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The iconic Grand Hotel, Birmingham, reopened after £50m restoration

Published on: February 15th, 2022

Birmingham is among the top 10 cities in the world for large conferences as recognised in the latest research from Northstar Meetings Group’s Convention Cities Index (CCi) in January this year.  So it is only fitting that  the city sees the return of one of its landmark hotels following a huge restoration project and a […]

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