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Katherine Price

Katherine Price

Senior Reporter

As a senior reporter, Katherine focuses on hotel news, analysis and features.

Manchester’s first boutique hotel set for refurbishment
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Manchester’s first boutique hotel set for refurbishment

22 May 2020 by

Manchester’s first boutique hotel, the Great John Street hotel, is set for a refurbishment that will see the property reduce its number of bedrooms from 30 to 24 for the creation of a ‘supersuite’

'We are not slowing up,' confirms Watergate Bay’s Will Ashworth as group announces latest hotel acquisition
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'We are not slowing up,' confirms Watergate Bay’s Will Ashworth as group announces latest hotel acquisition

22 May 2020 by

Watergate Bay managing director Will Ashworth has confirmed the group is still targeting a collection of five or six Another Place-branded hotels over the next five years, with Amport House in Hampshire announced as the latest addition.

Compass successful in £2b equity raise
Housing minister considering allowing hospitality businesses to use streets for al fresco dining
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Housing minister considering allowing hospitality businesses to use streets for al fresco dining

19 May 2020

Granting ‘blanket’ permission for restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars to use pedestrianised streets for outdoor dining, is being considered by housing and local government minister Robert Jenrick.

Hotel bosses call for industry to work together towards hygiene standards
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Hotel bosses call for industry to work together towards hygiene standards

19 May 2020

Hotel bosses have called for a united approach to hygiene standards on a webinar today that included the chief executives of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Radisson Hotel Group and BWH Hotel Group.

Accor announces additional €560m banking credit facility and reports ‘initial signs’ of recovery
David Urquhart Group’s hotel businesses to be wound up and sold
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David Urquhart Group’s hotel businesses to be wound up and sold

18 May 2020

The hotels subsidiary of the David Urquhart Group is set to be wound up as three of the group’s companies lodged proposals to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) earlier this month.

Plans to transform Perth Prison social club into a training café for ex-offenders
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Plans to transform Perth Prison social club into a training café for ex-offenders

15 May 2020

A new social enterprise called Starting Step is hoping to transform HMP Perth’s former social club into a café and bistro to train ex-offenders in hospitality skills.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.