Archive for November, 2007
The Spanish hospitality group Barcelo Hotels & Resorts plan on expanding into the United Kingdom in a major way. They have acquired the lease and rule over Paramount Hotel Group to begin their own management plans in the UK. Over the next three years, beginning this coming January, Barcelo has big plans to manage a total of 40 hotels in the short span of three years. These new hotels will be in addition to the 160 hotels in 14 countries that the hospitality giant already manages. Barcelo plans on furthering its reach and increasing its position in the UK and More >
If you are heading to Rome by chance and want an excellent hotel for your stay, the Daphne Inn is your place. It is elegant yet urban, cool yet collected, high tech yet sophisticated. Dubbed one of the best places to stay in Rome by Telegraph UK, it just doesn’t get much better than Daphne Inn.
Services are highly personalized so that each guest gets exactly what they need… or just what they want at the moment. The staff pays no heed to spoiling everyone who walks through the door. The fashionably understated rooms provide many modern amenities. The perfect location, More >
The five star London Hilton on Park Lane has been dubbed the “England’s Leading Business Hotel” on numerous occasion, most recently by the World Travel Awards in 2007. The fourteen function rooms hold anywhere from two to twelve hundred businessmen. Other business oriented amenities include an Executive Lounge, a business center and wireless internet access in several public spaces. To further accommodate industry needs, each room has high-speed internet access for those who must plug in and work during their stay.
But the Hilton Park Lane is not all work and no play. Rather, it is quite the opposite. Situated in the More >
London, England’s Travelodge Hotel Chain has seen a high increase. No, it is not a growth in the number of travelers nor is it a growth in revenue but rather a growth in the amount of naked sleepwalkers?! Yes, you have read it correctly. The Travelodge Hotel’s in London have all seen the number of sleepwalkers triple in the last few years. This year alone the chain has seen nearly 400 occurrences of nudie sleepers strolling their halls and reception area. Although most of the night staff has been advised on how to handle clothed sleepwalkers, this new phenomenon called More >
This year the World Travel Awards dubbed the Draycott Hotel in London as England’s Leading Boutique Hotel. The hotels boasts the phrase, “If you’re in search of a small elegant five star hotel in London that’s replete with luxurious finishes, grand interiors and staff on hand to satisfy your every whim, look no further than the Draycott, a luxury London Hotel situated between Chelsea and Knightsbridge.” If that doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what does! The Draycott has furnishings that are luxurious yet homey. They feature many unique amenities such as a chauffeur service, concierge that will book any More >
The active VIVAHOTELS, a Florentine Hotel Group, is featuring many wonderful offers over the course of the December and January which provides a unique way to spend your holidays with someone special.
With five hotels throughout the beautiful city, VIVAHOTELS has assumed the role of repairing important works of art and spreading the word about ancient artistic values as a part of their company philosophy. Hence, there Art in our Heart program was born. Right now, just by visiting specified museums like the Uffizi Gallery, you can save 20% on your room rate by handing over your museum entrance ticket at More >
The historic Gran Hotel la Florida in Barcelona, Spain is the epitome of “a room with a view.” Seated atop Mount Tibidabo 300 meters above Barcelona the Gran Hotel la Florida features sweeping panoramic views of the city as well as the beautiful, lucid Mediterranean Sea.
Originally the Gran Hotel was opened as the Hotel Florida by Dr. Andreu in 1925. The Dr. wanted to fulfill his lifelong dream of building the finest hotel in the finest location. He surely accomplished his goals! Soon after, the hotel was filled with many prominent people like Ernest Hemingway, James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Princess Fabiola More >
The well known Wyndham Hotel Group has recently announced its newest set – The Wyndham Grand Collection. The collection of hotels are to be “an ensemble of elegant, one-of-a-kind hotels… aimed at guests looking for unique experiences in distinctive destinations around the world.” The hotels get into their settings and feature interior designs that reflect the local surroundings, culinary cuisines, events and attractions. This new type of hotel allows guests to completely immerse themselves in the regional culture no matter what Wyndham Grand they are staying at.
To boot, the new collection of hotels are chic and luxurious. President Peter Strebel More >
Located in London’s most prestigious district, the Ascott London Mayfair has been dubbed Europe’s Leading Hotel Serviced Apartment by the World Travel Awards 2007. All of the boutique apartments offer many amenities including a beautiful 1920s Art Deco interior, a fully equipped kitchen, entertainment system, board room and daily grocery shopping and maid services among others. Guests can also choose from a cozy studio to a massive three bedroom apartment.
The ideal location is also nearby many fantastic London attractions such as Park Lane, St James Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Hard Rock Cafe, Piccadilly Circus, the British Museum and shopping at More >
A few months ago, March 30 to be exact, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced that it will be opening one of its hotels in Barcelona, Spain’s prestigious Paseo de Gracia district. The Mandarin is certain to be Barcelona’s most elite hotel.
Barcelona is known for its rich history and deeply rooted culture. Located in the city’s epicenter, the hotel will be surrounded by the best of both worlds in the commercial and the entertainment districts. The ideal location is surrounded by favorite tourist attractions, fine dining, excellent shopping and beautiful culture sites.
The hotel itself is also a historic part of More >