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London’s converted warehouse hotels.

by Laura on February 14, 2014

Warehouses are fantastic spaces. Though they may begin their lives as storage sites for anything from food to furniture, when it’s time for them to move on they have the potential to transform from caterpillars to butterflies. Usually wide, open spaces, they benefit from lofty ceilings and tons of light. It’s no wonder then that […]

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Normal luxury versus “special” luxury.

by Rajul on December 6, 2013

London has become one of the globe’s top two five-star destinations (along with Hong Kong) according to the Forbes Travel Guide, with a huge concentration of five-star properties. That makes it more difficult for top hotels to differentiate themselves. Luxurious toiletries, fine furnishings, butler service, concierge and room service facilities and high class restaurants have […]

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us once again and there’s so much choice on how to spend it with your loved one.  But how can you be original and romantic without being too cheesy?  Let London’s hotels take the strain! This year they’re offering a range of romantic experiences to help you create the perfect […]

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Firmdale goes free WiFi!

by Saloni on February 7, 2013

As you probably know, London Hotels Insight has been running a free WiFi campaign for several years now.  This is because we have felt for some time that free WiFi in this digital age is no longer a luxury but a necessity. This has sometimes got us into arguments with hoteliers (and IT companies with a […]

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The cold January weather may have been dominating the news over the past month, but there’s plenty going on in London’s boutique hotel scene to warm the cockles.  Here we take a look at some of the big stories in January and look ahead to what’s happening in February. Some of the capital’s most popular […]

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London hotel cinemas release 2013 film dates.

by Jules on January 23, 2013

Boutique hotel specialist Firmdale has announced the first 2013 dates of its popular Firmdale Film Club.  Taking place across several of the group’s luxury properties, which include The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel (rated as one of the best Covent Garden hotels by us here at LHI) and the Charlotte Street Hotel, the film club […]

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Enjoy open air flicks with Myhotels.

by Jules on June 25, 2012

Small boutique hotel group Myhotels has teamed up with one of the best open air cinemas in London, the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, to create a special package.  The deal includes 2 tickets to one of twelve films and access to the VIP bar before the film starts, as well as breakfast and accomodation at […]

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With the summer drawing near, not to mention the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, these are exciting times for London boutique hotels and April certainly saw plenty of new developments. With less than ninety days to go until all eyes turn to London for the Olympics, some hotels are still frantically putting the […]

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Land a job in the best London boutique hotels.

by Rajul on September 27, 2011

For anyone seeking to excel in a career in the hotel industry, London has always been the place to be; the golden ticket so to speak.  And in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games and beyond, those with a passion to succeed and the ambition to take on some of the capital’s best hotel […]

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For two weeks in summer 2012, London’s hotels will become the most desirable real estate in the world.  Thousands will flock to enjoy the world-renowned spectacle that is these quadrennial games, happening in the UK capital for the first time since 1948. You can’t be sluggish in booking a hotel for the London Olympics, as […]

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Welcome to the latest London Hotels Insight round-up from the thriving London boutique hotels scene.  The city is home to some of the world’s best boutique hotels and this summary reviews the most recent news. London is set to gain a new boutique hotel as planning permission has now been given for a property in […]

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London has a great deal to offer in surprising and delighting diehard fans of the silver screen.  For one thing, it is a fabulous film set as our recent review of the best movies which use London as a backdrop highlighted. But as well as numerous film-related events in the capital, several London hotels even […]

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Passport to Pimlico.  Notting Hill.  The Lavender Hill Mob.  84 Charing Cross Road.  10 Rillington Place.  London’s geography resounds in the titles of films – and in many of them, you might say, the city itself is the hero. London is one of the world’s great film sets.  It’s naturally at the centre of many […]

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Firmdale Hotels has done well to sew up some of the top spots on TripAdvisor for its six London hotels.  This has been achieved with a smart blend of good taste in design and attentive yet unintrusive service. Their stylish Soho Hotel for example is a celebrity magnet and consistently in the top 5 London […]

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