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No tempations for Kylie Minogue

Malmaison ManchesterLike to be greeted with a bottle of bubbly when you arrive at a hotel?   Or maybe a few chocolates?   Not Kylie.   Apparently she has requested that all chocolate, crisps and booze be removed from her £450-a-night Moulin Rouge suite at the Malmaison in Manchester. She’s also said to have booked the rooms either side of the suite so that they remain empty.   I have stayed at this hotel a few times and, on my first visit, booked a standard double room.   When we entered, the room clearly wasn’t ready – the bed wasn’t made, the bins were full, etc. so I reported back to reception.   They apologised profusely and we were swiftly upgraded to a top-floor suite with fabulous views over the city.   If only my room could be not ready more often…

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. A friend went to a hotel somewhere in London and suffered the same, but he was not upgraded, he was given the room for free! (he had to wait for it to be cleaned, though). It´s good to know that some hotels behave in a polite way and realize of their mistakes. Good news run, but bad news fly…

  2. love the malmaison hotels – they have fabulous restaurants which are always worth a visit

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