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.
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.