Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Ramada Jarvis Heathrow Hotel

The Ramada Jarvis London Heathrow Hotel was opened on September 2008; the new build has been joined on to the old Ramada Heathrow that used to stand on the same site. The new hotel has been hugely upgraded compared to the old one and is now superbly decorated in a contemporary manor.

As the front of the building was listed, restrictions meant that the two coned towers at the front the building had to be kept, and they have done a great job keeping them looking new but natural. The inside of the building is now bright and airy due to a glass roof atrium that runs the length of the new build. A modern bar has also been added the hotel. 

All in all the new Ramada Jarvis London Heathrow has been a huge success with a record number of visitors being reported to be having short stays due the rising popularity of the hotel.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Glasgow Hotel Group go into Adminastration

Sad day for the Mckever Group

It is with sad news to report that the Mckever hotel group has gone into administration with estimated debts of £100,000,000. The firm based in Glasgow is another victim of the credit crunch. The group formed in 1982 and employee more than 550 people in 20 hostels, apartments and hotels across in the north of England and across Scotland.

The group has said to be deeply concerned at the deep impact it may well have on homeless residents who depend on their flats and hostels in the Glasgow area and beyond.    
Circulating news states that the Glasgow hotel group may still be able to remain operative but the future of the hostels is in serious doubt. 

The administrators are running the business whilst they exuast every avenue to keep the business running. The website is still operational and taken bookings.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Hotel opening increases Edinburgh options

Edinburgh is now home of a newly opened Hotel. Opened on the 16th of March, the Apex Waterloo Place hotel is part of the Apex Hotels Group, the 190 year old building was the first ever purpose built hotel way back in 1819.

Many of the buildings original features have been kept in the grade A listed building and have been combined with a contemporary design that showcases the hotels fabulous architecture.

The Apex hotel now has a luxurious health centre that has a sauna, steam room, swimming pool and gym. The hotel also has a bar & restaurant and will also have corporate facilities available.

With this new hotel opening, the options for tourists and visitors for hotels in Edinburgh have never been better.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Using Twitter for Hotels and Travel Tips

Micro-blogging/Social Networking website Twitter and its community seem to be ubiqutuous these days.Whether its President Obama or Lance Armtrong, Twitter seems to be making the headlines every day.

For any of you out there who have not came across it so far,  Twitter is a site that allows users to provide updates on their current activities via their mobile phone or computer. They can do this by either posting links or using plain text updates, as long as its done in under 140 characters.

Users can post updates on anything they like, and what is so powerful about Twiiter is that it enables you to connect with like-minded people - when you are in the community you can choose to 'follow' and recive updates from anyone of particular interest to you.

There are almost no topics which are not covered by the Twitter community. Of course, here at Hotels in the UK, we are most interested in Hotels and Travel Twitter - and there are plenty of options to choose from.

As an example, if you travelling to London via public transport and you want the latest  information public transport , the BBC and London Travel have the latest information on their Twitter pages, UKseries offers travel news and information. You can even discover which heathrow airport hotels would suit your trip to the capitals busiest airport.

After you have signed up, the best place to start is the search page, enter your topic and start following people, and if you’ve got anything to contribute get invlolved in the community and get tweeting.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Glasgow Hotels out perform UK Competitors

Scotland's biggest city Hotels were outperforming other UK Hotels in 2007/08. But with the recession looming can the Scottish hotels keep ahead of the rest.

The future is unclear and scary to be honest but there is 2 sides of the coin here, on one side we have the fear of the recession, people out of work and therefor not being able to have luxury weekend trips away and of coarse there will be less conferences but on a more positive note you have the week pound which is not a very good thing but it could attract more foreign tourists to our great city.

All my life I have been able to travel to Europe and exchange some money for more money but now it looks like the corner has turned and I think - and hope we will see a large increase in the numbers of European tourists swapping some money for more money by coming here to visit and stay in a Hotel Glasgow.
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