Issue 5: 11th February 2020

    Hospitality link key for flex office market

    Cities across Europe are at the forefront of a seismic shift in office leasing, as corporate culture shifts towards space as a service. And office landlords are now facing the issues hotel owners face, wondering whether to opt for management contracts, partnerships or franchises, as the preferred route to market. The aggressive levels of growth [...]

    Laura Ashley draws back the curtain

    The Laura Ashley brand promises to finally make its way into the international hotel space. A new partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts will see the pair taking forward a hotel and a tearoom offer, under a licencing model. The group aims to build on the global goodwill of the British fabric and furnishings brand, [...]

    Safestay jostles for top hostel spot

    Expanding brands are competing for leadership in Europe’s booming hostel space. UK listed Safestay has just announced record growth and profits, while Spanish rival CATS recently received major backing for its planned growth. Also in play is hybrid hostel operator Meininger. Parent company Cox & Kings launched a sales process in September 2019, but recently [...]

    Resident looks to provincial cities

    This week has seen the launch of a new brand, The Resident, into the UK hotel market. But the city centre-focused brand is built on far more solid foundations than many, and is poised to grow off the back of that strong base. The Resident is being built from the reformatted Nadler hotels brand, which [...]