According to Business Traveller:
Marriott’s Delta Hotels to enter UK with three 2019 openings – Business Traveller
Our very own brightlybob will surely scout these properties for the masses.
Actually Delta are rebranding over 20 properties here in the UK, 2 Hamptons and the rest are Belfry and Q hotels. Alas painedplatinum neither of these first two are central nor in areas my work takes me. I might get around them on leisure trips but in reality there are a few of the other 20 that appeal more and will be coming online over the next year or so. Whatever happens here Marriott is opening so many properties so quickly I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep up.
Your reply left me thinking.....of the old legacy properties (pre Starwood) in the U.K.... how many and/or what percentage have you laid your head?
SPGs British coverage is very odd. Plenty of hotels in London and 3 or 4 in Edinburgh but none outside those 2 cities, except, strangely, an Aloft in Liverpool. In reality anyone doing business around the U.K. just couldn’t make it work with SPG. Hence I became a Marriotteer. So far I’ve mananged to stay in just 2 legacy SPG properties, that Aloft in Liverpool (really impressed, it’s limited service on steroids. Clean as a whistle, welcoming staff, great bar, full buffet breakfast) and the Sheraton Skyline (large room, great staff, great bar and good lounge, with a poolside Tiki Bar too!).
I will be doubling that number over the next few months with the Aloft Excel in London and the not-yet-opened Luxury Collection Langley in Iver. Outside the UK my only experience of SPG has been the Sheraton Dolphin in Florida but in July I will add the Sheraton Sopot in Poland to that list.
I wonder whether these will include the elite Pantry experience or not?
I’m hoping they’ll not be cheaping out like that and will go for the full lounge, although the two currently on the website, Cheltenham and Nottingham don’t have any “executive” or “concierge” rooms suggesting those 2 out-of-towners won’t have lounges
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