Staycation boost

    With lockdowns easing, but international travel restrictions in place, regional hotel markets are enjoying a strong boost. Across the UK, coastal destinations are reporting strong bookings, with occupancies ahead of 2019. Investors, too, have shaken off their concerns, with transaction levels up and no shortage of buyers for properties coming to the market. The strength [...]

    Students poised to return

    Key actors in the student accommodation market are holding their breath as a tranche of new students are awarded notional grades, thanks to the coronavirus lockdown. This, combined with worries over a safe return to universities, and increasing international tensions that threaten the flow of Asian students, have added stress in the purpose built student [...]

    Bottom of the V

    Spanish hotel groups NH and Melia reported second quarter losses of comparable scale, as they battled with locked down markets across Europe. While the situation is now improving, senior management at both companies continue to warn of the struggle ahead, as markets start to improve – but profits may be hard to come by. At [...]

    L&R Hotels builds Iconic

    Hotel owner and manager London & Regional Hotels is taking the next steps in building an international luxury hotel collection within its expansive portfolio. The company has confirmed its Venetian property, the Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort, will be placed under the niche collection, and will be followed by additions in Greece and the US. [...]