Malaysia’s YTL Hotels acquires fifth UK hotel

Malaysia’s YTL Hotels has acquired its fifth property in the UK. The Threadneedles Hotel is also YTL’s second Autograph Collection hotel in the country.

In October, YTL Hotels acquired three properties in Edinburgh, Berkshire and London, bringing the company’s global portfolio up to a total of 29 hotels, resorts and experiences. 

YTL Hotels now has four properties under Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, following The Glasshouse in Edinburgh, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, slated to launch this month.

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

Threadneedles is housed in a Victorian building, originally used as a banking hall, which became a luxury 74-room hotel in 2002. 

The boutique hotel retains the building’s period features, such as its original 19th-century stained glass dome and ornate wrought-iron window grilles. Threadneedles is in walking distance to the Bank of England, the old Royal Exchange, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern Museum and Tower Bridge.

Suggested Articles

Demand came in 67,000 rooms lower during the week ended July 4 than the previous week, according to Jan Freitag, STR’s SVP of lodging insights.

The In-Seat Contactless Platform is meant to give guests touch-free control over food and beverage at hotel restaurants.

As the economy slowly begins to right itself, hotels can look toward an unexpected way to save on operating costs: their trash.