Issue 2576 - 18 November, 2020

    Swiss brace for liquidations

    The Swiss liquidation service in Zurich is on a recruitment drive, in the expectation of a busy 2021. The Ascot Hotel and Swissotel in the city have already permanently closed, as Covid-19 lockdowns bite, reports Reuters. Across Europe, insolvencies are expected to rise, as government support measures are wound down. In Switzerland, a moratorium on [...]

    Newcastle turns Red

    Radisson has signed to open a Radisson Red hotel in Newcastle, UK. The 200 room property will open in 2023, part of the new Strawberry Place development alongside the Newcastle United football ground. The new hotel will be developed by The High Street Group, and will feature a rootop skybar. The group’s current presence in [...]

    Two for Kempinski

    Kempinski has signed to manage hotels in Engelberg and Frutt, Switzerland, starting this winter. In Frutt, it will take over a 96 room hotel in two blocks, which overlooks Lake Melchsee. The Engelberg property is the 129 room Palace hotel, which will launch in spring 2021. The five star property dates originally from 1904, and [...]

    Sustainable brand launched

    Preferred Hotel Group has launched a new sustainable brand, Beyond Green. The brand will launch with 24 of the group’s properties, all acknowledged as leaders in sustainable tourism. The move follows Preferred’s acquisition of Beyond Green Travel in February 2020. Properties are united in three ideals: environmentally friendly practices; protecting natural and cultural heritage; and [...]