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Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Love London? Love luxury? Would you like the opportunity to win a fantastic  stay at the Cora Pearl Suite (pictured below) at the newly refurbished Grosvenor Hotel from Guoman Hotels? Then read on! The Grosvenor hotel in Victoria has re-launched following a multi-million pound refurbishment and restoration with the creation of this luxurious Victorian ‘Courtesan boudoir’ on the top floor. The suite is dedicated to Cora Pearl, the famous 18th Century courtesan who was notably refused entry to the hotel in 1870. The suite has been designed to embody the extravagance, opulence and romanticism of Victorian high society This competition is exclusive to A Luxury Travel Blog readers and the prize consists of a one night’s stay for two in the Cora Pearl Suite, including breakfast. To enter, all you have to do is issue the following tweet: “RT @luxurytravel Win a luxury London hotel stay courtesy of @GuomanHotels https://goo.gl/b7AYh Simply RT to enter!” Please note that the winner will be notified by DM (direct message) via Twitter so you will also need to follow @luxurytravel on Twitter in order to be notified of winning, otherwise a DM cannot be sent to you. Closing date for entries is 31st August 2012. For full terms and conditions, see below. Why not book the suite for a weekend and enjoy The Cora Pearl Experience? The weekend includes Perrier Jouet Belle Époque Champagne, a grand seven course dinner in the fine dining Cantonese Restaurant, Champagne breakfast each day and a private butler to look after your every need… all for just £1862. But for anyone who wants to stay in the suite on a regular bed and breakfast basis and with a slightly more conservative experience, the suite is available from £495 per night. Terms & Conditions: · One entry per person · The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands aged 18 years or over at the time of entering the competition, unless specified otherwise. · Employees and members of their immediate families (including any live-in partner) of the Promoter, companies within the Thistle and Guoman group of companies and any of their subsidiaries and/or agencies associated with this competition, including the provider of the spa and restaurant prizes, or any person connected with the administration or otherwise of the competition and/or prize where applicable, are ineligible to enter. Any such entries are invalid. · The prize is one night’s stay for two in the Cora Pearl Suite, The Grosvenor, London, plus breakfast. · The opening and closing date and time for entries is as indicated in the interaction information. Any entries received before or after these times will be discounted. · The Twitter account must be valid and established. · Transport will not be provided to and from The Grosvenor hotel. · The prize will be subject to availability and certain dates may be excluded when the winner may not take up the prize. All elements relating to such prize must be taken up during one period, and not on non-consecutive dates. Where the prize relates to accommodation for more than one person, the winner and their companion(s) must stay together, checking in to and checking out of the same location at the same time and on the same itinerary. · The prize excludes all other costs and arrangements not expressly included in the prize (as stated in the interaction information). Additional charges and expenses incurred for goods, services, attractions, facilities, upgrades, activities and events not expressly included in the prize are payable solely by the winner (and where applicable their companion(s)). The Promoter will not be held liable where such charges and/or expenses are incurred, and no refund or reimbursement will be made. The Promoter will accept no responsibility where the winner is unable to pay in full, any such charges and/or expenses as incurred. · No cash equivalent (where applicable) or alternative prize will be given at the request of the winner and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However, the Promoter reserves the right to change the prize due to circumstances beyond its control or if any part of the prize otherwise becomes unavailable, and/or to offer an alternative prize. If for any reason the winner chooses not to take up the prize or any part of the prize, the Promoter reserves the right to ask the winner to confirm this in writing and the Promoter will be able to retain the prize at its own discretion. · The competition ends on 31st August 2012 and the winner will be chosen at random, then notified by DM and announced on the @luxurytravel Twitter account. The winner will be contacted as soon as practicable on or after the draw date as indicated in the interaction information. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner on the details provided when entering the competition or such other method of contact deemed appropriate by the Promoter in its sole discretion in the circumstances. · There will only be one winner, if the winner is unavailable or does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. · Nothing in the interaction terms and conditions restricts your statutory rights as a consumer. For more details on these statutory rights you should contact your local Trading Standards Office or Citizen’s Advice Bureau. · Guoman Hotels does not accept responsibility for any fault, malfunction, damage, loss or disappointment suffered by you as an entrant or participant howsoever arising from participating in a competition or from accepting any prize whether due to any error, omission or other cause by the Promoter or their employees, agents or others. · Guoman Hotels reserves the right to amend any element of a competition, or prize for reasons beyond their reasonable control, including but not limited to the unavailability of competition entry platform before the closing date, or for strike, lock-out, labour dispute, illness, act of God, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, war, riot, civil commotion, accident, epidemic or pandemic, malicious damage, fire, flood and/or storm, compliance with law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, breakdown of plant, machinery or transportation. The Promoter is not responsible for any loss or damage caused to you as a result of any of these occurrences. · Information and data (“personal data”) which is provided by you when you enter a competition will be held and used by Guoman Hotels to administer and fulfil the competition, prize and in connection with payments for entry to the competition. To be notified of other great travel competitions, sign up at Travel Competitions.

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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  1. Why open only to UK residents? Would have been happy to fly to the UK to take up this prize

    “RT @luxurytravel Win a luxury London hotel stay courtesy of @GuomanHotels https://goo.gl/b7AYh Simply RT to enter!”

  2. Sorry, Ronel… I don’t make the rules. The terms and conditions are as sent in by Guoman Hotels. Flying from South Africa for a one-night stay in London would be a bit much, though, wouldn’t it?

  3. If you recall I was your twitter blog winner in September and my husband and I stayed in the Cora Pearl suite last Saturday. Thank you for running such a fantastic competition. Here is what I thought of it.

    The Grosvenor was easy to find, just a couple of minutes walk from Victoria station. The architecture of the building is splendid and the huge entrance hall impressive. The corridors are wide, airy and quiet.

    We were quickly seen on arrival and immediately taken care of. We had arrived too early but drinks were available in the executive lounge where we happily and comfortably waited for a few minutes to recover from our journey. The courteous and friendly staff warmly spoke of ‘the lovely room’ agreeing it was their favourite. We hadn’t seen it but were already excited by it.

    The ‘Cora Pearl Suite’, described as a ‘courtesan’s boudoir’ in honour of the hotel’s most infamous visitor, did not disappoint. The room was spacious, luxuriously appointed and sumptuously yet tastefully decorated in rococo style. Everything hinted at indulgence and opulence such as chandeliers, the chaise longue and the rapid fill infinity bath. Hedonism befits such a room from the chilled wine and fruit waiting for our arrival, to the Elemis toiletries provided. There was even a hint of titillation with its feather lined cushions, erotic pictures and, erm, nipple tassels. Pity we had planned an afternoon theatre trip! . Of course, modern expectations of a high end hotel were not forgotten with its air conditioning, wi-fi access and LED TV, in this case mirror fronted, and made our stay even more comfortable.

    Dinner in the evening was preceded by a while in the equally comfortable and elegantly furnished executive lounge echoing the splendour of the building. The meal in the Grand Imperial restaurant was fine dining, Cantonese style. Knowledgeable staff recommended food for us. We started with the dim sum, beautifully presented and tasty. It was so good we had it twice! Their speciality of lobster was delectable and the chicken in black bean sauce divine. This was served with a selection of Chinese veg and fine crispy noodles. A great bottle of house wine complemented this well and we finished on a light and refreshing mango pudding.

    We had a leisurely morning breakfast supplemented by a selection of papers and books and sadly then had to depart. What a wonderful experience this was. I would say this is a great weekend for anyone wishing to impress a partner, celebrate something or as a business incentive or gift. Certainly way up above a spa weekend. This was truly memorable and fun too.

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