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Green light for new 67-bed Leicester hotel

1 September 2017

Travelodge has been given the go ahead to open a new 67-bedroom hotel in Leicester city centre

Sleep like a king in new Richard III-themed room at Belmont Hotel

24 March 2017

New family bedroom celebrates Leicester’s famous connection to discovery of King Richard III

Local hotel is awarded top rated status in annual UK Hotel Awards based on genuine guest reviews

18 January 2017

College Court in Leicester has been awarded Top Rated status in this year’s LateRooms.com Simply The Guest Awards, where only the very best properties in the UK and Ireland are rewarded. The accolade highlights exceptional hotel standards and service across the board and is based purely on genuine guest reviews.

Swimming pool at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa re-opens after £50,000 makeover

16 January 2017

Gym and health club members in Hinckley, Leicestershire, are now enjoying the refurbished swimming pool facilities at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa.

Sketchley Grange to hold open day after £1.5 million refurbishment

12 July 2016

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa, in Hinckley, is opening up to the public on Sunday, July 17 to reveal its new bar and lounge area, upgraded guest bedrooms and luxury spa and leisure amenities.

Local Hotel wins top award for Customer Service

3 February 2016

Best Western PLUS Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club wins award at the Best Western GB Awards

The Dandelion that became a ROSE

26 October 2015

VisitEngland Exceptional Service Award

Dandelion Hideaway launches woodland explorer's club

28 September 2015

In association with the Royal Forestry Society

Hotel occupancy in Leicester at record high

15 September 2015

Over 80 per cent occupancy reported at city hotels in July 2015

Leicester's iconic Grand Hotel set to be sold to Tico and Tiesco joint venture

4 September 2015

Leicester's iconic Grand Hotel set to be sold to Tico and Tiesco joint venture

New General Manager at Scalford Hall

20 July 2015

Daniel Gough has recently joined Scalford Hall Hotel as General Manager, bringing with him a fresh new vision and keen plans for development

The Woodlands – a new event venue, luxury treehouse accommodation and self-catering snugs opens

30 June 2015

A quirky new village-style event venue and woodland accommodation has opened in Theddingworth, between Lutterworth and Market Harborough

Marco Pierre White to visit Leicester this May

13 May 2015

Marco Pierre White is set to visit Leicester this May, marking his first visit to his newly opened Marco’s New York Italian restaurant on Granby Street

Glamping with the stars

30 April 2015

New family break combines rocket launches and space experiments with overnight glamping experience in rural Leicestershire

East Mids outperforms London hotel market

22 April 2015

Hotels in the East Midlands outperformed London counterparts in the race for revenue growth during 2014 as occupancy levels across the UK hit a ten-year high, according to the findings of a new report

New Head Chef at Scalford Hall

16 April 2015

Only a few days into the job and already making a positive impact is Scalford Hall Hotel's newest member - Head Chef Kevin Mullett

New pavilion at Scalford Hall Hotel

6 March 2015

Scalford Hall Hotel in Melton Mowbray unveiled its new Pavilion on 4th March, with Mayor John Wyatt cutting the ribbon, followed by networking for the local business community and special guests.