o Ten UK hotels that produced total revenue of £48 million in 2015 have been put up for sale by The Hotel Collection. (The Business Desk)
In England they are The Imperial in Torquay, the Old Ship in Brighton, the Billesley Manor in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Redworth Hall in County Durham, the Majestic in Harrogate and the Imperial in Blackpool. In Scotland they are the Stirling Highland in Stirling, and the Aberdeen Altens in Aberdeen, and in Wales the Angel in Cardiff.
o The Grade 11-listed, historic Martins Bank building in Liverpool is to be converted into a 227-bedroom luxury hotel with events space. (TravelGBI)
It has been acquired by hotel and conference centre provider Principal Hayley Group.
o Easy access to Birmingham from most parts of the UK could be making it an unattractive place to build new hotels as visitors can get in and out in a day and don’t need to stay overnight. (The Business Desk)
This is the view of property firm Colliers International, which ranks the city as 17th down a list of 36, and also points out that the leisure market in Brum is not so “well-developed” as other provincial cities and may not be providing an equal draw for visitors.
Colliers Inaugural UK Hotels Market Index top ten cities are, in descending order, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds, Chester, Liverpool, York, London, Edinburgh, Brighton and Bath.