Hotels see ‘workable margin’


The decision to allow hotels in England to open from 4 July using reduced social distancing measurements gives them “a workable margin’, HOSPA CEO Jane Pendlebury said.

Shares in Whitbread and IHG, both listed in London, rose on Tuesday’s announcement.

Pendlebury said: “Having a definite opening date means hospitality can finally see a way forward – with the relaxation of the social distancing rule a huge relief for hoteliers and others in the industry.

“The uninitiated may see a

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