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Needham House, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant and 4 star hotel

4th January 2018

We recently caught up with the team at Needham House who were very proud to announce that for 2018 they have maintained their 2 AA Rosette in their SG4 Brasserie. The style of their food is seasonal and elegant with a real focus on using local, fresh


Hanbury Manor undergoes £1.7m renovation

4th January 2018

Hanbury Manor, located in the Hertfordshire countryside in Ware is currently undergoing a £1.7 million renovation to its meeting and events space. Due to be completed by April 2018, the enhancements to the meetings and events space will bring a


Ibis Styles to open in Kensington

3rd January 2018

AccorHotels are set to open Ibis Styles in Kensington. The 85 bedroom property is undergoing a complete refurbishment and we re-open as the Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road in January 2018. The hotel will bring the number of Ibis branded properties in


Emirates to add third London airport to its network

22nd December 2017

Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, said on Wednesday that from June next year it would start flying to London Stansted, an airport largely served by European carriers. The Dubai-based airline said it would begin daily flights between


First London hotel for Harbour Hotels

21st December 2017

Harbour Hotels has moved into London with the purchase of the 68-bedroom Richmond Gate hotel, taking the groups portfolio up to 11 hotels across the south of England. The hotel is located at the top of Richmond Hill, opposite Richmond Park and will


Mandarin Oriental to launch second London hotel

20th December 2017

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group have revealed that it will manage a new luxury hotel and branded residences - Mandarin Oriental Mayfair - on Hanover Square in the heart of London’s Mayfair district. The property is set to open in 2021 and will be a


The Rubens at the Palace completes refurbishment

14th December 2017

This hotel, owned and operated by Red Carnation Hotel Collection has just relaunched following a complete refurbishment.  There are 9 meeting rooms, the largest has capacity for 90 in theatre style.   All 163 bedrooms have been


Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin due in 2018

8th December 2017

Boutique hotel group Malmaison Hotel du Vin has revealed that after an extensive renovation of the property, the famous Avon Gorge Hotel is set to be unveiled as The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin in spring 2018. The 75 bedroom property will become the


Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh now due to open in Summer 2018

7th December 2017

This property, on a site which has been derelict for more than 50 years, is being turned in to a design, boutique hotel.  It is a seven-story building in the Old Town Conservation Area on Market Street and will have 98 bedrooms.  Information


Hotel Indigo opens in the Welsh capital

6th December 2017

Hotel Indigo has opened its doors in Cardiff, so visitors to the Welsh capital are now able to enjoy a new hotel experience.  The venue has 122 bedrooms decorated to highlight three themes - Made in Wales, Welsh industries and Welsh music. Although


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