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  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 9 days ago 13 Oct 14, 7:22am -
  • London hotel news roundup 06/10/14
    Here’s this week’s London hotel news: Montcalm Luxury Hotels are to to open the M by Montcalm in Shoreditch next year – Big Hospitality Hotel Chatter have been taking a look at Soho’s ‘Must-stay hotels for Fall 2014′ Coroin, the Maybourne…
    - 16 days ago 6 Oct 14, 7:10am -
  • 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…
    - 24 days ago 28 Sep 14, 7:01am -
  • 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…
    - 30 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…
    - 37 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 –…
    - 44 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 51 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…
    - 55 days ago 28 Aug 14, 6:36am -

London Hotels Insight

  • newLittle things: how hotels can focus on simple pleasures.

    Little things: how hotels can focus on simple pleasures.

    “Tis a gift to be simple,” the Shaker hymn says, and sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest impact. Hotels should take note; you don’t have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference to your guests. More coffee! Look, it…
    - 15 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 9:10am -
  • Top hotel groups eye further London expansion.

    Top hotel groups eye further London expansion.

    Recent years have seen fresh names and brands move into London’s hotel scene, lured by the capital’s increasing popularity and profitability. This month however some of the better known names have been announcing plans to move onto the turf of th…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 9:04am -
  • 10 things to expect from Chiltern Firehouse Hotel.

    10 things to expect from Chiltern Firehouse Hotel.

    Such is the buzz surrounding the Chiltern Firehouse’s restaurant, that many people may not even realise there’s a hotel attached. The Chiltern has attracted so many A-listers its clientele reads like one big name drop. Since the swanky Marylebone…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 14, 9:09am -
  • Top 5 “behind the scenes” experiences at London hotels.

    Top 5 “behind the scenes” experiences at London hotels.

    There’s a reason Downton Abbey is watched by millions. There’s something fascinating about getting a glimpse of what goes on downstairs. It’s where all the action happens. So it’s little wonder some of the capital’s top hotels have decided…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 9:08am -
  • Stay at Tune Newcastle for only £10 on October 16th!

    Stay at Tune Newcastle for only £10 on October 16th!

    It’s only a couple of days now before Tune’s latest hotel in Newcastle opens its doors on October 17th. But you can get a sneak peek of the property at a special event the night before. Stay at Tune Newcastle on October 16th 2014 for the fantasti…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 4:07pm -
  • Are hotels missing the bigger picture?

    Are hotels missing the bigger picture?

    One of the things I learned working in finance was the art of making comparisons. Looking for the best investment? Anyone can calculate the numbers – the real art lies in working out exactly which companies to compare to each other. Depending on…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 9:04am -
  • Free breakfast at The Beaufort with newsletter signup.

    Free breakfast at The Beaufort with newsletter signup.

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets you going in the morning and fuels you up until lunchtime (or until elevenses, at least). So you’ll be happy to know that The Beaufort is offering a free continental breakfast for new subscri…
    - 8 days ago 14 Oct 14, 8:30am -
  • Z Hotels aren’t snoozing on the expansion front.

    Z Hotels aren’t snoozing on the expansion front.

    Though the boutique brand has been around for less than four years, Z Hotels is building upon its successes and has plans to open a fifth London Hotel. The latest planned addition to the growing Z Hotels family is the Z at Gloucester Place, located w…
    - 9 days ago 13 Oct 14, 9:06am -
  • Top 5 ways to spend my free £50 voucher at Harrods.

    Top 5 ways to spend my free £50 voucher at Harrods.

    Luxury boutique hotel The Beaufort are offering an exciting package that includes a complimentary £50 voucher for Harrods as previously featured, plus help getting your haul back to the hotel and advice from staff about planning your visit. So with…
    - 12 days ago 10 Oct 14, 9:08am -
  • Top 5 most luxurious London hotel packages for Christmas.

    Top 5 most luxurious London hotel packages for Christmas.

    For many, there’s no place like home for Christmas. But it’s very tempting to let someone else take the strain for you, so you can enjoy the magic of the day with your nearest and dearest. Here’s our round up of the very best Christmas packa…
    - 13 days ago 9 Oct 14, 9:08am -
  • Too much tech – and how hotels are fixing it.

    Too much tech – and how hotels are fixing it.

    Oh no, not again. I’ve just been drenched in cold water and I’ve got a cup of hot water that tastes as if someone put coffee in the machine a couple of decades ago. I’m sitting in the dark and the TV keeps changing channel to some steampunk fam…
    - 14 days ago 8 Oct 14, 9:07am -
  • Win a stay at Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel!

    Win a stay at Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel!

    The beautiful Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel and Spa is running a brilliant Facebook competition, offering you a chance to win a stay at the 4-star hotel. Situated in the prestigious Chelsea Bridge Wharf development, the hotel is ideal for access to t…
    - 15 days ago 7 Oct 14, 9:08am -
  • Innovative Hub by Premier Inn to launch in Covent Garden.

    Innovative Hub by Premier Inn to launch in Covent Garden.

    London is home to many grand traditional hotels which have changed little in the past century. But it’s also home to ultra-modern hotels that are at the cutting edge of the industry; those which seek to innovate for their guests’ comfort and conv…
    - 16 days ago 6 Oct 14, 9:14am -
  • Free cream tea for two giveaway at The Beaufort EVERY MONTH!

    Free cream tea for two giveaway at The Beaufort EVERY MONTH!

    There’s no shortage of love for afternoon tea in London’s hotels, but some show their love more than others. Luxury boutique hotel The Beaufort enjoys the tradition so much that every stay at the hotel comes with a complimentary cream tea, not ju…
    - 18 days ago 3 Oct 14, 2:47pm -
  • Ring in 2015 with a London hotel for just £20.15!

    Ring in 2015 with a London hotel for just £20.15!

    It may be a few months away, but it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas and New Year. Even if you prefer not to utter the C word until December 1st, realistically you need to start planning long before. And if you’ve exhausted your e…
    - 20 days ago 2 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Top London Concierge receives the ‘Golden Keys’.

    Top London Concierge receives the ‘Golden Keys’.

    Concierges are often the unsung heroes of London’s busy luxury hotel sector, frequently arranging special activities for guests, procuring hard-to-get tickets or simply recommending the best restaurants. This month though, one of their number has b…
    - 21 days ago 1 Oct 14, 7:45am -

London On The Inside

  • 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 25 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 …
    - 35 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…
    - 55 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 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 -

Caterer Hotel News

Red Carnation Hotels Blog

  • Things To Do In Guernsey Over Half Term
    Half term is fast approaching, and with such an expanse of free time to fill, keeping the kids entertained can be a tough task. With an abundance of interesting things to do in Guernsey, a trip to the sunny isle might just be the answer. The kids wil…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 9:29am -
  • The Best London Wine Lists
    It’s very easy to feel intimidated when faced with a wine list the length of a short novel. The good news for aspiring oenophiles? You don’t always have to go to fine-dining restaurants with crisp white tablecloths and vast cellars to experience…
    - 12 days ago 9 Oct 14, 4:51pm -
  • Modern Irish Cooking
    Forget the stereotypes: modern Irish cooking isn’t all about potatoes. In fact, given the rocky island’s ample coastlines and verdant fields, Ireland happens to boast an incredibly rich natural larder that goes well beyond root vegetables – not…
    - 18 days ago 3 Oct 14, 12:51pm -
  • 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 33 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 40 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…
    - 41 days ago 11 Sep 14, 10:24am -

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