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St. Ermin’s Hotel London

02/05/2014 by .

It seems the good Saint Ermin of Lobbes was a man of wisdom and sanctity and a bit of a dab hand at a prophecy or two. Rather fitting then that I happened to be visiting St. Ermin’s Hotel on his Saint Day (25th April for future reference) and even more apt, it was at one time the preferred meeting place for top British secret service types including SIS and MI5, who, through their own acts of wisdom could predict more than a thing or two themselves.

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myhotel Bloomsbury

28/04/2014 by .

Tottenham Court Road has long been London’s design and technology artery, where electronics retailers shake hands with designer furniture emporiums all along its length. The elegant Georgian townhouses and leafy squares of Bloomsbury on one side, the trendy bars cafes and restaurants of West End central on the other. It’s an area where media and advertising types have gathered for years, a sort of breeding ground for blue sky thinking. Tucked in amongst all this creative buzz is the myhotel Bloomsbury, a perfectly positioned boutique hideaway easily in reach of a creative meeting or any of London’s iconic theatres. It even has its own Central Working space, a free thinking fest for creative types yearning for inspiration and good coffee.

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The Arch Hotel

21/04/2014 by .

London’s Marble Arch area is a tale of two sides. On one side is bustling busy Oxford Street at the top of Park Lane; street hawkers, tourists and traffic. On the other, by Great Cumberland Place, a leafy mews laden warren of 18th century Georgian townhouses and elegance from a bygone era. It is in this stylish corner of leafy London you’ll find The Arch Hotel, taking up no less than seven of these lovely Grade II listed houses and keeping them in the style they are accustomed to in the process.

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The Langham Hotel. London

20/02/2014 by .

When it came to having the best things in life, Napoleon certainly didn’t shirk his responsibilities, so it was no surprise he found The Langham Hotel so appealing. Mind you, if you’re forced into exile, staying at The Langham Hotel would make life a little more tolerable wouldn’t it?

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Apartments by the Sloane Club

17/12/2013 by .

Anyone who’s ever wandered past those millionaires’ mansions in Belgravia and wondered what it would be like to live the life can now try it out for a few days courtesy of the Apartments by the Sloane Club

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Crowne Plaza in fitness makeover for business travellers

30/10/2013 by .

The business travel market is a fiercely competitive sector in hospitality and to succeed, a hotel needs to be in really great shape to meet the demands of business guests. It is one thing to call yourself a “business hotel” but the reality is many just fail to live up to the billing.

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Corinthia Hotel. London.

07/10/2013 by .

There is a very particular feel to the new hotels and restaurants forging a revival in the once-dead area between Trafalgar Square and the Thames embankment, until recently the exclusive province of government mandarins.

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The Nadler Soho

01/10/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .

Can a hotel really be considered no-frills if it comes with a Nespresso machine?  Robert Nadler, the man behind the Nadler Soho, says it’s not life’s little luxuries but costly extras like restaurants which bump up overheads, making most West End hotels eye-wateringly expensive.

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Dorchester Collection launches convivial new afternoon tea menus

12/09/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, Travel News, United Kingdom and tagged on by .

Dorchester Collection hotels have introduced a variety of fun new tea menus, adding unique touches to the classic five-star afternoon tea experience.

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Bee Keeping Workshops at St Ermin’s Hotel

31/08/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, Travel News, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .

Harvest time at the St Ermin’s Hotel and the hard work of their 300,000 rooftop Buckfast bees is rewarded with honey-themed menus and cocktails throughout September.

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