What's Floating Around

14 January 2019

ICC Wales

Welcome to another week and here at Cloud 9 Towers, we are quite excited about the prospect of so many fabulous new hotels and venues opening in the year ahead. Our free venue finding service likes to stay thoroughly up to date so we can always offer a well informed service to clients, and there are some amazing new venues to look out for in 2019.

We’re staying in the UK for now, as to cover all of the international openings would mean a war and peace length blog – which we don’t have time to write and you don’t have time to read,  but lets just say, wherever you want in the world, we have it covered!

Come spring, on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, the doors to the new Hard Rock Hotel will finally open. Destined to be a haven for music lovers, this 1,000-room hotel will boast two vibrant bars, plus a Hard Rock Café set to serve American cooking with a British twist, and it will also have great meeting and event space.

Staying in the capital, the NH Hotel Group will bring its nhow brand to the UK capital in a new development from internationally acclaimed studio Foster + Partners, located within Shoreditch and the City of London. The area, known as ‘Tech City’ is  at the heart of the Capital’s technology and digital sector and widely recognised as the most rapidly growing commercial centre in the UK.

Magazine, a new venture from the group behind the club Printworks, will open on the Greenwich Peninsula in the summer of 2019. With capacity for 3000, its set to be a huge and iconic event space in London for those wanting something a little different.

Whilst this renovated Victorian mansion, Caer Rhun Hall, opened  just before Christmas, the extensive refurbishment will be completed by the end of 2019 which will see the room count grow to 76. Located in the heart of the Conwy Valley on 20 acres of lush parkland, making it perfect for avid walkers and cyclist and ideal for exclusive use events.

Staying in Wales the the new and exciting ICC Wales has taken inspiration from the world’s best convention centres and opens in early Summer.The large slate and glass building will cater for over 5,000 delegates, offers 2,000 on site car parking spaces, and has bridges straight into fresh air and woodland.

Yotel in Glasgow’s city centre will open in November and increase the he brand’s UK key count considerably, and it will sit alongside the new Edinburgh property in the shadow of the Castle. Down at the Marina, the Hyatt is set to open a new hotel on the resort in the next 12 months, with 187 bedrooms and impressive event space.

Innside Melia is coming to Liverpool this spring, and plans are also underway for a new Innside in Newcastle in the next 18 months.

There are lots more we promise, and we’re keeping an eye on the industry!


Have a great weekend, and do call if you need a venue – we’re on it – +(44)0203 858 7809