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London Hotel News

  • London hotel news roundup 29/09/14
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: The Mondrian London at Sea Containers is set to open on 30th September - The Handbook London’s hotel sector will lead the rest of Europe from 2015, according to PwC – Hotel Industry The Jumeirah Carlton Towe…
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  • London hotel news roundup 22/09/14
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: London hotel occupancy rates this August were the highest for 15 years – Big Hospitality  The Malmaison hotel group  is  widely expected to buy the Great Scotland Yard hotel for approximately £200m – Tel…
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 7:50am -
  • London hotel news roundup 15/09/14
    Here’s this week’s London hotel news: Research by PwC forecasts average daily rate increases for London hotels in 2014 and 2015 – City AM According to the Telegraph, London, Paris and New York are currently doing ‘battle’ to become the worl…
    - 16 days ago 15 Sep 14, 7:38am -
  • London hotel news roundup 08/09/14
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: London hotel prices have risen by almost 10% since 2013, according to a Hotels.com survey – Telegraph But other statistics show that the profitability of London hotels has fallen for three months in a row –…
    - 23 days ago 8 Sep 14, 7:30am -
  • The Stafford London joins Preferred Hotels & Resorts Group
    Having recently ended its management contract with the Kempinski group, The Stafford London has now announced that it will become part of the US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts Group in September. The decision means that the hotel will remain indepe…
    - 27 days ago 4 Sep 14, 7:11am -
  • London hotel news roundup 01/09/14
    Here’s this week’s London hotel news: The Berkeley Hotel has partnered with Jimmy Choo to create a ‘Choo collection’ afternoon tea, with shoe-shaped pastries and cakes – NY Daily News The Stafford London has become a member of the Preferred…
    - 30 days ago 1 Sep 14, 11:05am -
  • The Stafford Hotel and Kempinski part ways
    The Kempinski hotel group’s presence in London has come to a temporary end this month, with the termination of its management contract at the Stafford Hotel. Kempinski has managed the hotel since 2010, but according to a statement from the Stafford…
    - 34 days ago 28 Aug 14, 6:36am -
  • London hotel news roundup 25/08/14

    - 37 days ago 25 Aug 14, 7:19am -
  • Pan Pacific to open London hotel
    UOL, the parent company of Pan Pacific, has recently bought Heron Plaza and plans to open a hotel there. At present, planning permission on the site has been granted for a building with 43 floors, including a 190-room hotel along with retail and apa…
    - 41 days ago 21 Aug 14, 7:33am -
  • London hotel news roundup 17/08/14
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: Asian hotel chain Pan Pacific has announced plans to open its first London hotel on Heron Plaza – Buying Business Travel The Evening Standard has been looking at ‘London’s best hotel breakfasts’ The Bagl…
    - 44 days ago 18 Aug 14, 7:31am -

London Hotels Insight

  • newLondon boutique hotels roundup – September 2014.

    London boutique hotels roundup – September 2014.

    It may be hard to believe, but summer is now officially over. Say goodbye to hotel rooftop swimming pools, garden terraces and sporting event themed packages. Say hello to cosy boutique stays with roaring fires, autumn-inspired menus and the inevitab…
    - 17 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 7:44am -
  • Lancaster London launches “blind dining” challenge.

    Lancaster London launches “blind dining” challenge.

    In any given month there are a wide variety of special menus and dishes to indulge in at the restaurants of London hotels. In October though the Island Grill at the Lancaster London is going one step further to offer a unique dining experience, while…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 9:05am -
  • The London hotels STILL charging for WiFi.

    The London hotels STILL charging for WiFi.

    As many new London hotels open with complimentary WiFi in place from the start, it’s hard to believe that others both new and old are trailing behind. Many are not just single hotels, but entire groups, including Marriott Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt a…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 14, 9:10am -
  • Four Seasons to transform Ten Trinity Square.

    Four Seasons to transform Ten Trinity Square.

    The Four Seasons hotel chain has already established a strong foothold in London with its hotels on Park Lane and Canary Wharf. Now it looks like the group is looking to expand its share of the UK capital’s hotel market, with a new property planned…
    - 6 days ago 25 Sep 14, 9:03am -
  • Tune Hotels launches £15 stays in the heart of Newcastle.

    Tune Hotels launches £15 stays in the heart of Newcastle.

    Tune Hotels have four London properties already, with another coming soon to Canary Wharf plus one in Edinburgh. But now they’re bringing their unique value proposition to the North of England too, opening their first hotel in the heart of Newcas…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 9:46am -
  • Malmaison set to buy Great Scotland Yard Hotel.

    Malmaison set to buy Great Scotland Yard Hotel.

    With limited space to build new hotel developments in the more desirable areas of London, competition to obtain buildings that no longer serve their original purpose is high. Particularly when the building in question is an iconic part of British his…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 8:59am -
  • Mind your manners at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

    Mind your manners at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

    Children are usually pampered as much as their parents when they stay at a luxury hotel. But one hotel has decided that instead of entertaining them with video games and sweeties, they’re going to make sure the kids know how to mind their manners.…
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 10:50am -
  • Treat the kids to a London stay this half term.

    Treat the kids to a London stay this half term.

    The kids have been back at school for a couple of weeks now and it may be a strange mixture of a dream come true and a terrible nightmare. It’s great to have them out of your hair, but on the other hand there’s now all sorts of school-related thi…
    - 12 days ago 19 Sep 14, 9:08am -
  • Pop-up theatre to be launched at The May Fair.

    Pop-up theatre to be launched at The May Fair.

    Among the London hotels that like to maintain links to the cultural and artistic scene in London is The May Fair. This week they announced a partnership with the Almeida Theatre to create a pop-up theatre experience at the hotel. The theatre’s pop-…
    - 13 days ago 18 Sep 14, 9:08am -
  • Are London hotel cleaners getting a dirty deal?

    Are London hotel cleaners getting a dirty deal?

    When guests check into a hotel their most basic expectation is that their room will be clean. Unfortunately it appears that this is not always the case in London at the moment. According to a recent survey by hotel.info, London’s hotels are the sec…
    - 13 days ago 17 Sep 14, 3:51pm -
  • Hilton’s Conrad brand arrives in London.

    Hilton’s Conrad brand arrives in London.

    Conrad Hotels and Resorts have announced that they are coming to London with the opening of their hotel the Conrad London St James. The group’s first London hotel was formerly the InterContinental London Westminster and is located on Broadway betwe…
    - 14 days ago 17 Sep 14, 7:54am -
  • Artist Residence opens but no sign of Zetter’s Uncle Seymour.

    Artist Residence opens but no sign of Zetter’s Uncle Seymour.

    Tiny boutique hotel Artist Residence has now opened in Pimlico. The brand already has two other properties in Brighton and Penzance, but the new hotel is their first in London. The brand’s owners Justin Salisbury and Charlotte Newey aren’t stran…
    - 15 days ago 16 Sep 14, 9:25am -
  • Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square set for hotel boom?

    Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square set for hotel boom?

    You can’t get much more central than Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.  With theatre, cinema events, the nightlife of Soho and the shopping opportunities of Covent Garden all on the doorstep, it’s a perfect place to stay during a trip to L…
    - 16 days ago 15 Sep 14, 9:44am -
  • Pods and capsules: the rise of London’s budget hotels.

    Pods and capsules: the rise of London’s budget hotels.

    Many of the capital’s new hotel openings recently (as well as upcoming openings) are budget hotels. Some, like Z Hotels and citizenM, already have properties in London, while others, such as German brand Motel One, are just breaking into the London…
    - 19 days ago 12 Sep 14, 9:07am -
  • Artist-in-residence schemes at London hotels.

    Artist-in-residence schemes at London hotels.

    London’s hotels are often keen to foster and support the arts in their many forms. Recently, Brown’s ran its very first art weekend and the Andaz Liverpool Street began its ‘Room with a View‘ project. The Savoy regularly holds literary lun…
    - 20 days ago 11 Sep 14, 9:08am -
  • Discover Mayfair’s hidden art with tours by Brown’s Hotel.

    Discover Mayfair’s hidden art with tours by Brown’s Hotel.

    After hosting their first London Art Weekend in the first week of July this year, Brown’s Hotel are continuing to support their neighbouring galleries with weekly art tours. Every Saturday participants can meet in The Library at the hotel, for a we…
    - 20 days ago 10 Sep 14, 1:20pm -

London On The Inside

  • 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…
    - 4 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 …
    - 14 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…
    - 34 days ago 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…
    - 50 days ago 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…
    - 78 days ago 14 Jul 14, 7:12pm -
  • HOX-IN-A-BOX POP UP HOTEL

    HOX-IN-A-BOX POP UP HOTEL

    Ever wondered what goes on, on the streets of Shoreditch after dark? Well now you can find out by spending the night in a shipping container located on the streets….well BoxPark but you get the gist right? The Hoxton, Shoreditch are opening a pop-u…
    - 83 days ago 10 Jul 14, 9:43am -
  • REVIEW: THE PILOT

    REVIEW: THE PILOT

    Contrary to popular belief, Greenwich is actually in London – it’s just a bit tricky to get in and out of, particularly when the last tube has gone and the last boat has sailed. With that in mind, a boutique hotel such as The Pilot – located a…
    - 20 May 14, 12:06pm -
  • BLOC GATWICK IS OPEN…

    BLOC GATWICK IS OPEN…

    There’s nothing worst than having a 6am flight, having to wake up before the crack of dawn and having to grab a cab half asleep frantically checking for tickets and passports – or worst still public transport. Which is why we’re big fans of BLO…
    - 7 May 14, 12:53pm -
  • HOLIDAY INN LONDON HEATHROW REVEALS NEW ROOMS

    HOLIDAY INN LONDON HEATHROW REVEALS NEW ROOMS

    There’s nothing worse than a flight just after the crack of dawn is there? Making that journey to the airport, half asleep, worrying what you didn’t bring in your haze or if the traffic will be a nightmare. Well if you are flying from Heathrow we…
    - 16 Apr 14, 2:33pm -
  • £1 ROOMS AT QBIC

    £1 ROOMS AT QBIC

    Qbic Hotel London City opened last year and kicked things off with a £1 room sale. Well now they have announced they will be giving away £1 rooms every month with up to five rooms available every day. What’s more the quid goes to charity. To be…
    - 13 Apr 14, 8:09pm -

Caterer Hotel News

Red Carnation Hotels Blog

  • The Best Golf Courses in Palm Beach
    Dubbed the “golf capital of Florida,” Palm Beach is famous for its pristine greens and premier courses. The perfect place to practice your swing, this sunny stretch of Florida coastline offers some of the finest courses in the country, many desig…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 14, 10:30am -
  • Fish braai Recipe for National Braai Day
    On Heritage Day, 24 September, South Africans across the spectrum celebrate our culture and the diversity of our beliefs and traditions. And so National Braai Day was born – a day that unites our people when we gather with friends and family around…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 9:08am -
  • Recipe: Boerewors is king on National Braai Day
    There’s nothing like the delicious smell of real home-made boerewors (sausage) sizzling on an open flame to remind us that we’re all South African. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat’s talented chef Floris Smith’s traditional boerewo…
    - 12 days ago 19 Sep 14, 10:18am -
  • How To Make The Ultimate Sloe Gin
    Come autumn, the blackthorn trees are teeming with berries, which could only mean one thing: it’s time to start making sloe gin. Similar in appearance to blueberries but larger in size, a fruitful bounty of sloe berries can be used to make a seriou…
    - 13 days ago 18 Sep 14, 9:39am -
  • Experience the Cape Winelands
    One of the highlights of any trip to Cape Town is a visit to the Cape Winelands. From the Constantia Valley region, which is only a stone’s throw from The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, to the secret delights of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Herma…
    - 16 days ago 15 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • A Guide to Buying a Watch in Geneva
    There’s no doubt that when it comes to buying a luxury timepiece nothing quite beats the ‘Swiss Made’ label. A symbol of quality, craftsmanship and style, there’s no better place to splurge on a beautiful watch than in Geneva. Our lakeside Ho…
    - 19 days ago 12 Sep 14, 9:47am -
  • The Fascinating Castles of County Mayo
    If you can tear yourself away from the exquisite style and comfort of Ashford Castle during your stay, the local area offers an ideal opportunity to see the other monumental castles of County Mayo. Scratch the surface of County Mayo’s fascinating c…
    - 20 days ago 11 Sep 14, 10:24am -
  • Recipe: Scallops with polenta and vanilla infused apple puree
    Head Chef at The Duke of Richmond Hotel, shares the delicious recipe, a perfect dish for either a starter or a main course. The dish can be made using the roe as well as the scallop meat – it is really down to personal preference. Speak to your loc…
    - 21 days ago 9 Sep 14, 1:58pm -
  • The Inside Track on the British Museum Ming Exhibition
    Step back in time and experience China’s Golden Age at London’s British Museum this autumn. Conveniently located a short walk from the Montague on the Gardens Hotel, the museum’s new landmark BP exhibition, Ming: 50 years that changed China, w…
    - 29 days ago 2 Sep 14, 7:49am -
  • Wild Mushroom Foraging – Interview with John Wright of River Cottage
    Part of loving food is appreciating where it comes from, a trait that River Cottage star John Wright has fervently championed throughout his career as an expert forager and mycologist. This autumn, avid foodies can join John and the Summer Lodge Hote…
    - 34 days ago 28 Aug 14, 9:36am -

Big Hospitality

  • Hotels should connect with guests by providing more local information
    UK hotels could boost relationships with business and leisure guests by providing more local information and travel tips prior to their stay, according to two new studies.
    - 6 days ago 25 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Peel Leisure Hotels re-brands as Tower Hotel Management
    Peel Leisure Hotels has re-branded its hotel operations division as Tower Hotel Management as it begins to offer hotel management services to external investors.
    - 6 days ago 25 Sep 14, 8:26am -
  • Hospitality openings: September 2014
    Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Marcus Wareing's new restaurant Tredwell's, former Zafferano head chef Andy Needham's L'Amorosa, the new Hoxton hotel in Holborn, River Cottage's new Canteen in Winchester and meat-fre…
    - 6 days ago 24 Sep 14, 3:55pm -
  • Operator sought for Belfast hotel development
    Belfast Harbour has invited hotel operators to submit expressions of interest for a proposed ‘upscale’ hotel in its £250m City Quays development.
    - 6 days ago 24 Sep 14, 1:05pm -
  • 6,000 new hospitality jobs available for 16-24 year olds by year end
    The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has announced the creation of 6,000 new jobs in the industry for 16 to 24 year olds by the end of 2014.
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 10:54am -
  • Property: Buying a hotel
    In the third part of our special feature on property, we ask experts for their tips on hunting for a hotel and calculating the future profitability of any potential property.
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 8:09am -
  • Nathan Outlaw crowned Chefs’ Chef of the Year at AA Hospitality Awards
    Nathan Outlaw received the hospitality industry’s recognition last night, when he scooped the Chefs’ Chef of the Year title at the AA Hospitality Awards.
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 8:50am -
  • Labour's minimum wage pledge could hit hospitality businesses
    Ed Miliband's pledge to increase  increase minimum wage by more than 25 per cent over five years if Labour wins the next general election could be potentially disastrous for hospitality businesses, industry leaders have warned.
    - 8 days ago 22 Sep 14, 2:50pm -
  • Travelodge expands Dorset presence
    Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Christchurch, and is looking for two more sites in Dorset, in Weymouth and Swanage.
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 11:03am -
  • Macdonald Hotels £2m restaurant revamp
    Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has announced a 25 per cent uplift in food and drink sales since beginning its a £2 million programme of restaurant refurbishments.
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 8:34am -