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ITCM slept here

ITCM slept here

ITCM slept here logoA series of personal reports on selected hotels by ITCM staff

One of the world’s best for sustainability

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

Michelle Chenery reports on Lisbon’s Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

Just a few steps from Avenida da Liberdade in the very centre of Lisbon is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. It is the Inspira Santa Marta boutique hotel.
This is a unique property because of its dedication to a concept built on the basis of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. It adheres to the guidance of Feng-Shui through the entire hotel. It believes in maintaining the balance between humanity and the world around us and strives to create an oasis of harmony, in which all the positive energies of Feng-Shui are able to flow freely, revitalising the mind and soul.


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Rhinefield House, Jewel of the New Forest

Rhinefield House, exterior

Roger St Pierre takes to the woods

Set deep in the heart of Hampshire’s glorious New Forest, majestic Rhinefield House has the appearance of a classic Jacobean stately home.
But enter its portals and the clock winds on a couple of hundred years to the romantic ambience of the Victorian era. There has been a house on this leafy site since William the Conqueror created the New Forest as a royal hunting ground, sometime around AD1097 - and the estate’s history since then has certainly been colourful.


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Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa is a hub for Portugal’s capital

Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa exterior

Michelle Chenery reports on its endless benefits

Standing high above any other hotel in Lisbon city centre, the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa is one of the most recognised hotels in Portugal’s capital.
It offers a cluster of benefits for event organisers. It has over 40 years of service experience with a convenient central location, yet it is only minutes away from Lisbon International Airport.
Delegates always comment on how much they appreciate using the hotel as a hub from which to explore the City.


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The Arden Hotel is centre stage in Stratford-on-Avon

The Arden Hotel exterior

Roger St Pierre summarises its multitudinous attractions

Situated overlooking the banks of the languid River Avon and literally just a few short steps from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s box office, the smartly contemporary The Arden Hotel is the address to target when booking an event in bustling Stratford-upon-Avon. Behind this boutique property’s warm, red brick and half-timbered exterior, they’ve invested in gallons of white, pastel and soft grey paints to create a pleasingly relaxing, light-filled ambience throughout the 45 comfortable guestrooms and suites.

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The Belfry rang all the right bells . . .

The Belfry Hotel and Resort entrance

. . . for Roger St Pierre and Hazel Kempster

It’s said that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of England. By the same token, some of the most momentous deals in the world of big business have been forged on the greens and fairways of the nation’s golf courses.

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