2018 forecast for the hotel industry

26 February 2018

A number of the agents who are active in the hotel industry have published market reviews of 2017 and indicated their views on the trajectory of the market this year. Some common items emerged: RevPAR growth in 2017 of over 4% was supported by weak sterling which reduced costs for overseas visitors and discouraged foreign […]

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KE Hotels acquires Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited

20 February 2018

Fladgate LLP has advised KE Hotels on the acquisition of the Abbey Hotel, Bath through the purchase of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited from The Kaleidoscope Collection. The team also advised on the financing aspects of the transaction which involved a facility for the acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited and one for the refinance of […]

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Sale of Fulham Wine Rooms

16 February 2018

Fladgate’s leisure team has advised on the sale of the Fulham Wine Rooms (by way of premium lease assignment) on behalf of existing client Investhor Limited to The Little Door Fulham Limited.   The venue will now be closed for refurbishment/ conversion works before opening as a new cocktail bar venue. The team was led by […]

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Funding for Dundee hotel development

6 February 2018

Fladgate’s hotel team has advised clients on the provision of funding, by Coutts & Co, for the redevelopment of two sites in Dundee into InterContinental Hotels Group branded hotels. The team advised on the negotiation and agreement of finance documents including the facility agreement and security as well as the associated hotel management and franchise […]

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Fladgate sponsors the Leisure Property Forum’s Leisure Review

23 January 2018

We are delighted that Fladgate will be sponsoring the Leisure Review 2017 for the Leisure Property Forum on 24 January 2018. We will be hearing from four of the leisure sector’s most active property agents covering the big box leisure sector, A3/A4 restaurant/bar, the pub sector and the investment/development sector. The speakers will be giving an overview of […]

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New London HQ for Turner Broadcasting

11 January 2018

Fladgate LLP has advised Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Turner), the UK based operation of Turner Broadcasting, the global entertainment, sports and news subsidiary of Time Warner, on the pre-let of 98,100 sq ft in a new development at 160 Old Street, EC1, which it will occupy from 2019.  The building is owned by The Great […]

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Newsflash: 20% increase in planning application fees from 17 January

8 January 2018

Long expected regulations to increase the fees for planning applications were made by the Government just before the Christmas break. The regulations increase the fees by approximately 20% for applications submitted from 17 January, so if you are about to submit an application it would sensible to do so by 16 January if possible. The regulations also introduce […]

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New panel win for Fladgate’s Sports Business Group

5 January 2018

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has invited Fladgate LLP to join its new legal panel following a competitive tender process. The legal panel will be comprised of four law firms which, together with in-house Legal Counsel Rod McKenzie, will service all of the SPFL’s diverse legal requirements. Alex Haffner, who will act as the […]

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Seasonal cinema work

14 December 2017

Many employers, cinemas included, routinely hire additional staff during holiday periods, for which there are various ways to do this – fixed-term contracts, hiring agency workers and using zero-hour contracts, among them. Mike Tremeer outlines some of the pros and cons. Christmas is accused of arriving earlier and earlier each year, and that is no […]

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Fladgate’s hotels team present at Hotel Finance, Investment & Development conference

8 December 2017

Members of Fladgate’s hotels team presented at the Henry Stewart’s annual ‘Hotel Finance, Investment and Development in the UK and Continental Europe’ conference in London on 30 November 2017. Fladgate Partners Barry Hembling (Construction) and Eddie Powell (Corporate – Commercial, Intellectual Property and Sport) spoke on ‘Key legal issues that MUST be considered when developing […]

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