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London boutique hotels roundup – January 2015.

by Chris Glithero on January 31, 2015

With Christmas now a distant memory and Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’s just time to take a look at what’s been going on in the world of London’s boutique hotels this month, as well as glancing forward to the month ahead and beyond to the rest of the year. At the start of the month, […]

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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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London hotels harness the power of scent.

by Andrea on September 3, 2014

When you walk into a hotel, you immediately notice the design, the lighting, the music. You might notice the texture of the furnishings, or the gleam of a polished marble floor. You’ll notice the smiles of the staff at the door or on the front desk. But the one thing you probably won’t notice is […]

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The results of TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards have been released and London hotels, as well as London itself, have made a strong showing. London was named most popular destination in the UK and the third best liked in the world, beaten only by Istanbul and Rome. The city’s hotels certainly have their fans too, with […]

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London boutique hotels roundup – Jan. 2014.

by Rajul on January 30, 2014

Even in the depths of winter, there’s still plenty going on in London’s boutique hotel scene to warm the cockles of visitors and tickle their interest.  Read on for a roundup of all the big stories in January, and a look forward to February. The Milestone Hotel had reason to celebrate this month, when it […]

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We’re in the middle of the festive season, and around the capital boutique hotels are pulling out all the stops to ensure that their guests’ Christmas’ and New Years are ones to remember.  While the last of the turkey, mulled wine and festive chocolates will soon be done with, there’s plenty to look forward to […]

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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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Great hotel designers: Kit Kemp.

by Andrea on June 6, 2012

Kit Kemp isn’t just a hotel designer; with her husband Tim she’s also a successful hotelier and part-owner of Firmdale Hotels.  But her design credentials have been key to establishing the group as a fashionable brand in the crowded London hotel market. Kit is self-taught as a designer, and her style is quirky and full of […]

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Dorset Square Hotel re-opens soon!

by Jules on May 21, 2012

Excitement continues to build around the re-opening of Firmdale’s Dorset Square Hotel on 18th June,  just in time for the Olympics.  The hotel is in a Regency townhouse near Baker Street tube,  along the road from the Landmark Hotel and Madame Tussauds.  It was the first ever Firmdale hotel and opened in 1985.  The hotel was then sold in 2002, however Firmdale recently […]

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A who’s who of the boutique hotel world will join together for this year’s Boutique Hotel Summit on May 21 & 22 in London. Europe’s only B2B conference of its kind, the summit will bring boutique and lifestyle hotel professionals from around the world together to debate, network and share their knowledge of the sector. […]

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The results of the TripAdvisor 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards recently came in.  Surprisingly, no London hotel made the top ten hotels in the UK – with number 1 position snatched by the Charterhouse Hotel in Torquay. Three London establishments did however make the top 25: The Milestone coming in at 13, Hotel 41 at 15 and Haymarket Hotel at 22. […]

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London boutique hotels round-up – Jan. 2012.

by Timea on January 31, 2012

2011 was an exciting year for London’s boutique hotels and 2012 is shaping up to be no different.  With the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee taking place over the summer, hotels will be falling over themselves to pull in visitors with innovative special offers in the quest for a bumper year.  And if January is […]

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London boutique hotels round-up – Oct. 2011.

by Rajul on October 31, 2011

As the nights draw in and Christmas looms ever closer, right now is a great time to explore London whether for a spot of Christmas shopping in the newly lit-up shopping precincts, to check out the festive markets or simply to kick back and take it easy.  And if you want to stay somewhere with […]

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London boutique hotels round-up – Sept. 2011.

by Rajul on September 30, 2011

Boutique hotels offer a unique way to experience London and fortunately the UK’s capital has many top-notch ones to choose from, with new ones emerging all the time.  For the very latest on the city’s dynamic boutique hotel scene, read on for our September news round-up… According to a report published this month by hotel consultants […]

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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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Free WiFi at 45 Park Lane but not The Dorch.

by Jules on September 6, 2011

The latest eagerly-anticipated hotel offering from The Dorchester Collection, 45 Park Lane, opened last week.  And with room rates starting from £395 we were pleased to see that WiFi is free throughout the hotel. However we were not so pleased to discover that the original Dorchester Hotel in London – a 5 star hotel with similarly lofty […]

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