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  • #FreeDrinks on offer at freshly-renovated Montagu Place.

    #FreeDrinks on offer at freshly-renovated Montagu Place.

    We’ve been getting excited about the renovation at Montagu Place Hotel for a few months now. And it’s finally taking place! This calls for a celebration – and Montagu Place is all to happy to provide one. They’re offering complimentary pre-d…
    - 6 days ago 24 Aug 15, 3:59pm -
  • 3 London hotels taking gyms to the next level.

    3 London hotels taking gyms to the next level.

    Some hotel groups, like Every Hotels, say hotels don’t need gyms anymore. But others disagree and are ramping up their fitness offering. Health and wellness is big right now and hotels are renewing their spa and fitness offerings to keep up. Here…
    - 9 days ago 21 Aug 15, 6:20pm -
  • What to do in a London hotel on a rainy day.

    What to do in a London hotel on a rainy day.

    Let’s face it, we all know that the weather in London is never going to be like the Mediterranean. It will always be heavy on rain and light on sunshine. When it’s raining cats and dogs outside, you know you should still make an effort to explore…
    - 12 days ago 19 Aug 15, 8:05am -
  • Tune Liverpool is open for bookings!

    Tune Liverpool is open for bookings!

    Tune Hotels will be opening their next UK hotel in Liverpool this very week! Their second hotel in northern England alongside Tune Newcastle, Tune Liverpool City Centre opens its doors on August 21st 2015 from just £25/night. Tune Liverpool is their…
    - 14 days ago 17 Aug 15, 10:26am -
  • Feel right at home in these 3 homely London hotels.

    Feel right at home in these 3 homely London hotels.

    Seeing a new city like a local is something a lot of travellers strive for. They want to feel at home, while at the same time experiencing something new. It’s not an easy thing to achieve. You’ll never truly see somewhere new as a local does, eve…
    - 16 days ago 14 Aug 15, 6:10pm -
  • 4 London hotels for people not in Edinburgh this August.

    4 London hotels for people not in Edinburgh this August.

    The Edinburgh Festival is underway in Scotland’s capital, for a month of fun and festivities. But what if you’re in London instead? Not everyone has left for bonnie wee Scotland, yet there’s still plenty of theatre, comedy and arts to experienc…
    - 19 days ago 12 Aug 15, 10:21am -
  • London hotels celebrate Afternoon Tea Week 2015.

    London hotels celebrate Afternoon Tea Week 2015.

    You can’t beat a good afternoon tea. Here at LHI, we’ll take any opportunity to celebrate the tradition, which is why we’re excited about Afternoon Tea Week! This week, August 10th to 17th 2015, hotels, restaurants, cafés and tea rooms are pol…
    - 20 days ago 10 Aug 15, 3:24pm -
  • Tube chaos for London hotels and visitors.

    Tube chaos for London hotels and visitors.

    The new all-singing all-dancing ‘Night Tube’ may be just round the corner (we looked at five of the best hotels on the route recently), but currently the headlines have been dominated by the strikes that they in part have caused. And while the N…
    - 24 days ago 7 Aug 15, 8:05am -
  • Marriott launches music partnership at St Pancras Renaissance.

    Marriott launches music partnership at St Pancras Renaissance.

    London is one of the best places to visit for a vibrant live music scene. And with Marriott’s new partnership, you don’t even need to leave your hotel. The hotel group has teamed up with the Universal Music Group to offer a series of exciting eve…
    - 27 days ago 4 Aug 15, 8:45am -
  • Top hotels offer magazine for fashion lovers.

    Top hotels offer magazine for fashion lovers.

    If you’re a fashion lover, you probably want to take your passion wherever you go. With a new addition to Gold Key Media’s Media Box, that’s exactly what you can do at some of London’s best hotels. The Media Box lets you access hundreds of di…
    - 28 days ago 3 Aug 15, 11:04am -
  • London boutique hotels roundup – July 2015.

    London boutique hotels roundup – July 2015.

    Summer’s in full swing now and as hordes of tourists descend upon London to enjoy its many landmarks, museums and shopping opportunities, staff at the capital’s boutique hotels are hard at work behind the scenes. Here we take a look at the latest…
    - 31 days ago 31 Jul 15, 7:33am -
  • Boat hotel opens on London’s Regent’s Canal.

    Boat hotel opens on London’s Regent’s Canal.

    You might have heard about and even seen the Sunborn yacht hotel, which arrived into the Royal Victoria Dock last year. But if you want a more intimate stay in a boat, a new place has recently opened. It might be a bit of stretch to call Bert’s Bar…
    - 32 days ago 30 Jul 15, 8:50am -
  • 3 London hotels that let you borrow stuff.

    3 London hotels that let you borrow stuff.

    You might have heard the expression “neither a borrower or a lender be”. However, in some of London’s top hotels, you’re actively encouraged to borrow things during your stay. From Burberry coats to designer dresses and wireless phone charger…
    - 33 days ago 29 Jul 15, 9:56am -
  • Hyatt Regency The Churchill teams up with Onefinestay.

    Hyatt Regency The Churchill teams up with Onefinestay.

    - 34 days ago 28 Jul 15, 9:05am -
  • Get the cinema all to yourself at these 3 London hotels.

    Get the cinema all to yourself at these 3 London hotels.

    There are a number of London hotels with cinemas and screening rooms. But who wants to share with anyone else when you can have your own cinema? A select few hotels now have suites with built-in cinemas. If you want to have a screening facility all t…
    - 35 days ago 27 Jul 15, 8:47am -
  • No suitcase needed at W London.

    No suitcase needed at W London.

    Packing for your holiday or business trip isn’t easy. You get better at it with practice but it’s still a hassle. However at the W London, you can now leave your suitcase behind… Their new Walk Out Wardrobe service lets any suite guest borrow a…
    - 36 days ago 25 Jul 15, 4:10pm -

Hotel Chatter

  • The Dome Penthouse at Café Royal London Comes With Its Own Light Show
    When we stood on its terrace back in November 2012, the Dome Penthouse at Hotel Café Royal London was still a raw space, waiting to be turned into one of the hotel’s top suites. That would take another year, along with the historic suites that we…
    - 38 days ago 23 Jul 15, 1:33pm -
  • A Tiny Bit More on The Peninsula London
    We’re not going to lie: if our patience often gets tested when it comes to hotel openings, the wait for The Peninsula London will be the ultimate test. Two solid years after we heard the hotel was coming to Knightsbridge / Belgravia, we finally go…
    - 39 days ago 22 Jul 15, 2:05pm -
  • The Price of Customer Loyalty? At The Mandeville, It's a Sandwich

    The Price of Customer Loyalty? At The Mandeville, It's a Sandwich

    Last summer when we had the customer service experience to end all customer service experiences at Claridge’s, we said that we couldn't imagine many other London hotels being so pro-customer and ultimately ensuring our repeat visits. Well now it’s…
    - 39 days ago 22 Jul 15, 1:21pm -
  • The Zetter Will Open Townhouse Marylebone mid-August
    As predicted back in May, The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone will be just short of another month before it opens: reservations for the 24-room hotel on Seymour Street have kicked off from August 14. On that Saturday, there are four room types availab…
    - 41 days ago 20 Jul 15, 1:35pm -
  • In Six Years From Now, This is What The Peninsula Hotel London Will Look Like

    In Six Years From Now, This is What The Peninsula Hotel London Will Look Like

    Two years ago, a formal announcement was made for a Peninsula Hotel in London at 1-5 Grosvenor Place. Today, we've finally got a few more details on the design and specs of the hotel, thanks to building plans recently submitted to the Westminster Cit…
    - 45 days ago 16 Jul 15, 3:02pm -

London On The Inside

  • 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…
    - 39 days ago 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…
    - 82 days ago 10 Jun 15, 11:03am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Caterer Hotel News

Red Carnation Hotels Blog

  • The Top Things to do in London for Teenagers
    From the frenetic bustle of the West End to the cobblestone markets of Camden, London is a shopper’s dream where you can come across almost anything, should you know where to look. Along with a wealth of creative outlets, and some seriously cool ea…
    - 4 days ago 27 Aug 15, 9:06am -
  • Joanita Venter: Executive Sous Pastry Chef at The Oyster Box
    An award-winning confectioner and Executive Sous Pastry Chef at The Oyster Box, Joanita Venter knows how to make delicious, mouthwatering sweet treats to leave home for! From perfect pastries to moreish cakes, Joanita and her team are the magic behin…
    - 7 days ago 24 Aug 15, 9:47am -
  • Green Cuisine: Fresh, Locally Sourced Food in Galway
    Galway is a foodie’s paradise. From the Wild Atlantic Salmon in its rivers to the world-class oysters found off its shores, the rich, creamy cheeses to the wealth of incredible lamb and beef, there’s no shortage of delicious, mouthwatering food i…
    - 10 days ago 21 Aug 15, 11:49am -
  • Exploring the Drakensberg Mountains: Five Incredible Day Hikes
    With towering peaks, verdant valleys, forests and rivers, not to mention one of the highest waterfalls in the world, the Drakensberg Mountains offer some of South Africa’s most beautiful natural scenery. Only a few hours drive from the stunning Oys…
    - 11 days ago 19 Aug 15, 4:46pm -
  • Exploring Palm Beach Art Deco
    With its laid-back attitude and good-time vibe, not to mention plenty of scenic oceanside splendour, Palm Beach has always had plenty to offer those looking for relaxation. But with the Art Deco movement now firmly back in the retro spotlight, this c…
    - 14 days ago 17 Aug 15, 10:12am -
  • Grilled Scallops Recipe from the Indian Food Festival
    Calling all foodies: the Indian Food Festival has returned to the acclaimed Windows Restaurant at Hotel d’Angleterre in Geneva for the 13th consecutive year. With renowned Chef Alfred Prasad heading up the kitchen, this year’s menu promises to be…
    - 18 days ago 13 Aug 15, 10:01am -
  • Wild Swimming in Dorset
    Love to swim? With picture-perfect rivers, natural pools, and the rugged beauty of the Jurassic coastline all within easy reach of your luxurious hotel room at the Summer Lodge or The Acorn Inn, why not don your swimming costume and indulge in some w…
    - 19 days ago 12 Aug 15, 11:29am -
  • How to Plan the Perfect Picnic in London
    As we all know, a picnic is one of the great joys of the British summer. A soft blanket, a wicker basket, great food and drinks, and, of course, good company. With summer now properly upon us, we’ve put together a guide to planning the perfect picn…
    - 21 days ago 10 Aug 15, 11:11am -
  • Guernsey International Food Festival 2015
    © VisitGuernsey.com The charming Island of Guernsey is a foodie’s paradise. With its pristine farmlands, the unique Guernsey cattle and abundance of fresh seafood, Islanders and visitors are spoiled for choice with quality local produce.This S…
    - 21 days ago 10 Aug 15, 9:03am -
  • Helder Gois : Head Chef at the Duke of Richmond Hotel
    Chef Gois’ meticulous attention to detail is recognised by fellow chefs and guests alike ©Red CarnationWith 10 years experience in the kitchen, recently awarded third place in the Channel Islands Chef ot the Year competition and having recently…
    - 21 days ago 10 Aug 15, 8:35am -

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