PUBLISHED: 11:43 01 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:36 01 June 2018 Nina Morgan The Premier Inn in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Google Street View Archant The owners of a large Welwyn Garden City hotel are looking to expand it. Whitbread Group Plc has applied to Welwyn Hatfield Council to build a 24-bed extension to the Premier Inn in Stanborough Road. This would mean an increase from 120 rooms to 144. One universal access room is included in the extension plans. It would have an internal door providing easy access and accommodation for a carer. Additional linen rooms have been incorporated into the design on each level of the proposed three storey building. The plans include an extension to the reception area to create a new lobby and larger waiting area. According to the design and access statement, drawn up on behalf of the developer, more car parking would also be provided. The hotel currently has 151 parking spaces, including eight disabled bays. Parking would be increased … [Read more...] about Plans to extend Welwyn Garden City hotel
A new £3.28m hotel along with residential and retail space is set to be developed on land next to the Hub in Milton Keynes. The site formerly known as CBX3 Phase 2 and re-named Aubrey Place fronts on to Avebury Boulevard and comprises just over two acres.It is the last remaining undeveloped site in the centre of Milton Keynes owned by Palmer Capital and has remained un-developed for 10 years and considered an eyesore. The 256 bedroom hotel will be occupied by Marriott’s Moxy hotel operation. Developers Palmer Capital are now working on the submission of a planning application for the remainder/majority of the site which will be made up of 300 residential units plus anew multi-storey car park.Steven Wright, director at Palmer Capital said: “We are delighted to successfully conclude the first stages of our placemaking in central Milton Keynes, which will result in an exciting newhotel brand for the city being delivered by a high quality operator. The project has had a … [Read more...] about New hotel and multi-storey car park to be built on land next to The Hub in Milton Keynes
A unique piece of Dumfries history finally went under the hammer last week, raising money for two charitable causes. The sign from the former County Hotel was the star attraction in the sale at Dumfries Auction in Irish Street, with locals and history-lovers alike keen to snap it up. By the end of the sale, the sign had been sold for well above its £100 reserve price at £530, with two bidders involved in competing for the final sale. The sign was sold by the owners of the Lantern Bar, formerly known as the Lyver, in the town’s St Michael’s Street. They discovered the sign and decided to sell it to support Marie Curie and the Dumfries Veterans Garden Project. The 18th century hotel was a regular fixture in the town’s High Street for more than 100 years until it closed its doors for good more than 30 years ago, with many Doonhamers still retaining happy memories of their time spent at the bustling hotel. Dave Hill from Dumfries Auction said: “The County … [Read more...] about Historic County Hotel sign raises £530 for charity
Sherelle Jacobs Columnist & Content Editor 1 June 2018 • 9:24am Middle-aged men in Lycra (Mamils) started the cycling holiday trend. Now health-conscious millennials are also sweating with excitement at the prospect of bike-themed fitness breaks. Not me. Perhaps it’s their seriousness; perhaps it’s their spandex-clad smuggery. But hail an exciting development: a hotel-hopping cycling break from family-run Wild Carrot, which has just launched tours across the Calcot Collection of properties in the Cotswolds. The concept, while not completely new, is so embryonic that it doesn’t even have a name (something tells me 'hotel-bike-hopping' or 'hotel-cycloping' might not catch on). In any case, it’s perfect for wusses and Bradley Wiggins wannabes alike. "Just three more hills until the pub," said my guide, James, as I spluttered up what any self-respecting cyclist would dismiss as a 'bump'. It didn’t stop me whooping with euphoria … [Read more...] about Hotel Hit Squad: Is hotel-hopping (by bicycle) the next big trend?
A guide to the best hotels in and around Wimbledon for the All England Lawn Tennis Club, featuring the top places to stay in Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Clapham, Earl's Court, South Kensington and Chelsea, including public transport routes from the hotels to the grounds. Hotels in Wimbledon Dog & Fox, Wimbledon Get to the All England Lawn Tennis Club: Journey time: 16 minutes The Dog & Fox faces Church Road and is five minutes from the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Converted by Young’s into a contemporary bar and dining hall with rooms, there’s nods to hunting in the décor, with jokey animal pictures, fur throws and horsey wallpaper. Public spaces are cleverly divided and there’s a buzzy atmosphere with two ‘gardens’ or outdoor terraces. Hearty, seasonal British food is available in The Library or dine in the bar, or by the busy open kitchen. Read the full review: Dog & Fox, Wimbledon • The best hotels in south-west … [Read more...] about The best hotels in and around Wimbledon for the All England Lawn Tennis Club