New hotels including Birch in Hertfordshire and the Nobu London Portman Square, which were set to open earlier this year, have announced their revised opening dates following Covid-19 delays.
Chris Penn's 240-bedroom Birch hotel (pictured) was due to open in late April and has now announced it will open its doors for bookings on 3 August. The property's Zebra Riding Club restaurant will open for bookings in early July.
Meanwhile, the 249-bedroom Nobu London Portman Square in Marylebone, which was due to open in July, has now said it will open in November.
The David Collins Studio-designed venue will be London's second Nobu hotel and will see the Nobu Berkeley Street restaurant move within the hotel. Additional hotel facilities will include a 600-person ballroom, five meeting spaces, and gym and wellness facilities.
Prime minister Boris Johnson said earlier today that self-contained accommodation including hotels and most hospitality businesses including pubs and restaurants could reopen from 4 July, with the two-metre rule reduced to 'one-metre-plus'.