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Richard Bursby

Partner

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Elisabeth Heide

Senior associate

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Jack Wain

Associate

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Authors

Richard Bursby

Partner

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Elisabeth Heide

Senior associate

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Jack Wain

Associate

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4 February 2021

Hospitality in the News

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Your latest instalment of articles and opinions from across the hospitality sector.

Thinking differently

Blurred Lines: in our predictions for 2021 we suggested that "Bleisure" would be on the rise with even more blurring of the lines between work, home and leisure. Hyatt have taken the bull by the horns and this week have announced a long stay option (minimum 29 nights) for those travellers who want to combine work and leisure. "The Great Relocate" is available at 125 Hyatt hotels across Europe, the Middle East and South Asia and enables you to work by the pool, take lunch breaks on the beach and explore a new city in the evening. Other than giving ourselves a pat on the back for a great 2021 prediction, we wonder how popular this option will be in a years' time? In our view, this will have longer term appeal and expect other hotel chains to follow Hyatt's lead into this hybrid model, especially with hotels looking to use space efficiently and generate revenue wherever possible in this COVID-19 world.

Did you know?

Space X have announced that they will launch four private individuals into orbit later this year in "the world's first all-civilian mission". 2 of the seats on the spacecraft will be decided by an online competition running throughout February. Those of a nervous disposition might wish to avoid the news about Space X's crash landing this week…..

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Latest news

Pub group Marston's rejects takeover bid
(Big Hospitality)

Marriott opens its first dual-branded hotel in the UK
(The Caterer)

Accor partners with Faena to expand luxury lifestyle offering
(Skift)

Southwest Airlines report first annual loss in 48 years
(Skift)

UEFA consider ban on travelling fans for Euro 2020 games
(The Times)

Various Eateries receives £2.5m business interruption insurance payment
(The Caterer)

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