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Boutique Adds Five New Locations in U.K.

Five of the U.K.‘s most
distinct boutique hotels are now members of Boutique Hotels & Resorts
International(R), EVP and COO John Sears, announced today. “We are pleased
to welcome these dazzling, genuine boutique hotels. Boutique enthusiasts
will be thrilled with these hotels in London, Leeds and Edinburgh,” said
Sears. Joining Boutique with London’s most noted addresses are: The famous
Threadneedles Hotel, a contemporary design with rich history; The Academy
Hotel, a sophisticated landmark in the heart of Bloomsbury; The Colonnade,
an elegant five-star city oasis providing the very best of London living;
Leed’s landmark treasure, Quebecs boutique hotel, is a treat for even the
most discriminating traveler and The Glasshouse, historic Edinburgh’s
balance of modern luxury and a 150-year-old church. For travelers seeking
a genuine and guaranteed boutique hospitality experience, Boutique Hotels
& Resorts International(R) provides the only collection of hand-selected
boutique hotels and resorts from around the world. “Becoming a member of Boutique Hotels & Resorts International(R) is key
recognition for our elite boutique hotels,” said Kevin Nicholas, Director
of Marketing & Strategy for the Eton Collection. “Membership in this
exclusive international collection of indisputable boutique hotels
advances the status of Threadneedles, The Academy, The Colonnade, Quebecs
and the Glasshouse Hotels as premiere boutique hotel destinations.”
Nicholas continued: “Eton Collection luxury hotels reveal the character of
their destination in the U.K. and are designed for guests to play out
their vision of the local way of life and to truly experience the

Nicholas added, “American travelers are now frequenting the U.K. in
numbers better than pre-2001. Being recognized as a member of Boutique
Hotels & Resorts International(R) assures the traveler of a first-class
boutique experience and takes the guesswork away for first-time visitors.”

Sears continued, “Threadneedles, The Academy, The Colonnade, Quebecs and
the Glasshouse, unique and chic boutique hotels, are exceptional symbols
for our collection of one-of-a-kind hotels worldwide. These intriguing
luxury hotels are ideal for boutique aficionados to experience local
personality.” Sears concluded, “London, Leeds and Edinburgh are popular
locations for vacations and corporate incentive reward destinations this
summer and there is not a better way to experience these cities then with
an authentic boutique hotel of distinct local character.” More information
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