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  • London hotel news roundup 15/12/14
    Here’s your weekly roundup of London hotel news: The Lancaster London is to use ‘beacon technology’ to help guests find their way – Buying Business Travel A Qatari Government owned group, Katara Hospitality now owns 50% of the Savoy Hotel –…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:31am -
  • London hotel news roundup 08/12/14
    Here’s your weekly dose of London Hotel News: The K West Hotel & Spa is now serving up its indulgent Christmas Dinner Burger – Get West London The London Hilton was evacuated recently after a fire broke out in a guest bedroom. There were no injur…
    - 10 days ago 8 Dec 14, 7:35am -
  • London hotel news roundup 01/11/14
    Here’s your latest roundup of hotel news in London: The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ has been ranked #2 in The Daily Meal’s ’101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World ‘ The Churchill Hyatt Regency in Mar…
    - 17 days ago 1 Dec 14, 7:45am -
  • London hotel news roundup 24/11/14
    Here’s the latest London Hotel News: The Bermondsey Square Hotel has stopped serving alcohol at its bar and grill - Independent The Rosewood London has been named the overall winner of the European Hospitality Awards – Big Hospitality No London h…
    - 24 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:22am -
  • London hotel news roundup 17/11/14
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: ITV has released a documentary series about The Shangri La, entitled  ‘The Shard – Hotel in the Clouds’ – You can watch it online over on ITV Player  The Lancaster London has begun a charity drive to r…
    - 31 days ago 17 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • London hotel news roundup 10/11/14
    Here’s the latest hotel news in London: The Hotel Du Vin group are to open their first London property at Cannizaro House in Wimbledon – Big Hospitality A £1.4m transformation of the Crowne Plaza London Docklands hotel is expected to reach compl…
    - 38 days ago 10 Nov 14, 7:42am -
  • London hotel news roundup 03/11/14
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: London hotel prices have remained the highest for any European capital, despite a 3.3% decrease in rates year-on-year – Buying Business Travel The Hotel Cafe Royal is offering an exclusive chocolate tart – P…
    - 45 days ago 3 Nov 14, 7:06am -
  • London hotel news roundup 27/10/14
    Here’s your weekly roundup of what’s happening on London’s hotel scene: The Georgian House Hotel has unveiled its new Harry Potter-themed rooms - Independent Renowned Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura is to cook at the Connaught Hotel in a…
    - 51 days ago 28 Oct 14, 8:05am -
  • London hotel news roundup 20/10/14
    Here’s your latest dose of London hotel news: Etihad Airways has sent its first team of ‘flying butlers’ for training at the Savoy Hotel – Business Traveller Paul Daniels has revealed that he saved money early in his career by staying as a ho…
    - 59 days ago 20 Oct 14, 7:58am -
  • London hotel news roundup 13/10/14
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: The Charing Cross Hotel has claimed it will have the ‘fastest hotel WiFi in Europe’ from this month – TechWorld London Hotels Insight has been looking at the ‘Top 5 most luxurious London hotel packages f…
    - 66 days ago 13 Oct 14, 7:22am -

London Hotels Insight

  • newThe Lancaster London shows guests the way.

    The Lancaster London shows guests the way.

    As we move closer to 2015, more London hotels are shaking off their traditional image and using modern technology to revolutionise guest experiences. The most recent example can be found at the Lancaster London. From January 2015, the hotel will be b…
    - 15 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:35am -
  • Warm up with a glowing winter offer from The Beaufort.

    Warm up with a glowing winter offer from The Beaufort.

    Winter can be a difficult season to get along with. Long nights by an open fire and skiing holidays in the Alps are all good and well, but short days, sub-zero temperatures and snow-induced travel chaos aren’t so fun. Everyone needs a winter pick-m…
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:00am -
  • Win prizes galore with Tune’s 12 Days of Christmas!

    Win prizes galore with Tune’s 12 Days of Christmas!

    The festive season is a great time for competition lovers because everyone from shops to airlines puts out their very best advent competitions. Who doesn’t love the chance to win prizes on every single day of the month? London’s hotels are no exc…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 10:02am -
  • London’s top 10 hotel bars and why you should visit them.

    London’s top 10 hotel bars and why you should visit them.

    This post lists our favourite 10 London hotel bars (which our bloggers have personally visited) and provides contact information for each. London has a reputation for some of the world’s best hotels and also some of the best bars. So we’ve come…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 10:15am -
  • Keeping up with Kimye: 7 of their favourite London haunts.

    Keeping up with Kimye: 7 of their favourite London haunts.

    Kim Kardashian has never been short of publicity. And those pictures showing her balancing a Champagne glass on her ample derriere for Paper magazine’s front cover secured her more column inches than ever before. So, it’s no surprise that the Kar…
    - 7 days ago 11 Dec 14, 10:36am -
  • More London hotels get down to business.

    More London hotels get down to business.

    Heathrow Airport says that in 2013, 30% of their passengers were travelling on business. Gatwick meanwhile reckons that 1 in 5 (20%) of their passengers are business people. And that’s just those that travel by air. Many of London’s hotels are co…
    - 8 days ago 10 Dec 14, 9:54am -
  • Two hotel groups make their London debut.

    Two hotel groups make their London debut.

    Hardly a month goes by these days without at least one new hotel opening in London. The start of December has seen two new openings already and both are new entrants to the capital. The first was the Motel One London Tower Hill, which opened on 1st D…
    - 9 days ago 9 Dec 14, 9:50am -
  • London hotels get interactively dressed up for Christmas.

    London hotels get interactively dressed up for Christmas.

    - 10 days ago 8 Dec 14, 10:23am -
  • Ring in 2015 with these 2 very different celebrations.

    Ring in 2015 with these 2 very different celebrations.

    When everyone starts going on about Christmas in September and doesn’t stop talking about it until January, it’s easy to overlook the New Year. Unlike Christmas, New Year celebrations tend to last only a day or two at most. Most of the focus is o…
    - 13 days ago 5 Dec 14, 10:06am -
  • Top 10 amazing things to do in London for Christmas 2014.

    Top 10 amazing things to do in London for Christmas 2014.

    London is an incredible city to visit no matter what time of year. But at Christmas the capital is particularly magical, coming alive with twinkly lights, festive window displays and Christmas markets. Here are a few of the very best attractions in L…
    - 14 days ago 4 Dec 14, 10:04am -
  • Top 3 London hotels for manis and pedis.

    Top 3 London hotels for manis and pedis.

    Some people think that hotels are just for sleeping in, to provide you with somewhere to lay your head when you’re away from home. But an increasing number of hotels, especially newer ones, are rejecting that idea. They say that hotels should not o…
    - 15 days ago 3 Dec 14, 9:02am -
  • A new hotel on the horizon in Notting Hill.

    A new hotel on the horizon in Notting Hill.

    When it’s not revelling in the sounds, sights and free-flowing booze of its eponymous annual Carnival, Notting Hill is a particularly charming and vibrant area of West London with a chilled out atmosphere and lots of unique shops and venues. A perf…
    - 16 days ago 2 Dec 14, 11:53am -
  • Top 5 London hotel pop-ups this winter.

    Top 5 London hotel pop-ups this winter.

    London already has more attractions than you can shake a set of Christmas jingle bells at. But there is always a new bar, restaurant or attraction opening in the capital. The only thing with these ones is you have to get there quick, as they’re onl…
    - 17 days ago 1 Dec 14, 10:42am -
  • London boutique hotels roundup – November 2014.

    London boutique hotels roundup – November 2014.

    As Christmas shoppers from around the UK and beyond descend on Oxford Street and Regent Street in their millions, London’s boutique hotels are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas. Here we take a look at what’s going on at the capital’s bo…
    - 20 days ago 28 Nov 14, 10:02am -
  • Dear Santa…6 of the best Christmas gifts from London hotels.

    Dear Santa…6 of the best Christmas gifts from London hotels.

    We all want to choose special Christmas gifts for our nearest and dearest. But thinking of new present ideas every year can be tricky. If however you’re going to treat yourself to a Christmas shopping break in London this year, then it couldn’t b…
    - 21 days ago 27 Nov 14, 10:05am -
  • Spoilt for room choice at Thistle London Euston.

    Spoilt for room choice at Thistle London Euston.

    Hotels love to offer you lots of options during your stay. Continental or full English for breakfast, Standard or Executive room, early check-in or late check-out. But one thing that’s always out of your control is the exact room you’re landed wi…
    - 22 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:59am -

London On The Inside

  • REVIEW: BELGRAVES, A THOMPSON HOTEL

    REVIEW: BELGRAVES, A THOMPSON HOTEL

    Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel is in one of London’s plushest neighbourhoods, surrounded by national embassies and luxury hotels. More intimate and understated than many of the traditional grand hotels in the area, Belgraves has a modern, stylish desi…
    - 21 days ago 26 Nov 14, 1:27pm -
  • REVIEW: TOMMYFIELD

    REVIEW: TOMMYFIELD

    The Tommyfield has long been one of Kennington’s best gastro pubs, with a great menu of homemade pies, fish and chips and steaks. Now they’ve added six boutique hotel bedrooms on the upper floors, a great shout for a budget stay in London, with r…
    - 35 days ago 12 Nov 14, 3:16pm -
  • REVIEW: ST JAMES COURT A TAJ HOTEL LONDON

    REVIEW: ST JAMES COURT A TAJ HOTEL LONDON

    St James’ Court A Taj Hotel London is a rather swish hotel set in a beautiful red brick Victorian building just down the road from Buckingham Palace. For both tourists and Londoners, it’s a pretty amazing location to stay, right in the heart of c…
    - 52 days ago 26 Oct 14, 10:29pm -
  • REVIEW: LA SUITES

    REVIEW: LA SUITES

    La Suite West is a boutique hotel in West London, just a stone’s through from Hyde Park, designed by actress turned hotelier Anouska Hempel. Anouska was also responsible for the famous Blakes Hotel which is credited with being on of the first luxu…
    - 58 days ago 20 Oct 14, 9:59pm -
  • ST MARTINS LANE GETS NEW ROOMS

    ST MARTINS LANE GETS NEW ROOMS

    Morgans hotel group has been in the spotlight in a fair bit of late mostly due to The Mondrian which recently opened it’s doors in The Sea Containers. But don’t worry the hotel group haven’t forgotten their two other London properties, The Sand…
    - 71 days ago 7 Oct 14, 9:26pm -
  • NEWS: THE HOXTON, HOLBORN IS OPEN!

    NEWS: THE HOXTON, HOLBORN IS OPEN!

    The Hoxton, Holborn, the second hotel from the people behind The Hoxton, Shoreditch is now open. Located on High Holborn the hotel has 174 rooms, all of which feature the usual Hoxton perks that made the original Hox famous back in the day. That’s…
    - 82 days ago 26 Sep 14, 1:42pm -
  • NEWS: SUNBORN LONDON YACHT HOTEL

    NEWS: SUNBORN LONDON YACHT HOTEL

    Fancy sleeping on a yacht in London? Well now you can. No really! The Sunborn London Yacht hotel opens its decks to the public on the 1st October 2014. The 4 star yacht hotel, is located in Royal Victoria Docks and we hear guests can expect “the …
    - 92 days ago 16 Sep 14, 9:03pm -
  • REVIEW: HAM YARD

    REVIEW: HAM YARD

    Ham Yard, the latest London edition to the Firmdale Hotel Group is well and truly open. Located in the heart of Soho the hotel is A LOT more than just a hotel. Oh yes, this hotel has rooms 91 rooms, a roof terrace, outdoor terrace on the ground floor…
    - 27 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
  • THE BEAUMONT IS TAKING BOOKINGS…

    THE BEAUMONT IS TAKING BOOKINGS…

    It feels like the Olympics all over again with all these hotel openings! First up Sea Containers announced it was opening late September and then The Hoxton, Hoborn started taking bookings for 1st October and now The Beaumont has opened it’s bookin…
    - 11 Aug 14, 4:19pm -
  • MONDRIAN LONDON OPENS SEPTEMBER

    MONDRIAN LONDON OPENS SEPTEMBER

    It’s finally happening! The Mondrian London at Sea Containers has confirmed it will open it’s doors this September on the South Bank. The first ever Mondrian branded boutique hotel outside the United States, the hotel will house 359 rooms and su…
    - 14 Jul 14, 7:12pm -

Caterer Hotel News

Red Carnation Hotels Blog

  • newThe Best National Trust Houses in Dorset

    - 14 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:50am -
  • How To Make The Perfect Christmas Pudding
    A flaming Christmas pudding is the ultimate end to the Christmas Day meal, and a truly British tradition. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas pudding to serve to family and friends, why not try making your own this year? For all those buddi…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 5:19pm -
  • The Best Hat Shops in London
    From Trilbies to Top Hats, Bowlers to Fedoras, and all manner of fascinators and feathered adornments in between, hats are firmly ingrained within British fashion. Once reserved for special occasions only, hats are now seen as an everyday accessory,…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 10:20am -
  • A Traditional London Christmas Gift List
    December has hit the streets of London, and with it more tinsel, twinkling lights and Christmas baubles than ever before. But peer behind the festive window displays and the colossal task of Christmas shopping appears just as daunting as ever. Yes, i…
    - 8 days ago 9 Dec 14, 4:38pm -
  • Summer in South Africa: The Season’s Best Events

    - 13 days ago 4 Dec 14, 4:12pm -
  • London December Events
    Over Christmas and New Year’s, an almost overwhelming number of events touch down in London. From concerts and curated food festivals to wintertime staples like The Nutcracker, December is invariably a busy time of year. For those staying at one of…
    - 15 days ago 2 Dec 14, 12:53pm -
  • Interview with the Chef: Stefan Matz at Ashford Castle
    Acclaimed Head Chef Stefan Matz has led the kitchen at Ashford Castle for the past 11 years, delighting diners with fresh, seasonal dishes. Originally from Germany, Stefan moved to Ireland in 1990, and has worked in many prestigious restaurants, incl…
    - 20 days ago 27 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Discover life as a Ghille at Ashford Castle
    Frank Costello, the experienced Ghillie at Ashford Castle has been living by Lough Corrib his entire life – so no one knows the lough, and of course the fish, quite as well! But before you hop in the boat and set out for the day, discover a bit m…
    - 20 days ago 27 Nov 14, 1:32pm -
  • Guernsey Events for Winter 2014
    For an island that is only 25 square miles, Guernsey offers an incredible number of things to see, places to discover, and activities to take part in. This winter is no exception, with everything from craft markets to music festivals to the tradition…
    - 21 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:06pm -
  • The Best Ski Resorts Near Geneva
    Whether you’re an avid skier or a beginner on the baby slopes, there’s nothing like some fresh Alpine air to clear the head (and lungs). Luckily, there are a number of scenic mountain retreats within easy reach of Geneva and our beautiful lakesid…
    - 27 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:29am -

Big Hospitality

  • newRadisson Blu triumphs at Hotel Marketing Awards
    Hotel group Radisson Blu took top honours in four of the six categories at this year’s Hotel Marketing Association Annual Marketing Awards.
    - 11 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 1:39pm -
  • newPeople 1st calls for hospitality jobs campaign
    People 1st has called for a ‘hard hitting’ cross-industry campaign to promote the breadth of career opportunities the hospitality and tourism industry can offer.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:27am -
  • newMarco Pierre White to launch new franchise brand in new year
    The chairman of the franchising group behind Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian and Steakhouse Bar & Grill concepts has told M&C Report another brand is likely to be launched in the new year.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 8:52am -
  • Chef Richard Allen joins Rockliffe Hall
    Michelin-starred chef Richard Allen will take over the running of The Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall hotel in Country Durham in January.  
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 4:24pm -
  • Twr y Felin luxury hotel to open in Wales
    The Retreats Group will open boutique hotel Twr y Felin in the UK’s smallest city, St David’s in Wales, in the summer of 2015.
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:17pm -
  • Hospitality Openings: Nov/Dec 2014
    Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Martin William’s first solo venture M, new Danish concept Snaps & Rye and Tom Kerridge’s new gastropub The Coach, as well as the Tulse Hill hotel.
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:32am -
  • Travelodge completes £57m modernisation programme
    Travelodge has completed its £57m nationwide hotel modernisation programme started in March 2013. 
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 3:04pm -
  • Marriott to open second Residence Inn in Scotland
    Marriott International has signed a deal to open its second Residence Inn hotel in Scotland at the Marischal Square development in Aberdeen.
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 12:15pm -
  • 2% alcohol duty cut could give budget £1.5bn boost
    A 2 per cent alcohol duty cut could boost public finances by £1.5bn in 2015, according to an Ernst & Young report launched alongside the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s (WSTA) ‘Drop the Duty’ campaign.
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 11:55am -
  • New website aims to solve hotel overbooking issue
    Hotel-overbooking.com acts as a bidding platform between hotels with too many guests and hotels with empty rooms, aiming to save operators time when relocating customers.
    - 5 days ago 12 Dec 14, 3:43pm -
  • Even Frydenberg on Aloft and mid-scale hotels’ need for change
    Even Frydenberg is senior vice president of operations for Western Europe and global initiatives at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He talks to BigHospitality about the Aloft brand and how mid-scale hotels need to change to remain competitive.
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 9:24am -
  • International visitor spend drops 3%
    Overseas residents spent £6.3bn during their visits to the UK from August to October – a 3 per cent year-on-year drop despite growth in the number of visits.
    - 6 days ago 11 Dec 14, 3:45pm -
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens at Heathrow
    Hilton has opened new mid-market hotel the Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport this month.
    - 7 days ago 11 Dec 14, 12:10pm -
  • Whitbread MD Patrick Dempsey steps down
    Managing director of Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants (WHR) Patrick Dempsey will leave the company on 28 February 2015, ten years after joining.
    - 7 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:13am -
  • More growth expected for hotels
    Hotel performance both in London and in the regions is expected to remain strong until the end of the year, according to HotStats’ first Hotel Market Profitability Forecast.
    - 7 days ago 11 Dec 14, 10:35am -
  • Prescott & Conran broadens London portfolio
    Prescott & Conran has acquired two new businesses in Shoreditch and is close to signing a further site in Clerkenwell, BigHospitality has learnt.
    - 7 days ago 10 Dec 14, 4:57pm -
  • Capital expenses: London tops accommodation price index
    London is the 14th most expensive city in the world for accommodation, according to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index.
    - 7 days ago 10 Dec 14, 4:13pm -
  • Infographic: Hotel guests’ breakfast preferences
    A majority of guests want as much variety as possible in hotel breakfasts, but different nationalities prioritise different aspects of the experience, according to a survey by hotel.info.
    - 7 days ago 10 Dec 14, 3:14pm -
  • ASAP Conference Awards 2014: results announced
    Director of City Apartments David Smith and Staying Cool serviced apartments were among the winners at the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) Conference Awards 2014.
    - 7 days ago 10 Dec 14, 2:47pm -
  • Only 1% of Google organic hotel search results formed by independents
    Online travel agents (OTAs) form two thirds (73 per cent) of search results – both organic and paid for – for hotel-related keywords on Google UK, according to digital agency Crafted.
    - 7 days ago 10 Dec 14, 12:53pm -