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  • newTop 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…
    - 14 hours 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 days ago 29 Jul 15, 9:56am -
  • Hyatt Regency The Churchill teams up with Onefinestay.

    Hyatt Regency The Churchill teams up with Onefinestay.

    - 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 days ago 25 Jul 15, 4:10pm -
  • Enjoy a unique art experience at The Cumberland.

    Enjoy a unique art experience at The Cumberland.

    London’s hotels haven’t been shying away from art in the last year. The Andaz Liverpool Street let artists loose on their ‘Room with a View‘ bedrooms, Brown’s has just run a second London Art Weekend, and now The Cumberland Hotel is getting…
    - 11 days ago 23 Jul 15, 1:42pm -
  • Peninsula London arrives in Belgravia in 2021.

    Peninsula London arrives in Belgravia in 2021.

    Some London visitors like to stay away from the tourist hordes or perhaps within easy striking distance of trendy shopping boutiques and hip bars. Others prefer to be in the thick of the action amongst the capital’s most famous landmarks. If you’…
    - 13 days ago 22 Jul 15, 1:05pm -
  • Win a FREE night’s stay with Montagu Place.

    Win a FREE night’s stay with Montagu Place.

    Which attraction near Marylebone would you love to see? That’s the question Montagu Place Hotel is asking to give you a chance to win a free night’s stay. To enter the Twitter competition you need to follow @MontaguLondon. Then send a tweet with…
    - 14 days ago 21 Jul 15, 9:29am -
  • Demise of the traditional hotel concierge?

    Demise of the traditional hotel concierge?

    The hotel concierge has long been a respectable and not to mention useful position in hotels around the world. They make it their job to know everything guests need to know, and often to do anything requested of them too. But will they be around for…
    - 15 days ago 20 Jul 15, 9:52am -
  • 3 fabulous London walks and nearby hotels.

    3 fabulous London walks and nearby hotels.

    The recent tube strike made it difficult to get about in London, and there’s another coming up soon. But even though it makes it hard to get to work, if you have a bit of time it’s a great excuse to explore London on foot. There are lots of fun a…
    - 19 days ago 16 Jul 15, 9:57am -
  • London’s best free summer festivals and where to stay.

    London’s best free summer festivals and where to stay.

    Summer is festival time, without doubt. Even better than a festival, however, is a free festival. London is brimming with free things to do. If you want to save a bit of money when you’re visiting, or even if you live there, you have to seek out th…
    - 21 days ago 14 Jul 15, 9:45am -
  • Save 20% at Tune with their PayPal offer.

    Save 20% at Tune with their PayPal offer.

    We love a summer bargain. The holidays can get expensive when there are so many tempting things to do, so it’s lucky that Tune have come to our rescue. Their new offer for the summer gives you a chance to get 20% off your stay later in 2015. And th…
    - 22 days ago 13 Jul 15, 11:01am -
  • 5 London hotels on the new Night Tube.

    5 London hotels on the new Night Tube.

    London might not quite be the city that never sleeps but it’s a bustling metropolis, especially at the weekends. The new Night Tube will make it easier to enjoy what the capital has to offer, and make choosing your hotel easier. There may be some c…
    - 25 days ago 10 Jul 15, 5:14am -
  • The Lanesborough reopens!

    The Lanesborough reopens!

    It’s been a long time coming, but The Lanesborough finally opened its doors again, after extensive renovations, on July 1st. It has reopened as part of the Oetker Collection, and is now a sister hotel to Le Bristol Paris. The prestigious hotel shut…
    - 26 days ago 9 Jul 15, 9:43am -

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…
    - 12 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 55 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

  • August Events in London
    August promises to be one of London’s hottest months both for events and, hopefully, weather. From sophisticated evenings spent with the Bard to the marvellous mayhem of the Notting Hill Carnival, the foodie heaven at Hampton Court Palace to the th…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 15, 9:41am -
  • London’s Best Swimming Pools
    With the sun shining and the birds chirping, there’s nowhere quite like an open-air pool to cool off and enjoy the day. When the mercury rises, those in the know head to some of London’s best swimming pools; all found en plein air and offering co…
    - 6 days ago 29 Jul 15, 9:45am -
  • A Connemara Day Trip
    Ireland’s west coast is all rolling, rugged hills, vast loughs, verdant woodland, and huge expanses of sky; in short, the scenery is spectacular. Connemara in particular is known for its natural beauty and historic landmarks, making it the perfect…
    - 7 days ago 27 Jul 15, 4:01pm -
  • Chef Philippe Farineau: Executive Chef at Ashford Castle
    No one understands the importance of fresh, locally sourced ingredients in creative, innovative cuisine more than Chef Philippe Farineau. With 25 years of fine dining experience under his belt and multiple awards to his name, Philippe Farineau is a m…
    - 11 days ago 24 Jul 15, 10:14am -
  • The Best Guernsey Boat Trips
    Always fancied yourself a sailor? Whether you’re an experienced skipper or a complete novice, there’s plenty of opportunity to get out on the water in Guernsey. Guests staying with us at The Old Government House Hotel and Spa or The Duke of Richm…
    - 14 days ago 21 Jul 15, 10:57am -
  • The Spa at The Twelve Apostles: 5 Incredible Ways to Unwind
    With luxurious products, sumptuous surrounds, and a soothing atmosphere that’s verging on the heavenly, The Spa at the elegant Twelve Apostles is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Whether you’re letting go of work stress or soothing your tir…
    - 17 days ago 17 Jul 15, 1:48pm -
  • Six Incredible Natural Sights in the Western Cape
    Known for its incredible biodiversity, ocean views, lush forests, and majestic mountain ranges, the Western Cape area in South Africa is not exactly short of stunning natural scenery. From Table Mountain to Cape Point (and even a trip to see the peng…
    - 20 days ago 15 Jul 15, 9:43am -
  • London’s Best Champagne Bars
    From exclusive haunts fit for royals to casual locations where you can chow down while you quaff, London offers a Champagne bar for every occasion. Sip on the finest French Champagne before an evening of opera; enjoy sky high views of the capital ove…
    - 24 days ago 10 Jul 15, 3:33pm -
  • Glory and Gold: The Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum
    Gold, gems, Murano glass: the Waddesdon Bequest, now on display in a brand new gallery at the world-renowned British Museum, is a priceless collection of extraordinary Medieval and Renaissance objects. The collection was the passion and pursuit of tw…
    - 27 days ago 8 Jul 15, 9:57am -
  • Summer and Autumn Events in Dorset
    There’s never a bad time of year to visit Dorset – after all, over half of the county is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and most of its coastline is considered a World Heritage Site. But with the seemingly never-ending stream…
    - 29 days ago 6 Jul 15, 8:50am -

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