Jurys Inn Watford has just completed a £2.2million refurbishment project at the 216-bedroom hotel.

All bedrooms at Jurys Inn Watford now includes a Jury’s DREAM bed, a flat screen TV with Freeview, complimentary spa toiletries and free high-speed wi-fi.

The Kitchen is the new-look restaurant open throughout the day. 

The new ‘Off the Shelf’ in the lobby at Jurys Inn Watford offers a range snacks, drinks and travel necessities for busy guests ‘on the go’.

Jurys Inn Watford has eight fully equipped meeting rooms with the largest seating up to 100 delegates theatre style. All the rooms have natural daylight and air-conditioning, a projector and screen and free high-speed wi-fi.

Jurys Inn Watford is located in Clarendon Road in the centre of Watford, a five-minute walk from Watford Junction station from where an eighteen-minute train journey into central London is possible. 

Details: https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/london/watford/

Plans have been published to convert a currently vacant office block in the centre of Birmingham into a 130-bedroom boutique hotel.

Beneficial House is the office block in question. It is a seven-storey building constructed between 1959 and 1962.

Beneficial House has housed a nightclub in the past but has been largely vacant in recent years. It is located on the corner of Suffolk Street and Paradise Circus.

Restaurant and retail units would feature on the ground floor with the hotel bedrooms above.

No hotel operator has been named yet.

Birmingham city council is expected to make a final decision on the plan in the coming months.

The new hotel would be located directly opposite the new £700 million Paradise regeneration project currently under construction in the centre of Birmingham. It is a very short walk from Birmingham New Street station.

De Vere Tortworth Court has recently completed a £5 million refurbishment. The Grade II-listed Victorian mansion in Gloucestershire is now part of the De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels. 

All 201 bedrooms, both in the main house and courtyard wing at De Vere Tortworth Court, now feature up to 1GB of superfast free wi-fi and a flat screen TV. The suites and deluxe rooms have king size beds, fluffy robes and slippers as well.

De Vere Tortworth Court has 14 events spaces as well as 30 acres of grounds for team-building exercises. The Westminster Suite is the largest room seating up to 400 delegates. The Orangery is arguably the most impressive-looking room seating up to 100 delegates. All meeting rooms have been enhanced with the latest 21st-century features with smart technology and superfast wi-fi.

The 1853 Restaurant housed in the original church built within the mansion house has also been enhanced.

De Vere Tortworth Court is 20 minutes north of Bristol, 10 minutes from Bristol Parkway and with easy access to J14 of the M5.

Details: https://www.phcompany.com/de-vere/tortworth-court/

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan is undergoing a £1.5million refurbishment.

The refurbishment programme is refreshing the design of the bedrooms, suites and conference rooms.

The project, which began in 2016, has converted 53 of the 135 bedrooms into City Doubles and 18 rooms into Classic Twin bedrooms.

Refurbishment work will continue throughout the year and will include a revamp of the main Wallace Suite and the six other rooms which together offer meeting and events space for up to 170 delegates.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan is situated in Hagley Road, Edgbaston. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, small cardio gym as well as the seven meeting rooms.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan is a five-minute drive from Birmingham New Street station and a stone’s-throw from Birmingham Arena, Symphony Hall, the Bull Ring Shopping Centre and the night-life on offer along Broad Street. 

The investment into Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan is part of the group’s wider refurbishment programme of its 28-strong hotel portfolio across the country.

Details: https://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/hallmark-hotel-birmingham-strathallan/

Glaziers Hall, the Grade II-listed venue on the south bank of the River Thames overlooking London Bridge has officially reopened following its £2.5million refurbishment.

The renovations have increased the floorspace at Glaziers Hall by 33%, adding two riverside rooms with views across the Thames plus a new basement level.

New facilities include The Bridge Room, directly overlooking the River Thames with loads of natural daylight and seating up to 70 delegates for a theatre style meeting.

The Thames Room, also with loads of natural daylight provides syndicate / breakout space.

London Bridge Arches are part of the main London Bridge structure. They comprise three original Georgian brick arches with a private entrance, foyer and independent bathrooms.

London Bridge Arches can be hired exclusively from the rest of the facilities at Glaziers Hall.London Bridge Arches offer space for dinners, wine tastings, temporary exhibitions and lectures.

By the end of 2017, a bespoke wine cellar will also be opening in the basement which should prove an attraction for wine tasting events and parties.

Overall Glaziers Hall will accommodate up to 650 guests. It is located within minutes of London Bridge Station and Borough Market.

Details: http://www.glaziershall.co.uk/renovations/