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It’s only been a couple of months since the release of the Apple Watch, but hotels in London are already releasing their own apps for it. From providing essential hotel information to allowing you to control the whole room, there are already several innovative ways you can use your Apple Watch in London’s hotels… W […]

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Tech vs. traditional: what do guests want?

by Laura on June 19, 2015

As technology grows and changes, so do hotel guests’ behaviours and expectations. While there will always be a more traditional set of people, it’s the changers and growers that hotels need to keep up with. So while guests begin to adopt new technologies in other areas of their lives, they want to be able to use […]

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Hotels everywhere have been striving to be more eco-friendly in recent years. They recognise the need to look after our planet and that their guests value it too. But many of their green choices are built into the hotel’s infrastructure. From energy-saving light bulbs to sustainable furniture, they’re all fantastic innovations. And some hotels are […]

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W London debuts wearable tech.

by Laura on June 4, 2015

Remember those t-shirts that changed colour with your body heat? If you don’t, they were around in the ’80s and they were exactly what they sound like. Yes, they were naff. But the W London is trying to make colourful tech-y clothing cool again with the new uniforms in their club, Wyld. The staff at […]

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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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As Starwood Capital makes changes in other areas, there’s a big change in one hotel in their former group: the W London is now a keyless hotel, using digital keys on smartphones and wearable devices. While in other regions guests may check in without a staff member, in London they still need to show ID […]

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Starwood Capital capitalises on growth of extended stays.

by Chris Glithero on January 20, 2015

London hotels of any shape or size are hot property at the moment, so it’s hardly surprising that many firms are keen to invest in them. This month the investment firm Starwood Capital Group (no longer associated with Starwood Hotels & Resorts) snapped up not one but four upcoming London hotels. The group announced on […]

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With the film adaption of 50 Shades of Grey due to be released on February 13, Valentine’s Day this year is set to be sexier than ever. So for couples who want to add a little va va voom into their relationship like Christian and Anastasia, we’ve compiled our list of London’s sexiest hotel rooms… […]

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Top 3 London hotel minibars with big ideas.

by Laura on January 7, 2015

Some seasoned travellers will say hotel minibars are now redundant. They’re often expensive and offer little to give guests any real pleasure. A KitKat, a packet of crisps and a few miniature bottles are hardly the stuff of dreams. But there are plenty of instances when you’re in your hotel room, feeling a bit thirsty […]

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When everyone starts going on about Christmas in September and doesn’t stop talking about it until January, it’s easy to overlook the New Year. Unlike Christmas, New Year celebrations tend to last only a day or two at most. Most of the focus is on having a storming New Year’s Eve, and then perhaps a […]

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Top 5 London hotels for a taste of the Caribbean.

by Elizabeth Hands on July 8, 2014

While most of us wouldn’t say no to a week or two in the Caribbean, you can get a taste of the tropical islands’ flavours and sounds without even leaving London. A host of new restaurant openings in the capital this year means there are more Caribbean eateries in London than ever before. You can […]

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Though you might not guess it from the rather damp weather plaguing London at the tail-end of May, summer is in fact just around the corner. That means summer festivals, picnics in the park, sporting events galore and a wide range of seasonal offerings from the capital’s many boutique hotels. Here we look at what’s […]

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A room for Lupo? Extravagant pet services at London hotels.

by Elizabeth Hands on January 9, 2014

It has emerged that the Queen banned the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s beloved dog Lupo from Sandringham for the Royal festive celebrations.  The cocker spaniel, who featured in the couple’s official family portrait to introduce baby George to the world, was instead left with Kate’s parents in Berkshire. But while the Queen may have […]

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Normal luxury versus “special” luxury.

by Rajul on December 6, 2013

London has become one of the globe’s top two five-star destinations (along with Hong Kong) according to the Forbes Travel Guide, with a huge concentration of five-star properties. That makes it more difficult for top hotels to differentiate themselves. Luxurious toiletries, fine furnishings, butler service, concierge and room service facilities and high class restaurants have […]

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The cold January weather may have been dominating the news over the past month, but there’s plenty going on in London’s boutique hotel scene to warm the cockles.  Here we take a look at some of the big stories in January and look ahead to what’s happening in February. Some of the capital’s most popular […]

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London hotel cinemas release 2013 film dates.

by Jules on January 23, 2013

Boutique hotel specialist Firmdale has announced the first 2013 dates of its popular Firmdale Film Club.  Taking place across several of the group’s luxury properties, which include The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel (rated as one of the best Covent Garden hotels by us here at LHI) and the Charlotte Street Hotel, the film club […]

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