Welcome back. We hope you had a great break and have returned to work full of enthusiasm and energy.
We thought we would start the year with a look at some new hotels that are due to open over the coming year and a little reminder of some major events around the country that might affect availability and rates in the surrounding hotels.
JK Place, Paris opened at the beginning of December, offering 30 luxury bedrooms priced from €800.00 per night! Perfect for top executives visiting the city.
Westin London City is due to open this year. It is a stunning waterfront property on the north bank opposite the Tate Modern. Due to have 220 bedrooms including 29 suites and a presidential suite. The hotel will also have 8900 square foot of meeting space.
Reflecting the old-meets-new character of the City and Hackney, One Crown Place comprises existing period buildings, with two new residential towers, offices and retail space at ground level. The boutique hotel and members’ club occupy the elegant row of Georgian terraces on Sun Street pictured here. Due to open early next year.
The long-awaited Londoner hotel —an Edwardian hotel is due to open this year. Within its 15 floors, 8 above ground and 6 below, you will find 350 bedrooms, a cinema complex, leisure facilities, meeting space bars and restaurants. No opening date yet but one to look out for.
The Mandarin Oriental Luzern is due to open its doors at the end of the year after a major refurbishment and rebranding (previously Hotel Palace Luzern)
Have you used a Radisson Blu before? Well now you can try a Radisson Red in the UK. This 70-bedroom select service hotel is due to open in Greenwich later this year. It will also offer a bistro, bar and gym. Other UK Radisson Reds include Glasgow and Liverpool.
The 112-year-old Grand Hotel Europa is being refurbished and rebranded to the W hotel Prague. Located in Wenceslas Square it is set to have 154 bedrooms, meeting spaces, rooftop bar and outdoor terrace.
Red Carnation have taken over the old Royal Overseas League in Edinburgh, overlooking the castle and are totally refurbishing it to become a “highly exclusive retreat”. We are waiting for a press release with more information, but it should be open this year.
If you’re looking for somewhere for exclusive use in Edinburgh, look no further than the Fingal. A floating hotel with 23 luxury cabins, lighthouse bar and a stunning ballroom complete with sweeping staircase, which can seat up to 60 guests for a formal dinner.