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The Lanesborough reopens!

by Laura on July 9, 2015

It’s been a long time coming, but The Lanesborough finally opened its doors again, after extensive renovations, on July 1st. It has reopened as part of the Oetker Collection, and is now a sister hotel to Le Bristol Paris. The prestigious hotel shut up shop back in 2013, delaying its reopening past the originally planned […]


Cosy-up in these 4 London hotel libraries.

by Laura on June 17, 2015

We’ve talked about hotels for bookworms before, and mentioned a few hotels with their own libraries. But there are plenty of other hotel libraries to explore, including some rather new ones. While many “libraries” are restaurants or meeting rooms with a few books, there are fewer where the books can be enjoyed by all guests… […]


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. […]


After nearly a two-year wait, The Lanesborough has started taking bookings from July 1st 2015…how exciting! They first announced renovations in August 2013, and their ambitions are now nearly fulfilled. Longstanding readers will know that we have always been great fans of The Lanesborough particularly their dining experience. So we can’t wait to take in […]


5 of London’s most hi-tech hotels.

by Elizabeth Hands on March 6, 2015

We use technology in all walks of life these days, from turning on our home heating system before we leave the office to renting movies or shopping online. So it’s understandable that we expect a lot from the technology at the hotels we stay in. Here then are some of London’s most technologically advanced hotels, catering […]


It’s not long now until the Lanesborough‘s greatly anticipated grand reopening. More than a year since its doors closed for refurbishment, the prestigious hotel will be throwing them open again this spring. Now part of the Oetker Collection, this beloved establishment will surely be revealing its new incarnation to much applause and acclaim. If you […]

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In-room tablets take over London hotel rooms.

by Laura on February 18, 2015

As the prestigious Lanesborough prepares to reopen its doors, the hotel has revealed that their new rooms will feature tablets provided by Crave. While many hotels allow guests to control their stay from their mobile device, others are making sure you don’t even need to bring your own. The presence of in-room tablets is rising […]


Top 10 new London hotel openings in 2015.

by Chris Glithero on February 11, 2015

2014 saw some big London hotel launches, from the  unintentionally voyeuristic high-altitude windows at the Shangri La at The Shard, to Andre Balazs’ ultra-exclusive celeb-laden Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone and the much awaited Ham Yard Hotel in Soho from Firmdale’s Tim and Kit Kemp. This year is certainly not shy of big hotel openings in […]


New London hotels on the scene in 2015.

by Laura on January 2, 2015

We might all wish sometimes that time would stop for a moment, but another new year is inevitably upon us and there’s no stopping it. But a new year is a time for new beginnings and there are certainly plenty of those for London’s hotels. Whether re-opening with a new look or revealing themselves for […]

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London boutique hotels roundup – December 2014.

by Chris Glithero on December 31, 2014

So Christmas is over for another year and a new year is just beginning. 2014 was an exciting year on London’s boutique hotel scene, and 2015 looks like it will be another cracker with new openings, events and offers to look forward to. As the capital’s hotel staff catch their breath and perhaps some hard-earned rest […]

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London boutique hotels roundup – November 2014.

by Chris Glithero on November 28, 2014

As Christmas shoppers from around the UK and beyond descend on Oxford Street and Regent Street in their millions, London’s boutique hotels are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas. Here we take a look at what’s going on at the capital’s boutique hotels and look ahead to some upcoming properties. The Telegraph published a useful […]


10 London hotel trends for 2014.

by Andrea on February 7, 2014

2014 doesn’t look much different from 2013, yet! The weather is still miserable, everyone complains about Facebook without there being any alternative to using it, and free WiFi still hasn’t become universal in hotels. But there are definitely going to be changes in the hotel sector. Generation Y is growing up and that means hotels […]

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It’s that time of year again when everyone’s frantically buying Christmas presents and making plans for the festive period.  London’s boutique hotels meanwhile are gearing up for December, and will no doubt pull out all the stops to get guests into the festive spirit this Christmas. November was tainted by the sad news of Ace […]

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Take a piece of The Lanesborough home with you!

by Rajul on November 18, 2013

One of our favourite London hotels, the suave and sophisticated Lanesborough featured extensively on this blog, is being closed for refurbishment.  What’s more, they’re auctioning off furniture room by room to allow you to add a bit of its history and elegance to your very own home! You might even bag an item from the ultra-swanky […]


Apsleys at The Lanesborough: a symphony.

by Rajul on March 21, 2013

We recently sampled the 5 course tasting menu at Apsleys by Heinz Beck at The Lanesborough, the fastest London restaurant to have gained a Michelin star soon after its opening back in September 2009. The evening was so smoothly orchestrated the best analogy I can offer is to describe it as a symphony, with Beck […]


How a small luxury hotel can compete and thrive.

by Rajul on February 12, 2013

I recently met Mohamed Jajbhay, Revenue Director at the tiny Beaufort Hotel – a family-run business founded by his mother and father who apparently still exert a close influence just like proud homeowners. I was keen to learn whether this type of property has a future in a market like London: luxurious and well-run but […]