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Hotel and hospitality news in numbers
A new survey by the American Hotel and Lodging Association suggests 71% of US hotels won't survive six months without government assistance.
Mandarin Oriental has eliminated 70% of the 60 most common single-use plastic items as part of the hotel groups’ efforts to cut down on plastic waste.
The UK hotel industry could take four years to return to 2019 levels of business, according to research from PwC.
The University of Hull and Compass Hospitality have launched a £60,000 scholarship to support recipients into a career in the hospitality sector.
After 30 years under the same ownership, Sydney’s Courthouse Hotel in Australia has been sold to Moelis Australia Hotel Management.
Key news stories from the hotel industry
BrewDog to open Manchester hotel next year
BrewDog has announced plans to open its next hotel in Manchester in 2021 under its DogHouse brand. BrewDog currently has three hotels, two in Ohio in the US under its Kennels and DogHouse brands, and one Kennels hotel in Aberdeen.
Source: The Caterer
The hotel industry may not recover until 2023
S&P Global Ratings said in a new report that a "solid recovery isn't likely" until 2023, based on a widely available vaccine becoming available in the second half of 2021. Covid-19 has suppressed demand for travel this year as lockdowns snarled cities and reduced both business and leisure travel.
Source: CNN Business
Australia's first Mondrian coming to Gold Coast
Accor and sbe have unveiled plans to plant the first Mondrian hotel in Australia on the Gold Coast. Mondrian Gold Coast will be set on a beachfront site on the corner of First Avenue and The Esplanade Burleigh Heads, with a dual-tower property featuring a 208-room hotel and 89 private residences.
Source: Travel Weekly
Atlantis, the Palm receives EarthCheck Silver accreditation
Atlantis, The Palm has received EarthCheck Silver certification for its hotel facility and its waterpark - testament to the resort’s continued commitment to environmentalism. The Silver Certification recognises the resort’s measures in recycling waste, reducing water usage and managing freshwater consumption.
Source: Hotelier Middle East