Four-star hotel suspected in e-coli outbreak… For more hospitality stories, see what the weekend papers say

17 September 2007 by
Four-star hotel suspected in e-coli outbreak… For more hospitality stories, see what the weekend papers say

Four-star hotel suspected in e-coli outbreak Three people were being treated in hospital yesterday after an E coli outbreak at a Scottish hotel. Another patient is being treated at home after cases of the potentially deadly E coli 0157 bug were confirmed in Aberdeen. All four fell ill after eating at the city's four-star Atholl Hotel. NHS Grampian said cold meat cooked on the premises was a suspected source of the bug. - Scotland on Sunday](, 16 September

New Accor hotel brand aims for 10,000rooms Accor, the French hotelier, said it has launched its All Seasons budget hotel brand in France and the rest of Europe and aims to expand it to 10,000 rooms in Europe by 2010, including 7,000 in France. Accor's hotel marketing director, Eric Lepleux, said that the group "aims to become world leader in budget and medium-range hotels". - [The Times](, 15 September.

Two new hotels planned for Heathrow Terminal 5 Lord Laidlaw, one of Scotland's richest men, has formed a £70m joint venture with construction company Rokeby Developments to build two hotels with 400 and 200 beds at Heathrow Airport. The partners believe there is a shortage of planned hotel space near the soon-to-open Terminal 5 building. - [Scotland on Sunday](, 16 September.

Man dies in Blackpool hotel fire
A man has died after a blaze broke out at the Manor hotel on Blackpool promenade and several surrounding hotels were also evacuated. An ambulance spokeswoman said that a man was treated for a cardiac arrest while he was being taken to hospital, but he was later confirmed dead. - [Mail on Sunday Online](, 17 September.

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