News - Hotels & Guest Houses

Blackburn hostel owner fined after fatal fire 14/04/2011

The owner of a hostel which was the scene of a fatal fire has been fined for breaching safety regulations. Preston Crown Court heard that the Devonshire Hotel, Bridge Street, Blackburn, had not had an appropriate fire evacuation procedure on or before a date in November 2008 when a middle aged resident died.   more info

Penhallow Hotel Company pleads guilty to fire safety charges 24/03/2011

The company that owned the Penhallow Hotel where three people died in a fire in August 2007 has admitted breaches of fire safety legislation. O & C Holdsworth plc pleaded guilty to two offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.   more info

Hotel group pays £127,000 after 'cavalier disregard' of fire safety 06/10/2010

A luxury hotel near Manchester has had to pay £127,000 for what a judge called a ‘cavalier disregard' for the safety of guests. Hallmark Hotels pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Chester Crown Court yesterday. more info