Our rep Louise came in to see us recently and updated us on the changes at De Vere Venues, Principal Hayley and Four Pillars Hotels.This group of Hotels are now united under shared ownership and a passion for hospitality. In 2013, PH Hotels was acquired by Starwood Capital Group to act as a platform for consolidation in the UK. Over the last two years there have been further acquisitions which include De Vere Venues, Four Pillars Hotels, The Townhouse Collection and The Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh. We are hoping in 2016 that the group will be rebranded under one name !! The combined group offer over 45 properties across the UK, from vibrant city centre locations to tranquil countryside retreats, and from Victorian splendour to modern spaces. Throughout the group, they understand the needs of the business traveller and ensure that they provide all the services and comfort required Some of the hotels also feature leisure facilities including swimming pool, saunas, spas and gyms ensuring you can take some time to unwind whilst staying with them. PH Hotels PH Hotels offer a selection of properties across the UK with an additional property near Paris. They are a collection of truly individual hotels and conference and event venues across the UK; from city centre Victorian grandeur to country estates to modern purpose-built conference and training venues. With iconic hotels in the heart of major UK city centre locations including London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and York, and idyllic countryside venues ideally placed to make the most of the transport routes and the motorway network, they have the location to suit your needs. With onsite Tempus restaurant at each hotel that provide a contemporary dining experience in a stylish environment serving fresh seasonal, locally sourced ingredients where possible. Four Pillars Hotels From a Victorian mansion to a contemporary lakeside resort to a property in a prime city location, Four Pillars Hotels have an excellent range of properties in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, all Four Pillars Hotels have their own hotel restaurants, in which you can enjoy delicious dishes, freshly prepared by the expert chefs and most of the properties offer leisure facilities so you can take some time out to exercise or relax. De Vere Venues The first UK venue group to offer free, high speed Wi-Fi to guests, De Vere Venues is leading the way in making business travel as easy as possible, boasting quiet, spacious and comfortable guestrooms; acres of outdoor space for teambuilding activities; ample parking; state-of-the-art technology and the added extra of spa and golf available at some properties. The group has properties spanning from Hampshire to Cheshire, all conveniently located in easy access to major transport links. They have been highly successful in their first year of business (for the now wider UK group) and with plenty of refurbishments planned in 2016 its set to be an even better year for them. We wish them good luck in their second year of business and will post photos of the refurbishments as soon as we have them!