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  • newTune Up your summer with a FREE 2-night stay.

    Tune Up your summer with a FREE 2-night stay.

    Summertime, and the living is easy – unless you haven’t managed to book a holiday yet. If you’re stuck at work all summer, you might not be in the best mood. But you could still have a chance to get away… Tune Hotels have a competition for an…
    - 17 hours ago 1 Jul 15, 10:28am -
  • London boutique hotels roundup – June 2015.

    London boutique hotels roundup – June 2015.

    The sun is shining, the mercury’s soaring, and tens of thousands of eager tourists are thronging London’s iconic attractions, landmarks and Thames-side walkways. The city’s many boutique hotels meanwhile are hard at work, with staff going that…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jun 15, 9:55am -
  • DoubleTree by Hilton reopens on the Thames.

    DoubleTree by Hilton reopens on the Thames.

    Since opening its first hotel in Arizona in 1969, the DoubleTree brand has spread across the globe, become part of Hilton Worldwide, and now has hundreds of hotels in prime locations under the Doubletree by Hilton brand. This month the brand has adde…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jun 15, 10:10am -
  • Summer continues with Le Meridien’s boozy garden pop-up.

    Summer continues with Le Meridien’s boozy garden pop-up.

    Summer is definitely the best time for hotel pop-ups. There are lovely ones in winter too, but in summer it’s all about cocktails, picnics and barbecues. The Marriott Park Lane has already launched its picnic-themed Roofnic with more seasonal pop-…
    - 6 days ago 26 Jun 15, 10:31am -
  • Best London hotels to use your Apple Watch.

    Best London hotels to use your Apple Watch.

    It’s only been a couple of months since the release of the Apple Watch, but hotels in London are already releasing their own apps for it. From providing essential hotel information to allowing you to control the whole room, there are already severa…
    - 7 days ago 25 Jun 15, 10:15am -
  • Brown’s London Art Weekend returns for 2015.

    Brown’s London Art Weekend returns for 2015.

    Last year, Brown’s Hotel held their inaugural London Art Weekend, giving attendees a special glimpse into Mayfair’s many galleries. The event is back for 2015, once again offering a range of events and experiences. From July 3rd to 5th, the hotel…
    - 8 days ago 24 Jun 15, 8:15am -
  • 3 London hotels with cocktails to capture the spirit of summer.

    3 London hotels with cocktails to capture the spirit of summer.

    There can be no better time for a cocktail than the middle of summer. Although the weather hasn’t quite been holding up, we’ve had some lovely days and there’s still time to get outside for a cocktail in the sun. While there are plenty of cockt…
    - 9 days ago 23 Jun 15, 8:45am -
  • Charity defends London hotels over service standards.

    Charity defends London hotels over service standards.

    Earlier this month, London hotels and their staff were dealt a low blow by a survey which ranked the capital’s hotels as amongst the worst for overall satisfaction of guests in the UK, and indeed in the whole of Europe. This assertion was the resul…
    - 10 days ago 22 Jun 15, 8:16am -
  • Tech vs. traditional: what do guests want?

    Tech vs. traditional: what do guests want?

    As technology grows and changes, so do hotel guests’ behaviours and expectations. While there will always be a more traditional set of people, it’s the changers and growers that hotels need to keep up with. So while guests begin to adopt new tec…
    - 13 days ago 19 Jun 15, 8:47am -
  • Third London Hoxton to open in Southwark in 2018.

    Third London Hoxton to open in Southwark in 2018.

    The Hoxton only opened their second London property in 2014, following their Shoreditch hotel with one in Holborn. But already they’re gearing up for a third one, due to open in 2018. The third addition will be in Southwark (Blackfriars Road) where…
    - 14 days ago 18 Jun 15, 8:45am -
  • Cosy-up in these 4 London hotel libraries.

    Cosy-up in these 4 London hotel libraries.

    We’ve talked about hotels for bookworms before, and mentioned a few hotels with their own libraries. But there are plenty of other hotel libraries to explore, including some rather new ones. While many “libraries” are restaurants or meeting roo…
    - 15 days ago 17 Jun 15, 8:14am -
  • On your bike: 3 great London hotels for cyclists.

    On your bike: 3 great London hotels for cyclists.

    Cycling as a hobby has experienced a boom in recent years, ever since the 2012 Olympics ignited a passion in it for so many. But if you’re brave enough to cycle in London, where are the best places for enthusiasts to stay? Whether you have your own…
    - 16 days ago 16 Jun 15, 8:45am -
  • Plot twist: Grosvenor House Hotel no longer for sale.

    Plot twist: Grosvenor House Hotel no longer for sale.

    In an unusual twist, it seems that crisis-hit hotel group Sahara will retain ownership of London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The hotel had previously been put up for sale after the group had failed to meet the terms of a $900m loan from the bank of Ch…
    - 17 days ago 15 Jun 15, 8:51am -
  • Get fit this summer with these 3 London hotel classes.

    Get fit this summer with these 3 London hotel classes.

    As soon as the weather slips above freezing, TV, magazines and posters start asking if you’ve got your beach body ready. But even if you refuse to conform to their idea of a body for the beach, you can’t deny that summer is a great time for worki…
    - 20 days ago 12 Jun 15, 9:26am -
  • Go green with these 4 London hotel innovations.

    Go green with these 4 London hotel innovations.

    Hotels everywhere have been striving to be more eco-friendly in recent years. They recognise the need to look after our planet and that their guests value it too. But many of their green choices are built into the hotel’s infrastructure. From energ…
    - 21 days ago 11 Jun 15, 8:33am -
  • M by Montcalm launches Tech City events space.

    M by Montcalm launches Tech City events space.

    M by Montcalm in Shoreditch hasn’t been open long, and they haven’t finished revealing themselves to the world just yet. They’ve recently unveiled a new event space, partnering with Searcys to create an adaptable offering. The new feature consi…
    - 22 days ago 10 Jun 15, 7:51am -

Hotel Chatter

  • newThe Lanesborough London Reopens Today
    The day is here: The Lanesborough London is open again. Nearly two years after we found out about its closure and renovation, the 93-room luxury pile on Hyde Park Corner is back. Back in April we showed you a first few renderings of the Alberto Pin…
    - 14 hours ago 1 Jul 15, 1:35pm -
  • Reservations Kick Off from August 15 at The Laslett in Notting Hill
    We’re getting close to the midway point of 2015, and so far we only have one confirmed opening from our list of five London hotels to watch this year (that’s the M by Montcalm Shoreditch). Things are looking up this week though, starting with onl…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jun 15, 2:10pm -
  • Hilton Heathrow Opens a Formula One-Inspired Racing Room

    Hilton Heathrow Opens a Formula One-Inspired Racing Room

    It’s been quite some time since we sleot in a race car bed, as socially it’s kind of frowned upon for an adult—and well, we don’t exactly fit in it anymore. Hilton has heard our dilemma, and they recently opened up the next best thing thanks to…
    - 10 days ago 22 Jun 15, 2:05pm -
  • Hoxton Hotels Starts a London Trilogy with Southwark Hotel

    Hoxton Hotels Starts a London Trilogy with Southwark Hotel

    In yet another sign that SE1 Waterloo/Southbank/Southwark has become "a postcode you pay for", as we’ve been told on more than one occasion (London, raise your hand with us if you feel like you missed that memo), Hoxton Hotels is expanding to a tri…
    - 10 days ago 22 Jun 15, 1:25pm -
  • Which London Hotel Has Put Selfie Sticks In the Minibar?

    Which London Hotel Has Put Selfie Sticks In the Minibar?

    Disneyland selfies Just when you thought the cult of selfie sticks had reached critical mass… not only is a hotel advocating a selfie stick package, but it’s stocking the bloody minibars with the things. The hotel in question is the Conrad London…
    - 15 days ago 16 Jun 15, 3:25pm -

London On The Inside

  • 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 91 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…
    - 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 -

Caterer Hotel News

Red Carnation Hotels Blog

  • newJuly Events in London
    July in London is an all-singing, all-dancing affair, with plenty for art lovers, music mavens, and culture hounds to enjoy. And with so much fun to be had this month, stay with us at one of central London hotels and make sure you’re never far from…
    - 12 hours ago 1 Jul 15, 2:49pm -
  • A Guide to the Island of Herm
    With no cars and seldom any crowds, the island of Herm is the perfect retreat for a day out – and, as an added bonus, it’s just a twenty-minute boat hop away for those staying with us in Guernsey at one of our luxury hotels The Duke of Richmond H…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jun 15, 3:00pm -
  • Things to do Around Lake Geneva this Summer
    One of Europe’s largest lakes, Lake Geneva is surrounded by verdant woodland, World Heritage vineyards, and chateaux that look like they sprang from the pages of a fairy tale; it’s no wonder that visitors like Lord Byron and Audrey Hepburn have b…
    - 6 days ago 26 Jun 15, 2:34pm -
  • Hiking in Galway
    Famed for its oysters, rich medieval heritage and thriving arts and music scene, the harbour city of Galway is a charming Irish destination – and naturally beautiful to boot. With so much astounding scenery on offer, one of the best ways to explore…
    - 7 days ago 24 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • What to do in Franschhoek
    There is never a question of what to do in Franschhoek, more of a question of how to fit everything in. The small but famous town of Franschhoek is set in the Cape Winelands, about an hour and a half’s drive from the coastal charm of the Twelve Apo…
    - 10 days ago 22 Jun 15, 10:11am -
  • Seven of the Best Beaches in Dorset
    Whether you’re an early riser or a languorous lounger, a sun worshipper or a skilled swimmer, you’re bound to find the perfect Dorset beach. Lapped by the English Channel, Dorset’s beaches are celebrated for their striking beauty, geological si…
    - 14 days ago 18 Jun 15, 8:39am -
  • 10 Must-See Artworks at the RA’s Summer Exhibition 2015
    Summer in London promises many things, among them: parks full of contented sunbathers, bowls of strawberries and cream, and the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. The world’s longest-running open-call show, the Summer Exhibition has been a key se…
    - 15 days ago 16 Jun 15, 3:34pm -
  • The Best Summer Events in Palm Beach
    Whether you’re thinking of sunning yourself on the beach or taking in the local sights, stay with us at The Chesterfield Palm Beach and you’ll be perfectly positioned to make the most of summer in Florida. From beer festivals to patriotic bonanza…
    - 19 days ago 12 Jun 15, 4:10pm -
  • Top London Stores for Interiors and Design
    London is a difficult city to leave behind, especially if you’re staying with us at one of our stylish central London hotels. But there is a way to take the London look with you when you go… Luckily, there are plenty of places to pick up one-off…
    - 23 days ago 9 Jun 15, 1:10pm -
  • Exploring Medieval Galway
    With a captivating history that dates all the way back to the middle ages, the atmospheric city of Galway has been attracting travellers for hundreds of years. Step back in time to the era of the Khans and the crusades and discover fingerprints of me…
    - 26 days ago 5 Jun 15, 4:37pm -

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