The Lensbury Hotel in Teddington in southwest London is set to join a new group - London and Regional Group Hotel Holdings. It will be joining Cliveden House Hotel, Chewton Glen, 11 Cadogan Gardens and the Lygon Arms amongst others in the group’s portfolio.

The Lensbury Hotel was previously owned by the oil company - Shell.

The Lensbury Hotel has 155 bedrooms and a choice of restaurants and bars plus a contemporary Terrace Conservatory overlooking the lawns that stretch down to the River Thames.

The Lensbury also has an impressive range of meeting and events facilities including three main rooms which will seat up to 150 delegates for a theatre style meeting supported by smaller suites and breakout rooms.

Indoor leisure facilities include a fully equipped gym and two heated indoor pools; a 25m pool and a learner pool plus a Thermal Suite.  In addition, The Lensbury Watersports Centre offers a variety of crafts including sculling boats, kayaks, canoes and a choice of dinghies to sail on the Thames.

The Lensbury is situated by Teddington Lock, Middlesex and is set within 25 acres of landscaped grounds. It is around 30 minutes from London Heathrow Airport and 15 minutes from the M25. The Lensbury offers a free shuttle service to and from Teddington station in the morning and afternoon for a 25-minute rail connection to London Waterloo.

Plans have been published for a new aparthotel in the centre of Leeds.

The proposed site is at 19-20 East Parade and 161-167 The Headrow - opposite Leeds Town Hall.

Currently the site is occupied by commercial units and the Grade II-listed former Jubilee Hotel. The commercial units would be demolished and replaced with a new six-storey building. The Jubilee Hotel which dates back to the early years of the twentieth century, would be converted.

The new aparthotel would include 38 bedrooms plus a new bar at ground floor level in the former Jubilee Hotel, echoing the building’s historical use as a gin palace. The aparthotel would also include a gym, a courtyard and a cycle store.

The proposals are due to be submitted to Leeds City Council's City Plans Panel in early May.

Beauty and wellbeing retail company, The Hut Group, has acquired two central Manchester hotels previously part of Eclectic Hotel Group.

The hotels: King Street Townhouse and Great John Street Hotel are both in the centre of Manchester and have 70 bedrooms between them.  The pair also have a variety of lounge and bar areas as well as roof-top terraces.

King Street Townhouse (picture) features an infinity pool, private screening room and a wine cellar dining space.

A £10million refurbishment upgrade is planned for both hotels.

The two hotels will now join Hale Country Club & Spa which the Hut Group acquired in 2016.

Eclectic Group remain the operators of Didsbury House Hotel and Eleven Didsbury Park Hotel in south Manchester.

Wallacespace, the London-based, operator of training, meeting and events space, is planning to open its fourth London venue.

The new venue, Wallacespace Parker Street, is scheduled to open June 10th in Covent Garden.

Wallacespace Covent Garden will be based in an historic coach works building dating back to the 1820s. The building has variously been a print works and most recently a creative agency.

Wallacespace has undertaken a ‘gentle’ refurbishment of the building. It will join three existing Wallacespace venues in London at: St Pancras, Clerkenwell Green and Spitalfields.

Wallacespace Covent Garden will offer the group’s usual mix of flexible, creative spaces equipped with high tech facilities combined with relaxation areas and an open plan kitchen.

Wallacespace Covent Garden is a five-minute walk from both Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations.

Liverpool-based Signature Living Group, is planning to sell two of its most successful Liverpool hotels as it goes ahead with plans to open further properties and new locations.

The two hotels on the market are 30 James Street and the Shankly Hotel.

30 James Street opened in 2014 in the centre of Liverpool in a building which was once the headquarters of the White Star Line. It includes 63 bedrooms, a spa, a conference and events hall plus the Carpathia restaurant.

The Shankly Hotel, named after legendary former manager of Liverpool FC, opened in 2015. It includes 125 bedrooms, The Bastion restaurant, two conference and events spaces plus a great deal of Bill Shankly memorabilia.

Looking to the future, Signature Living is planning to open six new hotels by the end of 2019 including three football-themed properties: Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool, the George Best Hotel in Belfast plus the shortly to open Shankly Hotel Preston.

Two recent updates have caught our eye. One in Bristol and one on the Fylde in Lancashire.

Bristol: Plans to transform Bristol’s Ashton Gate stadium (picture), the home of Bristol City Football Club, have taken a step forward following submission of two environmental impact assessment reports.

Plans published last year would see land west of Ashton Gate redeveloped to include the new Ashton Gate Sports & Convention Centre - a 4,000-capacity venue. The development would also include two hotels with up to 300 bedrooms between them plus a mix of residential accommodation, restaurants, shops and parking facilities.

The Fylde: A new hotel will be opening shortly at Mill Farm Sports Village in Wesham on the Fylde in Lancashire. Mill Farm Sports Village is home to football team AFC Fylde.

The Hotel at Mill Farm is the newest edition to the multi-million-pound sports village. The new hotel will have 18 individually designed luxury bedrooms.

The 31-acre development already houses a 6,000-seater stadium and several 3G football and hockey pitches, a sports bar and a number of shops and restaurants – plus Churchill’s with a range of meeting and events facilities.

Churchill’s accommodates from 30 to 180 delegates for a seated event, or up to 200 guests for a standing reception. The suite is fully equipped with the latest technology. It has its own bar area and boasts floor to ceiling windows overlooking the AFC Fylde football ground.

Mill Farm Sports Village is less than a mile from the M55 Junction 3 – the motorway which links the M6 at Preston with Blackpool to the west.

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