Kick back in style at Devon’s Huntsham Court

Huntsham Court is a lovely Victorian gothic country house near Tiverton Parkway, making it under two hours by train from London Paddington.

Now available for exclusive use for corporate groups, its five attractive reception rooms can cater for up to 130 guests, it has five acres of pretty grounds and 40 bedrooms. Flexible F&B options run from festival-type pizza vans to fine dining from local chef Peter Munday.

As the owners Christopher Badham and Damian Llambias say: “The most important thing is that we are not trying to be a hotel but instead we are simply your giant yet intimate home from home, with all the quirks and oddities of a big old country house. So feel free to come to breakfast in your PJs, curl up by a fire or go for a walk outside.”


Hotel Alexandra set to open in Hong Kong by 2020

Hotel Alexandra, being built in the heart of Hong Kong island, is set to open its doors in early 2020.

The hotel has been designed to replicate Victorian elegance but also includes modern concepts. The hotel has 840 rooms, all with harbour views.

Hotel facilities include onsite restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and function rooms such as the grandiose ballroom and customisable meeting rooms.


Novotel London City completes £900,000 revamp

Novotel London City South has relaunched its bar and restaurant following a £900k redesign and refurbishment.

Matt Brett, general manager at Novotel London City South, said: “We’re excited and proud to open a new chapter for City South, I’m looking forward to welcoming guests from near and far to experience our revitalised bar and restaurant space.”

Part of the hotel’s transformation has been digital, with employees trained to use FOLS mobile software to welcome and help guests. Novotel London City is located between Southwark and London Bridge stations.


Hoshino Resorts is opening a new hot spring hotel in Taiwan

Hoshino Resorts, a Japan-based hospitality brand, has announced plans to open HOSHINOYA GUGUAN in Taichung, Taiwan in June 2019. Located on the outskirts of the Taichung hot spring valley in the Guguan area of the city of Taichung, the resort rises up from a plateau, surrounded by quiet forests and majestic mountains.

Each of its 50 bedrooms features an outdoor hot spring bath, fed by the area’s abundant natural waters which rush down Xueshan (Snow Mountain) into the Dajia River, heated by nature to become hot springs.


CitizenM Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang opens in the Malaysian capital

CitizenM Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang is named after the district it calls home: the buzzing, busy shopping and culinary district in the Golden Triangle.

The hotel feature’s true-to-brand colourful furnishing with painted ceiling art, foliage carpets and large planters with hanging greenery.

To appeal to the business traveller, CitizenM Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang features three meetings spaces that steer clear of conventional boardrooms. These SocietyM rooms feature full-wall whiteboards, with Virta furniture, colourful art and décor, AV equipment, stationary and unlimited refreshments.


Andronis Arcadia hotel opens in Greece

Andronis Arcadia is the newest addition to the Andronis Exclusive family of five-star hotels and villas and named after the mythical home of Greek God Pan.

Andronis Arcadia has 53 suites of six categories including Eden Villa, the largest villa on the island complete with six bedrooms over three floors, plus its own spa, fitness centre, private chef and two pools. All suites have sunset and sea views plus a plunge pool, and guests additionally have access to the 450sqm infinity pool surrounded by cabanas.

The hotel has three restaurants and two bars. Signature restaurant Opson spearheaded by Stefanos Kolimadis showcases dishes inspired by the tastes and ingredients of classical Greece through a several course tasting menu developed in consultation with a classical scholar.


Six Sense to open two new properties in Costa Rica and Iceland

Six Sense Hotels Resorts Spas has announced it will be expanding the group’s portfolio into Iceland and Costa Rica. Six Senses Papagayo in Costa Rice will open in 2021 and Six Senses Össurá Valley in Iceland will open in 2022.

Six Senses Papagayo is set to be built on 2,300 acres on a private peninsula and features Six Senses wellness programmes as well as an extensive spa and fitness centre.

Six Senses Össurá Valley is owned and being developed by a selection of investors including fashion entrepreneur Aslaug Magnusdottir. The resort will feature 70 rooms and private cottage across 4,000 acres of land. The resort will have an eco-focus, being built with renewable and locally-sourced materials.


Grecotel Casa Marron opens in Greece’s Peloponnese

Grecotel strengthens and upgrades its hotel portfolio with the new Casa Marron in the Peloponnese.

Grecotel group, the largest luxury hotel chain in Greece, has implemented a business plane which includes the radical renovation and expansion of five hotels complexes, totalling EUR42 million.

Vasilis Minadakis, Grecotel’s General Manager, said: “We have invested in creating a special resort in one of the most enchanting places and favourite destinations throughout the Peloponnese.


Aparthotels Adagio plans to double portfolio by 2023

One of Europe’s biggest apartment/hotel brands, Aparthotels Adagio, plans to expand it’s portfolio by 220 properties worldwide, including 170 in Europe, by 2023.

There are major expansion plans underway for 2019, with recent openings in France with Aparthotel Adagio Access Palaiseau Saclay and the Aparthotel Adagio Access Montpellier Centre having recently welcomed their first guests.

Thomas Lamson, chief development and projects officer said: “2019 marks a major turning point for Adagio! Beyond many opening scheduled, we plan to sign more than twenty new contracts worldwide this year.”


Cameron House Resort unveils first phase of million-pound upgrade

Scotland’s Cameron House has completed the first stage of its two-phase upgrade.

Led by award-winning Scottish interior design firm, Greyline Design, the renovation project has upgraded the resort’s Clubhouse and Café Spa, revamping the interiors and F&B offering.

Andy Roger, resort director said: “This work represents the start of an exciting transformation of what was previously called the Carrick Resort into the Cameron Club and Spa.”