Thu 11th April 2019
It’s complicated. We love to hate them.” Just two of the views expressed by hoteliers I spoke to when describing their relationship with OTAs (online travel agencies) – the companies that exist to sell your rooms by offering a bigger shop window.
Thu 1st November 2018
Apex Waterloo Place received an extra touch of sparkle recently as Kinky Boots super fan – drag act, Voss – hit the bar to be first in line to try the hotel’s new musical inspired cocktail.
Thu 18th October 2018
More G&T, Vickers? Lanarkshire-born Angela Vickers is Apex Hotels’ CEO. She joined Apex as Financial Director in 2004 when the company had five hotels and a £14m turnover. Today, Apex owns ten hotels and has a turnover of £65m. She recently […]
Tue 11th April 2017
Angela Vickers qualified as an Chartered Accountant and worked at KPMG as an auditor before moving to Stakis to take over as Internal Audit Manager. She stayed on at Stakis when it was sold to Hilton in 1999, but later decided […]
Thu 6th April 2017
INDEPENDENT HOTELIERS IN SCOTLAND ARE GROWING THEIR BUSINESSES, COLLECTIVELY EMPLOYING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, AND INVESTING IN THEIR BUSINESSES DESPITE THE ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES. THIS MONTH WE TAKE A LOOK AT JUST SOME OF THE COMPANIES AND PEOPLE MAKING THEIR MARK. ANNABELLE LOVE […]
Wed 25th January 2017
Edinburgh-based hotel chain Apex Hotels is looking to expand in 2017 after a strong trading year in which its underlying pre-tax profits leap 11.8% to £10.3m for the year end of April. The group’s turnover rose by 7% to £61.3m and its […]