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    • Top 3 London venues for mulled wine and cider.

      Top 3 London venues for mulled wine and cider.

      The nights are longer and the weather is colder and while we try to hold off on saying the dreaded “C word” for another few weeks we need a little something to keep us warm. It’s time to break out some of those lovely drinks you consume a lot m…
      - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:09am -
    • How Gold Key Media’s Mediabox makes London hotel guests happy.

      How Gold Key Media’s Mediabox makes London hotel guests happy.

      Today’s hotel customer is an ever more demanding and tech-savvy creature. Not only are hotels expected to be beautiful, efficient and friendly but they’re also now expected to offer consumers the same wealth of choice they get at home, in a bespo…
      - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:12am -
    • Are London’s aparthotels neither here nor there?

      Are London’s aparthotels neither here nor there?

      Compared to London’s grand hotels, some of which have been recognisable features of the cityscape for well over a century, the serviced apartment market in the capital is relatively new. Sometimes known as “aparthotels”, these self-catered acco…
      - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 9:08am -
    • The Exhibitionist Hotel shows off in South Kensington.

      The Exhibitionist Hotel shows off in South Kensington.

      There have been several hotel openings in recent months; among them are the Dorsett Shepherds Bush and The Mondrian. But one hotel has surprisingly opened earlier than expected. Though it was poised to open on December 1st, The Exhibitionist Hotel ha…
      - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:16am -
    • The Lancaster London shows its charitable side.

      The Lancaster London shows its charitable side.

      A little while ago we looked at the Lancaster London’s ‘Blind Dining’ experience, which aimed to raise awareness for the Royal London Society for Blind People. Now the hotel in Westminster is at it again, but this time has got its sights set…
      - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 12:11pm -
    • Top 10 London hotel afternoon teas: we crunch the numbers!

      Top 10 London hotel afternoon teas: we crunch the numbers!

      This is your ultimate guide to the best London afternoon teas, based on TripAdvisor data and our unique methodology. We’ve included pricing (as of 31/10/2014) and menu links. For the best afternoon teas, look no further! Filling the vacuum lef…
      - 10 days ago 14 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
    • The Marriott Kensington makes business futuristic.

      The Marriott Kensington makes business futuristic.

      Although holidaymakers, tourists and leisure travellers are a huge part of the hotel industry, business travellers are the other side of the coin. Some hotels choose to focus largely on providing for those travelling for pleasure, but others are keen…
      - 11 days ago 13 Nov 14, 9:06am -
    • Top 3 London hotels for a bodacious burger.

      Top 3 London hotels for a bodacious burger.

      Among the food trends that have swept the capital over the last few years is enthusiasm for the great burger. It’s not uncommon for London to begin picking up on American trends – we’ve had cupcakes, juicing and barbecue recently. Burgers are p…
      - 12 days ago 12 Nov 14, 9:04am -
    • Do Christmas shopping like a VIP at Conrad London.

      Do Christmas shopping like a VIP at Conrad London.

      - 13 days ago 11 Nov 14, 9:02am -
    • Hotel du Vin uncorks London expansion.

      Hotel du Vin uncorks London expansion.

      These days it seems that not a week goes by without the announcement of another new hotel, and many of these are from hotel groups that are opening their first property in the capital. For an example you only need to look to the opening of the Dorset…
      - 14 days ago 10 Nov 14, 10:25am -
    • London hotels serve up something special for guests.

      London hotels serve up something special for guests.

      Last week we took a look at the current trend in London towards dessert-centric properties serving up all manner of sweet things to delight visitors. But often you don’t even need to leave your hotel to indulge yourself, as two recent culinary deve…
      - 17 days ago 7 Nov 14, 9:04am -
    • Walk through London with the second Andaz Room With A View.

      Walk through London with the second Andaz Room With A View.

      The Andaz Liverpool Street has unveiled the second room in their ‘Room With A View’ project. Available to book from last month, the room has been designed by artists Patrick Vale and Paul Davis. The project aims to showcase street art inspired by…
      - 18 days ago 6 Nov 14, 9:11am -
    • London hotels have success with international guests.

      London hotels have success with international guests.

      Since hotels are for domestic and international travellers alike, it makes sense that hotels should aim to be popular with business people and holidaymakers both at home and abroad. Some London hotels actively try to appeal to an international crowd…
      - 19 days ago 5 Nov 14, 9:09am -
    • Conrad London St James is well-groomed for Movember.

      Conrad London St James is well-groomed for Movember.

      The popularity of the month-long charity event Movember, held throughout November, has been growing in recent years. Now millions of individuals and businesses put in some effort to help fight testicular cancer for the entire month. The main idea is…
      - 20 days ago 4 Nov 14, 9:00am -
    • Save 20% on Deluxe Rooms at The Beaufort this month only!

      Save 20% on Deluxe Rooms at The Beaufort this month only!

      Now that the clocks have gone back and the dark nights are setting in, you could be forgiven for needing something to cheer you up. Some time in a beautiful boutique hotel in London near the city’s most famous sights, will surely do the trick. For…
      - 21 days ago 3 Nov 14, 11:11am -
    • London boutique hotels roundup – October 2014.

      London boutique hotels roundup – October 2014.

      As we head ever onwards towards the inevitably busy Christmas booking season, London’s boutique hotels are busy polishing their baubles and sprucing up their trees ahead of the big occasion. Still others though are hatching plans for further expans…
      - 24 days ago 31 Oct 14, 9:11am -

    London On The Inside

    • 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…
      - 11 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…
      - 28 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…
      - 34 days ago 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…
      - 47 days ago 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…
      - 58 days ago 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 …
      - 68 days ago 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…
      - 88 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…
      - 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…
      - 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…
      - 10 Jul 14, 9:43am -

    Caterer Hotel News

    Red Carnation Hotels Blog

    • The Best Ski Resorts Near Geneva
      Whether you’re an avid skier or a beginner on the baby slopes, there’s nothing like some fresh Alpine air to clear the head (and lungs). Luckily, there are a number of scenic mountain retreats within easy reach of Geneva and our beautiful lakesid…
      - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:29am -
    • A Traditional Irish Christmas in Galway
      With the peace and tranquillity of the Wild Atlantic Way and the grandeur of a 350-acre estate, Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford Castle provide all the ingredients for a luxurious Christmas getaway. But when you’ve finally perfected your gol…
      - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:35pm -
    • Christmas in Cape Town
      Who would say no to a sunny Christmas escape at Cape Town’s iconic Twelve Apostles Hotel? Wake up on Christmas morning to an energising hike up to Table Mountain, enjoy gourmet cuisine at the finest local restaurants, and round off your stay by cat…
      - 9 days ago 14 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
    • Christmas Events in Dorset
      Everyone knows Christmas is a time for indulgence, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with a trip to Dorset in December. Whether you plan on kicking back in Georgian splendour at Summer Lodge Hotel, or would rather experience an intimate village…
      - 11 days ago 12 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
    • The Best Concerts in London for Christmas Carolling
      There’s more to Christmas in the capital than hitting the shops and eating one too many mince pies. Why not immerse yourself in festive tradition and join in a singsong at one of the city’s stunning landmarks?With great music from London’s top…
      - 14 days ago 10 Nov 14, 11:01am -
    • A Captivating Christmas in London for Families
      The most wonderful time of year is just around the corner, or so the saying goes. But if you’re travelling with the family this Christmas, it might just be more wonderful than expected. While you might not be at home, with all of the family traditi…
      - 17 days ago 7 Nov 14, 12:05pm -
    • The Turtles of Rocktail Bay
      Explorer types in search of South Africa’s serene natural landscapes should take time out to visit Rocktail Bay. A must-see excursion, make sure to stop off at Rocktail Bay before or after a luxurious stay at the Oyster Box Hotel.Situated within a…
      - 19 days ago 5 Nov 14, 12:16pm -
    • November Events in London
      The festive season may be fast approaching but there are still plenty of great things to do that don’t require a dose of Christmas cheer (it’s still a month away, after all). With so many November events in London to choose from, guests can reall…
      - 26 days ago 29 Oct 14, 10:36am -
    • The Best Ice Rinks in London
      There’s something about winter sports that is just so moreish – maybe it’s the fresh-faced ruddy glow that leaves you feeling surprisingly healthy, or perhaps it’s the gluhwein and warming drinks that so often accompany them. While skiing is…
      - 32 days ago 22 Oct 14, 12:43pm -
    • Things To Do In Guernsey Over Half Term
      Half term is fast approaching, and with such an expanse of free time to fill, keeping the kids entertained can be a tough task. With an abundance of interesting things to do in Guernsey, a trip to the sunny isle might just be the answer. The kids wil…
      - 40 days ago 15 Oct 14, 9:29am -

    Big Hospitality

    • The Alford Arms takes top spot at UK’s first FreeFrom Eating Out Awards
      Hertfordshire pub The Alford Arms was the overall winner at the inaugural FreeFrom Eating Out Awards this week, crowned the ‘most allergen-aware’ eatery in the UK.  
      - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:41am -
    • How to avoid hotel construction delays
      2015 is predicted to be an exciting year for the hospitality industry, with 10 major hotel projects set to open in London alone. However, these projects are increasingly facing delays due to a shortage of construction companies. With the buyers’…
      - 5 days ago 18 Nov 14, 5:03pm -
    • Clevedon Hall to re-open as luxury event hotel
      Victorian mansion Clevedon Hall in north Somerset will re-open next week as a ‘luxury hospitality destination’ following a £3m refurbishment.
      - 5 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:07pm -
    • Government urged to regulate sharing economy
      Pop-up marketplace Grub Club is urging the government to better regulate ‘sharing economy’ businesses like itself in order to ensure their protection.
      - 6 days ago 17 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
    • New restaurant Seasons opens at Stoke Place hotel
      New restaurant Seasons at Stoke Place opened at the Buckinghamshire country hotel last week, led by head chef James Duggan.
      - 9 days ago 14 Nov 14, 4:27pm -
    • Thistle launches free ‘Choose Your Own Room’ service
      Thistle Hotels is trialling a service allowing all guests to take a virtual tour of their room at the time of booking after finding out that almost half of Brits have requested to change their room upon arrival.
      - 9 days ago 14 Nov 14, 4:22pm -
    • Loch Lomond Arms Hotel eyes Michelin star
      Two years after its complete refurbishment, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is aiming for Michelin standard food for its pub with rooms.
      - 10 days ago 14 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
    • Oddfellows to open second hotel in Cheadle
      Boutique hotel Oddfellows in Chester has announced plans to acquire its second site, Bruntwood Hall in Cheadle, south Manchester.
      - 10 days ago 14 Nov 14, 11:48am -
    • Hotel RevPAR boosted by sports in Q3
      Hotel RevPAR increased by 20 per cent across the UK in the third quarter of the year, according to the Zolfo Cooper, AM:PM and HVS Q3 2014 Hotel Bulletin.
      - 10 days ago 14 Nov 14, 11:07am -
    • Oetker Collection to manage The Lanesborough
      The Oetker Collection will manage The Lanesborough hotel in London when it re-opens in spring 2015, the group’s first hotel in the UK. 
      - 10 days ago 13 Nov 14, 3:54pm -