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UK Travel Tips: Boutique Hotel (Why You Should Stay in a Boutique Hotel)

UK Travel Tips: Boutique Hotel

(Why You Should Stay in a Boutique Hotel)

Best Western Queen’s Hotel Dundee

Travelling can be incredibly fun. Before you get to the fun part though, you have to get through the more dreary stuff – planning. Out of all the things you have to plan for a trip, where you are going to stay is definitely one of the most important. It’s especially difficult when you are travelling with a partner, friends, or family, as you have to choose something that will satisfy everyone. Not to mention you have to ensure that it’s within your budget and in a good location.

If you’re yet to stay at a boutique hotel, you probably don’t know much about how it is different from other hotels or what you can get from a stay at one. There are lots of benefits that you can take advantage of, which we will discuss here:

1 – Personalized services

A boutique hotel like the Hawkwell House Hotel Oxford prioritizes the guest experience. That means the staff will try their best to provide personalized services for each guest. Since a boutique hotel is a lot smaller than a large chain hotel, it’s easy to get to know each visitor personally and figure out how to provide service that will suit their needs.

This means we welcome pets, too! If you’d like to bring your furry friend on vacation, Hawkwell House is the place to be!

2 – Great decor

Big hotels often have grand decor, albeit overused and a little bit stuffy. Boutique hotels, on the other hand, can put extra care in decor, making it unique and different from any hotels you have visited previously. It’s a great chance to get those Instagram photos!

There is also generally a theme to each boutique hotel that is expressed throughout the entire estate. Whether you are in the lobby, the restaurant, or the rooms, you’ll have a taste of the hotel’s personality.

Lace Market Hotel Nottingham

At the Lace Market Hotel Nottingham, all spacious and bright rooms are individually designed which will give you the feeling of staying somewhere really special. The hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites, catering to differing needs, occasions and budgets. All accommodation features contemporary styling and amenity, brand new plush carpets lighting and bedroom vanity units.

3 – Convenient location

Boutique hotels are significantly smaller than franchise hotels, and they take up a lot less space. Therefore, they can often fit in the smallest nooks and crannies of the city, which makes it incredibly easy for you to get around!

GoGlasgow Hotel Glasgow is all about location, only a few steps away from Glasgow city centre, and entertainment venues such as the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) which encompasses The SSE Hydro, the SECC and SEC Armadillo as well as the top attractions such as Glasgow Science Centre, Kelvingrove Art Museum and the award-winning Riverside Museum.

When travelling to Inverness, staying at Columba Hotel Inverness is also a good idea. The hotel boasts a perfect position in the very heart of Inverness, yet located in a peaceful area offering marvellous views of Inverness Castle and the River Ness.

Columba Hotel Inverness

4 – Privacy

Large chain hotels often don’t give you that much privacy. In a boutique hotel like Hawkwell House, however, you can enjoy an intimate experience, but you are always welcome to grace the communal areas with your presence if you feel like making friends!

Victoria Hotel Manchester, situated only 5 miles away from both Manchester City Centre and the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Countryside, is your home away from home. Along with the scenic setting, multifaceted outlets and extensive investment plans in order to bring back the 1800 Victorian style, our aim is to become not only a hotel everyone returns to but a local landmark as well.

Victoria Hotel Manchester

5 – Lavish accommodations

Chain hotels furnish their rooms uniformly, and this often means you’ll get the same old hard pillows, flimsy coverings, and uncomfortable mattresses. Boutique hotels invest a lot more in the comfort of their guests, so you’ll get to experience more lavish accommodations.

Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough

The four-star Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough is the oldest purpose-built hotel in the Yorkshire coastal resort, with many of the original architectural features still in their prime. Bedroom accommodation is spread over 4 floors accessed through modern lifts and tastefully decorated corridors.

6 – Reasonable prices

There are so many great things about boutique hotels that you’re probably stressing about the price. Worry not – a room in a boutique hotel is priced similarly to a room in a chain hotel. Why choose the latter? Opt for a boutique hotel for your next trip!

Best Western Queen’s Hotel Dundee is situated in the bustling West End of Dundee, making it the perfect choice of accommodation for enjoying the City of Discovery. The hotel has an excellent choice of 53 en-suite bedrooms designed to suit your accommodation needs perfectly at reasonable prices. Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Carmarthen based in the centre of Carmarthen has long welcomed leisure and business guests in considerable comfort and style commanding a spectacular position at the gateway to the Golden West. The hotel has been sympathetically modernized to blend its old world charm with modern facilities.

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Malaysia Food Trip: I can Eat All Day From Mamak Shop to Kopitiam

Malaysia Food Trip :

I can Eat All Day From Mamak Shop to Kopitiam

Malaysia houses you with plenty of food choices and a sense of belonging. It’s hard to deny Malaysian Food from getting global recognition it deserves. Malaysia Food , just like it’s people made up of Chinese, Malay, Indian & prepared in its own unique ways ! As most of the locals recommendations,  We are pretty sure that this food travel list will give you a taste of “Home”.

Hooray ! Malaysia Holiday Season is coming soon ! Followed by the festive & school holiday season, You might have a few plans in your mind to travel domestically and eat something nice. 

Here is the Food List you have to crossover on Your Food Bucket List  in this coming holiday season:


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Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches and is fondly regarded as the food capital of Malaysia.

Penang Curry Laksa

Penang Char Kuew Teow

Penang Famous Cendol

Penang Tart & Teh

Penang Dao Sha Piah

Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur, the stunning capital city of Malaysia, is known for its twinkling towers, nostalgic colonial buildings, friendly locals and a host of so many natural wonders.

You can take a tour around iconic Petronas Twin Towers, dance around to the pumping nightclub scene, and wander through the amazing 400 million year old Batu Caves and everything in between. In spite of that, do not missed out the amazing eating tour over here. 

Nyonya Food

Roti Canai

Nasi Lemak

Ice Kacang


Johor Bahru

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Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor in southern peninsular Malaysia, just across the causeway from Singapore. A bustling city but one with little of interest for the casual tourist, it is a significant regional transport and manufacturing hub. There is food for every budget. Enjoy a hearty meal before you head home.

Kuey Teow Soup

Nasi Biryani

Tandoori Chicken

Teh Tarik

Mee Rebus

If you are looking for a budget-friendly hotel at one of these listed Malaysia travel destinations above, do not skip our upcoming Holiday Sales promoting our Malaysia Hotels start from tomorrow , 15th January 2019.

For more information about our latest special offers, please visit

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Compass Hospitality to Manage Fifth Hotel in Scotland

Compass Hospitality has secured management for the Craigmonie Hotel in Inverness, making this the company’s second property in Inverness and its fifth overall in Scotland. The Craigmonie Hotel joins an increasingly substantial portfolio of hotels under management in the UK, whose current growth is being further supported by the growing momentum in the Scottish hospitality market. The Craigmonie Hotel Inverness is Compass Hospitality’s second hotel in partnership with The Buxani Group, with the first being the acquisition of GoGlasgow earlier this year. Official management of the Craigmonie Hotel commenced on the 7th December 2018.

Craigmonie Hotel, Inverness

The hotel is strategically located less than a mile away from Inverness Railway Station and serves as a popular destination for guests travelling in transit as well as for those looking to stay on in the city. The hotel itself features numerous facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, restaurant, bar, various function rooms, and onsite carpark. Moreover, with 40 rooms in total, the hotel is well-suited for delivering a dedicated and conscientious guest experience. Guests will be able to select from single, double, superior and family room types, all of which are fitted with complimentary WiFi and flat-screen televisions.

Hotel Facilities

Situated within a leafy residential district, the hotel also offers the best of both worlds by providing a getaway experience while remaining just a five-minute drive from Inverness city centre, thereby remaining within close proximity to the increasingly popular attractions on offer in Inverness, including the River Ness, the Victorian Market, and Inverness Castle.

Inverness Castle

Matthew Welbourn, Executive Vice President of Operations in the UK, added: “The performance of this hotel over recent years has been promising, and we are excited to partner once again with the Buxani Group to expand our respective portfolios. Inverness is a rapidly growing market, and with public investments being made into infrastructure and into the economy in general, we are excited for a real opportunity here to get ahead of the market.”

About Compass Hospitality

Compass Hospitality is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of over 45 hospitality properties across all market segments. Following the rapid growth in Southeast Asia, we have expanded our presence into the European market in 2015 and has since built our portfolio to numerous hotels across the UK. UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Oxford, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry, Dumfries, Carmarthen, Scarborough and Dundee.

With 4 distinctive brands, Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and alongside our Compass Collection which includes individually branded hotels and resorts, Compass manages and operates hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Thailand, Malaysia, and the UK.



Executive Vice President, UK Operations

[email protected]

T: +44 2073 120000

M: +44 7771 756300


Vice President Operations, Sales
[email protected]
M: + 44 7825 277 120


Senior Cluster eCommerce Manager, UK Cluster

[email protected]

T: +66 2 126 8282

M: +66 93 979 9556


The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE


Suite 10/91, Trendy Office Tower, 5th floor, 10 Sukhumvit Soi 13, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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9 Great Things to Do in Nottingham

Nottingham is a famous tourist spot, probably one of the most famous in the UK. The city has a rich history and recreational activity centres and parks with unbelievable views. For those visiting the city and aren’t sure where to go, here are 9 things to do in Nottingham.


Nottingham Castle

The 17th-century ducal mansion is the Nottingham most visited landmark. Sitting atop the hill overlooking the city, you can enjoy a historical tour and the view simultaneously.  Originally built in 1067 by Norman the Conqueror and then rebuilt by a series of other kings of the past, Nottingham Castle is embedded in history. It’s a more laid back tour than some other things you can do in the city, and it’s a nice change of pace from the bustling city.

The Coat of Arms at Nottingham Castle

Flying Horse Walk Shopping Centre

Whether you’re looking for designer clothes or jewellery, the Flying Horse Walk is more than likely to have them. For those looking to spend their afternoon shopping for boutique goods, perfumes or even lingerie, be sure to stop by at this venue. Plus, they also have an art gallery for those who aren’t looking to buy anything in particular and have a taste for art.


Nottingham Cathedral

The Nottingham Cathedral has been around for more than 150 years, and it’s still one of the most historically important landmarks in the city, along with the castle. The cathedral is beautifully built with its intricate architectural design. Also hosting a range of choirs, concerts and events, this ancient building is the perfect place for visitors to treat as a sanctuary, and as a place of tranquillity.


Rushcliffe Country Park

Offering over eight kilometres of footpaths, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas for visitors, the park is ideal for joggers, dog walkers, cyclists, and those who wish to spot a bit of wildlife. It’s a beloved place among busy city-dwellers who are looking to take a breather away from the hectic city life. The park has a lake where the local swan hangout and the benches around the walking track provide the perfect spots to observe them from a safe distance.


Nottingham Playhouse

If you are into theatrical plays and performances, then you should look up the next event at the Nottingham Playhouse. The venue has hosted big names in all sorts of performance art. Dances, drama, comedy and concerts of all genres have been held in this storied hall. Opened in 1948, this impressive establishment is incredibly popular with tourists. Known as one of the region’s most popular landmarks due to its modern décor and sky mirror, Nottingham Playhouse is the ultimate place to visit for a night of brilliant entertainment.

Nottingham Playhouse

Adrenalin Jungle

If you are looking for an adventure, then this is the right place for you, you adrenaline junkies. Offering an impressive variety of activities such as archery, quad biking, an assault course, jungle Olympics and even treasure hunts, you won’t spend a second standing around bored. Regardless of your age, Adrenalin Jungle has something you can enjoy.


Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour

The famous Robin Hood character originated here in Nottingham, and he is still the reason why people come to the city. Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour is an immensely popular tourist attraction. Offering visitors an outstanding and detailed insight into the life of the legendary Robin Hood, the trail takes visitors on a journey of historical discovery. Take a trip with your guide to the legendary cave systems where Robin Hood and his band supposedly hid and the famous Lace Market.

Robin Hood Statue at Nottingham Castle

City of Caves

Another cave systems lined with sandstone, these ancient caves are inspiring locations for tourists who are interested in the history of Nottingham. Tours of these caves are guided by actors and it’s the perfect opportunity to freely wander around the site with a wonderful audio guide. Promising to take tourists on an archaeological journey, the City of Caves is an essential place to visit for tourists hoping to learn a great deal more about the ancient city.


Nottingham Arboretum

Awarded the coveted Green Flag Award, this old park is the pride and joy of the people of Nottingham. There are over 800 trees in its property, which some are speculated to be as old as 200 years, along with lush garden and unique British woodlands. This is the perfect spot to spend your afternoon. You can take your family and pet to enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh air and amazing views. Also, the ice cream shop here is incredible, so be sure to try it out.

Lace Market Hotel is a luxury accommodation based in Nottingham, if you’re looking for a hotel in Nottingham, then we are the right place. Book today!

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Nottingham has earned its fame mostly through legends and tales of old. However, it’s much more than a story. It is home to quite a few heritage buildings, memorials, and monuments. The most significant is definitely Nottingham Castle, though it has undergone renovation since being originally built. Even so, it’s a sight that you would hate to miss.

There are other great attractions to check out in Nottingham. The sandstone caves are a must, as is the Wollaton Hall. After you’ve seen the sights, what better to complete your trip than a bite and a drink at one of England’s most noteworthy pubs?

Let’s take a look at each of these locations in detail.


This magnificent estate was originally built hundreds of years ago. Near after the Civil War, it was knocked down and a replacement built around 250 years ago. It can be described as a classical ducal mansion. Since it is built on raised ground, it’s a fantastic place to take in unforgettable views. You can visit the cafe on one side of the castle, and enjoy some treats outdoors while taking in the city view. There’s even a museum and art gallery inside where you can learn about Nottingham’s fascinating background. The grounds are well-kept, with flowers, areas for picnics, and spaces for children to play. If you choose to venture down to the dungeons, you’ll get to visit King David’s dungeon, a wine cellar, and take your pick of the tunnels and caves they have opened to explore. Mortimer’s Hole is a good choice as it leads to the Brewhouse Yard.


There are a number of sandstone caves and underground tunnels that run underneath Nottingham. People say that they have been there since medieval times. You don’t need to travel far to see these caves. In fact, all you’ve gone to do is make your way to the Broadmarch Shopping Centre, where there is an entrance to an old sandstone cave with cellars, an old air- raid shelter, a tannery, and even a representation of how old Victorian slums used to be.


Wollaton Hall is a mere 5 kilometers away from the heart of the city, boasting magnificent architecture from five centuries ago. There are extensive plains, landscaped gardens, and even a museum of natural history. You can also visit the Courtyard Stables, which now is an art gallery and a steam engine house. There’s also an Industrial Museum where you can enjoy taking a peek at peculiar objects and things from long ago.


This pub is lauded as one of England’s oldest and strangest establishments. It is walking distance from the Nottingham Castle, in Brewhouse Yard. In lieu of formal construction, this tavern was carved into the rock hundreds of years ago. You can enjoy ale or other English bites here, while sitting among the rock and dark wood, or should you choose, the outdoor seating. It’s a great chance to pick up souvenirs, too – they’re always being sold over the bar.
If you’re looking for a convenient, central hotel in Nottingham – then look no further!

The Lace Market hotel is situated in the city centre of Nottingham, making it easier & faster to get to the surrounding sites. Book or get in touch to see how we can help.

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Everyone knows about the University of Oxford, but significantly fewer know of the wonders of the beautiful city that is its host. Oxford boasts magnificent architecture, splendid parks, and fascinating museums. It’s just an hour’s nap away from London! Here are some must-see places and things you have to do as you visit this great English city.

Stop by the University

The University of Oxford is without a doubt what the city is renowned for. You would certainly be missing out if you left without stopping by. There are 38 different colleges that together form the University, but each one has its own personality. There is amazing architecture all around that has been built over a range of eras, and you’re sure to enjoy taking it all in. If you’re a Harry Potter enthusiast, don’t miss Christ Church College, which served as sets for several scenes in the movies. Another great place you shouldn’t miss is Magdalen College, where Oscar Wilde was an alumnus.

Take a walk at Port Meadow

Port Meadow is a stretch of common land in Oxford. This means that any local can have their stock graze on that land, and people still do. Visitors probably aren’t as interested in bringing their cows here for lunch, so the other attraction is simply the fact that it’s a gorgeous place to spend a warm, breezy afternoon. The Thames runs alongside this spot of land, and even when is flooded by water, it still has a beautiful, ethereal sort of vibe.

Get to the top of the University Church’s tower

Oxford is known as “the city of dreaming spires” in honor of the beautiful architecture of the University. You shouldn’t miss the chance to get to the top of one of those spires. A great place is the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. It sits right across the Radcliffe Camera in the middle of the city, meaning that you can enjoy unforgettable views at the top. You’ll have to get up 127 steps in an extremely narrow staircase to get to the top, but the view is definitely going to be worth it.

Get lost in the Pitt Rivers Museum

It’s easy to spend an entire afternoon in the Pitt Rivers Museum. It’s located right behind the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and has a great number of archaeological and cultural items from not only England, but all over the world. In a single afternoon, you can become an expert in Victorian artifacts, exploring the different objects organized by type. A huge portion of the collection is showcased in the museum, so although it is crowded, it gives off the vibe of a treasure trove just waiting to be explored.

Be inspired by Modern Art Oxford

Not everything in Oxford is old. For something a little bit more modern, check out Modern Art Oxford, a stunning gallery full of contemporary art. There aren’t permanent masterpieces on display here, but there are temporary ones that rotate regularly. Stop by to be inspired by people like Yoko Ono or Sol Le Witt. There are often events held too, ranging from music concerts to film screenings.

Hire a punt

You may envision cruising through canals Venice on a gondola, but I’ll bet quite a few of you have never thought of cruising down rivers in Oxford! Punts are popular here, and it’s an exciting new way to get around the city. It can be pretty challenging to steer one yourself, so we recommend hiring one. The Magdalen Bridge Boathouse and Cherwell Boathouse are both great places to hitch a ride on one of these small, flat-bottomed vessels.

Hawkwell House is a luxury boutique hotel based in the center of Oxford – an ideal place to stay for convenience & comfort. Book today!

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Compass Hospitality and Regent’s International College Join Hands for Skills Development in the Hospitality Workforce

Bangkok, August 2018 – Chief Executive Officer of Compass Hospitality Mr. Harmil Singh and Executive Director of Regent’s International College (RIC) Mr. Nitin Dutta, along with Mr. Simon Young, Head BTEC Qualifications, signed an MOU of mutual cooperation for collaborating on the advancement of skill-based training in the Thai hospitality industry.

Along with the rapidly expanding tourism sector in Thailand, the demand for skilled workforce in the hospitality sector has increased considerably over the recent years. Compass Hospitality has taken the lead to contribute towards the uplifting of the local workforce in the hospitality industry by providing skill-based training and qualifications together with UK’s largest vocational and professional qualifications provider BTEC. This initiative is based on a collaborative partnership with Regent’s International College, the official centre of UK BTEC Qualification in Thailand.

“This partnership is an indication of how much both Compass Hospitality and RIC value education and training,” Regent’s International College Executive Director Nitin Dutta said. “Our core values are defined by the belief that nurturing and developing young talent is of paramount importance and we are thrilled to collaborate with Compass Hospitality, a company who shares our drive and passion.”

The strategic move to further solidify RIC’s Hospitality Management courses comes after their successful partnership with the reputable University of London in 2016, which involves the provision of courses and academic direction by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The training programmes are set to commence within the last quarter of 2018 and will be offered to beginners and professionals already working in the industry. To accommodate varying levels of experience, RIC and Compass will offer everything from certificates to degree-level courses, with bespoke options available for senior company executives. The curriculums are international but will be adapted to the local context to ensure their relevance and effectiveness.

“Regent’s International College is an innovative and well-established institution,” said Harmil Singh, Chief Executive Officer of Compass Hospitality. “Compass Hospitality has a long tradition of working with educational institutions to elevate knowledge and skills in the hospitality sector. By partnering RIC, an esteemed higher educational institution in Thailand, we are uniting our strengths to create a meaningful opportunity for the next generation of hoteliers.”

In photo: from left to right
1) Simon Young – Head of Asia Pacific, BTEC Qualifications
2) Irvan Sutiono – Operations Analyst, Compass Hospitality
3) Warren Stanworth – Academic Director, Regents International College
4) Harmil Singh – CEO & President, Compass Hospitality
5) Nitin Dutta – Executive Director, Regents International College
6) David Davies – Director, Pearson plc
7) Jantima Hiraga – Country Manager, Thailand and Cambodia, Pearson plc

About Compass Hospitality
Headquartered in Bangkok, Compass Hospitality is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies which manages and operates a portfolio of 48 properties across all market segments. Following the rapid growth in Southeast Asia, Compass Hospitality expanded its presence into the European market in 2015 and has since built its portfolio to 16 hotels across the UK.

With 4 distinctive brands, Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and alongside the Compass Collection which includes individually branded hotels and resorts, Compass manages and operates hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Thailand, Malaysia, and the UK.

About Regent’s International College
Regent’s International College is the first authorized international college in Bangkok, Thailand to offer BTEC qualifications awarded by Edexcel and University of London international programmes led by the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE). RIC has been successfully conducting these courses for the past couple of years and has now opened Hospitality Management Courses. To enrich the learner experience RIC is forming partnerships with hospitality groups to create internship opportunities for their students.

About UK BTEC Qualification
The Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) is a provider (existing as part of Pearson Education Ltd.) of secondary school leaving qualifications and further education qualifications in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. BTECs originated in 1984 and were awarded by Edexcel from 1996. Their origins lie in the Business Education Council, formed in 1974 to “rationalise and improve the relevance of sub-degree vocational education”.
BTECs are designed as specialist work-related qualifications and are available in a range of sectors, such as business, engineering, hospitality and ICT. BTECs are available at different levels, from Entry Level Skills for Working Life, right through to professional qualifications at Level 7 (equivalent to postgraduate study). They also come in different sizes at each level ensuring you can choose a course that fits around your work or other studies. Many industry sectors have a set of National Occupational Standards that professionals must follow. The learning content of our BTECs is built around these National Occupational Standards, which is why BTECs are recognised as valuable qualifications by the Standard Setting Body (SSB) and/or Sector Skills Council (SSC) for each industry.

For more information about BTEC Programmes at RIC please contact:
Nitin Dutta, RIC
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66 (0)81 918 1406
Alternatively call: +66 (0)89 313 2222, +66 (0)89 313 7777 or +66 (0)81 255 7572

For further information and images please contact:
Ruksina Supatnuntakul
Midas Communications International Co, Ltd.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66 (0)8 304 8870

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Compass Hospitality & Seacare Hospitality Partner to Expand Portfolio in Wales & Scotland

Bangkok, Aug 17, 2018 – In line with its sustained strategy of expansion plans within the UK, Compass Hospitality has once again joined hands with Singapore-based Seacare Hospitality to expand into Wales and Scotland with the acquisitions of The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen, Wales and Best Western Station Hotel in Dumfries, Scotland.

Both companies have previously partnered together for various acquisitions including the Big Sleep Hotels portfolio (now Citrus Hotels UK) and Best Western Queen’s Hotel in Dundee, with the latter being acquired in November 2017. With the addition of the properties in Carmarthen & Dumfries into the portfolio, Compass Hospitality now operates and manages 16 hotels across the UK since the company’s entry into the market in 2015.

The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel dates from the 18th century and offers 70 en-suite bedrooms set within 1.5 acres. The hotel also includes a range of bar, restaurant and private function spaces, external dining trade areas, leisure facilities such as a gym and sauna, and ample private car park.

The Best Western Station Hotel enjoys a prime location adjacent to Dumfries railway station, at the heart of the town. The traditional Victorian hotel houses 32 bedrooms, a courtyard bistro and a lounge bar overseeing a small landscaped garden, and three bespoke event venues. The hotel is well-established as one of the finest hotels in Dumfries and has undergone constant refurbishment programme.

“The performance trends in Wales and Scotland are positive,” Seacare Hospitality Chief Executive Officer Lim Chye Teen commented. “Scotland, in particular, has outperformed the rest of the UK in terms of average profit conversion, underpinned by robust rate growth. We believe both regions are poised for further growth in the near future and we are confident to partner with Compass Hospitality in our properties”.

“We are thrilled to collaborate again with Seacare on this opportunity. We share the same vision to put an immaculate focus on the operations and leverage on opportunities of the hotels to boost performance,” Compass Hospitality’s Chief Executive Officer, Harmil Singh said. “While both hotels are already performing very well, a combination of the ongoing positive momentum and the synergies created through our comprehensive portfolio of 16 hotels throughout the UK will bolster the hotel performance even further.”

Compass Hospitality is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 48 hospitality properties across all market segments. Following the rapid growth in Southeast Asia, we have expanded our presence into the European market in 2015 and have since built our portfolio to 16 hotels across the UK. UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Halifax, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry, Scarborough, Dundee, Carmarthen and Dumfries.

With 4 distinctive brands, Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and alongside our Compass Collection which includes individually branded hotels and resorts, Compass manages and operates hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Thailand, Malaysia, and the UK.


Executive Vice President, UK Operations
[email protected]
T: +44 2073 120000
M: +44 7771 756300

National Account Manager, UK
[email protected]
T: +44 161 682 7254
M: + 44 7377 877721

Senior Cluster eCommerce Manager, UK Cluster
[email protected]
T: +66 2 126 8282
M: +66 93 979 9556

The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE

Suite 10/91, Trendy Office Tower, 5th floor, 10 Sukhumvit Soi 13, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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Top 10 things you can do in Bangkok during Singapore National Holidays

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This is The Best Time for Sightseeing & Shopping in Bangkok City

Thailand is known as the land of smile and takes a look at what you can do in Bangkok, a city which offers you a fascinating, exciting and incredible experiences in your travel journey. Like many other capital cities Bangkok never goes to sleep, there is always a hive of activity as people work around the clock in their various professions.

With eight million inhabitants living within the city you will find yourself encountering every walk of life, from the super poor to the mega-rich they all congregate in the one city and each feels at home as the other.

1. Visit The Reclining Buddha

A visit to Wat Pho is a must for any traveller to Bangkok, it is the home to the Reclining Buddha which stands at fifteen metres tall and forty-six metres long, the feet alone are measured at over five meters. The whole statue is covered in gold leaf and looks incredible when you get up close. Inside the temple, there are 108 bowls and on the way into the temple, you can buy coins for the bowls. The history behind this is that Buddha completed 108 positive actions on his way to becoming perfect. Whilst you are at the temple you can also stop for a while to receive a traditional Thai Massage

2. Visit Grand Palace

Of all the places to visit in Bangkok, the Grand Palace is the most famous attraction there is. You simply cannot move onto another city until you have taken the time to visit here. The palace at one time was the king’s home as well as the place where the government of Thailand carried out their work. A trip to the palace can take many hours as there are over 214,000 sq. meters to cover. Be aware of potential scams when outside the palace and only pay the entrance fee when you are actually going in.

3. Hop on Hop Off Bangkok Sky Train

There is only one way to get around Bangkok at any speed whilst keeping cool and that is to jump aboard one of the sky trains. With air-conditioned carriages, there is no better way to get around. In most instances, you are high above the traffic below giving you a view of the city but also the train takes the most direct route. With nearly every part of Bangkok, you would want to visit having a train station, travel could not be simpler. Sky Train travel is included in the Bangkok City Pass.

4. Take a trip around Train Market

The new Rot Fai Market in the Ratchada area of Bangkok is bringing the same convivial night bazaar feel, antiques curios, and street food snacks and treats from its original location, into an area of the city that is much easier to access thanks to the nearby Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station. Although the Srinakarin branch is much larger, it is also way out in the suburbs of Bangkok, making it challenging for people who find themselves on the other side of the city. This new Train Market is more central and compact, meaning it’s easier to pop in for a spot of browsing anytime from 18:00 to 24:00, Thursday to Sunday.

5. Shop Till You Drop At Siam Paragon

The high-end shopper’s paradise, a hugely popular shopping mall that houses many different shops for high-end fashion designers, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, a huge multiplex cinema and enough restaurants to feed you for a lifetime. There are over 250 shops inside the mall, most of which are frequented by the well-heeled Thai’s and foreigners. Various car manufacturers including Ferrari and Lamborghini also have showrooms within the complex so if you have deep pockets you are sure to find what you are looking for.

6. Take A Stroll Through Lumpini Park

At over 500,000 sq. meters Lumpini Park providers the people of Bangkok with a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The name of the park originated from the Lord Buddha who was born in Nepal. It is not unusual when you walk through the park to see the older Thai generation practising their Thai Chi or a romantic couple relaxing by the side of the lake. At the weekends the park is full of people taking part in all sorts of activities so a great time to go is early morning or just before sunset.

7. Explore the Bangkok Nightlife

Bangkok is famous for its nightlife scene and grown pretty big over the years. There’s exciting nightclubs, amazing rooftop bars, hip cocktail bars and much more. There’s the adult-themed Soi Cowboy and Patpong, the party scene at Khao San Road and lot’s of clubs to dance the night away. Want to party with like-minded travellers?

8. Participating Art Events Happening around

There are quite a few of arts events happening of these was found in the jem factory named “Dear Darkness”. It is an event to raise the awareness of epilepsy. The artist is suffering from this sickness, a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It’s an impressive piece of artworks he created which lead us into his world to experience how it’s like of having epilepsy.

9. Visit Vimanmek Mansion

Vimanmek Mnsion known as Largest golden teak wood building in the world Largest golden teak wood building in the world. A great way to get an idea of how the Thai Royals lived is to visit the Vimanmek Palace in Dusit district in Bangkok.

The Palace was constructed in its current location in the year 1900 by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Originally, the Palace was constructed as a Summer Palace on the island of Koh Sichang in the Gulf of Thailand in Chonburi Province, where King Mongkut and King Chulalongkorn used to come to enjoy a holiday. In 1900, the Palace was dismantled and rebuilt as Vimanmek Mansion in its current location in Dusit district in Bangkok.

The Palace, which is also known as Vimanmek Mansion, is the largest golden teak wood building in the world and was built without using a single nail. Vimanmek Palace was built in European style using Thai construction methods.

10. Explore Chinatown in Bangkok

Yaowarat Road, also known as Chinatown Bangkok, is the home of Bangkok’s Chinese community. By day, it doesn’t look any different from other parts of Bangkok, but this big street has some hidden gems waiting to be explored. When night falls, the neon signs blazing with Chinese characters are turned on and many eateries spill out onto the streets filled with foodies.

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