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Staycity bookings regain ground in UK and Ireland

News Story / 23 September 2021

Ireland: Dublin-based aparthotel operator Staycity Group has reported rising occupancies across its UK and Ireland estate and revealed that a number of new properties are poised to open as part of the company's ongoing expansion plans.

JLL Short Stays launches to compete with major OTAs

News Story / 20 September 2021

UK: Real estate services firm JLL has announced the launch of JLL Short Stays, a booking platform offering business and leisure travellers professionally managed and fully flexible short-term rental accommodation in the UK, in a bid to compete with the major online travel agencies [OTAs] in the segment.

Mapletree to buy UK PBSA assets

News Story / 01 September 2021

UK: Singaporean investor Mapletree Investments his set to purchase four Vita Student residences from Vita Group for more than £165 million.

UK Retirement Living Fund buys £55m retirement village in JV

News Story / 17 August 2021

UK: The UK Retirement Living Fund [ReLF], managed by Schroders Capital and advised by Octopus Real Estate, has teamed up in a joint venture with Elysian Residences to buy a £55 million site allocated for a new purpose-built retirement village in Royal Tunbridge Wells .

New date for the 2021 Serviced Apartment Awards 2021

News Story / 15 June 2021

UK: International Hospitality Media (IHM) has confirmed that the 2021 Serviced Apartment Awards in association with Zeevou, will now take place on 16 September 2021, due to the delay to the end of restrictions announced by the UK government yesterday.

Bob W to enter UK with first Central London building

News Story / 21 May 2021

UK / Finland: Helsinki-based tech-driven hospitality provider Bob W is taking its concept to the UK with a new building currently being constructed in Whitechapel in the East End of London.

Homelike sees increasing demand for mid-term stays

News Story / 30 April 2021

UK: Rental platform HomeLike has reported increased demand for mid-term property rental as travel restrictions are lifted and temporary accommodation is sought for relocation and work purposes.

ABTA calls for government grants to help TMCs

News Story / 02 March 2021

UK: ABTA chief executive Mark Tanzer has called on the government to include travel management companies in its the £5 billion restart grant scheme announced over the weekend.

Reopening plans unveiled for UK hospitality

News Story / 22 February 2021

UK: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for the nation to exit lockdown in a “one-way road to freedom”, with hotels, pubs and restaurants permitted to open indoors from May 17.

Sunak unveils £4.6b in business grants

News Story / 06 January 2021

UK: Following news that England enters a national lockdown on Wednesday 6th January, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a one-off grant up to £9000 for businesses in hospitality, leisure and retail.

BridgeStreet's operations arm goes in to UK administration

News Story / 05 December 2020

UK: Sarah Rayment and Mark Shaw of BDO have been appointed joint administrators of BridgeStreet Accommodations London Limited, which has ceased trading, leaving guests urgently seeking alternative accommodation.

STAA launches new Trusted Stays scheme for UK key workers

News Story / 30 October 2020

UK: The UK Short Term Accommodation Association [STAA] has followed up its successful nationwide “NHS Homes” initiative with the launch of a new scheme, “Trusted Stays”, to offer NHS staff and key government workers discounted safe and clean accommodation near their places of work, to help protect them and their families as the UK’s Covid-19 infection rates rise.

Sunak announces new jobs scheme, extended VAT cut

News Story / 24 September 2020

UK: Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the government’s replacement for the UK furlough scheme, which will support the wages of workers who cannot return to work full time.

Homesave to transition from aparthotel model

News Story / 24 August 2020

UK: Arbuthnot Latham Commercial has provided a commercial loan of £2.2 million for Homesave UK Limited, helping the company to transition its business model from aparthotels to residential lettings.

UK government re-imposes quarantine order for returnees from Spain

News Story / 27 July 2020

UK / Spain: The UK Department for Transport [DfT] announced on Saturday that all travellers returning from Spain to the UK would be required to self-isolate in quarantine at home for the following two weeks, a notion which took immediate effect as of midnight on Sunday morning.

UK hospitality sector set to reopen on July 4

News Story / 21 June 2020

UK: Prime minister Boris Johnson is reportedly set to announce hotels and bed and breakfasts can reopen on July 4 along with pubs, restaurants and hairdressers.

Fülhaus announces expansion into the UK market

News Story / 20 April 2020

UK: Canadian interior design startup Fülhaus Inc. has announced further expansion after launching its UK office and appointing Diana Sanni as its head of UK operations.

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