Some hotel and events news items you may have missed over the last few weeks. Starting in London and heading eastwards and northwards it includes:

London’s first Waldorf Astoria property is set to open in Admiralty Arch in 2025. It will include 100 rooms  with a selection of suites, restaurants and bars plus a 320-cover ballroom. Details of meeting/business facilities await publication.

Dalata Hotels group has opened Maldron Finsbury Park, its first property in London. It includes 191 bedrooms and suites, an open plan grill-bar and a fitness suite. It is located in Seven Sisters Road, a one-minute walk from the tube station.

PPHE Hotel Group has secured planning approval to develop a new hotel in existing subterranean space at its Park Plaza Victoria London hotel. The new ‘lifestyle’ hotel, yet to be named, will feature 179 bedrooms and its own dedicated entrance. We will advise opening date when it is published.

Originally scheduled to open this autumn, Sircle Collection now plan to open Sircle London next year. It will be located in Devonshire Square in London’s Liverpool Street. It will include 81bedrooms and suites, an outdoor botanical courtyard and restaurant plus a member’s club, featuring a yoga studio and gym.

Plans have been approved to renovate and extend the existing 404-bedroom Hilton London Olympia Hotel on Kensington High Street London. The hotel extension will be created on a site adjacent to the Olympia Exhibition Centre and tube station and will add more than 500 bedrooms as well as incorporating a roof garden and rooftop bar with views over the surrounding area.

Zedwell Hotels has opened its latest property – its third in London - in Greenwich close to the River Thames. Zedwell Greenwich has 96 bedrooms each offering the group’s windowless sleep concept helping to ensure a good night’s sleep free from extraneous distraction. Rooms include Hypnos beds, cotton sheets, rain showers and ambient lighting.

Congratulations to Church House Westminster. They have won a silver award in the category of Sustainable Venue of the Year at the London Venue and Catering Awards 2023. One of their initiatives saw the conversion of their 74 urinals to a waterless system which has reduced water consumption by 80%.

The Runnymede on Thames Hotel is currently undergoing a complete renovation and is set to reopen autumn 2024 as an adults only hotel with 205 bedrooms, a riverside lounge, two restaurants plus a spa and wellness offering,

IHG in partnership with Zeal Hotels will be opening voco Zeal Exeter Science Park in 2024 – their first lifecycle net zero carbon hotel. It will include 142 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, gym, gardens plus meeting and events space. Further details to follow.

Travelodge has topped out its new Travelodge Abbey Wood development in Bristol. The 85 bedroom hotel is scheduled to open summer 2024.

The Store is a new hotel opening in the centre of Oxford in February 2024. It will be on the site of Boswells, the city’s oldest department store. It will feature 101 bedrooms, a restaurant, spa, co-working space and a rooftop bar.

The Pig on the Farm is set to open in December 2024. The latest opening – their nineth - from the Pig Hotel group will occupy a 16th century stone-built manor house set in 53 acres of land five miles outside of Stratford-upon-Avon. It will have 35 bedrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, two lounges and two private dining rooms.

The Grade II-listed former HMP Shrewsbury Prison built in 1793, is set to be converted into a  20 bedroom hotel and restaurant. The prison has featured in past television dramas. The new hotel will include conference facilities and will maintain a contact with its colourful past with immersive activites including ‘Prison Break’. Re-development work has started with an opening expected next year.

Plans to convert a former store in central Liverpool’s Renshaw Street , once the home of Rapid Hardware, into a hotel have been approved. The new hotel will include 20 bedrooms – proposed opening dates and further details to follow.

In Lancashire, existing buildings on a site opposite the anticipated Eden Project Morecambe are set to be demolished to make way for a five-storey hotel and bar. Decision expected in the New Year. 

The Address Collective is planning to open its fifth hotel and first in Scotland early next year.  The Address Glasgow, which is expected to open early next year in Renfield Street, will have 95 bedrooms. Further details to follow.

W Hotels group has just opened its latest project: James Quarter: W Edinburgh.  It includes 199 bedrooms and 45 suites, many with outdoor terraces, a rooftop deck, a spa and fitness centre plus five meeting and events suites with the largest seating up to 28 delegatse.

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