This week we start our roundup of the latest hotel developments in Edinburgh and gradually head southwards.

Heart of Midlothian Football Club in Edinburgh is planning a new 25-bedroom hotel and events space integrated within the main stand at its Tynecastle Park stadium – the  first club-owned and operated hotel inside a football stadium. The hotel will include six dedicated meeting, conference and event spaces. A 2024 opening is envisaged – we will monitor progress.

Also in Edinburgh, hotel operator Meininger is planning to launch a new hotel at Osborne House, a former office block close to the city centre. The new hotel will have a total of 549 bedrooms - a mix of double rooms and multiple-bed rooms. Development work is expected to start in the new year with an opening planned for later next year.

Red Carnation Hotels is planning the launch of 100 Princes Street in Edinburgh in Spring 2024. 100 Princes Street will be located in the former Royal Overseas League building, currently undergoing refurbishment. It will open with 30 exclusive bedrooms plus a restaurant and bar with a centrepiece ‘wine wall’ with over 200 wines and whiskies. The opening has already been delayed from last November. We will monitor developments.

AC Hotel by Marriott Glasgow is a new hotel which opened last month on George Street in the city centre. It has 245 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and fitness suite plus a 55 sq-mt events suite seating up 40 delegates theatre style. The hotel is a new-build on the corner of George Street and John Street. Although a new-build, it does include the restoration of the 120-year-old Grade A listed, Victorian former city Parish Halls into 22 ‘heritage’ suites.

Before we leave Scotland can we give a special mention to Glasgow Training Rooms. Based next to Anderston Station, a short walk from Glasgow Central station and with a range of hotels on their doorstep. They offer a range of flexible room options seating from 4 to 40 delegates including a computer package with a full refreshment and lunch options available.

Planning approval has now been obtained for the new five-storey, 86-bedroom hotel, we reported last week. It is located opposite the anticipated Eden Project Morecambe. The hotel will include a restaurant and bar. We await an anticipated opening date.

Crow Wood Hotel and Resort located on a 100-acre site in Burnley, East Lancashire has been granted planning permission to build a solar farm with around 2,000 panels in its grounds. Their aim - to become self-sufficient and generate its own electricity. The hotel has 76 luxury bedrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar plus extensive conference and banqueting facilities plus a Woodland Spa. It opened in 2019.

Plans to transform the former home of John Lewis in Williamson Square, Liverpool city centre into a hotel, restaurant and sky bar have been approved. A 175-bedroom 'Mama Shelter' from the Accor Hotel chain will be the operators and the hotel will include a restaurant, bar and leisure facilities, including new external terraces and a sky bar. We will monitor developments.

W Hotels is to operate the new luxury hotel planned at Gary Neville's St Michael's development in Manchester. The new hotel will include 162 bedrooms, two restaurants, a spa and fitness centre and meeting facilities. Construction began on site last summer but an opening is not expected before early 2027.

New Holgate is a new boutique townhouse hotel which has just opened in York. The building itself is a Grade II-listed Victorian townhouse dating from 1846. New Holgate has 12 individually designed bedrooms over four floors plus a restaurant and bar. The hotel also has a small boardroom available for private meetings and events plus an on-site private car park for twelve vehicles. It is located a 15-minute walk from York city centre, York Racecourse and York station.

Plans for a new hotel in Runswick Bay on the North Yorkshire coast in the North York Moors National Park have been approved. The Cliffemount Hotel will be constructed to Passivhaus energy efficiency standards and will include 20 bedrooms plus a pub and restaurant. If it meets the energy efficiency standard, it will become the first Passivhaus-accredited hotel in the UK.

A full refurbishment is currently underway on the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at the Coventry Building Society Arena. All 121 bedrooms are being renovated with new technology installed in the bedrooms, plus a new-look lobby and restaurant – all set for completion by the summer of 2024. The hotel remains open throughout.

Escapade Silverstone is a new luxury trackside hotel and clubhouse at the Silverstone Racetrack Circuit in Northamptonshire and scheduled to open in spring 2024. It will feature 60 apartments varying between two and four bedrooms - all overlooking the racetrack. It is expected to launch in time for the 2024 British Grand Prix.

Yotelpad, budget hotel group Yotel’s aparthotel brand, is set to open in London’s Stratford before the end of year. It will include 62 studios each equipped with kitchenettes, working and leisure space plus a bathroom. The hotel will include laundry facilities plus a ‘grab and go’ dining area. It is located on Broadway close to the new Elizabeth line connecting with mainline stations, airports and central London.

The Landing is a new 4-star boutique hotel which has just opened on-site at London Biggin Hill Airport. Set to the side of runway 03, The Landing has 56 bedrooms, a small fitness suite, a 66-seat lounge plus a bar and restaurant with views towards London and London Biggin Hill Airport itself. 

Art’otel Hoxton is a new hotel scheduled to open in London in March 2024. It will include 357 bedrooms, a 25th floor restaurant, a first-floor restaurant plus a ground floor café, bar and outdoor terrace. The hotel will include ten meeting and events rooms. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and spa plus a skyline gym on the 26th floor. You will find the hotel in Rivington Street, a short walk from Old Street tube station and a ten-minute walk to the City of London.

Marriott International are launching a new hotel brand to add to their collection - Four Points Express by Sheraton. The new brand is designed for both business and leisure guests and promises comfortable bedrooms, breakfast and complimentary wi-fi at an affordable price. The first Four Points Express by Sheraton will be located in London close Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras International stations. We will monitor its anticipated opening date.

Aparthotel brand - Native Places – is opening of its latest property in London in January. Native King’s Wardrobe St Paul’s will be the group’s seventh hotel in the UK and fourth in London. It will have 92 apartments, each with a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas plus workspaces. The hotel is spread across seven Grade II listed townhouses just behind St Paul’s Cathedral.

room2 hometels has opened a fourth location in Queen Street, central Belfast. room2 hometel Belfast has 175 bedrooms spread across eight floors plus a cafe/restaurant, coffee roastery, four first floor meeting and workspaces, gym, bar and lounge. Room2 Belfast hometel is located in the heart of Belfast’s business district.

Valor Hospitality group is planning a major refurbishment of six of its Hilton properties next year. They include three Double Tree by Hilton hotels in Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds and Chester plus three Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Birmingham, Glasgow, and Bristol – with over 1300 bedrooms in total. Completion of the work is anticipated by September 2024.

Finally, if you are looking to re-furnish your house you could always check out Brighton. The Grand Brighton hotel to be precise. It is to auction off some of its furniture before it embarks on a major refurbishment starting in the early new year. All the bedrooms are being refurbished by the Fattal Group, the hotel’s new owners. The first auction is on 19th December, and it will include bedroom furniture including beds, bedside tables, wardrobes, desks and chairs. Other auctions will follow in the New Year.

We will be back in the New Year with more hotel and venue news. In the meantime, we wish you, your colleagues and your family a very happy Christmas and New Year.

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