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ITCM slept here

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

Apex City of Bath gives sparkling destination the venue it deserves

Apex City of Bath
Sydney Paulden visits the city’s newest hotel property
The City of Bath in Somerset, England, is a destination that enthrals visitors from all over the world. Set amidst the green Mendip hills framing the Avon River, its name derives from the fact that, during the Roman occupation of Britain, the natural hot springs made it a favourite recreational spot for the legions – and their Roman Baths are still there to be enjoyed 2,000 years later!


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Carlton Towers turns dream into reality

Carlton Tower exterior
Lauren Stiles enjoys an incentive weekend at the home of Lord and Lady Gerald
It’s everyone’s fantasy to be an aristocrat living in a splendid country mansion, lord or lady of all the beautiful landscape as far as the eye can see, with an estate that provides home-grown produce and cut flowers and where there is space enough for laser clay pigeon shoots, 4-wheel driving and even for a private brewery to create a beer to suit one’s own taste.


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Three venue options on one site

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Roger St. Pierre discovers two very different Best Western hotels and a conference centre sharing a single site in Northern France
Conveniently located on the edge of the sleepy little village of Gosnay, but just a few minutes from the busy A26-E15 autoroute that links Calais to Paris, the Chartreuse Du Val Saint Esprit estate incorporates not only two distinctively different hotels, but also a conference centre and beautiful gardens.


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A venue that adds so much to every event

Marriott Heathrow/Windsor Hotel exterior
Alexander James reports on a stay at Marriott Heathrow/Windsor Hotel
Marriott Heathrow/Windsor is a hotel with a location suiting international and domestic events. It is only two miles from London Heathrow Airport and within minutes of the M25, M3 and M4 motorways. The historic royal town of Windsor and its glorious castle, only a 5-minute taxi-ride away, offer a great day’s entertainment in an incentive itinerary or for a leisure programme.


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Enjoy Henry VIII luxury at Leeds Castle in Kent

Leeds Castle exterior

Roger St Pierre is almost lost for words

Kent’s breathtakingly exquisite Leeds Castle is a moat- and lake-girded medieval wonder that appears as if it has leapt straight from the pages of a fairytale. In its time it has housed six Queens of England. Indeed, it was here, at the self-proclaimed ‘loveliest castle in the world’, that Henry VIII built one of the floors expressly to accommodate his first wife Katherine of Aragon and her ladies in waiting.

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