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New venue in York

16th July 2012

Chocolate – York’s Sweet Story, in York, is a new attraction – part shop, part museum, part interactive experience. Incentive evenings and team building events of between 15 and 60 guests booking the site, which is on Kings Square at

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Olympic venues for corporate hire

11th July 2012

London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be available to host corporate events from as early as summer 2013, with the multi-use arena the first planned venue to re-open, in July 2013. The arena will have capacity for 7500 theatre style or 2000

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Gatwick airport proposal

9th July 2012

As the debate over the need to expand Heathrow Airport drags on, Gatwick Airport has resurrected proposals for a second runway and its Chief Executive, Stewart Wingate, has blasted Heathrow for giving foreign airlines a false impression that London was

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London transport addition

6th July 2012

The skyline of London now boasts Britain’s first urban cable car system, which officially opens on 28 June 2012. The Emirates Air Line will provide a new and exciting river crossing over the Thames in East London, from terminals at Greenwich

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London hotel rebrands

5th July 2012

The Ramada Hyde Park has been rebranded as the London Hyde Park Hotel. A Canadian group has bought ownership of the hotel, and following a full refurbishment the property is projected to become the DoubleTree by Hilton Hyde Park, to complement the

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Hotel chain development figures

3rd July 2012

Marriott International, Inc. is on track to have 4,000 hotels in 90 countries across its 14-brand lodging portfolio by 2014. With 115,000 hotel rooms in its development pipeline, it could open between 90,000 and 105,000 new guest rooms around the world

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London venue launches meetings packages

21st June 2012

Senate House – which is part of the University of London - is launching a choice of four ‘Alfresco Summer’ packages within its Malet Street Garden. Packages available include the ‘Sizzler’ incorporating a barbecue selection

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Tall ships for London hospitality

20th June 2012

Sail Royal Greenwich is capitalising on the maritime cultural history of Greenwich by bringing a flotilla of 15 tall ships from the Netherlands for corporate hospitality cruises during the 2012 Olympics. The daily excursions along the Thames will run

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London venue displays refurbishment

19th June 2012

Carlton House Terrace – The home of the British Academy – has just completed a million pound refurbishment that has taken over two years to complete. The central London venue is made up of two separate houses and event organisers now have the

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Hotel chain launches new meetings package

15th June 2012

Center Parcs has launched a new day delegate package for organisers. The new ‘Active8’ eight-hour rate provides clients with breakfast, morning use of a meeting room followed by lunch. For the afternoon’s activities delegates are taken

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