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London Hotel News

  • newLondon 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…
    - 17 hours 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 –…
    - 8 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 19 days ago 28 Aug 14, 6:36am -
  • London hotel news roundup 25/08/14

    - 22 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 29 days ago 18 Aug 14, 7:31am -
  • Montcalm Marble Arch uses Google Glass to improve guest experience
    The Montcalm London Marble Arch has become the first hotel in London to utilise Google Glass technology to enhance guest experience. The hotel’s Guest Experience Managers are being trained to use the digital glasses, to enable them to maintain eye…
    - 33 days ago 14 Aug 14, 7:22am -
  • London hotel news roundup 11/08/14
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: London’s hotel suites are now the most expensive in the world, according to a new report by Dataloft – Telegraph Mayfair is the most expensive area to stay in – Hotel Owner Trade union Unite is campaigning…
    - 36 days ago 11 Aug 14, 7:16am -

London Hotels Insight

  • newPiccadilly 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…
    - 15 hours 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…
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 9:07am -

London On The Inside

  • 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…
    - 19 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 68 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 -
  • OPENING NEWS: HAM YARD HOTEL

    OPENING NEWS: HAM YARD HOTEL

    We’re getting pretty excited for the new Firmdale Hotel’s property, Ham Yard Hotel which opens on 1st June 2014. And not least because it has a bowling alley inside. Located in a huge site in the heart Soho, we hear the hotel will have a village…
    - 4 Apr 14, 2:33pm -
  • REVIEW: BROOK GREEN HOTEL

    REVIEW: BROOK GREEN HOTEL

    They say a change is as good as a holiday, we say so is a stay at the Brook Green! After one night at the Hammersmith hotel, we felt like we’d had a mini vacation minus the ‘are we there yet?’ Located on Shepherds Bush Rd, just a couple of minu…
    - 26 Mar 14, 3:47pm -

Caterer Hotel News

Red Carnation Hotels Blog

  • newExperience 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 hours 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 19 days ago 28 Aug 14, 9:36am -
  • The History of Four-Poster Beds
    At the Milestone Hotel in South Kensington, luxury is the order of the day. Our sumptuous suites hearken back to classical English design (combined with modern amenities, naturally); each boasts its own historically minded decorating scheme. However,…
    - 25 days ago 21 Aug 14, 1:41pm -
  • A Guide to the Channel Islands’ Birds
    Known for its abundant natural wildlife, Guernsey is the perfect place to discover hidden reserves, puffin colonies and hundreds of different Channel Islands’ birds. Embrace your wild side and ignite a newfound interest in bird watching, or simply…
    - 32 days ago 14 Aug 14, 4:01pm -
  • Recipes From the Indian Food Festival
     The Indian Festival and its traditional tandoori oven have take residency at the Hotel d’Angleterre for part of August and the experience is guaranteed to be more delightful than ever!For those who haven’t been able to sample some of the Che…
    - 32 days ago 14 Aug 14, 1:05pm -
  • The Art of Sabrage
    Enjoying champagne isn’t just about the taste, the classic art of sabrage – slicing the top of a bottle of champs using a sword – celebrates a tradition that dates back to Napoleonic times. And now, you too can witness this lavish drinking expe…
    - 39 days ago 8 Aug 14, 12:18pm -

Big Hospitality

  • newCromlix House hits headlines after failing food hygiene inspection
    Andy Murray’s Cromlix House hotel claims it has fixed the problem that caused its Chez Roux restaurant to fail a food hygiene inspection earlier this year.
    - 13 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 11:25am -
  • newPwC predicts further hotel growth in 2015
    Analyst PwC has reported a strong start to 2014 for both London and regional hotels, and expects to see further growth next year as a result of further economic recovery and the Rugby World Cup being held in England.
    - 13 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 11:01am -
  • Scottish independence: what impact on hospitality?
    As Scotland draws closer to its historic vote on independence, BigHospitality takes a look at the potential impact of a yes vote on the Scottish hospitality sector.
    - 3 days ago 12 Sep 14, 2:58pm -
  • Accor reveals ambitious UK expansion plans
    Accor plans to open a further 90 hotels across the UK by 2018, focusing primarily on its economy and mid-scale brands.
    - 3 days ago 12 Sep 14, 1:08pm -
  • International buyers boost hotel investment market
    Foreign investors are boosting the hotel property market, particularly in the West, according to real estate agency Colliers International.
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 12:13pm -
  • The Town House hotel opens in Ludlow
    Brothers Claude Bosi, the chef behind London’s Hibiscus restaurant, and Cedric Bosi, chef patron at The Charlton Arms pub in Ludlow, are opening a B&B style hotel in the Shropshire village. 
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • UK to refund the cost of 25,000 Chinese visas
    Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to refund the cost of thousands of Chinese visas to boost inbound tourism and strengthen relations between the UK and China.
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 10:50am -
  • Inbound visits reach another record
    The first seven months of 2014 saw 7 per cent more visits to the UK from overseas residents than in the same period the year before, according to the latest inbound tourism report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
    - 4 days ago 11 Sep 14, 3:50pm -
  • Increase in apprenticeship applications could benefit hospitality industry
    A survey carried out on the behalf of hotel operator Accor has shown apprenticeships are growing more popular, with the Apprenticeship Index showing a 43 per cent increase in apprenticeship applications. This could be good for the hospitality industr…
    - 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 12:09pm -
  • Avoiding legal pitfalls when starting a hospitality business
    Whether you are opening a pop-up restaurant, starting a new hotel or launching a new concept business within the hospitality sector, here are top tips to avoid any legal pitfalls, by Nicola Kirk, head of the hospitality sector at Pitmans LLP.
    - 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 12:19pm -
  • 'Megacities' enjoy strong ARR growth
    Global hotel room rates continued to climb in the first half 2014, with the UK enjoying a ‘very positive’ six months, according to the latest Hotel Survey from Hogg Robinson Group (HRG).
    - 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 12:16pm -
  • Trivago hosts free webinar for hotel owners
    Hotel comparison website Trivago is to host a free webinar for hotel owners at 3pm on 16 September covering the importance of online images for customers booking hotels. 
    - 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 11:27am -
  • Protect hospitality employees with new laws on tips, urges MP
    An MP has called for new legislation to ensure hospitality employers pass on tips and service charges to their staff.
    - 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 10:14am -
  • St James’s buys Legacy Falcon Hotel
    St James’s Hotel Group has acquired the Legacy Falcon Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon after it was placed into administration on 8 September.
    - 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 8:31am -
  • Alex Polizzi to open Annual Hotel Conference 2014
    The line-up for this year’s Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) has been announced, with Alex Polizzi of BBC2’s The Hotel Inspector and The Fixer taking the role of keynote speaker on the first day of the conference at the Hilton Deansgate Hotel in Man…
    - 6 days ago 9 Sep 14, 3:38pm -
  • Spending grows at restaurants, bars and hotels
    Two new surveys have pointed to strong growth in the industry in August.
    - 6 days ago 9 Sep 14, 12:57pm -
  • New luxury hotel and leisure development planned for Scotland
    Planning consent has been granted to develop a hotel and golf resort on the 500 acre Kersewell Estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with owners currently looking for hotel operators to work with.
    - 7 days ago 9 Sep 14, 12:03pm -
  • Battersea Power Station to become collective food hub
    Battersea Power Station will welcome an eclectic mix of local and international street food vendors, pop-ups and permanent restaurants from 2016.
    - 7 days ago 9 Sep 14, 10:48am -
  • Britain's culture and heritage still major tourist draw
    Britain’s culture and heritage is a key driver for inbound tourism, with food and drink an important part of the cultural package, according to a new report.
    - 7 days ago 9 Sep 14, 10:36am -
  • Travelodge returns to profit and creates 206 jobs
    Budget hotel chain Travelodge made a £5.6m operating profit in 2013 – its first positive result since its financial restructuring in 2012 – and is creating 206 jobs in the run-up to Christmas.
    - 7 days ago 8 Sep 14, 3:20pm -