Edwardian Hotels London has celebrated the ‘bottoming out’ of its new development in Leicester Square. Excavators earlier reached the lowest point, more than 30 metres below ground level, making it the deepest hotel basement in London and perhaps the largest commercial basement in the UK.
Five years after the opening of the legendary Battersea bar and pizzeria, Bunga Bunga has come to Covent Garden with an even bigger and bolder version of the original. Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in to find out more.
Having first opened its doors during 1927, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane was a well-known haunt of the Bright Young Things of 1920s Mayfair, serving cocktails to many renowned celebrities and VIPs throughout its history. Now, partnering with drinks historian Rebecca Dale, the property has launched a new series of drinks as it seeks to revive its former glories. Chris O’Toole ducks in for Breaking Travel News to see what is on offer.
UKinbound has strongly denounced proposals put forward by councils and the mayor of London to introduce a bed tax for tourists. UKinbound chief executive officer, Deirdre Wells, explained: “Introducing a bed tax would be a retrograde step for UK tourism.
In a building that over the years has housed an important civic institution, hosted the United Nations and even starred in a James Bond film, one of London’s landmarks is now home to the new Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
Govert Deketh has taken the helm of London Marriott Hotel County Hall just prior to the completion of its major refurbishment and relaunch. The 206 room London hotel recently re-opened and has been transformed during a year-long extensive renovation programme which has combined the historic beauty of the building and the very best in contemporary hotel design.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has embarked on a comprehensive multimillion-pound restoration of its European flagship Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, designed to confirm this historic hotel’s position as one of the best in the world. The hotel remains open throughout the renovation which will be completed in spring next year.
Where corporate London meets creative London, there’s innovation in the air. At the heart of it all lies the Montcalm Royal London House, a unique new destination for business travellers, weekenders and urban explorers to experience an area alive with possibility. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole finds out more.
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.