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  • Writer's picturePeter Backman

Hospitality reclaims space and reinvigorates whole town centres

With the Post Office Tower to be repurposed to become a hotel – possibly with its iconic rotating restaurant – I consider the importance of space. Repurposing is desirable in its own right – turning empty spaces into something that people, once again, want to visit and spend their time in. But doing this also turns, or helps turn, whole areas that people don’t want to visit into areas that they do, creating commercial opportunities for others and providing a sense of welcome to an unloved area. In this way, whole towns, city centres, and high streets may be reinvigorated.


And hospitality can rightly claim its key role in doing this. I also look at why the US restaurant market is so much better served by company information than the UK…

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