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ITCM slept here

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

Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel is a great base for a London incentive

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ITCM reports on a very hospitable venue that is jumping up the league tables

The welcome was fantastic, extremely hospitable. The new décor is very modern and attractive. The 175-room hotel is ideally located in Bayswater Road, no more than a 200-yard walk to Queensway on the central line, giving rapid access to the highlights of the city.

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Thistle Euston– friendly and fit-for-purpose

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Thistle Euston– friendly and fit-for-purpose

The Thistle Euston is a hotel that would meet all the requirements of organisers looking for a quality hotel with a good number of rooms, easy accessibility from within the UK and from abroad and good service with the minimum of fuss.
A stay at the Thistle Euston left ITCM with a sense that everything was designed to be functional and fit for purpose.


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Landmark London has 11 function rooms of unrivalled Victorian grandeur

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Landmark London has 11 function rooms of unrivalled Victorian grandeur

Immediately alongside Marylebone Station was a great location for a hotel when the Grand Central was built in 1898. It was also a natural choice for conversion into offices when British Rail later needed a prestigious HQ. But now it is once again an ideal site for the 5-star deluxe Landmark London Hotel, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

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Kempinski’s Stafford Hotel is a hidden London gem

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Kempinski’s Stafford Hotel is a hidden London gem

The 5-star deluxe Stafford Hotel – a Kempinski property – is internationally popular, but everyone who uses it likes to think it is their own special London hideaway. It is in a secluded location off St James’s Street, between St James’s Palace and Piccadilly. It has the classic frontage of a town house, but it is much more than that. Behind the 67-room main building is a cobbled Blue Bell Yard with the two-storey 26-suite Stafford Mews along one side and the 12-suite black-and-white timber Carriage House on the other side. These annexes to the hotel formed part of the Royal Mews during the time when St James’s Palace was the monarch’s residence.

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Renaissance Lucerne is small but with a lot to offer

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Michelle Chenery reports on a stay at the world’s smallest Renaissance hotel, the Renaissance Lucerne. ‘But’, she says, ‘it proves that size isn't everything after all.’

Housed within a century-old City Palais and located in the very heart of Lucerne, the Renaissance Lucerne was renovated and restored earlier this year to become a Renaissance, one of the Marriott brands. Situated a stone's throw from the shores of Lake Lucerne and the main station, the rest of Lucerne’s tourist attractions are only minutes away, including the world-famous Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument, the old historic city centre and the Culture & Convention Centre (KKL).

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