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NEW Tips from IHG & You Need a Vicky To Be Organised This Travel Season

Packing for your long-awaited summer holiday can be hectic for even the most experienced travellers. To give travellers one less thing to worry about, IHG Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Vicky Silverthorn Founder of You Need a Vicky to create some expert tips to help make your next trip this summer a seamless one.

Vicky Silverthorn is an expert on home organisation– and she has applied some of her tips to your suitcase and hotel room. Similarly, brands within IHG’s portfolio offer amenities to make organised travel a breeze. From family rooms with plenty of storage space and accessories at Holiday Inn to suites offering the essentials for extended stays with Staybridge Suites, IHG makes it easier for guests to pack lighter and make the most of their trip. 

LEONARDO ROYALTOWER BRIDGE ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF NEW GENERAL MANAGER

Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland is proud to announce the appointment of Andy Bellamy as General Manager at the newly opened Leonardo Royal Tower Bridge.

Andy joins the Leonardo Royal property with 15 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry, most recently as Area General Manager at Mercure Hotels.

An exciting time to join the team, the Leonardo Royal Tower Bridge recently opened its doors with an official launch in April. Formerly part of The Grange hotel group, the hotel is perfect for business or leisure guests looking to explore the bustling city of London.

No bottle, no cork, no caps, no foil – the future of wine according to Chris Galvin

In today’s tough restaurant climate, customers want to know their restaurant of choice is making the right choices for them, with independent outlets offering personalised, even quirky individual service geared specifically to their own customers – not to a broad palette across the UK.

Typical of the breed is Chris Galvin who, with his brother Jeff, runs two quite distinct operations- Galvin La Chapelle luxury dining and Galvin HOP Bistrot and Bar – from linked buildings in London’s Spitalfields. “We are all about family and sustainability,” he says. “The family is our team, our suppliers and our customers present and future. We train our team on a constant basis both sending them on courses and on the job. We support and develop rather than criticise and restrict.

The Bentley Celebrate Wimbledon with an Ace Afternoon Tea

As the warmer seasons settle over London, the stunning Bentley Hotel is celebrating Wimbledon, one of the city’s most beloved events, with a new Afternoon Tea designed especially for the occasion.

Standing as one of Kensington’s most elegant and adored locales, The Bentley has become renowned for maintaining an unsurpassed reputation for premium service and classic good taste.

FIVE LOVE – FIVE COCKTAILS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS WIMBLEDON

To celebrate Wimbledon 2019 (1 – 14 July), Haxells Restaurant & Bar is getting into the swing of things by adding five Wimbledon-inspired cocktails to its menu for The Championships.

Created by the hotel’s mixology team, each cocktail has been inspired by a tennis superstar showcasing their characteristics and personality.

CHAMPAGNE LANSON CELEBRATES ITS UNIQUE 42nd-ASSOCIATED PARTNERSHIP YEAR AT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON 2019 WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS VINTAGE GOLD LABEL 2009 AND NEW TENNIS RACKET-THEMED NEOPRENE BOTTLE COOLER JACKETS

Champagne Lanson is to celebrate its 42ND-associated partnership year with the world’s most respected international tennis tournament, The Championships, Wimbledon.

As the Official Champagne Partner, an accolade Champagne Lanson has held exclusively for 18 years, since 2001, Lanson is available exclusively in all the bars and hospitality marquees within the grounds of The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, as well as in key Lanson bars, restaurants and hotels accounts, as part of Champagne Lanson’s ongoing ‘Wimbledon-themed’ marketing activation programme which will include bespoke Lanson glassware to reflect Lanson’s ‘Serve with Style’ campaign in over 100 premium on-premise activations around the country, making the summer season yet another key highlight for the luxury Champagne brand.

LAS COLINAS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB STRENGTHENS DESTINATION STATUS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW SPORTS & HEALTH CLUB

Las Colinas Sports & Health Club now open to extend the world class offering at the leading resort –

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has gone from strength to strength off the course, proving to be one of the top sports and leisure destinations to visit in Europe. The award-winning Spanish resort, located south of Alicante, launched the brand new leisure facilities today, 1st July 2019.

Led by the Las Colinas team, the project was designed by leading architectural firm AECOM. Since its opening in 2010, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has surged forward with the expansion of its offerings for guests and home owners.

Holiday Inn Dumfries General Manager Jamie Milligan Climbs Three Peaks for Children’s Charity

The General Manager for the Holiday Inn Dumfries, Jamie Milligan, has raised over £1,700 for children’s charity Rays of Sunshine by completing a personal challenge of climbing three peaks, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Jamie climbed the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) walking 23+miles, with 10,052ft of ascent and 905+ miles of driving, all completely unaided over three consecutive days.

Anyone for tennis? The Waldorf’s Good Godfrey’s Garden serves up tennis-themed cocktail and dessert for the Wimbledon championships

With Wimbledon almost upon us, The Waldorf Hilton is celebrating the oldest tournament in Britain by screening the tennis in its pop-up indoor garden space from Monday 1st to Sunday 14th July.

Offering a central London alternative to Murray Mound, guests are invited to experience the very best of British traditions in a beautiful indoor garden space whilst sipping on a tennis-inspired tipple and indulging in the Wimbledon themed parfait dessert.

Game, set, match! The Petersham Restaurant serves up a winning dessert for Wimbledon

To celebrate Wimbledon 2019, The Petersham in Richmond has created a smashing tennis-themed dessert that’ll have you calling ‘more balls, please’!

Exclusively available from 1st – 14th July on the restaurant’s à la carte menu, Head Chef Jean-Didier Gouges has crafted a refreshing strawberry and elderflower mousse, delicately encased in a hand-crafted white chocolate exterior.

The Petersham’s popular Afternoon Tea has also been given a Wimbledon twist of its own for the next two weeks. Alongside another tennis ball dessert (with a rich and glossy chocolate mousse filling for this Afternoon Tea version), Jean-Didier has added a grand slam of desserts, from a ‘mango and passionfruit Eton mess tartlet’ to a ‘white chocolate truffle with Champagne and dried raspberry’.