Carlson breaks new ground with first Sri Lankan hotel

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has broken ground on its first ever property in Sri Lanka. The company held a ceremony recently to mark the start of construction work on the Park Inn by Radisson Colombo. The event was attended by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Tourism Development, John Amaratunga, and Thorsten Kirschke, Carlson Rezidor’s president for Asia Pacific. Located on Galle Road, in the centre of the Sri Lankan capital, the new midscale hotel will offer 199 rooms, a swimming pool, fitness centre, F&B outlets and function space. It is expected…

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A hotel room in Effel tower

Seven million human beings go to the Eiffel Tower each 12 months, but now a handful of these traffic will get to sleep within the iconic shape for the very first time. holiday apartment company HomeAway has built a transient VIP condominium on the first degree of the tower, open handiest during the UEFA Euro soccer tournament from 10 June to ten July. the two–bedroom rental, with perspectives of the Arc de Triomphe, Grand Palais and Sacre Coeur comes supplied with a big display tv for watching the sport and…

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The Ness, Shaldon, Devon: hotel review

There is a distinct nautical feel to the decor of this attractive hotel. Unfortunately the cooking is also all at sea Bedroom at The Ness in Devon Our arrival in Shaldon instantly put me into a holiday mood. Driving over the bridge from Teignmouth, the harbour sparkling in the sunshine, we entered the village in full celebratory swing, bedecked in bunting for the annual Shaldon regatta, with sailors spilling out of the pubs. The road got narrower and narrower, and just as I thought we’d have to get out of…

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The Villa Levens, near, Kendal, Lake District: hotel review

Despite a mildly corporate feel, this Victorian pile in the Lakes redeems itself with historic features and our writer’s favourite luxury: TVs in the bathrooms High and handsome … the Lake District’s Villa Levens As an atheist, I am unlikely to ever need spiritual guidance in the Lake District. What I do require, however, in an area where hotel room-rates frequently cause me to invoke God’s name in volleys of unchristian language, is more value-for-money accommodation. Therefore it gladdens my heart to see that Villa Levens – a handsome Victorian…

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The Convent, South Woodchester, Cotswolds: hotel review

Where nuns once lived a simple life, music lovers can now eat, catch an intimate gig and stay the night. But has the new multi-tasking hotel fully found its groove? Praise be! … The Chapel venue at The Convent, Stroud. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pay worshipful respect … to food, music and a good, long relax. It may not be an order of service that the enclosed order of nuns who once called the Convent home would have recognised, but secular pleasure at former religious institutions…

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The New Inn, Great Limber, Lincolnshire: hotel review

Our reviewer puts aside his political prejudices and laps up the Downton Abbey-dreamscape, top food and idyllic setting of this swanky country pub on a posh estate The New Inn, Great Limber, Lincolnshire  We lefties have a vexed relationship with the landed aristocracy. But if the gentry must persist, can we agree that the least it can do is open more swanky country pubs on its estates? Comrades, we cannot expropriate their land, but they owe us a nice weekend away. Welcome to Brocklesby Estate, home of the Earls of…

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Hotels try new ‘things’ all the time but Melissa Hoyer never thought a bowling alley would star in London’s coolest hotel

THIS is a hotel with so many elements of surprise it just keeps giving and giving. From the heaving and buzzy bar to a smartypants and elegant library bar to an hypoxic gym and a theatrette, the Ham Yard hotel is a self-contained community right in the middle of what is the coolest part of London: Soho. But the one thing that really got me going? The bowling alley. Yup. I’ve seen some pretty interesting hotel additions in my travels but this is certainly one of the quirkiest. And cutest….

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Radisson opens hotel in Tucson

Radisson is opening the Radisson Hotel Tucson Airport. The 166-room hotel and 14,000 square feet of flexible conference and event space. “We are focused on expanding the Radisson brand across the Americas and we are pleased to welcome this hotel in Tucson,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We look forward to providing guests of this hotel with our Yes I Can!SM service philosophy which strives for the complete satisfaction of all guests.” The hotel features on-site amenities including La Fresita Restaurant, offering a menu…

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How Hotel, Airbnb Rates Compare Around the World

There’s been tons of buzz surrounding the battle betweenhotels and home-sharing services of late, with several studies pitting Airbnb against the hotel industry. But a new study from bus travel booking website Busbud reveals there are pros and cons to each when it comes to pricing. Busbud analyzed approximately 220,000 Airbnb listings and average hotel rates on Hotels.com over the first half of 2015 to examine how hotel and Airbnb rates compare in 22 major cities around the world. The study found that the average Airbnb listing was cheaper than the…

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Brighton & Hove Albion to welcome new Aloft hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has entered into a franchise agreement with Brighton & Hove Albion to open a new Aloft hotel in the popular southern England coastal city. The 150-room Aloft Brighton, which is due to open in September 2017, will expand the brand’s growing footprint to four hotels in the UK, including two in London (Aloft London Tobacco Dock opens 2018), one in Liverpool and now one in Brighton. “This agreement illustrates the strong demand for stylish, yet affordable accommodation in mature and strategically important cities such as Brighton,”…

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