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Sustainable businesses: a demand led rising trend There is an ever-growing trend of companies becoming sustainable. HSBC’s ‘Made For The Future’ report shows that almost half of UK companies are planning to increase their environment-related spending by Summer 2021. 96% of businesses included in the research said that they are feeling increasing pressure to become more […]

Magicman are experts in helping hotels maintain their premises in the highest order… Founded in 2001, they are the UK’s only nationwide fully accredited on-site hotel surface repair and restoration for the hospitality and building sectors. Magicman also have sustainability at the core of what they do by providing the most environmentally friendly solution for […]

  Last week, we had the pleasure of running an interview with the wonderful owner of De Uria, Catherine Florez.  We asked Catherine a handful of questions relating to her company and to the hospitality sector in general; check it out below! What is the inspiration behind the company?  I always wanted to create beautiful […]

Here we discuss the top five hotels which have had a direct involvement in the world of films and television…   Timberline Lodge, USA – The Shining Hand built in the 1930s on the slopes of Mount Hood, the staggering Timberline Lodge seems on the surface a perfect and carefree destination for a skiing holiday […]

Hilton London Heathrow Hotel is set to reveal an all new look once it reopens its doors to guests, after a three million pound refurbishment. This transformation will see the hotel’s large open lobby improved massively featuring a new ‘nature-inspired’ experience. The new design will feature an oversized chandelier and a number of living plants, […]

The chancellor has officially announced a new ‘restart’ grant to help hospitality and personal care businesses reopen from April. Hotels are among those which will open later under the roadmap presented which will see us head out of lockdown and it is confirmed that will be entitled to up to £18,000 per premises. Chancellor Sunak […]

Over the years there have been many science fiction series’ and films that feature polite yet socially inept AI bar staff, hospitality workers, and hotel owners, such as in Passengers and Altered Carbon. Often fleeting thoughts whilst watching are: “Imaging that! A robot Michael Sheen pouring me a cocktail!” or “How long will it be […]

The Marriott International has announce that they are expecting to open almost one hundred more properties in the Asia Pacific region this year alone… Despite 2020 being an extremely difficult year for the hospitality sector – Marriott International still managed to open 75 new hotels in Asia Pacific. This year, they’ve remarkably announced that this […]

The effect that Covid-19 has had on the hotel industry has been detrimental, and has forever changed the way people will holiday. Hotels are needing to adapt fast to meet the vision of sanitised, robotic customer service that all visitors will have once restrictions have been fully lifted and the industry starts getting back to […]

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