Hotel makeover planned


The Derby Conference Centre has signed a new partnership with OYO Hotels and Homes UK Ltd to transform its hotel bedrooms.

The partnership came after The Derby Conference Centre was looking to invest in its self-catering accommodation ‘India House’ and turn it into a hotel block. Matt Hutchings, Managing Director at the Centre approached OYO for the franchise partnership. Although this is not the direction both parties decided to go down, a franchise partnership was formed for the main ‘Portland House Hotel’ to become an OYO Hotel and after £135k of investment the hotel rooms will each be refurbished to the same high-quality standard.

The Derby Conference Centre will gain greater visibility through the OYO online platform and worldwide client-base.

When asked about the partnership, Matt Hutchings said: “I was so excited to announce the OYO Hotel for The Derby Conference Centre, I think it’s a step in the right direction for our rebrand as it’ll be something completely different to what we have now – we can’t wait to see and share the outcome.”

The hotel isn’t the only facility they plan to upgrade, throughout 2019 there are plans in place for a new restaurant, new meeting rooms, new décor and furniture.

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