Third parties break boundaries

    The role of third-party management groups is set to broaden and deepen over the coming year, as a three factors combine. Leaders in the sector are seeking international growth, as owners look for better returns, at a point where the brands appreciate the help they need when adding to their global pipelines. Last year saw [...]

    Rogue City looks to break into boutique

    The UK’s boutique hotel space is about to see a new entrant – Rogue City hotels. But while the brand name may be new, the approach repeats an established model, and this time it threatens to be even better. Rogue is backed by niche housebuilder Henley Homes, and headed by veteran hotelier Nassar Khalil, who [...]

    PRS draws in mainstream investment

    Office investment group Canary Wharf is about to launch its long-planned private rented apartment offering, in London. The move into residential is a substantial departure for the commercial space landlord, providing a secondary income stream not directly linked to the fortunes of the office market. The offering, via in-house brand Vertus, is also looking to [...]

    Online challenges continue

    InterContinental Hotels has been rapped by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, for posting a lowest price promise that could not, in practice, be claimed on. The move is the latest skirmish in the online marketing battle that has, in recent months, seen something of a truce break out between the OTAs and the hotel brands, [...]