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First phase of Blythswood Square multi-million refurbishment revealed

As part of a multi-million pound investment, Glasgow’s five star hotel Blythswood Square Hotel has unveiled its new guest rooms and suites as it reaches a major milestone in its refurbishment. Work to the hotel continues with guest rooms being the first area to be completed with brand new furniture and interior design.Elsewhere in the hotel, the Restaurant will also undergo refurbishment as well as the popular first-floor Salon bar. The award-winning spa has also enjoyed an upgrade as part of the works with the creation of a brand-new Spa Café so guests can indulge in afternoon tea and light snacks in the comfort of their robes.

Embassy Suites hits midtown Manhattan

Embassy Suites by Hilton has announced a newly-built hotel in midtown Manhattan. Soaring 39 stories, Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan has 310 studio suites and king rooms with city view rooms facing north and south as well as several Sky Studio Suites with private terraces. The hotel will boast three restaurants, two lounges and The Skylawn outdoor terrace, which is open to the public or available for private events. Additional amenities include The Empire room, a 83 sqm meeting space with natural lighting and views of The Skylawn.

Crowne Plaza unveils Albert Embankment hotel

Crowne Plaza London – Albert Embankment, the first luxury hotel to open in the Albert Embankment area, is set to launch in May. The area is central London’s latest area of regeneration, including the new home of the US Embassy and high profile residential developments, including Battersea Power Station. The hotel offers 142 rooms, including six suites, many with city and river views. The sky terrace on the 14th floor is set to boast panoramic views of the Thames and a capacity of more than 70 guests.

Moxy London Stratford launches

Moxy Hotels, Marriott’s experiential hotel brand, has introduced its third property in the UK and second in London. Following the launch of Moxy London ExCeL, the 294-room Moxy London Stratford brings the brand’s characteristic, playful design to East London, aiming to offer the spirit of a boutique hotel without breaking the bank. John Licence, VP premium and select brands at Marriott International Europe, said: “The new Moxy London Stratford will offer guests a cocktail at check-in, spontaneous games in the lively communal spaces, and an energetic crew to bring out the most fun from this vibrant corner of London and give them something to rave about when they return home.”

Topping out ceremony at The Dixon

Dominvs Group has marked a key construction milestone at its latest London hotel project, The Dixon, with a topping out ceremony. The event signifies the hotel has now reached its maximum height and that the structural framework is now complete. Scheduled to open this autumn, The Dixon will be a boutique style hotel, part of Autograph Collection Hotels. Originally designed as a Magistrates Court and police station in 1905 by John Dixon Butler, the building is undergoing an extensive restoration to regenerate its original features.

First W hotel to open in Japan in 2021

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has announced the signing of W Osaka,to open in 2021. Owned by Sekisui House, a long-standing partner of Marriott International, this opening will be the first-ever W in Japan. The 27-floor, new-build hotel will boast 337 guestrooms and suites, restaurants and cocktail bars. Ultra-modern event facilities will make any meeting or social gathering a part of the action with a 400-square-metre Great Room and three meeting rooms. "In 2020, Japan will capture the global spotlight, welcoming nations from around the world to the country on a grand scale for the 2020 games. This is a great build up to the launch of the first-ever W in Japan,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader W Hotels worldwide.

Spaces to open new Birmingham hub

Workspace provider Spaces has announced it is opening a work hub in Birmingham. The workspace will occupy all 7,500 sqm of The Crossway on Great Charles Street. The new Birmingham hub will provide serviced offices, day offices, bookable meeting rooms and virtual office facilities. Spaces has several locations across the UK, including London, Liverpool, Brighton and Glasgow, with plans to announce more locations in the coming months. Richard Morris, UK CEO Spaces, said: “Birmingham is an important business location that connects the North and South which makes it the perfect fit for our expansion plans.”

Abaton Island Resort & Spa opens in Crete

The Abaton Island Resort and Spa will open in Crete on April 21st 2018. This will be the seventh hotel in Hersonissos Group Hotels (HGH) portfolio
The brand new 5-star resort has 152 uniquely designed rooms (71 with pools), ultra-luxurious interior design, fine dining on the water’s edge and an Elemis Spa on site. Beautifully styled and impeccably furnished, all accommodation options offer either an outdoor terrace or private pool or an outdoor hot tub.
Heraklion International Airport is 13.7 miles from Abaton Island Resort & Spa.

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