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Bespoke branded products at London hotels.

by Laura on March 21, 2014

It’s not unusual for hotels to have their own restaurants or bars, but how common is it for them to sell (or give away) their own bespoke products? Celebrities do it all the time – perfumes, wine, beer and fashion lines with a celeb’s name on them are endless – but hotel products are slightly […]


With Valentine’s Day behind us and Easter just round the corner, London’s boutique hotels have been continuing to develop their offerings in a bid to pull in the guests over the coming months. In conjunction with Somerset House’s Valentino: Master of Couture exhibition the Baglioni London ran its own V for Valentino package.  The package was […]

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2012 continues to be an exciting year for London’s boutique hotel sector, whether you’re in the industry or a visitor to the capital.  As well as recent openings, tantalising details of upcoming new hotels continue to emerge and boutique properties across London keep on innovating. One of the more interesting Olympic-oriented stories in July was the arrival […]


Budget backpackers, business travellers and luxury seekers are all catered for in the UK capital, with something to suit all tastes, particularly with new London hotels springing up all the time.  But average prices are perceived as high due to the consistent year-long demand and visitors often complain about the expense of a typical London hotel […]


The 5 star Capital Hotel is celebrating its 40th!  To mark this anniversary, the luxury townhouse hotel is not only having a facelift; it has also arranged a month of promotions and activities for guests to get involved in. The hotel first opened in May 1971 and is still run by the same family, who […]


How London hotel guests define luxury.

by Rajul on April 29, 2011

The word “luxury” is bandied about so freely these days that it has lost much of its value.  Nowhere is this more true than with hotels.  Tired of the hype?  This post takes a guest-centric view on luxury using TripAdvisor. In a previous article we criticised the use of misleading star ratings.  Today we take […]


The death of the hotel star rating system?

by Rajul on January 10, 2011

Checklist-based star rating systems were historically the natural way to rank and classify hotels.  When the Savoy opened in London in 1889 it was seen as the ultimate luxury hotel: features like electric lifts and individual bathrooms were a genuine novelty and the epitome of indulgence. As competitors in the next century caught up or […]