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London boutique hotels roundup – April 2015.

by Chris Glithero on April 30, 2015

With summer on its way and the busy London tourist season in the offing, London’s boutique hotels will soon have their hands full. Here’s a roundup of the latest news as we prepare for a splash of London sunshine… The Spanish booking website ByHours is now offering its services to hotel guests in the UK. […]

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You may or may not have heard, but the UK is experiencing something of a bee crisis. Our native bee population has declined in recent years, so much so that some farmers are importing thousands of them from elsewhere. Bees are essential to the environment and our food supply, which is why these London hotels […]

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The Lancaster Hotel celebrates its Thai ties.

by Chris Glithero on April 6, 2015

Today, many London hotels are owned by individuals or hotel groups from the other side of the world. For some this presents a unique opportunity to blend elements of these other cultures with the traditional British vibes that visitors expect to find in the capital’s hotels. Such is the case for the Thai-owned Lancaster London, […]

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The Lancaster London shows guests the way.

by Chris Glithero on December 17, 2014

As we move closer to 2015, more London hotels are shaking off their traditional image and using modern technology to revolutionise guest experiences. The most recent example can be found at the Lancaster London. From January 2015, the hotel will be boldly going where no UK hotel has gone before (as far as we’re aware), […]

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The Lancaster London shows its charitable side.

by Chris Glithero on November 17, 2014

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 on raising funds. The hotel has committed itself to raising £10,000 in support of […]

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Lancaster London launches “blind dining” challenge.

by Chris Glithero on September 29, 2014

In any given month there are a wide variety of special menus and dishes to indulge in at the restaurants of London hotels. In October though the Island Grill at the Lancaster London is going one step further to offer a unique dining experience, while at the same time raising awareness for charity. From September […]

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The Crowne Plaza London Docklands chose to do something a little unusual for charity this summer. The hotel, along with several others in the UK managed by Redefine|BDL, has spent the month of June holding a ‘souvenir amnesty’ for guests. The scheme involved hotel guests returning anything they might have taken from the hotel as […]

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While new hotels are popping up all over London this year, St Ermin’s Hotel have introduced a different kind of establishment altogether – notable because its guests aren’t human. This month saw the opening of their ‘bee hotel’, the first of its kind in the capital. Declining numbers in bees is a key environmental issue, […]

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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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Green businesses can benefit from a cleaner environment, lower running costs and good publicity to name just a few benefits.  Many London hotels have been seeking to boost their green credentials in recent years and two of them – Base2Stay Kensington and the Lancaster London – have now been nominated for the Green Tourism Awards 2012. The Green […]

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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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InterContinental Park Lane: free Boris bikes.

by Rajul on October 13, 2010

Since launching at the end of July 2010, the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme (more commonly referred to as “Boris Bikes” after the charismatic London Mayor) has proved extremely popular amongst Londoners, with over 500,000 trips made in the first six weeks alone. Visitors to the capital can now also make use of the scheme’s 5,000+ […]

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The best eco-friendly London hotels.

by Rajul on September 16, 2010

London Hotels Insight has already featured a good selection of the most eco-friendly London hotels and it’s now time to do a recap of the very best. We’ve only listed hotels that have won rigorous external awards for their environmentally-friendly approach (such as from the Visit Britain Green Tourism Business Scheme) or have supplied us […]

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Breakfast has long been seen as the key meal of the day and in recognition of this fact, hotels tend not to stray too far from the tried and tested. Morning menu choices have commonly been restricted to full-English or continental breakfast options.  But recent developments show that many top London hotels are becoming a […]

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Putting the onus on guests to be green.

by Rajul on February 23, 2010

It’s becoming more and more trendy to look for “green hotels” and it’s clear that our expectations are getting higher.  But what if the question is flipped round: how green are you as a hotel guest? Since I love to feature “green hotels” on this blog, I’m sometimes approached by hotels wanting to publicise their […]

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Another London hotel wins a green accolade.

by Rajul on February 9, 2010

We’ve recently been strongly championing London’s eco-friendly hotels. Features have been published on the green Zetter, the eco-obsessed Cavendish, the unwasteful Base2stay and the eco-luxe Rafayel, all of whom have won independent accolades for their green credentials. In the case of the Cavendish and Base2stay we’ve also personally visited the hotels and quizzed management on their environmental […]

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