Warwick Conferences unveils £6m refurb

Warwick Conferences has unveiled its revamped conference and training venue, Radcliffe, after a £6 million refurbishment. The building has undergone a complete transformation to become more eco-friendly and rejuvenated to resemble a boutique hotel. “This refurbishment has modernised the venue in-keeping with our energetic brand and promise of ‘anything is possible’,” said Richard Harrison, head of conference centres. Radcliffe has seen the renovation of meeting rooms, the restaurant, communal areas and the bar. This follows an accommodation refurbishment that saw its 154 hotel-styled bedrooms revamped.

Embassy Suites by Hilton opens in Houston

Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), has announced the opening of the 208-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston West- Katy. The hotel is owned by Mac Haik Hospitality and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, all-suites hotel properties.The hotel is situated about 30 miles from both of Houston's main airports, convenient for business and leisure travellers.With more than 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space, guests will enjoy suitable accommodations and amenities.The property also boasts amenities such as a convenient Energy Corridor access, a Texas Ballroom with a 350-person capacity, a business center, complimentary parking, 24-hour fitness center and immediate access to George Bush Park hiking trails located behind the Hotel, an indoor pool and whirlpool spa, and a full-service lobby bar.

Hamilton Park Racecourse hotel plans approved

Hamilton Park Racecourse has had plans approved for a multi-million pound hotel development on its grounds. The project will see the creation of a 118-room property on what is currently the racecourse’s main public car park. Construction is set to get underway in spring 2018, with more details to be revealed throughout the year. Vivien Currie, chief executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “We welcome today’s decision to approve our plans for a landmark £10 million hotel at Hamilton Park Racecourse. This significant investment project will bring fantastic benefit to our business and the wider economy. We have already had extremely positive feedback from our customers, sponsors and the local community and can’t wait to get on the road to delivering this fantastic new facility.”

ALHI adds Netherlands hotel to portfolio

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its worldwide portfolio and Western Europe options with the addition of the Netherlands’ acclaimed Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin in Noordwijk, just outside Amsterdam. Located directly on the beach, in the picturesque province of South Holland, the five-star hotel provides stunning views of the North Sea and has won the M&IT Award for “Best Overseas Hotel” in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin becomes ALHI’s third member hotel in the Netherlands, offering 254 rooms, including 20 suites and four penthouses. Featuring its own private beach, the hotel also has 19 meeting rooms, with a total of 2,650 sqm of meeting space, for up to 1,500 guests.

Sandals Royal Barbados now open

Sandals Royal Barbados, Sandals' second property in Barbados, is now open in time for the winter season. Sandals Royal Barbados has 222 concierge and butler-level suites, bringing the company’s number of rooms on the island up to a total of 502. The new resort sees a series of firsts including Sandals’ first rooftop infinity pool complete with La Parisienne French restaurant and poolside bar, as well as the brand’s first beachfront glass infinity pool; gentlemen’s barber shop; and an entertainment pavilion featuring a four-lane bowling alley – as well as a living room and games room. The resort also debuts a 550 sqm conference facility.

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