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The dangers ahead for independent hotel owners

“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been!” Walter Gretzky, the most famous Canadian ‘Hockey Dad’ and father of the ‘Great One’ Wayne Gretzky, uttered those wise words of advice when coaching his young son on the small backyard rink behind his house in Brantford. We all now that the young boy grew up to be the best hockey player in the world, and much is due to his father who taught him not only how to play, but also how to think ahead in the…

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Development approval to spark major Southampton regeneration

Sovereign Centros and Tellon Capital Both Got Consent Last Night For Major Southampton Town Centre Schemes Southampton City Council has approved Sovereign Centros’ proposals for the £250m regeneration of Leisure World in Southampton. Sovereign Centros, the development manager for the project, unveiled its initial outline plans for the site in May 2020, proposing a major investment in Southampton city centre opening up new waterfront areas. The scheme comprises a cinema, casino, leisure and wellbeing facilities alongside 650 homes. There will also be two 150-room hotels, 80 serviced hotel apartments, modern…

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Campaign to open up hospitality spaces for remote workers

A campaign is underway to convince UK leaders to allow hospitality venues to reopen as a base for remote workers. Founder and CEO of Work Anywhere Hub James Santi said: “We believe hospitality venues should not be forced to suffer any more.” The proposal puts forward a case for allowing all venues to open as remote, Covid-safe workspaces “until we are allowed to reopen to the public. This might not be until May so we need to be making use of our spaces now”, Santi said. He went on to…

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