London boutique hotels roundup – October 2014.

October 31, 2014
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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 expansion, and as this month’s roundup illustrates, this really is a boom time for boutique hotels in […]

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Just desserts: the latest London trend with a sweet tooth.

October 30, 2014
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For many of us, dessert is the best part of any meal. So, in honour of those who turn to the back of the menu before even beginning to look at the starters, we’ve put together a guide to the newest restaurant trend in the capital – where you can have pudding as a beginning, […]

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A-list London: the Beckhams’ favourite London hotspots.

October 29, 2014
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With the opening of Victoria Beckham’s very first shop, the Spice-Girl-turned-fashion-designer and her uber-attractive family are sure to be spending much more time in London. So, in honour of Victoria’s new venture, we’ve rounded up some of the Beckhams’ favourite haunts in the city: The Savoy Victoria is a busy career woman but she always […]

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8 tips for staying safe on hotel WiFi.

October 28, 2014
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Earlier this year a hacker claimed he took control of the whole St Regis hotel in Shenzhen. He spoofed the guest iPads, which control room access and automation, and triggered all the do-not-disturb lights on his floor to check that his hack worked. It did. That should worry you if you’ve logged on to a […]

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London hotel offers Harry Potter fans a spellbinding experience.

October 27, 2014
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London has become something of a mecca for Harry Potter fans in the past couple of years. King’s Cross’ platform 9¾, numerous shooting locations and the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in nearby Leavesden regularly pull the muggles in. Now fans can even stay in a hotel room themed around the phenomenally popular book and film […]

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Top 3 London hotels for a frightfully good time this Halloween.

October 24, 2014
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Halloween is fast approaching, but there’s still time to find something fun to do for this spooktacular event. London is the perfect place for a screamingly good time, with its dark history and plethora of ghost stories. So if you’re still looking for a scary weekend, check out these top Halloween events from some of London’s […]

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Top 5 best uses of social media by London hotels.

October 23, 2014
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Social media has pretty much changed the world. It’s changed the way we receive our news, it’s changed the way we interact with our friends and it’s changed the way we do business. For hotels, it’s changed the way they interact with guests and potential customers. But some have embraced the trend more than others. […]

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Hipster hotels: Shoreditch prepares for a boom.

October 22, 2014
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Where the capital’s hotels where once dominated by central and west London, the last few years have indicated a move east. This migration is demonstrated in the recent interest in Shoreditch, where seven new hotels are planned for the area in the next two years. According to Londonist.com, with the new hotels together with the […]

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Little things: how hotels can focus on simple pleasures.

October 21, 2014
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“Tis a gift to be simple,” the Shaker hymn says, and sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest impact. Hotels should take note; you don’t have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference to your guests. More coffee! Look, it’s not rocket science. Some of us are caffeine fiends. I’ll typically have a […]

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Top hotel groups eye further London expansion.

October 20, 2014
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Recent years have seen fresh names and brands move into London’s hotel scene, lured by the capital’s increasing popularity and profitability. This month however some of the better known names have been announcing plans to move onto the turf of the young pretenders. The Doyle Collection already has a number of boutique hotels in London, […]

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10 things to expect from Chiltern Firehouse Hotel.

October 17, 2014
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Such is the buzz surrounding the Chiltern Firehouse’s restaurant, that many people may not even realise there’s a hotel attached. The Chiltern has attracted so many A-listers its clientele reads like one big name drop. Since the swanky Marylebone venue opened its doors in February, everyone from David Beckham to Bill Clinton, Cara Delevingne to […]

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Top 5 “behind the scenes” experiences at London hotels.

October 16, 2014
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There’s a reason Downton Abbey is watched by millions. There’s something fascinating about getting a glimpse of what goes on downstairs. It’s where all the action happens. So it’s little wonder some of the capital’s top hotels have decided to let us in on some of the secrets of what goes on behind the scenes: […]

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Stay at Tune Newcastle for only £10 on October 16th!

October 15, 2014
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It’s only a couple of days now before Tune’s latest hotel in Newcastle opens its doors on October 17th. But you can get a sneak peek of the property at a special event the night before. Stay at Tune Newcastle on October 16th 2014 for the fantastic rate of a measly £10 per room and […]

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Are hotels missing the bigger picture?

October 15, 2014
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One of the things I learned working in finance was the art of making comparisons. Looking for the best investment? Anyone can calculate the numbers – the real art lies in working out exactly which companies to compare to each other. Depending on the comparisons, you get a different answer. Now, hotels think they’re being compared with other […]

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Free breakfast at The Beaufort with newsletter signup.

October 14, 2014
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets you going in the morning and fuels you up until lunchtime (or until elevenses, at least). So you’ll be happy to know that The Beaufort is offering a free continental breakfast for new subscribers to their email newsletter. All you need do is sign […]

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Z Hotels aren’t snoozing on the expansion front.

October 13, 2014
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Though the boutique brand has been around for less than four years, Z Hotels is building upon its successes and has plans to open a fifth London Hotel. The latest planned addition to the growing Z Hotels family is the Z at Gloucester Place, located within Marylebone’s historic Portman Estate. The hotel will be developed […]

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