Category Archives: General

Massages at The Bentley in Kensington? Or Will You Be My “Wala”tine at Soho Wala?

With the definitive time of the year for romance about to hit London, two of the city’s most exciting 5-star hotel experiences are offering an opulent collection of amorous packages to ensure your Valentine’s Day this year is as passionate as can be.

Ascott Advances Into The Netherlands With Its First European Franchise Opening

Amsterdam franchise opening in March 2019 with additional French locations to come

Singapore-based company, The Ascott Limited, has stepped up its European expansion as it enters Amsterdam with its first franchise agreement on the continent and first property in the Netherlands region.

As one of the leading international lodging owner-operators, Ascott will franchise the Citadines Apart’hotel brand to Amsterdam based WIN Hotels group, who will operate the property, named Citadines Sloterdijk Station Amsterdam, scheduled to open in March of this year. The residence is located in the district of Sloterdijk, with easy direct access into the city centre and airport and within close proximity to several company head offices including Dell BV and KPN B.V.

Valentine’s Day in Sight… Afternoon Tea-light at Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

With the colder days firmly in place over London, the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch is offering the most decadent way to turn up the heat for Valentine’s Day.

By the lights of the iconic Old Street, the hotel is inviting you inside to enjoy the most amorous time of the year with a spot of Afternoon Tea-light; ideal for the month of romance and created especially to stimulate the senses by one of the Capital’s most stylish hospitality experiences.

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam Unveils its Stylish New Look Following Major Design Transformation

Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts’ flagship Amsterdam hotel re-launched 7th September 2018

Upper upscale contemporary brand Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, which has over 40 hotels in worldwide city-centre locations, has unveiled  the re-launched flagship Amsterdam hotel, Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam, after a multi-million-euro investment. The 298-room hotel, located in the heart of the city, officially revealed its new stylish, contemporary look on the 7th September 2018.

The Garden Room Picnic at The Merrion

Al fresco dining in the heart of Dublin this summer

The long, lazy days of summer bring out the best of Dublin. New for this year, The Garden Room at The Merrion, Dublin’s finest five-star address, is inviting guests to indulge in an Irish summer tradition within the leafy haven of its private garden terrace. With all the grace and romance of its classical 18th century garden, The Garden Room and its adjoining terrace at The Merrion form the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy an al fresco picnic in the sunshine, whiling away the afternoon with friends, family or colleagues…


A Scottish-headquartered hotel group is celebrating National Ice Cream Day in style – by serving SQUARE SAUSAGE ice cream.

Apex Hotels has given the traditional roll and Lorne sausage a summer makeover, transforming it into a frozen treat presented on a brioche bun with a drizzle of sauce.

Farmhouse dairy Glen Urr joined forces with Apex to bring the concept to life. The reinvented breakfast favourite will be served up at Apex Grassmarket in Edinburgh for one day only – National Ice Cream Day on July 15.

Record-breaking, Rome De Bellegarde Cognac introduces its stunning and limited edition bottles designed by renowned artist Ghass Rouzkhosh

Luxury liquor brand, Rome De Bellegarde, today announces its new collaboration with internationally acclaimed, Iranian-French artist Ghass Rouzkhosh. Ghass was asked to create 150 limited edition bottles for the world-record breaking brand, combining Bellegard’s quintessential Cognac with Ghass’ contemporary edge.

Taking inspiration from many of Ghass’ significant artistic periods, each 750ml decanter has been exquisitely hand-painted, with world peace as a central theme to the design. His elegant creations also pay homage to the number 13, symbolic to his work and inspired Rome de Bellegarde XIII  +  I, the name of this limited edition cognac.

Summer Salutations on the South Bank with Rooftop Yoga

Park Plaza London Waterloo launches Yoga Classes

A year since Park Plaza London Waterloo first opened, the sophisticated hotel is adding to its appeal with the launch of free yoga classes on its scenic rooftop terrace!

Set a stone’s throw from London’s South Bank, Park Plaza London Waterloo boasts incredible views of the city’s iconic landmarks, with its rooftop spaces providing an idyllic setting in which to relax in the heart of the capital.

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.


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.


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.