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New hotel opening in Guildford, Surrey, UK

On 29th September 2011 Radisson Edwardian Guildford opens its doors in the centre of the market town of Guildford, 30 minutes from the Capital and within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow. The facade of the ancient White Horse coaching inn has been fused with an ultra modern new building, with 183 bedrooms. Interiors of all public areas are by internationally renowned designer, Rabih Hage, who took inspiration for the giant Chandelier and 7 metre high bookcase with ladder to nowhere from local author, Lewis Carroll, and from the theme of Performance – evident with exposed stage style lighting. Rabih feels that guests, by the nature of their visit, become performing artists. G-Live, a stunning new performance centre which will host comedy and music opens next door to the hotel at the end of September. Exceptional dining is in two contemporary restaurants, Market Kitchen & Bar, for all day Mediterraean inspired dishes, and Relish, for classic Great British dishes, plus afternoon teas inspired by traditions around the UK. The hotel has an excellent Spa which features a gymnasium with personal trainer available for one to one sessions, swimming pool with jets, crystal steam room and mud room (Rasul Chamber). Cosmoseutical treatments use products by LA surgeon, Dr Murad. The town’s famous Cathedral celebrates its 50th birthday this year and in October the town hosts a Book Festival with a number of well known authors attending. In additon the Olympic flame will head through the town before reaching London.

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 Daily Telegraph.

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