Issue 2551 - 14 October, 2020

    Belfast progress

    Authorities in Belfast have approved two hotel projects in the city. Leading Belfast hotel operator Andras House has won consent for a 154 room aparthotel in a 13 storey block. Also approved was a 10 storey block in Dublin Road, which will contain 85 serviced apartments. The scheme from developer John Smyth’s Estates will contain [...]

    StayAPT goes large

    New brand stayAPT has launched in the US, offering hotel rooms with a separate living space. The company has 18 sites under construction, aiming to build 100 of its own properties, and add more than 200 franchise sites. The 50 sq m suites are being developed in blocks of 59-89 units, and are being offered [...]

    Forte offers testing

    Hotelier Rocco Forte is offering UK guests the opportunity to be tested for covid-19, before travelling to the group’s Italian hotels. The move aims to make it easier for travellers, removing confusion, reports The Telegraph. Hotels in Italy have faced cancellations after Italian authorities put the UK on an at-risk list, last week. Travellers need [...]

    Premier heads to the hills

    Whitbread has signed three new build Premier Inns in the UK’s National Parks. Properties in Keswick, St David’s and Porthmadog will all start construction shortly. The group is seeking further sites near National Parks or other tourist destinations. The three properties will add a further 214 rooms to Premier Inn’s UK portfolio. Read the full [...]