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ITCM slept here

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

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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As stylish as it gets

Villa Ayrault birds eye view

Roger St Pierre enjoys ‘la bonne vie’ at Villa Ayrault

A divine ‘Sixties retro-Hollywood styled mansion, La Villa Ayrault is set atop an imposing grass mound on the outskirts of the attractive little town of Châtillon du Thouet and just two miles from historic Parthenay.
Close to the Loire Valley and the beautiful coastlines of Brittany and the Vendee, we are talking quintessential France.


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A Kent stately home at your service

Chilston Park exterior

Roger St Pierre marvels at Chilston Park

It was John and Judith Miller, high-profile co-editors and publishers of the renowned ‘Miller’s Antiques Guide’ – the industry’s bible – who transformed Kent’s stately Chilston Park property from a run-down and crumbling period mansion into a classic country house hotel.

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French golf venue in easy reach

Najeti Hôtel Du Golf exterior

Roger St Pierre reports on Najeti Hôtel Du Golf

Just 30 minutes inland from the Channel Tunnel, the historic old market town of Saint Omer was for centuries a key staging post between London and Paris but then the autoroute opened, causing most of the tourism traffic to bypass the town.
That’s a shame, because it’s at the centre of a region full of history, culture, pretty towns and villages, great cuisine and unspoilt countryside: pure ’La Belle France’ at its most accessible.


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