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May082018

Kimpton on its way to UK

InterContinental Hotels Group will be adding 13 high-end hotels to its UK portfolio after the sale of Principal and DeVere hotels from Starwood Capital Group to Foncière des Régions. The $1.1 billion deal is expected to close in June 2018. Foncière des Régions plans to rebrand these hotels with IHG. The Principal London The Principal Edinburgh…

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May052018

London for $100/night with IHG this summer

The combination of a MasterCard IHG promotional rate with IHG Rewards Club Accelerate summer 2018 promotion has me thinking about a ‘hotel hunters international’ virtual episode comparing options for 6 paid nights in London for as close to $600 as I can find. Or will I go over-budget spending more for hotels better suited to…

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Jan112018

Moxy London Stratford cool space by tube station

Moxy London Stratford is a Marriott brand hotel about 200 meters from Stratford Station, a major transportation center with both London Underground and train station tracks. Also, one of the largest shopping malls in England is Westfield Stratford City right by Stratford Station. The Stratford area is urban with high rise cranes all around building…

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Dec312017

Boxing Day tourists in East End London

Is East End London safe for tourists? I am being rhetorical. Simply asking this question evokes emotional responses from Britons about ignorant American tourists. I posed the question if Best Western Peckham was a safe neighborhood in London after seeing £36 room rates in Nov 2016. An article I read in a London newspaper mentioned…

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Feb222017

Kensington, London touring Pubs and Thrift Stores

IHG promotions and good deals with Club Carlson reward nights have taken me to different parts of London over the past three years. This week we stayed at Holiday Inn Kensington, a 2016 hotel rebrand still undergoing remodeling from when it was the Kensington Close Hotel. Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is a different, larger skyscraper…

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