Corinthia Hotel London announced the appointment of Raffaella Manetti as Head of Sales, West Coast USA, effective immediately.
The London 2012 Organising Committee has confirmed details of its ticket resale process for Olympic and Paralympic ticket holders. Those who have bought tickets directly from LOCOG before January 6th 2012 will be able to resell their tickets via the London 2012 ticketing website from this date until February 3rd 2012.
DoubleTree by Hilton has replaced the failed Mint Hotel brand in London, acquiring two of its properties. The new DoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of London and London – Westminster are two of eight Mint Hotels across the Netherlands and the UK joining the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.
Mayor to invest £50 million in long term regeneration of capital’s damaged town centres
London & Partners expects London to recover “very quickly” from unrest seen over the past few days. However, the official promotional agency for London said it was still too early to anticipate what impact the violence seen in a number of boroughs would have on visitor numbers.
The Olympic Delivery Authority has confirmed construction on venues for the Olympic Games is now 88 per cent complete. Revealing its quarterly report into the status of the project, the ODA also said it has reduced its costs by a further £16 million.
The Competition Commission has confirmed BAA will be forced to sell Stansted Airport and either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport, with the sales process expected to start in three months.
The Greater London Authority is set to offer its approval to plans for a new cruise terminal in Greenwich. Greenwich Council has already endorsed the proposals for the Enderby Wharf development which will provide a docking for cruise liners and the Thames Clipper.
Londoners enjoyed an African Summer yesterday, as a scaled down version of the Sahara Desert was created on the South Bank, allowing passers by to experience one of the world’s most hostile and inaccessible environments.
The European Tour Operators Association has warned London hoteliers they could be left empty handed during the 2012 Olympics unless they modify their expectations. By pushing up prices ahead of the event operators could reduce demand from conventional tourists creating a shortfall in revenue.
The Hotels.com annual taxi report* has revealed that London taxis have been voted the best in the world** for the third year running.
London hotels appear to have finally come out of their downward spiral last month to post positive rates and occupancy levels. Occupancy averaged 85.8% and room rates £138.