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Luxury Hotel in London Gets a Facelift

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

London’s Meliá White House has recently made some additions to improve upon the guest experience. The luxury hotel has been a favorite spot for Spanish travelers visiting England's most iconic city.

The centrally located hotel has renovated more than 200 rooms, enhanced its “The Level” executive floors, and transformed its restaurant and bar facilities. The building retains all of its original architectural style, and is an excellent example of late 1930’s Art Deco. The renovation of this 4-star hotel started in 2011, and has now been completed in 200 of its 581 rooms, including all of the superior rooms and the Meliá The Level VIP service, allowing guests to enjoy an even more exclusive hotel experience during their visit to London. ... Read More

Discover A Few of London's Hottest Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Chinese New Year is set to bring colorful celebrations to London next month, with the largest festivities outside Asia. Welcoming the Year of the Snake for 2013 on February 10, there will be special events held in... Read More

Celebrate The Year of The Snake Inside London's The Dorchester

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

While New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and even Lima, Peru have some of the most incredible displays of Chinese culture outside of Asia, London has established itself as one of the leading destinations in which to celebrate the Chinese... Read More

Get a Taste of London's Fashion Week at the Berkeley Hotel

Jan 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Renowned for unparalleled luxury and innovative style, The Berkeley has long been a beloved destination of the fashionable international traveler. Just in time for winter collections, the chic Knightsbridge hotel overlooking Hyde Park has just launched the new Prêt-à-Portea Winter 2012/2013 Collection. Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley was created to add an inspired twist to the classic elements of the traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs.... Read More

Experience The 1920's with Claridge's Charleston Masterclass Dance Lessons

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If a stay at the Mayfair escape, Claridge’s, is in your future, than you may want to pack a pair of dance shoes. The luxurious Art Deco hotel is partnering with The Bee’s Knees, “London’s Finest Flappers,” to offer the Charleston... Read More

Top 10 Wealthiest Execs in the U.K.

Dec 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

A report by the high-end business development specialist firm, Wealth-X, cites the wealthiest executives in the United Kingdom. Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal of Arcelor Mittal, topped the list with personal wealth... Read More

The Draycott Hotel Offers New "Styled In Chelsea" Experience

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As Chelsea’s most refined and charming boutique hotel, the Draycott is offering guests an exclusive personal shopping experience with Extreme Makeover UK fashion stylist, Ghaz, with their new “Styled in Chelsea” pack... Read More

The Ampersand Hotel | Vibrant South Kensington Destination

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

There are bursts of color and design at every turn inside The Ampersand Hotel. Coming in from a dark winter night in London, my husband and I are greeted by swirls, stripes, hues of every shade, working together seamlessly to create an aesthetically pleasing kaleidoscope world. And that's even before we've got... Read More

Share a Piece of London This Christmas Season With Chisel & Mouse Gifts

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Give a unique gift with a difference this Christmas, with a handcrafted model by Chisel & Mouse. It’s the ultimate way to collect landmarks from around London, with these intricate, iconic buildings. This miniature pieces of architectural heaven include Art Deco masterpieces like the Hoover... Read More

Penthouse Suites at Corinthia Hotel London Receive Design Award

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The breathtaking penthouse suites at the Corinthia Hotel in London have been recognized among the very best in the world at the prestigious European Hotel Design Awards. Four of the six suites were considered and the ‘The Whitehall Penthouse’ emerged as the winner, according to the judges “the best use of quality finishes, with a design that reflected an old English charm with a contemporary interpretation.” They were particularly impressed by the suite’s “dynamic double height space, delicate balcony detail and breath-taking terrace.” Each suite is designed as a residential space and features bespoke furnishings.... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Competes With British Airways, Introduces New Domestic Routes

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Virgin Atlantic managed to strong-arm British Airways into ceding nine pairs of Heathrow slots, allowing the brand to offer new Scottish routes which are cheaper and will also create a total of 150 new jobs. The 24 domestic flights will be added to the already existing... Read More

The New Craftsman | Luxury Pop-Up Store Previews For Christmas

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Just in time for the holidays and for those who love uniquely British gifts and goods, The New Craftsmen, which will be located in Mayfair across from the Connaught Hotel, will hold a two week Christmas preview. In the making since 2010, The New Craftsmen features a collection of beautifully made home goods, ranging from hand-stitched... Read More

London-Lover Gift Guide | Christmas 2012

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

2012 has been a stunning year for London; from the London Olympics, to the Queen's Jubilee - rounded off with the news Kate Middleton is expecting her first baby. It's no wonder there are so many good London-themed presents available this Christmas. Here's our guide to the best.... Read More

Holiday Vacation Package for Families at The Dorchester, London

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The iconic Mayfair property, The Dorchester, London, is getting ready for the holidays with a new Family Time offering for the entire clan, tied with their recently debuted NEW suites designed by the award-winning and acclaimed Alexandra Champalimaud. For a stay Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday night, families can enjoy all of the following:... Read More

London's Iconic Cafe Royal Hotel Now Open

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

London’s Iconic Hotel Café Royal has reopened, ushering in a new era of style and sophistication. Long a meeting place for movers and shakers, the landmark property has been transformed. Featuring 159 rooms and suites (including six historic suites), an array of dining venues, a private members club, high-tech meeting rooms and a Holistic Wellbeing Centre, the Café Royal bears every trait of a 21st century luxury hotel. The sensitive restoration of the rooms by Donald Insall Associates however, seamlessly weaves together original 1865 details with contemporary design and pays homage to the architectural heritage of the building. It is in this meticulous fusion of the traditional and the modern–an inherent characteristic of The Set Hotels–where Café Royal finds its niche.... Read More

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