Issue 2554 - 19 October, 2020

    Second Mollie’s challenge

    Planning authorities in Bristol have asked developers Soho House to rethink lighting on the group’s second Mollie’s Diner. The company had wanted to use neon lighting on the motel development, reports Bristol Live. The 123 room hotel and diner with drive-through are in development on a site outside the city at Cribbs Causeway. Soho House [...]

    Hotel discharge option

    Officials in the UK’s National Health Service are looking to use hotels to house post-operative patients. The move would reduce the risk of them catching covid-19, and free up hospital bed space, reports The Telegraph. Talks have already taken place, and could follow an earlier move in Reading, where a local Holiday Inn was used [...]

    Riu ME expansion

    Spanish hotel group Riu is set to launch its first hotel in the Middle East. The 800 room resort in Dubai’s Deira Islands is expected to open before the end of 2020, reports RusTravelNews. Dubai developer Nakheel is delivering the project, as part of a new 15sq km coastal city that will add 40km to [...]

    Covid cancellations

    UK hotels are experiencing cancellations, as consumers worry about a new set of coronavirus restrictions. Confusion has been increased by a number of local lockdowns, reports The Guardian. Hopes that mid-term school holiday breaks would boost hotel spending now look groundless. A VisitBritain survey found 51% of consumers did not feel confident to travel, because [...]