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  • Jog on: join a running group at these 4 London hotels.

    Jog on: join a running group at these 4 London hotels.

    If you like to keep fit even when you’re away, there are plenty of London hotels with gyms, fitness suites and pools. But the gym can get a little lonely, especially if you’re somewhere new. For anyone who prefers a more social workout, check out…
    - 3 days ago 18 May 15, 9:34am -
  • Explore East London with Tune Hotels.

    Explore East London with Tune Hotels.

    There are lots of options for getting around London. You can take the tube, hail a black cab, hop on the bus or hire a Boris Bike. But one of the best ways to see the city has to be on your own two legs. Walking is not only great exercise, it’s als…
    - 6 days ago 15 May 15, 1:20pm -
  • Is the Novotel Blackfriars London’s greenest hotel?

    Is the Novotel Blackfriars London’s greenest hotel?

    The need to make changes to the way we interact with the planet is becoming ever more apparent. So hospitality businesses which can demonstrate their commitment to green issues can not only help to make a difference but also earn extra interest from…
    - 6 days ago 14 May 15, 9:18pm -
  • 4 of the best London hotels for seafood.

    4 of the best London hotels for seafood.

    Seafood is just perfect for the spring and summer months. Fresh flavours and light meals are ideal for perking us up after all the comfort food we gorged on over winter. And since we’re an island nation, we have plenty of fresh fish to enjoy. But w…
    - 7 days ago 13 May 15, 8:40pm -
  • Two new US-style hotels for East London.

    Two new US-style hotels for East London.

    Two new hotels in East London have gained approval for development in the last couple of weeks. The first is from the man behind celebrity hangout Chiltern Firehouse and will open in King’s Cross. Meanwhile the second will be in Stratford’s East…
    - 8 days ago 12 May 15, 10:38pm -
  • The Connaught chills out with free meditation.

    The Connaught chills out with free meditation.

    London is a sprawling city encompassing millions of people and crammed full of stimuli, from blaring advertisements, crowds and constant traffic to the intellectual stimulation of museums and art galleries. Sometimes it can all get a bit much, and fo…
    - 10 days ago 11 May 15, 5:50am -
  • 3 London hotels which grow their own veg.

    3 London hotels which grow their own veg.

    Many of the chefs and management teams at London’s hotel restaurants place great emphasis on locally-sourced products. And what could be more local than produce from the hotel’s very own garden? If you want to eat at a hotel restaurant where they…
    - 13 days ago 8 May 15, 7:47am -
  • Thistle Express Hotels launches in 2016.

    Thistle Express Hotels launches in 2016.

    The hotel group glh has been very busy recently. Not long after launching their Every and Amba brands, they have announced a new concept, Thistle Express. These budget hotels will arrive in London in 2016, focusing on “the practical features that m…
    - 14 days ago 7 May 15, 8:41am -
  • Top 5 London hotel breakfasts.

    Top 5 London hotel breakfasts.

    The best thing about a hotel stay is the luxury of an indulgent breakfast. While breakfast during the working week may consist of a quick bowl of cereal or a piece of toast on the way out of the door, a hotel breakfast is a completely different affai…
    - 15 days ago 6 May 15, 8:31am -
  • Bring Your Own Ingredient to Café Royal’s Ten Room.

    Bring Your Own Ingredient to Café Royal’s Ten Room.

    When you attend a party and you’re told BYOB, is it better or worse than having a selection of drinks to choose from when you arrive? If you’d rather take your own choice along and make what you want with it, you might like what the Hotel Café R…
    - 16 days ago 5 May 15, 8:52am -
  • Top 6 London hotel restaurants for al fresco dining.

    Top 6 London hotel restaurants for al fresco dining.

    Summer is almost here, the days are getting longer and the weather is warming up. And when the sun is out, it’s the perfect time to make the most of London’s al fresco dining scene. So where are the best places for a table outdoors? Here’s our…
    - 20 days ago 1 May 15, 8:25am -
  • London boutique hotels roundup – April 2015.

    London boutique hotels roundup – April 2015.

    With summer on its way and the busy London tourist season in the offing, London’s boutique hotels will soon have their hands full. Here’s a roundup of the latest news as we prepare for a splash of London sunshine… The Spanish booking website By…
    - 21 days ago 30 Apr 15, 8:42am -
  • 3 London hotels doing their bit for our bees.

    3 London hotels doing their bit for our bees.

    You may or may not have heard, but the UK is experiencing something of a bee crisis. Our native bee population has declined in recent years, so much so that some farmers are importing thousands of them from elsewhere. Bees are essential to the enviro…
    - 22 days ago 29 Apr 15, 11:20am -
  • W London goes keyless just in time for Apple Watches.

    W London goes keyless just in time for Apple Watches.

    As Starwood Capital makes changes in other areas, there’s a big change in one hotel in their former group: the W London is now a keyless hotel, using digital keys on smartphones and wearable devices. While in other regions guests may check in witho…
    - 23 days ago 28 Apr 15, 8:20am -

Hotel Chatter

  • The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Will More Likely Open In Summer

    The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Will More Likely Open In Summer

    Progress, we called it, when The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone got its website back in March, about a year after we first walked down Seymour Street to take pictures of the third Zetter hotel. It had us hopeful for a Spring opening, but alas: it will…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 2:27pm -
  • The Penny Brook Hotel Should Bring Shoreditch to Stratford

    The Penny Brook Hotel Should Bring Shoreditch to Stratford

    You know already that there are so many new hotels heading to Shoreditch, London’s hipster haven (or is that Dalston now?). Only a matter of time then before someone would try and capture that Shoreditch coolness and take it somewhere else: Stratfo…
    - 9 days ago 11 May 15, 2:25pm -
  • Toast the General Election with a Cocktail Coalition at the Conrad London St James

    Toast the General Election with a Cocktail Coalition at the Conrad London St James

    An all-party cocktail coalition Royal Baby fever is over in the UK; it’s the General Election today, the most confusing and closely contested political battle in recent history. If you have any about being told how to vote (possibly more irritating:…
    - 13 days ago 7 May 15, 2:25pm -
  • Chiltern Firehouse Has Room Photos and (Gasp!) Online Booking
    It had to happen at some point. Having opened his much-anticipated Chiltern Firehouse in London, Andre Balazs seemed intent on keeping its website a blank landing page with a telephone number and email address; whether you wanted to have dinner or…
    - 14 days ago 6 May 15, 2:25pm -
  • How to Sweeten a Suite: Add a Complimentary Gin Bar

    How to Sweeten a Suite: Add a Complimentary Gin Bar

    Could there be a more attractive phrase than “complimentary gin bar”? Possibly – but in lieu of “hunky private footman”, in-room gin bar will have to do. The amenity is the idea of Flemings (no apostrophe), the redoubtable, family-owned Mayfair…
    - 15 days ago 5 May 15, 3:25pm -

London On The Inside

  • REVIEW: CONRAD ST JAMES

    REVIEW: CONRAD ST JAMES

    The Conrad St James is the first Conrad hotel to grace London, although it’s not a new hotel, it was actually previously the Intercontinental Westminster. A 5 star hotel, the property is located between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Oh…
    - 49 days ago 1 Apr 15, 9:03pm -
  • REVIEW: TULSE HILL HOTEL

    REVIEW: TULSE HILL HOTEL

    Way down in south London, somewhere in between Dulwich and Brixton, is Tulse Hill, an area that’s slowly on the up and getting some good restaurants to prove it! Having undergone a massive refurbishment, the Tulse Hill Hotel has just opened in pla…
    - 91 days ago 18 Feb 15, 11:19pm -
  • TIME FOR LOVE BY PULLMAN

    TIME FOR LOVE BY PULLMAN

    The guys at Pullman London St Pancras hotel have come over all smushy this February for a month of lurrrve. Deciding that Valentine’s isn’t just for the 14th it’s for the month, they’ve come up with a special ‘For the Love of Music’ pack…
    - 5 Feb 15, 2:12pm -
  • REVIEW: PARK PLAZA WESTMINISTER BRIDGE

    REVIEW: PARK PLAZA WESTMINISTER BRIDGE

    It doesn’t get much better than sleeping with Ben, sharing a cuppa with Ben, sat watching TV with Ben. Oh yes, Big Ben that is and that’s exactly what you get if you book a stay in one of the Studio Rooms, Suites or Penthouses in Park Plaza West…
    - 14 Jan 15, 9:01pm -
  • HILTON GARDEN INN OPENS…

    HILTON GARDEN INN OPENS…

    There’s nothing worse than starting a holiday absolutely wiped out after an early morning flight. That’s why we’re huge fans of an airport hotel. The newest kid on the Heathrow block comes from the Hilton brand, the Hilton Garden Inn marking t…
    - 7 Jan 15, 1:52am -
  • 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 des…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 lux…
    - 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 San…
    - 7 Oct 14, 9:26pm -

Caterer Hotel News

Red Carnation Hotels Blog

  • newExploring Ancient Dorset Monuments
    From giant naked chalk figures to prehistoric stone circles, some of England’s most incredible historic sites can be found dotted in amongst Dorset’s rolling hills and spectacular scenery. Dating back thousands of years, many of these jaw-droppin…
    - 15 hours ago 20 May 15, 11:03am -
  • Maple-Cured Bacon Scones Recipe: Inspired by our Decadent Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea
    With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat Dad to something a little bit different. The Milestone Hotel’s creatively inspired Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea is a playful take on the traditional afternoon tea, s…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 15, 2:26pm -
  • Guernsey Summer Events 2015
    With its (almost) tropical temperatures and fantastic al fresco food scene, Guernsey comes alive during the summer months. From aerial displays and flower festivals to outdoor theatre and stand-up comedy, there are plenty of great Guernsey summer eve…
    - 5 days ago 15 May 15, 4:12pm -
  • Introducing The Chesterfield Mayfair’s Gin & Tonic Experience
    There are few better places in the world for gin & tonic lovers than London, where the spirit is in the midst of a distilling renaissance and tonic is experiencing an artisanal revival of its own. But for guests heading to The Chesterfield Mayfair,…
    - 8 days ago 13 May 15, 9:30am -
  • The Best British Perfume Houses in London
    You’d be forgiven for feeling a little daunted at the prospect of perfume shopping in London; this European capital is rich with world-class, established perfumeries and niche, up-and-coming boutiques. But for those staying with us at one of our ce…
    - 8 days ago 12 May 15, 3:07pm -
  • The Best Dorset Breweries and Brewpubs
    Home to dozens of different independent breweries, innumerable traditional pubs (as well as modern gastropubs), and a relaxed atmosphere that goes splendidly with some suds, Dorset is an ideal destination for brew-y getaways. Begin your journey at Th…
    - 13 days ago 8 May 15, 12:32pm -
  • Rock Art of the Cederberg Mountains
    As if South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains weren’t majestic and awe-inspiring enough, they are also home to over 2,500 extraordinary works of art painted by the Bushmen, or San people. These ancient images feature humans, animals, and birds, as wel…
    - 15 days ago 6 May 15, 8:46am -
  • The Best Things to do on Lough Corrib
    From falconry and fishing to lake cruises and kayaking, there are some amazing things to do on and around the beautiful Lough Corrib. Stretching all the way from Galway City to County Mayo, Lough Corrib is Ireland’s second biggest lake and has arou…
    - 20 days ago 1 May 15, 9:34am -
  • May Events in London
    Magic is in the air in London this May: Peter Pan will be flying around Regent’s Park, the museums are coming to life in Museums at Night, and the wonder and awe of Wonderground launches for its summer season. For guests staying at one of our centr…
    - 22 days ago 29 Apr 15, 12:14pm -
  • A Guide to the Isle of Sark
    Easily accessible by ferry from Guernsey, the isle of Sark offers the perfect day trip for those staying with us at The Duke of Richmond Hotel or The Old Government House Hotel and Spa. With a wealth of natural beauty, adrenaline-fueled activities, a…
    - 23 days ago 27 Apr 15, 3:51pm -

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