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A New Hotel for London’s South Bank

(London) Bankside is a design-forward hotel opening in October 2018 on the South Bank of the River Thames in the heart of one of London’s most dynamic neighbourhoods.  Just a stone’s throw from Tate Modern, British Film Institute and Borough Market, the 161-room hotel will be connected to the vibrant local community through its interiors, restaurant and bar and cultural events programme.

Dayna Lee of Los Angeles’ Powerstrip Studio is the design visionary behind this new six-storey hotel and has subtly embedded the historical ethos of its SE1 surroundings within the aesthetic. A film set art director-turned-hotel designer, Dayna approaches the design as a narrative and has taken a light-hearted and laid-back approach.  Dayna notes, “Our design for Bankside Hotel has art school style with added polish, an appreciation for mid-century collection and black line drawings.

The Waldorf Hilton announced as Chicago The Musical’s official hotel partner

The Waldorf Hilton, the West End landmark hotel, is the official hotel partner of the hit musical Chicago which has just returned to the West End at the Phoenix Theatre starring Hollywood actor Cuba Gooding Junior.

The Waldorf is one of London’s most iconic hotels, with a unique history and links to theatreland. The theatre partnership is the first announced by the hotel this year, as it carves out its position as the home of theatre and entertainment for those visiting London, and locals alike.

THE SUMMER SEASON AT ME MALLORCA IS HEATING UP @MEMALLORCA

Luxury lifestyle hotel ME Mallorca, set in the beautiful Balearic Islands, has re-opened for its summer season with a series of new music events and fitness classes.

Situated on one of Mallorca’s idyllic beaches and only 25 minutes’ drive from central Palma, ME Mallorca offers a chilled-out haven near Calvià on the island’s West coast.

Throughout the summer, ME Mallorca will offer live music performances at outdoor restaurant, Pez Playa, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8pm until late, alongside DJs playing every weekend in the Barbarossa Bar. In partnership with Body Active Palma, guests will also be able to enjoy a range of fitness classes, from Yoga on the beach and Pilates classes to Cross Fit and Electro Stimulation, as well as personal training sessions.

Royal Afternoon Tea at The Petersham Restaurant

With the joyful arrival of Prince Louis and the imminent transatlantic wedding, 2018 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the most famous family in Britain. And in honour of these Royal milestones, The Petersham Restaurant is hosting a spectacular Royal Afternoon Tea, exclusively available from Thursday 3rd May to Sunday 1st July.

BELFRY CHEF WINS SILVER AT INTERNATIONAL SALON CULINAIRE

Grill restaurant, recently took home a silver medal at the International Salon Culinaire competition.

The International Salon Culinaire is the UK’s largest and most prestigious Chef competition programme. Showcasing terrific skills and talent within the culinary industry, the contest comprises of four competition categories; Salon Display, Skills Theatre, Live Theatre and La Parade des Chefs, the latter being the category in which Webster won silver in the College Canapé Competition.

Holiday Inn Guildford Awarded No.1 Hotel at The VenueVerdict Awards 2017

The Holiday Inn Guildford has been awarded No.1 Hotel at the VenueVerdict Awards 2017.

BDRC’s VenueVerdict provides the only venue accreditation programme determined entirely by the voice of the customer and based on the meeting experience.

The 4* Holiday Inn Guildford is a family-friendly hotel offering a peaceful stay just 30 minutes away from Central London. The hotel’s Academy conference centre provides business guests with excellent facilities, including 15 adaptable meeting rooms for conferences or events. The hotel also offers a Fitness Centre and Spirit Health Club with an indoor pool, and the Junction restaurant serving hearty British cuisine.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH THE LATEST ADVENTURE OFFERING FROM BODYHOLIDAY

BodyHoliday, the leading health and wellness resort in St. Lucia, has launched a new Adventure Programme for adrenaline junkies. From extreme mountain biking to waterfall abseiling and hiking up The Pitons, BodyHoliday encourages guests to push themselves to their limits both physically and mentally this summer.

The intrepid holiday industry is expanding, with an expected annual growth rate of 46 percent by 2020 (Technavio, 2016) as consumers look for holidays that challenge them as well as teaching them new skills rather than investing time in beachside vacation or run-of-the-mill sightseeing holidays.

ME SITGES TERRAMAR OPENS ON THE CATALAN COAST

Luxury lifestyle hotel brand, ME by Meliá, has launched its first property on the Catalan coast, ME Sitges Terramar, which officially opens in Spring 2018. Located just 20 miles along the coast from Barcelona, it follows the success of ME Mallorca and ME Ibiza in the Balearic Islands and represents a luxurious addition to one of Spain’s most renowned destinations.

Owned and developed by Hotel Investment Partners and located in the vibrant Paseo Marítimo in Sitges, ME Sitges Terramar is surrounded by palm trees and situated on the seafront, offering a tranquil, relaxing setting, with thriving bars, restaurants and shops nearby. Sitges, a beautiful, Mediterranean, gay-friendly beach town capital is just 16 miles from Barcelona Airport (BCN) by car, making it a popular coastal destination. With 26 beautiful beaches, historic architecture, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau, museums, water sports and golf, as well as an array of friendly, quirky pop-up beach bars and a vibrant nightlife, Sitges is fast becoming a mini Ibiza.