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Jean-Louis Costes brings Parisian flair to London.

January 26, 2015
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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 exciting aspect of the new property though is that […]

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Top 5 boozy afternoon teas at London hotels.

January 23, 2015
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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 likes champagne, so where do you go if you still want a […]

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

January 22, 2015
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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 executions in the Tower of London. And when you consider […]

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

January 21, 2015
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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 looked after in a spa and made to feel special. The Baglioni SPA aims to give you a personalised […]

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Starwood Capital capitalises on growth of extended stays.

January 20, 2015
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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) snapped up not one but four upcoming London hotels. The group announced on […]

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

January 19, 2015
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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 offering a night in their Tune Edinburgh hotel to one lucky winner and no less than 30 of […]

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

January 16, 2015
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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 compiled our list of London’s sexiest hotel rooms… […]

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London Marriott Park Lane gets a makeover.

January 15, 2015
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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 design in June, promising “an understated opulence”. The renovation will transform all 152 bedrooms, as […]

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Let The Beaufort introduce you to Knightsbridge.

January 14, 2015
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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, whose home is in the aforementioned area, has put together a list of events and goings-on in […]

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Tune Canary Wharf starts singing on February 2nd.

January 13, 2015
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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 the capital without making us bankrupt. Their latest property will open in just a few […]

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The K West Hotel & Spa rocks afternoon tea!

January 12, 2015
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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 launch of its new Glam Rock Afternoon Tea. The K […]

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Top 4 London hotels for food in bed!

January 9, 2015
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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 should leave your room to eat, but why bother when you […]

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

January 8, 2015
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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 footsteps of Bond, where in the capital should you go? Here’s our guide […]

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Top 3 London hotel minibars with big ideas.

January 7, 2015
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Some seasoned travellers will say hotel minibars are now redundant. They’re often expensive and offer little to give guests any real pleasure. A KitKat, a packet of crisps and a few miniature bottles are hardly the stuff of dreams. But there are plenty of instances when you’re in your hotel room, feeling a bit thirsty […]

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7 London hotels to learn a new skill for the New Year.

January 6, 2015
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If your New Year’s resolution is to broaden not just your horizons but your mind, a stay in one of London’s top hotels could be the perfect start to 2015. Several of them offer master classes which will teach you practical skills such as how to make the perfect cocktail or the best roast dinner. […]

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So long Park City Hotel, hello Grand Plaza Kensington.

January 5, 2015
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In recent years there has been an ongoing trend for London hotels being sold to foreign investors, most notably from the Middle East and Asia. That trend looks set to continue in 2015 and well into the foreseeable future, and the latest property to join the ranks is the Park City Hotel in Kensington. The […]

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