London Tourism News

The Distillery, London set to open in December

The Distillery, London set to open in December

30th Nov 2016 Hotel News

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.

Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts unveils London expansion

Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts unveils London expansion

17th Nov 2016 Hotel News

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.

STR reports uptick in European hotel construction

STR reports uptick in European hotel construction

16th Nov 2016 Hotel News

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.

Floating hotel arrives in Royal Victoria Dock, London

Floating hotel arrives in Royal Victoria Dock, London

2nd Nov 2016 Hotel News Cruise News

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.

Lanesborough Club & Spa set to launch in 2017

Lanesborough Club & Spa set to launch in 2017

14th Oct 2016 Hotel News Spa News

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.

Breaking Travel News investigates: London Steakhouse Company - City

Breaking Travel News investigates: London Steakhouse Company - City

5th Oct 2016 Focus

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.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Abseiling the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Breaking Travel News investigates: Abseiling the ArcelorMittal Orbit

12th Sep 2016 Focus

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.

Telford takes up leadership of Blakes Hotel

Telford takes up leadership of Blakes Hotel

25th Aug 2016 Hotel News

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.