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The four-star Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham City Centre has unveiled the first phase of a £750,000 renovation of its meeting and events spaces. The investment marks the repositioning of the hotel’s conference facilities to become a standalone multi-purpose events venue.
HBAA has created a Next Gen Board to shadow its Board and Executive Committee as the first implementation of its central theme for 2019 - supporting ‘the Next Generation’ of event professionals. Olivia Woolley, National Account Manager at Hotel and Travel Solutions Ltd, Ryan Doyle, Sales Manager at the Park Regis Birmingham and Anthony Kwokori, Business Events Account Executive at the Barbican, took part in the recent HBAA Board and Executive Committee Meeting at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Airport.
Robinson College has appointed Nicole Parker as its new Conference & Events Manager.
The Edinburgh Collection is pleased to announce that it has acquired the luxurious Princes Street Suites as of today’s date, bringing a touch of luxury to the eclectic accommodation group. The Princes Street Suites is an award-winning aparthotel that won the 2019 Scottish Hotel Awards’ Family Hotel of the Year category in Edinburgh and the Lothians for the second year in a row.  The 37 one, two and three bedroom apartments enjoy an unrivalled city centre location with a striking roof terrace commanding views of the city skyline and Edinburgh Castle.  
Her Majesty The Queen and The Duchess of Cambridge visited King’s College London to open Bush House in March 2019. The royal party were there to meet with staff and academics and to have a tour of the recently renovated Bush House (previously the home of the BBC World Service) which now features an auditorium, various tiered lecture theatres, meeting rooms and the stunning 8th floor event space with rooftop terraces. The Queen and the Duchess both remarked on the “impressive” view across London.
Now celebrating its fifth year, the CHS Awards provide UK hotels and venues with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities. The awards are designed to be accessible for all types of hotels and venues, allowing even the smallest independent venue to be recognised for an aspect, service or feature of their property or service.

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