Accor Hotels have announced the addition of three UK hotels to its MGallery Collection joining the Francis Hotel in Bath and bringing the totally number of MGallery properties in the UK to four.
The new hotels, all existing Mercure hotel, are located in Windsor, Cheltenham and Aberdeen. They will be upgraded and then rebranded as MGallery hotels.
MGallery is a worldwide collection of high-end hotels. A total group strength of ten properties in key leisure destinations is planned for the UK.


Best Western Kenwick Park Hotel in Louth, Lincolnshire is planning a major £4million expansion. The hotel is adding 14 new bedrooms and doubling the size of its restaurant. The hotel, at the heart of a 320-acre estate already has an 18-hole golf course, a health and leisure club with an indoor pool, gym, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and beauty salon plus squash and tennis courts. Kenwick Park Hotel has two meeting rooms.
Best Western Kenwick Park Hotel is located three miles from Louth just off the A16. Grimsby is the nearest mainline station 16 miles away.


The former Granada television studios in central Manchester are to be converted into a media hub with event space when new owners take possession of the building in June 2014. The studios will be rebranded Hello House. The space will include a media roof bar and social club designed for press launches and events.
Granada Studios closed in June 2013 when ITV Granada and ITV Studios moved to MediaCityUK in Salford Quays and Trafford Quays.

Tune Hotels are to open their first property in England outside London in Newcastle –on-Tyne. The 104-bedroom hotel is located in the former Proctor House, a refurbished Edwardian building on the Quayside. It is scheduled to open in October 2014.
Tune Hotels is a growing chain of properties that have embraced the limited service model used by low cost airlines. All Tune Hotels feature space efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high quality basics: five-star Hypnos beds, powerful hot showers and value-for-money.  Tune Hotel Newcastle is a short walk from Newcastle Central station.


Travelodge continues its expansion programme opening its first hotel in Southport. Travelodge Southport with 101 bedrooms is located in the Grade-II listed Ribble Building in Lords Street; a property which has been derelict for the last ten years. Seventeen of the bedrooms are built into the buildings original clock tower.
Travelodge Southport is less than a mile from Southport Theatre and Convention Centre and half a mile from Southport station.