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UK reports most hotel rooms in construction in Europe

The UK has reported the most hotel rooms in construction in Europe with 15,643 rooms in 148 hotels in the pipeline, according to STR. STR s August 2016 pipeline report shows Europe reported 64,454 rooms across 433 projects as in construction for the month; a 19.9% increase compared with August 2015.

150,530 rooms over 1,055 projects were under contract in Europe last month; a 15.7% increase in rooms under contract in year-on-year comparisons. Only three other countries reported more than 5,000 rooms in the construction phase: Germany (11,006 rooms in 56 hotels), Turkey (7,951 rooms in 52 hotels) and Russia (7,537 rooms in 37 hotels).

Under contract data includes projects in the construction, final planning and planning stages but not unconfirmed.

London records highest revpar figures of the year in July >>1

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Jobs boost as new ibis hotel opens near Cambridge Railway Station

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Another jobs boost has been brought to the city thanks to the opening of a new hotel near Cambridge Railway Station. Hotel operator AccorHotels has now officially opened its new ibis Cambridge hotel, which is situated in Station Square directly opposite the train station. It is described as the first AccorHotels property in Cambridge2 and one of the largest hotels in the city.

The hotel’s opening has created approximately 20 new jobs, ranging from managerial roles to receptionists, bar and restaurant staff.

Jobs Boost As New Ibis Hotel Opens Near Cambridge Railway Station

The hotel comprises 231 ‘sweet rooms’ by ibis, the brand’s new contemporary and comfortable room concept created specifically for the wellbeing of guests.

Ibis Cambridge3 also boasts new _SPACE by ibis meeting rooms, a meeting room concept that addresses the growing requirement for flexible working spaces. There will also be a new Chill #2 coffee shop. Chill #2 is the main check-in area of the hotel, where guests are able to check in without the hassle of reception desks.

The caf -bar sources local produce, which will be prepared fresh onsite, and will also be stocking artisan coffee.

Jobs Boost As New Ibis Hotel Opens Near Cambridge Railway Station

Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director of AccorHotels UK and Ireland, said: We have ambitious expansion plans in the UK – and growth in the regions outside of London is a key part of this. Cambridge is a hugely popular destination for both leisure and business travellers and our new hotel will help to cater for both.

We are very pleased to be investing in the Cambridge economy and look forward to making a positive impact in the area for our guests, partners and the local community.”

AccorHotels state that according to the Office for National Statistics, Cambridge welcomed 430,000 visitors from overseas alone last year, who together stayed more than 3.5 million nights and spent 350 million. This made the city the 10th most visited UK destination by overseas visitors.

Jobs Boost As New Ibis Hotel Opens Near Cambridge Railway Station

Karelle Lamouche, Senior Vice President for Economy and Budget hotels at AccorHotels UK and Ireland, said: The hotel marks a new benchmark in the economy hotel segment.

It offers greater well-being and modernity to guests who stay at the new hotel.

Ibis Cambridge will also offer a new standard in comfort, without the increased price tag.

Its prime location and the new _SPACE by ibis meeting rooms mean ibis Cambridge is perfectly suited to business travellers.”

On the ibis website room rates are listed “from 63”.

A standard double room for tomorrow night (Friday) was quoted as costing 104.

Noews of the jobs boost comes after a new EU report claimed the city had the highest level of employability, with 85.1 per cent of the population aged between 20 and 64 listed as in work.

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  • Chris Froome: Data leak only confirms what I previously said

    The Tour de France champion says the WADA data breach that saw his information posted online only confirms what he has said in the past

    Chris Froome: Data Leak Only Confirms What I Previously Said

    Tour de France1 champion Chris Froome2 does not take issue with his data being leaked by Russian hackers3 over night and says that it only confirms his previous statements on Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE).

    Team Sky s star and Bradley Wiggins4 were part a group of 25 athletes who had their data stolen from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and published by hackers known as Fancy Bears . It was the second such leak this week involving athletes from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics5.

    >>> Bradley Wiggins confirms Tour of Britain was his last road race6

    I ve openly discussed my TUEs with the media and have no issues with the leak, which only confirms my statements, Froome said. In nine years as a professional, I ve twice required a TUE for exacerbated asthma, the last time was in 2014. Froome did not deny that the four leaked certificates from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) were his. In its second data dump, Fancy Bears (Tsar Team APT28) published data on 25 athletes, including five Brits.

    It published six PDF certificates for Wiggins and four for Froome, concentrated on the 2013 Crit rium du Dauphin 7 and the 2014 Tour de Romandie. According to the leaked documents, the UCI s medical chief Mario Zorzoli approved corticosteroid prednisolone 40mg per day for one week in 2013 and again in 2014.

    Already last year, Froome replied to a person on Twitter about his exception certificates or TUEs, saying I have had 2 during my career.

    I have had 2 during my career RT @jknight5978: @chrisfroome9 Are you willing to release details of all your TUEs for the last few years?

    Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) March 11, 201510

    Froome said at the finish of the 2015 Tour de France that he avoided asking for a TUE to help with an infection that he had because he did not want to create problems. He told The Sunday Times: After everything we had been through in this year s Tour, it just felt that if we go down this route, we are opening the door for a whole new wave of criticism and aggression.

    In an interview this summer, he expanded on TUEs.

    I think the grey area most people are referring to are TUEs, using substances that aren t banned but do give a performance gain, Froome told the Scotsman11. I ve applied for two TUEs in my seven years as a professional. Each was a week long. For two weeks in seven years, I ve taken something for medical reasons. I feel quite strongly that you shouldn t be taking anything that you don t medically need.

    Team Sky, agreeing with Froome, explained today that the leak showed that they went through the proper channels for the exceptions.

    The Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) process, as set out by UKAD, is a means by which an athlete can obtain approval to use a prescribed prohibited substance or method for the treatment of a legitimate medical condition,’ Sky said in a statement.

    Applications made by Team Sky for TUEs have all been managed and recorded in line with the processes put in place by the governing bodies.

    Team Sky s approach to anti-doping and our commitment to clean competition are well known.


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