Category: United Kingdom

Hull (UK) welcomes new Village Hotel

Hull (UK) welcomes new Village Hotel

The UK’s 16th Village Hotel & Leisure Club (part of the De Vere Group) will opening in Hull in February 2006, bringing a fantastic range of facilities to the area. Businesses of all sizes will find the purpose-built conference and meeting rooms ideal venues. There will also be a choice of three dining experiences – […]

Gourmet food and fine wine weekend at Swinton Park

Swinton Park in Masham, North Yorkshire,  has planned an innovative weekend which is sure to delight the experienced food and wine connoisseurs – and convert the budding gourmet!   A packed but suitably leisurely weekend will allow guests to experience some of the finest local food, and the award-winning cuisine of Head Chef Andy Burton. […]

Valentine's at Malmaison

Valentine’s at Malmaison

Malmaison will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a special offer for couples, available throughout its nine UK hotels. Spend the night in a luxurious Mal suite, and enjoy Champagne on ice, chocolate dipped strawberries, aromatic oils and candles, a chilled Mal CD and a Champagne breakfast in bed. The Valentine’s package at Malmaison […]

The Priory Inn, UK, gains restaurant recognition

The Priory Inn, UK, gains restaurant recognition

The Priory Inn gastropub in Tetbury, the Cotswolds, has recently been awarded a Remy Restaurant Award for 2006 for new talent within the UK restaurant scene. The 10 annual regional awards are made to restaurateurs who show a dedication to creating excellent cuisine and are based on 80,000 diners reviews submitted to the Harden’s Restaurant […]

Raymond Blanc voted Chefs' Chef of the Year

Raymond Blanc voted Chefs’ Chef of the Year

Raymond Blanc has received the AA’s Chefs’ Chef Of The Year Award 2005. This national award is voted by a poll of the 1800 chefs and hoteliers whose restaurants are featured in the AA Restaurant Guide.  To be awarded Chefs’ Chef of the Year, is the greatest recognition of a chef by his peers. He […]

Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge in London

Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge in London

This Valentine’s day celebrate ‘love in luxury’ at the Sheraton Park Tower hotel, Knightsbridge, which has put together London’s most luxurious package for all those in love. The offer includes accommodation in a luxury penthouse suite, a sumptuous five course gourmet dinner, butler service, dozens of roses, aromatherapy couple’s massage and romantic surprises all for […]

New luxury hotel in Glasgow

New luxury hotel in Glasgow

Glasgow’s prestigious old Royal Scottish Automobile Club in Blythswood Square in the city centre has been bought by a luxury hotel group and will be turned into a luxury 109-bedroom hotel. Edinburgh firm The Town House Company intends to restore the  building to its former glory with conference facilities, restaurants, a bar and first class […]

Malmaison Edinburgh

Malmaison Edinburgh

HotelShark, an online lodging guide, has this week bestowed the Fin Award for Service Quality on the Malmaison Edinburgh. A recent guest of the hotel described it to HotelShark as a “trendy city hotel” with “power showers,” “sophisticated” guestrooms, and a “hotspot” of a bar.   With “young and friendly” employees, this “converted seaman’s hospital” […]

Wings Over the Mediterranean and North Africa

Wings Over the Mediterranean and North Africa

Crisscrossing the Mediterranean in high style, this new adventure from INTRAV features the culture, history, and beauty of Europe and North Africa. After overnighting in London, guests begin the adventure in Sintra, Portugal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Two nights in Fès offer the mix of French, Arab, and Berber cultures, while a three-night trip […]

Waterfall spa in Leeds, UK

Waterfall spa in Leeds, UK

The new Waterfall spa in Leeds has just opened. Designed specifically for ladies only,  the spa  will pamper, indulge and delight  its guests  with their five-star facilities, outstanding treatments and little treats! From the moment you step into Waterfall, your troubles and aches will disappear as you are whisked away to heaven on earth. Walnut […]

Condé Nast Traveller magazine exclusive evening

Elegant Resorts, Condé Nast Traveller and Boodles would like to invite you to attend an exclusive evening of entertainment at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London on Wednesday 22nd February to celebrate Conde Nast Traveller magazine’s 100th ‘Gold’ issue. Enjoy the best in fine champagne on arrival at 7.30pm, followed by a sumptuous gourmet dinner […]

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel, the radical hotel concept unveiled at last year’s World Travel Market, confirmed in December that it will open its first two hotels at London Heathrow and London Gatwick in mid-2006. The move follows a major investment by Kuwaiti-based IFA Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of International Financial Advisors (IFA). At Heathrow, the Yotel will […]

Nicola Benedetti at Gleneagles Hotel

Nicola Benedetti at Gleneagles Hotel

Virtuoso violinist and BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2004, Nicola Benedetti, is to give a private recital at Gleneagles on Sunday, 19th March 2006. The evening includes a Champagne and canapé reception, gourmet dinner with wine, overnight accommodation and breakfast.   Price is £620 per room, per night, based on two people sharing […]

Grand gaffe

It’s been reported that managers at one of Britain’s most luxurious coastal hotels – the Grand Hotel in Brighton – have confessed that credit card numbers, signatures and addresses of thousands of guests had been thrown into a dumpster and left on a public street. Registration cards listing sensitive financial details of visitors to the […]

Billy Zane at Cliveden House Hotel

Billy Zane at Cliveden House Hotel

‘Titanic’ star Billy Zane presented fiancée Kelly Brook with an antique necklace during a Christmas celebration with the bride-to-be’s family at Cliveden House Hotel, a Berkshire retreat once frequented by Queen Victoria. The hotel is  set amid 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parklands, yet is conveniently located near to London and London Heathrow […]

Premium Travel 2006

Premium Travel 2006

On  27th and 28th April  2006, London’s Royal Albert Hall will host Premium Travel 2006 in association with Haymarket Exhibitions. Over 60 companies and many hundreds of individual properties and brands will be represented. If you would like to be considered for one of the limited number of places to attend the event, then there […]