Strong growth for Apex

Mon 3rd February 2020

It has been another strong year for Apex Hotels as the business reported a 9.5% increase in turnover (up from £68.9m to…

Hospitality urges Scottish Government to unleash hospitality’spotential in upcoming Budget

Mon 3rd February 2020

UKHospitality, the single, authoritative voice for a sector that employs over 270,000 people in Scotland.

Design: Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro

Fri 31st January 2020

The 108-room Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro, located within the landscaped grounds adjoining Holyrood Park, and owned by Edinburgh First, has undergone…

Interview: Bill Burnett

Fri 31st January 2020

A Young ‘Veteran’ by Susan Young Hotelier Bill Burnett has been in the industry 35 years and I caught up with him…

Design Focus: Malmaison

Tue 7th January 2020

Malmaison at St Andrew Square opened last month. The new hotel on the site of the former A-listed Buchan house, has 72…

HEALTH & WELLBEING SUMMIT in association with Great National Hotels & Resorts

Mon 6th January 2020

When Angela Vickers, CEO at Apex Hotels, asked me to take on the HIT Chair’s Challenge and organise a health and wellbeing…

‘New’ Murray: Murray Thomson interview

Mon 6th January 2020

Like many people, Murray Thomson came into hospitality more by accident than design. He had originally wanted to be a pathologist which…

The Entertainer: Tom Younger interview

Tue 3rd December 2019

Tom Younger has been the boss at Archerfield near North Berwick for the past 16 years, yet he still shies away from…

World class chefs arriving in Aberdeen as Signature fine dining festival launches at The Chester Hotel

Mon 4th November 2019

A fine dining festival which has put Aberdeen on the radar of gourmands across the country – and raised over £350,000 for…

Tomich’s Kincraig Castle Hotel is on the market

Thu 17th October 2019

Kincraig Castle Hotel near to Tomich, Invergordon is now on the market through Graham + Sibbald for offers in the region of…

STA Conference 2019 speeches

Thu 10th October 2019

Stephen Leckie, Chair of the Tourism Leadership Group and the Scottish Tourism Alliance If you remember first half of 2012 like I…

Draft Future Tourism Strategy Announced at Scottish Tourism Alliance Conference

Tue 8th October 2019

The draft of Scotland’s future tourism strategy has been shared with around 450 industry delegates at the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) Annual…

Add your voice to Scottish Government tourist tax consultation

Tue 10th September 2019

Hoteliers have until December 2nd 2019 to add their views to a consultation on a tourist tax that’s just been launched by…


Fri 30th August 2019

Hilton Aberdeen TECA, the city’s only Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded property, has opened its doors to guests for the first time…

Saddle up at Hampton by Hilton Hamilton Park Hotel

Wed 7th August 2019

The £10m, 118-room Hampton by Hilton Hamilton Park Hotel opened last month at Hamilton Racecourse.