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London to get another landmark hotel

Spanish hotel group Sol Melia is to open a landmark hotel in London ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games, it announced this past week. The ME London hotel will open in London’s Aldwych, close to Holborn, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, in a landmark building previously occupied by the BBC and Marconi Company. The hotel [...]

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Hotel at London landmark set for 2011 opening

Marriott announced September 21 that its landmark hotel at St Pancras station in London will open in May 2011, after two years of delays. The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has taken more than ten years to reconstruct, with its doors remaining firmly closed as the renovated St Pancras opened its doors to Eurostar traffic in [...]

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Selfridges Opens World’s Largest Shoe Department

UK-based department store chain Selfridges has unveiled the world’s biggest shoe department (35,000 sq ft) named Selfridges Shoe Galleries in London, designed by Canadian architect Jamie Fobert. The Shoe Galleries houses more than 5,000 shoes from 120 brands, including 35 new labels and more than 30 exclusive styles designed just for the retailer. The space [...]

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Corinthia Hotels Announces Corinthia Hotel London

Maltese luxury brand Corinthia has released further details on its forthcoming flagship property, which will open early next year. The Corinthia London will be the ninth hotel for the brand and its highest-profile property so far, with the firm promising a “true grand hotel for the 21st century.” Although Corinthia currently operates properties in Hungary, [...]

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London penthouse goes for record £140m

A luxury penthouse in London has sold for a record-breaking £140 million ($220 million), as the market for “trophy homes” bucks the wider property slump. The two-floor apartment at the One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge features bullet-proof windows, an air purifying system and a panic room. The new owners will have access to 24-hour [...]

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Largest Picasso painting exhibited in London

Pablo Picasso‘s largest-ever painting, a 10.4 metre-by-11.7 metre cloth used in a performance of the Ballets Russes in 1924, went on exhibition for the first time in London on Thursday. The canvas, designed and signed by Picasso but finished by seven other artists, was used in a performance of the one-act ballet “Le train bleu” [...]

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