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Cycling comes to Morgans’ luxury hotels

Cycling fans will soon be able to get on their bikes at hotels from luxury chain Morgans, the latest name to add bicycles as a hotel amenity. Morgans, which runs several high-profile properties including London’s Sanderson Hotel and Mondrian properties in Miami and SoHo, announced a new bicycle program this week, which will be rolled [...]

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Copenhagen’s new design hotel opens its doors

The largest hotel in Scandinavia opened May 16 in Copenhagen, another new entrant into the Danish capital’s rapidly growing hotel market. Bella Sky Comwell is housed in two spectacular skyscrapers, each 23 storeys high, and offers 814 designer rooms with superb views of the city. The hotel is situated in Copenhagen’s green Ørestaden area, some [...]


Paris’s ‘palace’ hotels – the winners and losers

The French government announced the eight recipients of its new ‘palace’ hotel rating May 5, dealing a blow to some of Paris’s most famous hotels. The ‘palace’ rating is an official designation above five stars awarded by the French tourism authorities — it’s designed to help travelers identify the cream of the country’s many swanky [...]

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Giorgio Armani bringing his hotel brand to London?

Giorgio Armani, the man behind one of the world’s biggest fashion chains, is in talks with advisers over funding to build his first hotel in Britain. The 200-plus room luxury venue could be built in Knightsbridge, west London, near the iconic Harrods store. Among options under consideration is whether to convert office space or an [...]

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Luxury Biltmore hotel coming to Middle East

Legendary Hollywood hotel brand Biltmore is to open an outpost in the Middle East. Millennium & Copthorne, which owns the Biltmore brand, said at the Arabian Travel Market that it would open a spinoff of the Los Angeles property in Abu Dhabi by 2013. The Biltmore Hotel in Hollywood is one of America’s most iconic [...]

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Revealed: the heroes and villains of hotel wifi

Despite the internet now being a basic necessity for just about everything, getting hold of it while traveling can prove frustrating and expensive. Many hotels around the world, safe in the knowledge that business travelers with expense accounts will shell out ludicrous sums for just an hour’s worth of connection, continue to charge exorbitant rates [...]

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