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  • London hotel news roundup 26/01/15
    Here’s the latest London Hotel News: The Haymarket Hotel has been named best hotel in the UK at TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards – Evening Standard The Telegraph has been taking a look at London’s most romantic hotels Jean-Louis Co…
    - 4 days ago 26 Jan 15, 7:18am -
  • London hotel news roundup 19/01/15
    Here’s the latest London hotel news: The Hoxton has been widely criticised in the media for using the ‘JeSuisCharlie’ hashtag to promote its latest Paris venture – Evening Standard Starwood Capital has taken on several upcoming London Hotels…
    - 11 days ago 19 Jan 15, 8:55am -
  • London hotel news roundup 12/01/15
    Here’s your latest roundup of London hotel news: The upcoming Intercontinental London – The O2 will create more than 500 jobs, according to Incentive Travel Hotels outside London experienced higher profit growths than those in the capital in Nove…
    - 18 days ago 12 Jan 15, 8:14am -
  • London hotel news roundup 05/01/15
    It’s the start of another year, and here’s your weekly dose of London hotel news: London Hotels Insight has been taking a look at  ‘New London hotels on the scene in 2015′ While the Telegraph has taken a pictorial glance at ‘London’s hot…
    - 25 days ago 5 Jan 15, 7:32am -
  • London hotel news roundup 29/12/14
    Here’s your last roundup of London hotel news in 2014. Happy New Year! With 17,919 new hotel rooms planned, London has more hotel accommodation in the pipeline than anywhere else in Europe: Meetpie The Guardian is offering readers a chance to win a…
    - 31 days ago 30 Dec 14, 10:45am -
  • London hotel news roundup 22/12/14

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  • London hotel news roundup 15/12/14
    Here’s your weekly roundup of London hotel news: The Lancaster London is to use ‘beacon technology’ to help guests find their way – Buying Business Travel A Qatari Government owned group, Katara Hospitality now owns 50% of the Savoy Hotel –…
    - 46 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:31am -
  • London hotel news roundup 08/12/14
    Here’s your weekly dose of London Hotel News: The K West Hotel & Spa is now serving up its indulgent Christmas Dinner Burger – Get West London The London Hilton was evacuated recently after a fire broke out in a guest bedroom. There were no injur…
    - 53 days ago 8 Dec 14, 7:35am -
  • London hotel news roundup 01/11/14
    Here’s your latest roundup of hotel news in London: The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ has been ranked #2 in The Daily Meal’s ‘101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World ‘ The Churchill Hyatt Regency in Mar…
    - 60 days ago 1 Dec 14, 7:45am -
  • London hotel news roundup 24/11/14
    Here’s the latest London Hotel News: The Bermondsey Square Hotel has stopped serving alcohol at its bar and grill - Independent The Rosewood London has been named the overall winner of the European Hospitality Awards – Big Hospitality No London h…
    - 67 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:22am -

London Hotels Insight

  • newSporting London: 5 hotels to catch all the action.

    Sporting London: 5 hotels to catch all the action.

    Sports fans are in for a treat in coming months. London is simply awash with top notch sporting events. The only problem will be choosing which ones to attend. Here’s LHI’s rundown on where to catch the action and where to stay so you don’t ha…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • Exclusive: grab our Hot Deal at Tune Canary Wharf.

    Exclusive: grab our Hot Deal at Tune Canary Wharf.

    It’s not long now until Tune Hotels open their brand new Canary Wharf hotel on February 2nd, and we’ve got a whopper of an exclusive offer for you. As a London Hotels Insight insider, you’ll get a free “comfort package” during your stay w…
    - 2 days ago 28 Jan 15, 10:04am -
  • Enjoy an eggcellent Easter offer from The Beaufort.

    Enjoy an eggcellent Easter offer from The Beaufort.

    Ah, Easter, Christmas’s shorter and less attention-seeking cousin. Although, like Christmas, Easter seems to be getting earlier every year, we don’t make quite as a big a deal of it. But who’s to say we can’t make the most of our time off? B…
    - 3 days ago 27 Jan 15, 10:09am -
  • Jean-Louis Costes brings Parisian flair to London.

    Jean-Louis Costes brings Parisian flair to London.

    After barely a pause since the last announcement, London is set to gain yet another new boutique hotel in 2016. The as yet unnamed hotel will be located at One Sloane Gardens on Sloane Square, and will have a total of 40 rooms. Perhaps the most excit…
    - 4 days ago 26 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • Top 5 boozy afternoon teas at London hotels.

    Top 5 boozy afternoon teas at London hotels.

    You don’t have to look far to find an afternoon tea in London accompanied by a glass of champagne or prosecco. It’s become quite the thing to make your sophisticated afternoon tea even more sophisticated with a glass of bubbly. But not everyone l…
    - 7 days ago 23 Jan 15, 10:05am -
  • Not for the faint-hearted: London’s 5 most haunted hotels.

    Not for the faint-hearted: London’s 5 most haunted hotels.

    London is said to be the most haunted city in the world, which is no wonder when you consider the events in the capital’s history. They range from the plague outbreak to the Great Fire of London, the Jack the Ripper murders to the gruesome executio…
    - 8 days ago 22 Jan 15, 10:10am -
  • Unwind in Oriental bliss at the newly-renovated Baglioni SPA.

    Unwind in Oriental bliss at the newly-renovated Baglioni SPA.

    If you’re still feeling stressed after the holiday season and returning to work, Baglioni Hotel London has the perfect solution. They’ve just revealed their newly renovated spa, designed by Milanese architects Rebosio+Spagnulo. You want to feel l…
    - 9 days ago 21 Jan 15, 10:02am -
  • Starwood Capital capitalises on growth of extended stays.

    Starwood Capital capitalises on growth of extended stays.

    London hotels of any shape or size are hot property at the moment, so it’s hardly surprising that many firms are keen to invest in them. This month the investment firm Starwood Capital Group (no longer associated with Starwood Hotels & Resorts) sna…
    - 10 days ago 20 Jan 15, 11:08am -
  • Win a free staycation for you and 30 friends in bonny Edinburgh!

    Win a free staycation for you and 30 friends in bonny Edinburgh!

    How many friends do you have? According to the anthropologist Robin Dunbar, we can comfortably maintain up to 150 stable relationships with other people. But you need only 30 friends to join in with Tune Hotels’ latest competition. They’re offer…
    - 11 days ago 19 Jan 15, 11:18am -
  • Get a room: London’s 7 sexiest hotel rooms for Valentine’s Day.

    Get a room: London’s 7 sexiest hotel rooms for Valentine’s Day.

    With the film adaption of 50 Shades of Grey due to be released on February 13, Valentine’s Day this year is set to be sexier than ever. So for couples who want to add a little va va voom into their relationship like Christian and Anastasia, we’ve…
    - 14 days ago 16 Jan 15, 10:02am -
  • London Marriott Park Lane gets a makeover.

    London Marriott Park Lane gets a makeover.

    Two of London’s most prestigious hotels, The Lanesborough and The Goring, will complete extensive renovations in 2015. But they’re not the only hotels getting a new look this year. The London Marriott Hotel Park Lane will also be revealing a new…
    - 15 days ago 15 Jan 15, 10:08am -
  • Let The Beaufort introduce you to Knightsbridge.

    Let The Beaufort introduce you to Knightsbridge.

    When someone says “Knightsbridge”, you probably think of Harrods first and foremost. But the people at The Beaufort want to show you that the area has much more going on than (admittedly top-notch) department store shopping. The boutique hotel,…
    - 16 days ago 14 Jan 15, 10:01am -
  • Tune Canary Wharf starts singing on February 2nd.

    Tune Canary Wharf starts singing on February 2nd.

    If there’s one thing we like at London Hotels Insight, it’s hotels that subvert our expectations of astronomical London prices, without skimping on quality. We’re big fans of Tune Hotels, whose value model gives us central places to stay across…
    - 17 days ago 13 Jan 15, 10:44am -
  • The K West Hotel & Spa rocks afternoon tea!

    The K West Hotel & Spa rocks afternoon tea!

    Afternoon tea in London hotels has a reputation for being a traditional and classy affair, and also for being, well, served in the afternoon. The K West Hotel & Spa in Shepherd’s Bush however is intent on turning that paradigm on its head, with the…
    - 18 days ago 12 Jan 15, 10:44am -
  • Top 4 London hotels for food in bed!

    Top 4 London hotels for food in bed!

    When you’re away, your hotel room serves as your base as you explore the city, or perhaps attend work commitments. But sometimes your room is so comfortable that it’s much more appealing to stay in than to go out. Some people insist that you shou…
    - 21 days ago 9 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • Bond’s London: top 10 places to follow in 007’s footsteps.

    Bond’s London: top 10 places to follow in 007’s footsteps.

    Excitement is building about the newest Bond movie – Spectre. Due for release in October 2015, details about the plot have already leaked out. And one thing is clear: yet again London will be one of the filming locations. So to follow in the foot…
    - 22 days ago 8 Jan 15, 10:09am -

London On The Inside

  • 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 Westm…
    - 15 days ago 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 th…
    - 23 days ago 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 desi…
    - 64 days ago 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 r…
    - 78 days ago 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 c…
    - 95 days ago 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 luxu…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 …
    - 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…
    - 27 Aug 14, 5:19pm -

Caterer Hotel News

Red Carnation Hotels Blog

  • newWhere to Eat Oysters in Galway
    Oyster shuckers at the ready, Galway is a haven for lovers of this most exclusive of molluscs. Known the world over for its fantastic local oysters, this particular stretch of Irish coastline is home to some of the best seafood you’re ever likely t…
    - 8 hours ago 29 Jan 15, 5:08pm -
  • A Day in the Life of a Butler: Interview with Fran O’Hanlon at The Milestone Hotel
    If the walls of our Milestone Hotel in Kensington could talk they would certainly have many interesting tales to tell. With roots dating back to 1689, the site has served as a private home (with residents as varied and colourful as a Russian ambassad…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jan 15, 3:57pm -
  • Liberation Day in Guernsey: 2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival
    Come kitted out in your finest wartime attire and get ready to wave the British flag for Liberation Day in Guernsey. 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Channel Islands’ liberation from the occupying German forces during WW2, and as of the offic…
    - 7 days ago 22 Jan 15, 4:42pm -
  • The Best Golf Courses in KwaZulu-Natal
    With glorious sandy beaches, plenty of sunshine and vast areas of unparalleled natural beauty, South Africa ranks among the world’s top golfing destinations. Situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, The Oyster Box Hotel is within easy…
    - 9 days ago 20 Jan 15, 4:05pm -
  • A Guide to Polo in Palm Beach
    The winter equestrian capital of the world, players and spectators alike flock to Palm Beach in January to welcome the arrival of polo season. Set in sunny Florida, there are many reasons to enjoy a day at the polo in Palm Beach, especially when stay…
    - 13 days ago 16 Jan 15, 3:45pm -
  • Tom’s Chocolate Scones
    Kicking off the year with a sweet surprise, The Chesterfield is laying out an afternoon tea with a fanciful twist. Inspired by the Roald Dahl classic, The Chesterfield is indulging our sweet tooth with a Charlie and the Chesterfield Afternoon Tea, co…
    - 16 days ago 14 Jan 15, 12:32pm -
  • The Best Chocolate Shops in Geneva
    Switzerland’s not short of admirers. Beautiful backdrops frame almost every sight; quaint towns and cities offer intrigue and charm; and people fly in from all over to the world to experience its world-class skiing. But for us, it’s the famous Sw…
    - 21 days ago 9 Jan 15, 1:12pm -
  • Dorset Events For Spring
    As we leap into 2015, it’s time to start filling our diaries with exciting plans for the new year. With one eye on our next holiday, we’ve hunted down some of the best Dorset events to enjoy on a springtime retreat. Book a country escape at Summe…
    - 24 days ago 5 Jan 15, 4:12pm -
  • London January Events
    With a brand new roster of events kicking off across the capital, there’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy in the New Year. Staying at one of our central London hotels, you’ll be perfectly placed to get out and explore London’s world-renowned m…
    - 29 days ago 1 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • Thetford Forest Pan-Fried Pheasant
    With the New Year upon us and the temperature tumbling each day, there’s no better time to enjoy the bounty of game season. From the autumn months onwards, dishes like pan-fried pheasant begin to appear on menus across the country. Executive Chef A…
    - 31 days ago 30 Dec 14, 10:01am -

Big Hospitality

  • newEating alone is biggest concern for solo travellers
    Restaurant staff are being urged to make solo diners feel more comfortable after a survey found that a quarter of British diners feel they receive worse service when dining alone. 
    - 10 hours ago 29 Jan 15, 3:10pm -
  • newRamada hotels at Salford Quays and Birmingham for sale
    Ramada hotels at Salford Quays and the Mailbox in Birmingham have gone on the market giving investors the chance to buy established properties which could be repositioned and rebranded.  
    - 13 hours ago 29 Jan 15, 12:28pm -
  • Hotel profits up across UK in 2014
    The UK hotel industry had a ‘great year’ in 2014, with strong December performance helping push profits up across London and the provinces, according to the latest UK Chain Hotels Market Review from Hotstats.
    - 1 day ago 28 Jan 15, 5:11pm -
  • Jurys Inn acquired by Lone Star Funds for £680m
    Hotel group Jurys Inn has been bought by an affiliate of private equity firm Lone Star Funds for £680m. 
    - 1 day ago 28 Jan 15, 3:38pm -
  • Virgin Hotels searches for sites in London
    Richard Branson's Virgin Hotels has confirmed that it is considering London as a key location for a new hotel. 
    - 2 days ago 28 Jan 15, 12:12pm -
  • People on the Move in Hospitality: January 2015
    A new year and a new start for these seven members of the hospitality industry who have landed exciting new jobs at a range of hotels and restaurants, including Rosewood London, Hotel Gotham and Islington restaurant Public House. 
    - 2 days ago 28 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • Hakkasan plans 15 restaurants and hotel in the UK
    International hospitality group Hakkasan is looking to more than double its estate in 2015 with the opening of 15 new restaurants across its portfolio of brands, including a new concept called Ling Ling.
    - 2 days ago 28 Jan 15, 9:49am -
  • The Goring to close for refurbishment
    The Goring hotel will close its doors today (27 January) for the first time in its 104-year history to allow refurbishment work on its lobby to be completed. 
    - 2 days ago 27 Jan 15, 2:59pm -
  • People 1st calls for more higher education training in wake of manager skills shortfall
    People 1st has called for higher education to play a greater role in addressing the future management needs of the hospitality sector, after it claimed the industry will need 66,000 more managers by 2020.
    - 2 days ago 27 Jan 15, 2:23pm -
  • Sandals seeks UK chefs for growing restaurant portfolio
    Luxury Caribbean resort operator Sandals has started a recruitment drive for skilled chefs to work within its growing restaurant portfolio as it looks to 'offer guests the most comprehensive dining experience possible'.
    - 3 days ago 27 Jan 15, 12:53pm -