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May022013

Marriott Autograph Collection adds London and Edinburgh

Autograph Collection is Marriott’s brand for independent and boutique hotels who pay to be part of Marriott’s branding and marketing system. Three new members in the UK are now part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection with two hotels open in London and a third hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland  scheduled for June 2013 entry into Autograph Collection…

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Apr062013

Palace of Westminster London

The Palace of Westminster London is often referred to as the Houses of Parliament where the Houses of Lords and Commons for the British government meet. The Palace of Westminster occupies 873 ft. of Thames River front. Palace of Westminster seen from Westminster Bridge. This site in central London beside the Thames was the location…

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Mar272013

London Eye ferris wheel views

London Eye is a 135 meter (443 ft.) high ferris wheel on the South Bank of the Thames River across Westminster Bridge from the Houses of Parliament. London Eye across the River Thames from Big Ben. London Eye was the tallest ferris wheel in the world when it opened in 1999. It is still the…

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Mar252013

InterContinental London Westminster Hotel

InterContinental London Westminster is a recent addition to London luxury hotels, opening in December 2012, after £150m ($225m USD) investment to refurbish the former government building of Queen Anne’s Chambers. InterContinental Westminster (hotel website) with 256 guest rooms and 45 suites is the second IC property currently in London along with InterContinental Park Lane. TripAdvisor is a great…

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Mar152013

Urban Foxes of London

I knew late night encounters with the werewolves of London was a possibility, but meeting the urban foxes of London was unexpected. Songs from the 70s like White Man in Hammersmith Palais by The Clash and Down in the Tube Station at Midnight by The Jam were the kind of songs that made me think…

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Jan282013

Thoughts on Europe 2013 pwc hotel forecast

Thriving or surviving: European cities hotel forecast 2013 is a report by pwc.com/hospitality sharing data from 19 European gateway cities. You can access the full report yourself through the link. I picked up a print copy at the ALIS conference last week in Los Angeles. Best report line: “With fewer customers to go round in…

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