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London Hotels Insight

  • Our lazy Sunday afternoon tea at London Bridge Hotel.

    Our lazy Sunday afternoon tea at London Bridge Hotel.

    The Quarter Bar at London Bridge Hotel, under the stewardship of head barman Carlo Pallone, is one of our under-the-radar favourite London hotel bars. So it made sense to return to the same venue to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon tea savouring sweet t…
    - 1 day ago 27 Jun 16, 7:04pm -
  • London hotel bars beat others to the punch in Time Out’s awards.

    London hotel bars beat others to the punch in Time Out’s awards.

    This year’s Time Out Bar Awards have revealed that London’s hotels still have some of the best bars around. Four of the seven categories had winners and runners-up from hotels. The London Edition’s Punch Room took home the top prize for both Ba…
    - 4 days ago 24 Jun 16, 3:16pm -
  • Another floating hotel sets sail for London.

    Another floating hotel sets sail for London.

    If you fancy a stay on the high seas (river or canal) in London, you currently have a couple of options. There’s the Sunborn London, and Bert’s Barges. In September, London will get another hotel in the form of the Good Hotel Amsterdam, soon to b…
    - 7 days ago 22 Jun 16, 9:41am -
  • Could your pretty pooch win you a London hotel stay?

    Could your pretty pooch win you a London hotel stay?

    Have you got a Dalmatian? If you do, and it’s particularly good-looking, you could be lucky winner of a grand prize. If you don’t have one, it may be time to consider begging, borrowing or stealing one (London Hotels Insight does not condone stea…
    - 9 days ago 20 Jun 16, 11:17am -
  • Hard Rock Hotel London to make some noise in summer 2018.

    Hard Rock Hotel London to make some noise in summer 2018.

    London’s Hard Rock Cafe first opened 45 years ago this week. In might surprise you then to learn that it won’t be until 2018 that the city will get its very first Hard Rock Hotel. Hard Rock Hotel London will be hosting live music events from loca…
    - 11 days ago 17 Jun 16, 2:45pm -
  • Become an urban sketch master at St Pancras Renaissance.

    Become an urban sketch master at St Pancras Renaissance.

    Since March, we have been covering the series of masterclasses at St Pancras Renaissance. July’s classes are all about urban sketching. There’s a new class available each month, and they’re run weekly. The best part is that they’re completely…
    - 14 days ago 15 Jun 16, 11:54am -
  • Hilton London Bankside is abuzz with designer beehives.

    Hilton London Bankside is abuzz with designer beehives.

    Urban beekeeping has been growing in London for the last several years. A number of London hotels already keep bees, such as St Ermin’s Hotel. Hilton London Bankside has now joined the club and they’ve put extra effort into designing their beehiv…
    - 16 days ago 13 Jun 16, 10:10am -
  • The Queen’s 90th part 2: how to celebrate the official one.

    The Queen’s 90th part 2: how to celebrate the official one.

    The Queen had her actual birthday in April, when we suggested some fun ways to celebrate. But June 11th is her “official” 90th birthday, and there’s even more going on. You can still take advantage of some of the things that began in April, suc…
    - 19 days ago 10 Jun 16, 10:25am -
  • London Pride: where to stay for the 2016 festival.

    London Pride: where to stay for the 2016 festival.

    The Pride London Festival was first held ten years ago, and it’s back again for 2016. If you’re planning on joining in with the festivities, you’ll need somewhere to stay if you haven’t already booked. The festival starts on June 10th, but yo…
    - 20 days ago 8 Jun 16, 7:13pm -
  • Enjoy a jaunt to a London brewery or distillery & nearby hotels.

    Enjoy a jaunt to a London brewery or distillery & nearby hotels.

    Since gin is having its moment in the spotlight, it seems only sensible that you find out how it’s made. London has several distilleries that offer tours, and if beer is more your thing, there are brewery tours available too. In fact, whether you l…
    - 22 days ago 6 Jun 16, 4:34pm -
  • Sleep among the lions at ZSL London Zoo.

    Sleep among the lions at ZSL London Zoo.

    How would you like to sleep surrounded by lions and other animals? Would you feel better about it if the animals were a safe distance away? Occasionally, an opportunity to sleep somewhere a little unusual comes up in London. There was A Room for Lon…
    - 25 days ago 3 Jun 16, 3:21pm -
  • Gin madness: London to get a gin hotel.

    Gin madness: London to get a gin hotel.

    Ok, we get it. Everybody likes gin. It’s the drink of the moment, and you’re not trendy if you don’t like it. But does London really need a gin hotel? London has been going crazy for gin this year, and many hotels have been getting in on the ac…
    - 27 days ago 1 Jun 16, 2:26pm -
  • Make the most of summer in London with these 3 hotels.

    Make the most of summer in London with these 3 hotels.

    With a few more sunny days finally making an appearance, we’re surely not far from summer. London is a wonderful city in the summertime, and you don’t want to miss it. There’s so much going on during the (hopefully) sunny season, from festivals…
    - 29 days ago 31 May 16, 11:28am -
  • My “Meet the Maker” Gin Masterclass at Renaissance St Pancras.

    My “Meet the Maker” Gin Masterclass at Renaissance St Pancras.

    We’ve featured these innovative classes run by St Pancras Renaissance for a while so I thought it was high time to check one out personally. They run them for various reasons: to connect with and promote local businesses, raise awareness of MI + ME…
    - 33 days ago 27 May 16, 1:13pm -
  • Budget hotels dominate development in London.

    Budget hotels dominate development in London.

    It looks like we were on to something when we wrote about London’s budget hotel trend back in 2014. New information has revealed that budget hotels accounted for the majority of new rooms over the last few years. According to the JLL/London and Pa…
    - 35 days ago 25 May 16, 11:31am -
  • Take a closer look at London’s first arts hotel.

    Take a closer look at London’s first arts hotel.

    Green Rooms, the first London hotel to cater to visiting artists, has launched. Many of London’s hotels support the arts in their own way. Some, like The Corinthia, run artist-in-residence programmes. Others, such as Artist Residence and Andaz Live…
    - 37 days ago 23 May 16, 10:53am -

Hotel Chatter

    London On The Inside

    • PLACES TO STAY IN LONDON?

      PLACES TO STAY IN LONDON?

      There’s little doubting that London is one of the most popular places to call home in the world. From its unassuming cobbled streets and alleys to the bright lights of the West End, it offers an eclectic and vibrant combination of cultures that’…
      - 34 days ago 26 May 16, 12:52pm -
    • SLEEP AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSUEM…

      SLEEP AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSUEM…

      The Natural History Museum is once again opening its doors after-hours, offering members of the public the chance to spend the night in the museum a’la Ben Stiller style, or so we’d like to imagine anyway. Following the first Dino Snores for Gro…
      - 44 days ago 15 May 16, 11:30pm -
    • COURTHOUSE HOTEL SHOREDITCH NOW OPEN

      COURTHOUSE HOTEL SHOREDITCH NOW OPEN

      Fancy spending a night in the slammer in the heart of Shoreditch? Well if you’d of asked us last week our answer would of definitely been NO, however now that The Courthouse Hotel is open we’ve changed our mind…Once an Old Magistrates Court an…
      - 50 days ago 9 May 16, 4:47pm -
    • A NIGHT AT THE ZOO

      A NIGHT AT THE ZOO

      Fancy a real life game of sleeping lions? London Zoo have gone WILD and are giving you the chance to spend a night at the zoo. Bringing nine private cabins to the heart of the Zoo, this will be no ordinary camp. The package includes dinner, a guide…
      - 62 days ago 28 Apr 16, 1:30pm -
    • THE LALIT LONDON IS COMING…

      THE LALIT LONDON IS COMING…

      After raising the bar in India with 11 luxury hotels on their books, The Lalit Suri group have announced the opening of their first overseas hotel, right here in London. Set to open late this year, the five star hotel will be housed in a Grade II…
      - 14 Jan 16, 12:30pm -
    • REVIEW: THE MAY FAIR

      REVIEW: THE MAY FAIR

      The May Fair hotel used to be THE hotel to be seen in; it was the place Miss Moss chose to host a three day party for her birthday and Lady Gaga has also been known to shack up there when in town, but as competition has increased and newbies such as…
      - 12 Jan 16, 10:29am -
    • ART’OTEL AT BATTERSEA POWER STATION

      ART’OTEL AT BATTERSEA POWER STATION

      With London being redeveloped like we don’t know what, Battersea Power Station is set to get a SWANKY new 160 bedroom hotel from Dutch based group Art’otel. There’s gonna be a rooftop infinity pool set right beside one of the old power statio…
      - 26 Oct 15, 4:54pm -
    • REVIEW: THE LONDON EDITION

      REVIEW: THE LONDON EDITION


      - 4 Oct 15, 9:10pm -
    • ZETTER TOWNHOUSE MARYLEBONE IS COMING

      ZETTER TOWNHOUSE MARYLEBONE IS COMING

      Remember when we told you about the brand new Zetter Townhouse opening? Well the date is now set for the 14th August. Located in Marylebone and themed around wicked uncle Seymour’s European Grand Tour, each room has been uniquely designed aroun…
      - 23 Jul 15, 11:23am -
    • THE MONDRIAN HOTEL CARSTEN HOLLER PACKAGE

      THE MONDRIAN HOTEL CARSTEN HOLLER PACKAGE

      Ever wanted to go down a GIANT SLIDE in Central London? Belgian artist Carsten Holler’s ‘Decision’ exhibition has launched at the Hayward Gallery this month and involves a whole load of experiences that will blow your mind. Continuing un…
      - 10 Jun 15, 11:03am -

    Caterer Hotel News

    • Chef Jamie Oliver launches #BuggerOffBoris campaign
      Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is using his considerable social media presence to beg the British public to stop Brexit front runner Boris Johnson from becoming prime minister.
      - 1 day ago 27 Jun 16, 5:13pm -
    • Referendum result reignites VAT cut calls
      Cut Tourism VAT will continue to campaign for a reduction in tourism VAT following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) last week.
      - 1 day ago 27 Jun 16, 5:03pm -
    • TripAdvisor study reveals 10-year rise in UK hotel standards
      The UK hospitality industry has stolen a march on competition around the world by showing the greatest improvement in customer ratings in the hotel and B&B sector, according to an analysis of millions of reviews by TripAdvisor.
      - 1 day ago 27 Jun 16, 4:21pm -
    • Bay Glenburn hotel sold to Malaysian buyer
      The 121-bedroom Bay Glenburn hotel on the Isle of Bute, off the west coast of Scotland, has been sold to an unnamed Malaysian investor, off a guide price of £1.8m.
      - 1 day ago 27 Jun 16, 3:48pm -
    • Reaction to the EU Referendum vote: from the manufacturers and suppliers
      Following on from last week’s momentous vote by the UK electorate to leave the EU, Lisa Jenkins caught up with some of the country’s suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and consultants in an effort to understand how the changes will impact the…
      - 1 day ago 27 Jun 16, 3:34pm -
    • Provincial Hotels and Inns launched to grow national chain
      Acquisitive hospitality company Provincial Hotels and Inns has made its first step on the way to its stated aim of becoming a national chain, following the purchase of nine pubs and two hotels from Mitchells of Lancaster.
      - 2 days ago 27 Jun 16, 1:41pm -
    • Business as usual? Hospitality reacts to Brexit
      Since the result of the EU referendum emerged on Friday 24 June, The Caterer has been in touch with figures from across the hospitality sector to gauge their reaction to Brexit and what it all means for the industry.
      - 2 days ago 27 Jun 16, 1:13pm -
    • Food prices likely to rise following Brexit
      Fallout from the UK’s shock decision to leave the EU last week continues with news that food prices are likely to rise at least in the short term.
      - 2 days ago 27 Jun 16, 12:37pm -
    • University College Birmingham wins Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2016
      The team from University College Birmingham (UCB), made up of Jack Gameson, Katie Lewis and Megan Lyke have been named as the winners of the 2016 Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or at an awards lunch held at The Dorchester Hotel in London last Friday.
      - 2 days ago 27 Jun 16, 11:14am -
    • Red Hot World Buffet to enter administration
      The company that operates all-you-can-eat restaurant company Red Hot World Buffet is set to call in the administrators.
      - 2 days ago 27 Jun 16, 9:01am -

    Red Carnation Hotels Blog

    • newJuly Events in London
      Visitors to London throughout July will thank their good fortune as they arrive at just the right time to experience some of the most anticipated events to […]The post July Events in London appeared first on The Red Carnation Hotel Collection Blog…
      - 17 hours ago 28 Jun 16, 9:11am -
    • Discovering the Aran Islands
      By travelling to the Aran Islands off Ireland’s west coast, visitors can experience a side to the country that is now rarely found on the mainland. Isolated […]The post Discovering the Aran Islands appeared first on The Red Carnation Hotel Colle…
      - 6 days ago 23 Jun 16, 9:17am -
    • Where to go Rock Climbing in Dorset
      Dorset’s rugged Jurassic Coast doesn’t just provide a dramatic backdrop for coastal visits from the lush countryside – it also provides the kind of outdoor terrain all […]The post Where to go Rock Climbing in Dorset appeared first on The Red…
      - 8 days ago 21 Jun 16, 7:00am -
    • Channel Island Hopping from Guernsey
      With Guernsey’s scenic coastal walks, rich history and outstanding gastronomy, it’s no wonder visitors often want to stay. But, it’s also worth spending some time getting to […]The post Channel Island Hopping from Guernsey appeared first on…
      - 13 days ago 16 Jun 16, 7:00am -
    • Experiencing the Chef’s Table at the Oyster Box
      For food lovers who want to discover the local food while they travel, what could be more memorable than joining an esteemed chef in a unique dining […]The post Experiencing the Chef’s Table at the Oyster Box appeared first on The Red Carnation…
      - 15 days ago 14 Jun 16, 7:00am -
    • A Guide to the Best Beaches in Durban
      Encompassing both the Golden Mile that stretches the length of the city, and the Dolphin Coast that goes as far north as Umdloti Beach, Durban’s coastline is […]The post A Guide to the Best Beaches in Durban appeared first on The Red Carnation H…
      - 20 days ago 9 Jun 16, 9:12am -
    • Charter a Private Flight with the Aviator Society
      For many travellers, the idea of chartering a private jet is the stuff of dreams. But with the Aviator Society, that’s all about to change. Not only […]The post Charter a Private Flight with the Aviator Society appeared first on The Red Carnatio…
      - 22 days ago 7 Jun 16, 7:00am -
    • The Best Summer Arts Events in Geneva
      As one of Europe’s great cities, Geneva captivates visitors year-round, but with its lakeside setting and mountain views, it’s even more enticing in the sun-kissed summer months. […]The post The Best Summer Arts Events in Geneva appeared first…
      - 27 days ago 2 Jun 16, 8:45am -
    • The Best Guernsey Events This Summer
      With its rugged coastline and lively harbour town, Guernsey is a rewarding destination to visit at any time of year, but with an array of seasonal festivals, […]The post The Best Guernsey Events This Summer appeared first on The Red Carnation Hote…
      - 29 days ago 31 May 16, 8:55am -
    • June Events in London
      During the summer months, London adopts a renewed enthusiasm for local events and attractions, especially those held outdoors. This is the time when London’s annual summer season […]The post June Events in London appeared first on The Red Carnat…
      - 33 days ago 27 May 16, 10:34am -

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