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There’s A Fresh Prince In Town: The Prince Of Akatoki London Opens

Now this is a story all about how one hotel got turned right upside down… Okay, okay, enough with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air lyrics, because there’s a new prince swanning his way into the city, only this time in the shape of a new luxury five star hotel… By now you’ve probably heard the rumours but notorious Marylebone hotel, The Arch has undergone a multi-million pound transformation under the new name The Prince Akatoki London. Oh, and the best news? It’s opening today! Locked in the heart of the city in Great Cumberland Place, The Arch has been replaced […]


I’m Sensing A Theme: 5 Of London’s Best Themed Hotel Suites

London is bursting with hotel after hotel, all with their own selling point. Some suites boast balconies overlooking London’s iconic skyline, whilst others come equipped with their very own hot tub. But, the real question is, is there a uniquely themed suite? Whether it’s a royal retreat you’re after, or a tropical oasis, here’s five of London’s best themed suites… Andaz London Liverpool Street London is brimming with luxury hotels with flamboyant suites that all have their own personal wow-factor, so choosing where to lay your head at night can be excruciatingly difficult. One that’s a little different from the […]


12 Of London’s Most Luscious Lobbies

When you’re staying in a city as royal as London, there’s got to be a certain amount of wow factor from the moment you waltz through the doors. Whether it’s marbled pillars, glistening chandeliers, or ceilings adorned with disco balls you’re after, London is filled with some showstoppers that’ll undeniably leave you in awe from the second you sweep through the door to the moment you leave. So we’ve picked out 12 of London’s very best lobbies that’ll no doubt woo you away… The LaLiT London London Bridge (0.4 miles) Feeling a little Alice in Wonderland-esque with its chessboard marbled […]

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Ravishing Raffles Reopens To Raucous Reviews

If you’ve got your ear to the luxury openings ground then you’ll know that the ultimate pin-up, Raffles Singapore, has finally reopened. Flaunting its new look, like a celeb post botox, Raffles has caught the attention of those who revel in the finer things in life. The heritage hotel is celebrated for its colonial-style frontier, as well as being the birthplace for the lip-smacking Singapore Sling! Raffles opened its doors in 1887, named after the founder of Singapore and British Malaya, Sir Stamford Raffles. Inside it’s like a journey through many an era, traversing the romantic, to the Neo-Renaissance, to […]

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Bankside Hotel: Let’s Get The Arty Started!

Bankside Hotel, an artsy enclave within London's artsy enclave, a place where sculpture and design lead, and where the chips are pretty darn good too. We check it out...

Openings & Launches

Why Mayfair Needs Another Luxury Hotel…

The Hilton enterprise is extending, and Paris is most likely laughing as she purchases another $65,000 custom Birkin. This September, The Biltmore, Mayfair will open its doors, positioning itself amongst other silk-stocking constructions such as London Marriott and Four Seasons London at Park Lane, snug in Grosvenor Square.

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10 Of The World’s Most Iconic Hotels

From Trump to The Savoy, Raffles to The Taj, some hotels are just immediately recognisable, iconic and memorable. Here are our top ten...

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A Room With A View (Of London): The Best Hotel Views In Town

Who hasn’t checked into their hotel, flung open the curtains and been greeted by the view of a brick wall? Sure, of course it’s all about location, but for a really magical stay a view makes all the difference. And in a city like London those views can be incredible, whether you’re looking out across Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament or Buckingham Palace, make sure that the view out of your window is even more stunning than the one on the postcards you write home… Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London London Bridge (0.1 miles) There’s a simple conceit […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Would You Pay £500 For A Cup Of Tea?

‘Tea for two, and two for tea, just me for you and’ – HOW MUCH? ‘Tap water for two, and two for tap water…’ as the song didn’t quite go. As a nation we’re obsessed with tea, we consume it by the gallon, we even built an entire empire on it (well, that and subjugation of native peoples, exploitation of natural resources, overcoming malaria with gins and tonic and playing too much cricket – so all the good stuff). But how far would you go for the perfect cuppa? And do you have £500 spare? If so then order an […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Berkeley Opens A Dreamy New Bar And Terrace

Oh yes, The Berkeley has been up to its old tricks again and this time it’s with the brand new launch of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace. You’re soon to be feeling like a bougie wine connoisseur, indulging in a fine selection of rare wines, Champagne and dark spirits, yippee! From July 15th, we’ll be engulfed in the rich design story conceived by Irish interior designer Bryan O’Sullivan thanks to the opening of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace. It’s the second bar to open at this landmark five star hotel joining the notorious Blue Bar which opened back in 2000. There’s a […]

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