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    A lengthy career in the hotel industry sparked Mandy Jennings’ passion for driving high standards in hospitality. Today, Jennings is executive director of sales and marketing consortium Venues of Excellence, which awards membership to high-quality conference, meeting and training venues across the UK How did you come across your current role? After working my way […]

    Checking in: Gleneagles Hotel

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    Editor of sister site Hotel Designs, Hamish Kilburn checks in to find out whether Scotland’s Gleneagles Hotel really can cater to the demands of modern PAs. Gleneagles has long been known as a destination for world-renowned golfing, awe-inspiring spa retreat getaways and unmatched weddings. Its roaring twenties heritage runs through the very fabrics of the […]

    Take a break with Travelodge

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    Travelodge has been around for 33 years, making it a well-known brand but not one that many people really know. It’s grown and changed almost unrecognisably since it became Britain’s first budget hotel chain in 1985 – we bet it’s not the Travelodge you think you know: 546 hotels in the UK (and a further […]

    Checking in: Bermondsey Square Hotel

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    Jade Burke heads to the contemporary Bermondsey Square Hotel for an overnight stay in one of its exclusive terrace rooms. Overlooking the weekly Bermondsey antiques market, the Bermondsey Square Hotel lives up to its trendy location. A 15-minute walk away from London Bridge tube station, the hotel is close enough to the heart of the […]

    Serviced apartments prove popular with travel buyers

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    Around one fifth of corporate travel buyers increased their use of serviced apartment suppliers during 2017. According to a recent poll carried out by PA Life’s media partner the Business Travel Show and the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP), a similar number of buyers directed more spend to budget hotels, while over a third […]

    Checking in: InterContinental London – The O2

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    Sharon O’Sullivan, chartered MCIPD, group HR executive and PA to CEO at Centura Group, gives us a tour around the Greenwich-based hotel. With tickets to see Mickey Flannigan, who was playing at the 02 and ironically staying at the InterContinental Hotel that had only opened some 18 months ago, I thought it would be a […]

    De Vere Tortworth Court to complete £5 million renovation in July

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    This summer De Vere Tortworth Court will complete a £5 million refurbishment that will position the mansion house back at the heart of the estate. One of Gloucestershire’s hidden countryside retreats, the Grade II-listed Victorian mansion is part of the De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels and modern, market-leading event spaces and, following the […]

    De Vere Latimer Estate upgrades for event delegates

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    De Vere Latimer Estate, located in Buckinghamshire and part of The Principal Hotel Company, has undergone a renovation of its main function spaces and improved technology as part of the continued roll out of a multimillion pound investment programme in the De Vere country estate hotels portfolio. Home to more than 30 meeting rooms across […]

    Checking in: The Met Hotel, Leeds

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    The city of Leeds has such a distinctive atmosphere. It simultaneously exudes Yorkshire’s old-world charm while offering a plethora of cool bars, superb restaurants and all the shopping one could wish from a city. The Met Hotel by PH Hotels pulls this multi-faceted feature of its surroundings into one venue. Named Best Business Hotel in […]

    The perfect tonic after a long day in the office

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    The Landmark London and Sipsmith Gin have partnered to create The Landmark Signature Cocktail – the Marylebone Mist. British gin is back with a vengeance and I couldn’t be more thrilled, courtesy of Sipsmith at The Landmark London. Fashions come and fashions go, but the timeless classics will always endure. A revival of interest in the juniper-laden […]