Portobello Road Gin has announced its much-anticipated venture, The Distillery - a new four-floor mecca for the discerning drinker - will open its doors to the public on Friday, December 16th. The first of its kind in the UK, The Distillery is a completely unique concept that will be home to a distillery, two bars, a museum, off-licenced shop, gin-making experience ‘The Ginstitute’, and three boutique guest rooms overlooking London’s bustling, iconic market street, Portobello Road.
The contemporary upper upscale hotel brand Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts is increasing its portfolio, revealing plans for a string of new openings and developments across London over the next few months. The significant multi-million pound investment will see almost 300 jobs created for the hospitality industry in the UK capital.
The October pipeline report from STR shows 153,206 hotel rooms in 1,007 projects are under contract in Europe. The total represents a 14.9 per cent increase in rooms under contract compared with October 2015, suggesting an uptick in confidence in the market.
A fresh new concept for London’s hotel sector has floated in to the Royal Victoria Dock, offering an exciting splash of waterside hospitality and community spirit to London’s Docklands. Good Hotel London is the latest property to join HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts’ independent portfolio in the UK capital.
Independent upscale group Montcalm Luxury Hotels has opened the doors to its sixth property, the Montcalm Royal London House - City of London. The development makes Finsbury Square home to what promises to be one of the City of London’s most sought-after spaces.
Following the highly acclaimed re-opening of the Lanesborough in 2015, as part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, The Lanesborough Club & Spa will launch in early 2017, marking the next stage of this iconic hotel’s evolution. The Lanesborough Club & Spa will be one of London’s most exclusive private members fitness and health clubs, offering club members and hotel guests access to internationally recognised experts and leaders in the fields of fitness, beauty and wellness.
Back for its second season at Battersea Park, The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show will bring the mountains to the city in an immersive après experience for the whole family. Located at Battersea Evolution, the show takes place over half term and just before Halloween, from October 27th-30th.
The board of London & Partners has today announced that Gordon Innes has decided to move on as the chief executive of the company. Innes joined London & Partners in 2011, shortly after the company was formed, following the merger of VisitLondon, ThinkLondon and StudyLondon.
This year, Great Northern Hotel is celebrating Christmas with an indulgent twist in collaboration with London’s most historic and well-loved department store, Fortnum & Mason. Guests staying at the exquisitely designed hotel, in the heart of Kings Cross, will be treated to an abundance of festive delights including Fortnum & Mason personalised stockings.
The award-winning London Steakhouse Company - City restaurant was the first and original steakhouse to bear Marco’s name. Stylish dining rooms, impeccable service and, above all, timeless British classic dishes are the hallmarks of the restaurant. Here Chris O’Toole visits for Breaking Travel News.
Urban thrill-seekers are being offered the chance to abseiling down London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit - the tallest sculpture in the UK. The 114-metre tall tower, which is located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, has become one of the city’s most recognised landmarks since opening as part of the 2012 London Olympics. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole takes the plunge.
Blakes Hotel has appointed Ian Telford as general manager. Telford will oversee all of the operations at the South Kensington establishment, including the recently relaunched restaurant and a forthcoming bar launch.