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A series of personal reports on selected hotels by ITCM staff

Beautifully located venue fit for a queen

Luton Hoo aerial shot

Roger St. Pierre reports from Luton Hoo Hotel Golf & Spa

If you are guided by the motto ‘Location, location, location’, then Luton Hoo Hotel Golf & Spa may fit the bill. It is a stately pile set less than a mile off the M1 motorway, five-minutes from half-hourly trains from London St. Pancras – the Eurostar terminal – and 10 minutes drive from London Luton airport.
This remarkable venue also has other elements in its favour, not least the fact that the opulence of the main mansion can make Buckingham Palace seem like a council house in comparison.


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Rosewood – London’s new word for luxury

Rosewood London Hotel exterior

ITCM reports on a visit to Rosewood London, the group’s first hotel in Europe

Rosewood has arrived in Europe and it is making its presence felt.
Rosewood London Hotel is a better-than-5-star Grade-II listed property on High Holborn where the West End merges with the City. It is a hotel that impresses from the moment a guest enters the property’s own courtyards, a true luxury in an otherwise heavily congested area.


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How to be a delegate and tourist in New York

New York Marriott Downtown hotel

Michelle Chenery takes a small bite of the Big Apple from the New York Marriott Downtown hotel

Any delegate attending a conference in New York will also want to be a tourist. That is why the New York Marriott Downtown hotel is a favourite for MICE events. It has excellent meetings facilities and is a typically New York property, extremely well placed for making the most of any free time.
I took a small bite of the Big Apple by staying in the heart of New York’s Financial District in one of the 497 rooms of the New York Marriott Downtown.


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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a destination in its own right

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Jane Stanbury follows in the footsteps of royalty, stars and history

The Sofitel Legend Hotel brand is a limited edition There are less than a handful of these properties globally and I think their icon has to be The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Built in 1901, it nestles in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, a short walk from the city’s major historical and cultural landmarks.

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Relaxing base inside New York City

DoubleTree by Hilton New York City - Chelsea terrace with view of Empire State Building

Michelle Chenery reports on a stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton New York City - Chelsea

It’s a long name, but it’s worth remembering. Some of the rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton New York City-Chelsea have views onto the Empire State Building and, beautifully illuminated at night, that is really one of New York’s impressive sights.
This is the city that is continually bustling and so a hotel that is set in a quieter Midtown Manhattan in a residential neighbourhood on 29th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, is a welcome base, especially for incentive groups.


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