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    Leeu Collection to open first London property in 2019

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    Leeu Collection has acquired its first London property, due to open in 2019. The company now owns 55 Newman Street, Fitzrovia which is a former office building. Leeu will be transforming the offices into a 100-room luxury hotel. Carrie Wicks, CEO of Leeu Collection, said: “The purchase of a London property is a very exciting […]

    STR: ‘No hotel performance disruption in London after Westminster attack’

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    There was no evident performance decline for London’s hotel industry following the terrorist attack on 22 March, according to preliminary data from STR. When examining daily data from 22-28 March, STR analysts note that London’s occupancy levels remained in line with typical March performance patterns. Further, during the days following the event, the market recorded […]

    The Principal London announces key leadership team appointment

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    Paul Walters, General Manager, joins PRINCIPAL from InterContinental Hotels, where he was GM at the five-star InterContinental Sydney from 2015. Prior to that, Paul spent eight years with the Langham Hospitality Group, including three and a half years as General Manager of The Langham in London, and his CV also includes time with W Hotels […]

    Case Study: Z Hotel City – Lutron

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    Background Z Hotel City is a newly converted boutique hotel on London’s Fleet Street. It’s the latest addition to the Z Hotels group, which has seven other venues in the UK, all offering “affordable, compact luxury in prime locations”. The hotel’s small but perfectly formed rooms are built to a standardised design, with the aim […]

    Debbie Smyth art installation live at Great Northern Hotel

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    ‘A Tying of Knots’, a stunning new bespoke art installation by artist Debbie Smyth, which wraps around the staircase walls leading up to the restaurant, Plum and Spilt Milk, at The Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross – the world’s first great railway hotel and now one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in London […]

    Moxy Hotels opens second property in UK

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    Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, continues to make its mark on the hospitality scene with the launch of its first hotel in London, a city world-renowned for art, culture and nightlife. Characterised by a vibrant, playful design and approachable service, Moxy London Excel offers the style and spirit of a boutique hotel at […]

    The Pilgrm – a new hotel opens this summer in Paddington

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    The Pilgrm is a 73-bedroom hotel that will open in Paddington’s Norfolk Square this summer. A pioneering hotel concept from long time collaborators Jason Catifeoglou (myhotels group, IHG, The Zetter, Grain Store & The Zetter Townhouses), Andreas Thrasyvoulou (myhotels group) and Steph Thrasyvoulou (pictured above). The Pilgrm is a considered reinterpretation of the traditional hotel. […]

    Four Seasons Hotel London scoops double 5-star rating from Forbes

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    Forbes Travel Guide has bestowed Five Stars, its highest designation on both Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane and the Spa at Four Seasons for the fifth consecutive year, making the hotel the only establishment in the city to ever achieve ten stars. Commenting on the news, General Manager John Stauss said: “This is […]

    London’s deepest hotel basement ‘bottoming-out’ ceremony

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    On 17th February, Edwardian Hotels London will celebrate the ‘bottoming-out’ of its bold new development in Leicester Square. The project, a four-sided island site, is to be transformed into a 350-room property, complete with leisure facilities, an Odeon cinema complex and a restaurant below ground. There will be an additional eight levels above ground. The […]

    Sir Peter Blake’s bespoke collage for Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

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    Sir Peter Blake, a leading figure in the art world, and often referred to as the ‘Godfather of British Pop Art’, has been commissioned by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to create a collage which will cover Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London’s iconic façade during part of the hotel’s comprehensive phased renovation. The immense collage entitled […]