstate's UK managing director Robert Crook will oversee the management contracts for 13 new hotels in the UK, including those under Accor's and Hilton Worldwide's brands

Interstate Europe signs 13 new UK hotels

By Emma Eversham

Interstate Hotels and Resorts Europe has signed 13 new management contracts for hotels in the UK, bringing its total number of UK-based operational and signed pipeline hotels to 74. 

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