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The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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Originally built in the 1800s,  The Gainsborough Bath Spa occupies two Grade II Listed buildings with distinguished Georgian and Victorian façades in the heart of the World Heritage Site. Named after the artist, Sir Thomas Gainsborough, the hotel is centered around Spa Village Bath and, uniquely in the UK, has the exclusive privilege of having access to the natural thermal, mineral-rich waters. 


Subtly referencing period details combined with contemporary forms, the individually furnished rooms are inclusive of five star amenities from luxurious bedding, generous wardrobes, cordless phones and full black out window coverings. Each room and suite also features an iPod docking station, a flat screen HD television, Roberts’s radio with Bluetooth connectivity, complimentary Wi-Fi and radiant heated bathroom floors.

The hotel offers a variety of conference and banqueting facilities, ideally suited to weddings, wellness events and business meetings. This complex of historical buildings provides two different areas for a variety of functions with additional breakout rooms available. The Chapel and The Somerset Room each have a setting for panel discussions and a head table or a lectern with audio visual capabilities. The Chapel also features direct access to an outdoor terrace, allowing for further flexibility.

The unique feature of the hotel is the Spa Village Bath, as it is the only hotel that has access to the original thermal springs within the City. The spa is set beneath a glass atrium and the Bath House experience enables guests to ‘take the waters’ in luxury. Guests will begin their visit with a circuit that includes dipping in two natural thermal pools of varying temperatures, traditional and infrared saunas, a steam room, an ice alcove and elegant relaxation areas. Spa Village Bath integrates the treasured waters of Bath with private aquatic body therapies and classic treatments that focus on personalised aromatherapy.

 

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IHG® expands its Staybridge Suites® portfolio in London’s Vauxhall | HBAA

IHG® expands its Staybridge Suites® portfolio in London’s Vauxhall | HBAA | New on the block... | Scoop.it
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Twickenham re-opens cellar for private dining | HBAA

Twickenham re-opens cellar for private dining | HBAA | New on the block... | Scoop.it
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Twickenham Experience has announced the re-opening of Twickenham Cellar and has launched new VIP banqueting packages for events ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.

The fine dining packages offer a luxury seven course menu and will be available in the Stadium’s Presidents Suite or for more intimate parties in the newly re-opened Twickenham Cellar. Both spaces are in the newly-redeveloped West Stand.

Known as ‘Project X’ during the Stadium’s construction, the Twickenham Cellar is concealed deep within the West Stand  and is available for exclusive events for up to 14.

The same fine-dining experience is also available for larger parties of up to 40 in the Presidents Suite. 

Twickenham Experience managing director, Chris Morris said: "Our chefs have designed a truly decadent, seven-course menu for our banqueting guests to enjoy. It’s an exciting time at Twickenham Stadium as we re-open our exclusive dining facilities that will provide our clients with an unforgettable fine-dining experience."

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Allied London plans Manchester events hotel

Allied London plans Manchester events hotel | New on the block... | Scoop.it
Allied London, the property investment company, has submitted a planning application to begin development on a new events hotel in Manchester's St John's Quarter in 2016.
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London's The Beaumont hotel opens

London's The Beaumont hotel opens | New on the block... | Scoop.it
The Beaumont opened yesterday (29 September) in Mayfair, London, restaurateurs Jeremy King and Chris Corbin's first venture into the hotel market.
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The Beaumont, a luxury property 'evoking the elegance and personalised hospitality of pre-war Mayfair', has 73 rooms including 23 suites, a 100-seat restaurant, American Bar and separate residents' bar/lounge.

 

The most striking feature of the hotel is ROOM, by Antony Gormley, a one-bedroom suite in the form of a crouching figure-shaped sculpture atop the building.

 

For private events, the Lotos Room is a boardroom for 16 delegates that can double up as a private dining room with 48 covers.

Completing the offer at The Beaumont is a gym and spa with hamam.

 

King and Corbin are celebrated for owning London dining institutions Le Caprice and The Ivy and, more recently, The Wolsely, The Delaunay and Zédel.

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Sadler's Wells reopens for events after £7.3m refurbishment

Sadler's Wells reopens for events after £7.3m refurbishment | New on the block... | Scoop.it
Sadler's Wells has reopened for conferences and events having completed the first phase of its £7.3m refurbishment programme.
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Laura Ashley Opens Second Luxury Hotel - on the Shores of Lake Windermere

Laura Ashley Opens Second Luxury Hotel - on the Shores of Lake Windermere | New on the block... | Scoop.it
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ONE of the world's best-loved British brands, Laura Ashley, is expanding its presence in the world of luxury hotels.

 

Standing in prime position next to majestic Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, the design brand is launching a second luxury boutique hotel today (Monday 28th July 2014).

Named 'Laura Ashley The Belsfield Lake District,' the hotel in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere combines classic British elegance with a contemporary style and deluxe facilities - together with some of the finest views the Lake District National Park has to offer.

 

The Belsfield Hotel has partnered with Laura Ashley in an association that has seen the grand Victorian property undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment and branded as a Laura Ashley hotel. The partnership is a licensing agreement in which Laura Ashley has provided its professional interior design service, using its world-renowned Home collections, for a complete renovation of the hotel. The Belsfield continues to be operated by the well-known Corus Hotels group.

 

An award-winning architect-designed glass reception overlooking Lake Windermere creates a magnificent arrival to the Grade II Listed hotel, which dates from 1845. Views of the lake and the Cumbrian Hills can be enjoyed throughout the hotel.

The Belsfield includes 62 stunning rooms and sumptuous suites, with beds dressed in luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms warmed with underfloor heating. It has been lavishly designed throughout by the Laura Ashley Interior Design Service using the company's famous fabrics, furniture and fittings.

The hotel's Belsfield Restaurant offers fine dining set against a backdrop of spectacular and unparalleled views over Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. Cumbrian produce features extensively on the menu which combines nouvelle cuisine and traditional British dishes.

 

Other features include: a glamorous cocktail bar and brasserie, ornate drawing room and library, and state-of-the-art conference facilities, as well as a relaxing putting green, picturesque garden terrace, heated indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

The Belsfield is only the second Laura Ashley hotel in the world.

'Laura Ashley The Manor Elstree,' a 49-bedroom timbered mansion house that sits in 10 acres of natural woodland with magnificent views overlooking Central London just 20 minutes away, opened in Hertfordshire in July 2013. All of the rooms are individually styled using Laura Ashley products.

 

Like The Manor, all of the decor at The Belsfield is available for guests to buy online from the Laura Ashley website.

 

'Laura Ashley The Belsfield Lake District' is the perfect hideaway hotel for leisure breaks, special occasions, weddings and civil ceremonies, private parties, meetings, events, team building and conferences, with facilities for up to 150 guests, set in some of the most impressive scenery in the country.

 

Double rooms, including breakfast for two, start at £150 per night in the summer season, with deals available from the autumn.

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etc.venues Monument the latest venue to open in The City.

etc.venues Monument the latest venue to open in The City. | New on the block... | Scoop.it
Etc.venues training, meeting and event venue near Monument and Cannon Street Stations
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Situated adjacent to the impressive “Walkie Talkie” and just minutes from Monument,  Bank  and Fenchurch Street Stations. Over 14,000 sqft of space over 2 floors the venue will offer a contemporary design and provide high quality meeting, training and conference space. Situated in a prime location at 8 Eastcheap making it easy to reach from all parts of The City.

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Novotel Wembley

The Novotel London Wembley has opened its doors; with 235 rooms, including 12 long-stay suites with kitchenettes, two meeting rooms, Elements restaurant and bar, and a well equipped gym, it is the latest addition to the Accor portfolio. The hotel is located on Olympic Way, the main thoroughfare to Wembley Stadium fromWembleyParktube station. Located on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines,WembleyParktube station offers great connections across the capital, includingBaker Street(13 minutes) and King’s Cross St Pancras (20 minutes). The hotel is also within close walking distance from the Stadium and the newWembleyParkdesigner shopping outlet.HeathrowAirportis also a 30-minute taxi journey from the hotel.

 

As well as having everything you’d expect in a 4-star bedroom, the décor is designed to calm and relax, with many rooms boasting magnificent views of the famous Wembley Stadium.

 

The hotel’s dedicated Conference and Meeting Centre comprises two purpose-designed, fully equipped meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 140 people theatre-style and natural daylight. The New Generation meeting facilities are designed to be as flexible as possible with adaptable formats to suit a variety of requirements.

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Magnificent Great Scotland Yard to be transformed into 5-star hotel | Hospitality & Catering News

Magnificent Great Scotland Yard to be transformed into 5-star hotel | Hospitality & Catering News | New on the block... | Scoop.it
Leading London developer Galliard Group is to work with the Crown Estate to convert the magnificent Grade II listed Edwardian headquarters building at 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, once the location of the original Scotland Yard Police Station and later offices for the Ministry of ...
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Luxury London Hotels | Hotels In London | Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard

Luxury London Hotels | Hotels In London | Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard | New on the block... | Scoop.it
Our luxury hotel in London is London's first elevated hotel, located in the heart of the city and within walking distance of some of the capital's best attractions.
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Blackpool's new £3m attraction launches events space

Blackpool's new £3m attraction launches events space | New on the block... | Scoop.it
The world's largest indoor illumination experience, Illuminasia, will open in Blackpool's Winter Gardens next month and will be available for corporate hire.
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Symphony Hall unveils new staging system and new-look events space

Symphony Hall unveils new staging system and new-look events space | New on the block... | Scoop.it
Birmingham’s Symphony Hall has undergone a transformation. The venue, which boasts a banqueting capacity for 620, unveiled its new look and new staging
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Hilton launches boutique hotel brand Canopy

Hilton launches boutique hotel brand Canopy | New on the block... | Scoop.it
Hilton Worldwide is to open 11 new properties in 2015 under its new Canopy by Hilton brand.
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Morgans Hotel Group

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Opening 2014, the Mondrian London hotel, will be located in vibrant South Bank. Near London attractions and with restaurants set to become London destinations, you'll want to stay here.
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Science Museum to open new events space

Science Museum to open new events space | New on the block... | Scoop.it
The Science Museum, London, will open a new communications gallery for corporate events on 25 October, becoming the venues largest exhibition space.
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Cosy Club - Loungers' sophisticated cousin, is open for business! - The Office Manager

Cosy Club - Loungers' sophisticated cousin, is open for business! - The Office Manager | New on the block... | Scoop.it
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Royal College of Physicians unveils revamped event space

Royal College of Physicians unveils revamped event space | New on the block... | Scoop.it
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) re-opened its Platt room this week following a £50,000 investment to refurbish the event space.
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Accor to launch two Adagio aparthotels in London | HBAA

Accor to launch two Adagio aparthotels in London | HBAA | New on the block... | Scoop.it
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New Venue: Hallé St. Peter’s, Manchester

New Venue: Hallé St. Peter’s, Manchester | New on the block... | Scoop.it
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Situated in the centre of Manchester, at the heart of the resurgent area of Ancoats, Hallé St. Peter’s is brand new 

Following a multi-million pound refurbishment the venue has been transformed into an elegant, flexible space for a huge range of events.

The venue dates back to 1859, when it was designed by Isaac holden, the founding chairman of the Manchester Society of Architects. A semi-circular apse at the east end of the church was designed to ensure the church stood out against its surrounding angular Mill buildings.

Today the venue’s high ceilings and elegant original features create an unbeatable atmosphere for entertaining; it’s one venue which certainly has the wow factor. however, this Grade ii listed deconsecrated church isn’t just an event space, Hallé St. Peter’s is also the principal rehearsal and recording venue for the Hallé orchestra, Choir and other Hallé Ensembles.

Hallé St. Peter’s is focussed on supporting the local community, through the Hallé's award-winning Education Programme. All events booked at the venue support the programme, which exists to create a wider enjoyment and understanding of music in all sectors of the community, especially those who do not traditionally come to the concert hall, by providing a range of unique opportunities to participate in music and other creative art forms.

Hallé St. Peter’s is the perfect venue for receptions, parties, product launches, exhibitions and much more. the venue can accommodate up to 230 guests.

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New boutique hotel from the Vineyard Group to open in Bath | HBAA

New boutique hotel from the Vineyard Group to open in Bath | HBAA | New on the block... | Scoop.it
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The Vineyard Group is to oversee the development and management of a new 40-bedroom hotel in Bath.

Previously known as the Carfax hotel, the property is currently closed and will re-open as a high-end, boutique hotel in the late summer of 2015 following an extensive refurbishment.

The hotel, which was formerly owned and run by the Salvation Army, has been acquired by an Italian-based property company, Geco Spa, off a guide price of £3.25m. Yet to be named, the hotel will occupy three Grade-II, Georgian town houses on Great Pulteney Street, originally built by architect Thomas Baldwin

Andrew McKenzie (pictured), managing director of the Vineyard Group and 2008 Hotelier of the Year, which owns the Vineyard and Donnington Valley hotels in Berkshire, said the new owners intend the Bath project to be the first in a group of several city-centre hotels.

“This fantastic property will become a real standout addition to the Bath hotel landscape,” he said.

“We are currently considering a unique food offer for Bath for the restaurant which will enjoy a separate identity from the hotel. It will, of course, feature a stand-out wine list.”

As well as owning the Vineyard and Donnington Valley hotels in Berkshire and a Californian wine business, the Vineyard Group currently also manages three hotels: the Barns hotel, Bedford; Brownsover Hall, Rugby; and the King’s Head, Circencester, which is due to open in July following  a major redevelopment.

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Morgans Hotel Group

Opening in 2014, the Mondrian London hotel, will be located in vibrant South Bank. Near London attractions and with restaurants set to become London destinations, you'll want to stay here.
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Farnborough wind tunnels opens for events

Farnborough's historic wind tunnels will be available for private events next year for the first time.
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