Construction work has started on the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hull in Ferensway in the centre of Hull.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hull will include 165 bedrooms, a destination restaurant and bar plus a 1,000sq-mt pillar-free ballroom for conferences and events.  It will also include a range of leisure facilities.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hull is expected to open in late 2017 towards the end of Hull’s reign as the UK City of Culture.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hull will be managed by Leaf Hospitality, an independent hotel management company.


Plans to convert Grantley Hall near Ripon in North Yorkshire into a luxury hotel and spa have been recommended for approval.

Grantley Hall is a Grade II-listed mansion set in 30 acres of wooded parkland and grounds alongside the River Skell. It dates back to the 17th century when it was built as a private residence. Since then Grantley Hall has been a convalescent home and latterly an adult education residential college.

The project will create a 52-bedroom, five-star hotel with three restaurants and a spa development with a pool, treatment rooms and a gym. In addition the 1910 Japanese garden at Grantley Hall will also be restored.

Flexible workspace provider, Regus, has opened its latest location in Birmingham.

Their new centre is in Edmund House in the Colmore Business District in the centre of Birmingham.

Edmund Hous includes Grade-A office space and meeting rooms on the first and second floors of Edmund House, each equipped with a flip chart, whiteboard and markers plus free wi-fi.

Edmund House is located in Newhall Street a short walk from both Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill stations.

Regus Edmund House joins the company’s other workspaces in Temple Row and Victoria Square in the city centre, Broad Street's Quayside Tower and Fort Dunlop in Castle Bromwich.


An eight storey office block off Deansgate in the centre of Manchester could be converted into a new 215 bedroom hotel as part of a wider scheme to improve the city’s Mulberry Square and Lincoln Square.

Owners want to partly demolish and convert John Dalton House into a hotel to be operated by Berlin-based Leonardo Hotels.

The building is currently predominantly office space although the two ground floor units are occupied by restaurant chains, Bill’s and Byron Burgers, which would remain.

The floor space in the building is reportedly underutilised and in view of its prominent location the building would be better suited as a hotel.

The redevelopment would see the installation of a new façade, internal reworking of the building and a two-storey roof extension.

The scheme is currently with the planners at Manchester city council.

Twr y Felin is a new 21-bedroom hotel which has recently opened in St Davids on the Pembrokeshire coast. The hotel is built around a restored and extended former windmill.

Twr y Felin is a contemporary art hotel, featuring over 100 original art works commissioned to represent the St David’s peninsula and Pembrokeshire.

The bedrooms, which include two suites, are fully equipped with a telephone, internet, internet radio and clock, cable and satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, i-pod dock, tea and coffee makers, mini-bar, desk, shower and bath.

‘Blas’ is the restaurant serving local specialities; ‘Oriel’ is the lounge and ‘Cornel’ the bar.

Twr y Felin is operated by the Retreats Group. It joins Roch Castle Hotel in Pembrokeshire, a converted 12th century castle overlooking St Davids and the Penrhiw Hotel also in St Davids and close to St Davids Cathedral.