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Top 3 London hotel cigar bars.

by Laura on February 10, 2015

There are many things in life that people regard as being sophisticated pleasures. Among them are champagne, caviar, whiskey, and yes, cigars. While smoking isn’t for everyone (though nor is drinking alcohol or eating fish eggs), there are many people who take pleasure in a fine cigar, perhaps accompanied by a glass of single malt […]

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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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It may be hard to believe, but summer is now officially over. Say goodbye to hotel rooftop swimming pools, garden terraces and sporting event themed packages. Say hello to cosy boutique stays with roaring fires, autumn-inspired menus and the inevitable preparations for a certain December festive occasion that shall not be named. Here we take […]

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Hotel bathrooms – the latest trends.

by Andrea on October 25, 2013

You might think that while curtains and bed linen really need replacing every so often, bathrooms are here to stay.  Not so in the world of the high class hotel; most refurbish their bathrooms every seven or eight years. There’s nothing as bad as a tired bathroom – and as in other walks of life, […]

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This time last year, London was in the grip of Olympic fever, and the capital’s many boutique hotels were heaving with sports fans from around the world, eager to enjoy the London 2012 experience in style. This year may be a little quieter, but there’s still plenty going on and many hotels are determined to […]

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Enjoy a sublime summer at the May Fair.

by Saloni on July 10, 2013

Summer has reached London!  With the recent mini-heatwave, London hotels are celebrating our belated sunny weather as we recently blogged. The May Fair has also joined the party it seems and recently launched its Summer Sublime package in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts and their summer exhibition ‘Mexico’. The package is for a minimum two […]

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Top 3 London hotel penthouse suites.

by Saloni on April 16, 2013

No matter your budget, London hotels have a suite for you. Whether you want luxury with all the trimmings such as butlers, chauffeurs and personalised invitations to top London fashion houses; or quiet luxury at a relatively affordable price, London has it all. But what if you insist on 5 star views?  Here at LHI we’ve made […]

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The May Fair installs iPad concierges.

by Saloni on February 14, 2013

The May Fair has always been a digital-savvy hotel, being one of the first luxury hotels with free WiFi which our bloggers even went out to test. Now, the 5 star hotel has gone a step further with a ‘virtual concierge’ for its suite guests.  New iPads are available in its 18 signature suites pre-loaded with the […]

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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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Inside the kitchen of London hotels.

by Andrea on November 21, 2012

One of the fascinations of programmes like Hotel Hell or Hotel GB is that they give us a glimpse behind the scenes; something that appeals to the same part of us that wants to find out how magic tricks are performed, or that makes us stop and look through any door marked ‘no entry’. I find […]

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Top 10 favourite London hotel Flickr photos.

by Rajul on September 11, 2012

Here at London Hotels Insight, we have an ever growing collection of photographs of hotels that we’re adding all the time to our Flickr account, all of which we’ve personally visited.  From beautiful afternoon teas to sleek interior design, our London hotel Flickr account covers a wide range of wonderful features across 16 hotels – and it’s […]

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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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The uber trendy May Fair hotel has just unveiled a new room, The Ebony Suite.  The suite is the latest addition to The Collection, a set of 45 suites already envied by fashion-forward central London hotels – one of which was apparently used to host Kate Moss’s famous 3 day birthday party. The Ebony Suite is a […]

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Weekday acoustic sessions liven up Met Bar.

by Jules on April 20, 2012

Last year we wrote about the Met Bar’s refurbishment, new menu and fact that they were no longer a members-only bar.  Now they’re giving us another reason to visit with the launch of midweek sessions at the Met. The new midweek ‘Acoustic Mix’ sessions will be a laid back affair with some of the capital’s […]

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Our tongue-in-cheek review of the “women only” service at the Duke’s and tips for hoteliers on what women want caused a fair amount of buzz.  So we were excited to meet Dawn Thomas, the Hotel Manager at the Mercer Street Hotel, to discuss some of the challenges of her job. LHI: Dawn, thank you for having us today!  Can you please tell us a little […]

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Sheep invade London hotels…

by Andrea on March 22, 2012

One of the wonders of London is the plethora of hotel mascots. From Kaspar the Cat at The Savoy (who sits at the table whenever there would otherwise be thirteen guests) to the rubber ducks at Apex Hotels (waiting for guests’ in their bath tubs) and at The Stafford (in normal and super sizes, depending on […]

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