12 Jul 2011

Fun things to do in London this week 0  

We have been finding out what’s happening in the capital from our staff in different hotels this week. Here’s a few ideas: – South Kensington, The Vanderbilt hotel ”The Doctor Who Experience is one for all the family! Upon entering you are whisked away in time and space to help the Doctor get back to…

08 Jul 2011

Your calendar of sporting events for the summer 0  

Summer is here and the next few months are packed with sporting events across the UK; from cricket to racing, horseriding to yachting. Here’s a rundown of dates for your diary! – 7th July – Golf, Scottish Open at Loch Lomond (until 10th July) – 9th July – Flying Legends Airshow in Duxford (until 10th July)…

06 Jul 2011

Seabass recipe and special offer for July 0  

It’s July! This month’s special offer at our London restaurants is Pan seared Seabass with Jersey Royals and asparagus. Don’t forget, you can watch this video in the restaurant when you scan the QR code from the menu!   Here’s Chef Steve with how to make it: How to make our dish of the month…

04 Jul 2011

Charity sporting events in Manchester 0  

Back on Sunday 15th May 2011 Manchester welcomed 37,000 runners and many more visitors to its 9th Bupa Great Manchester 2011 10km run.  With summer on the way, this is a great time to get training for a charity run. We hear from our Manchester hotel on what happened at the BUPA Great Manchester Run and have…

01 Jul 2011

The Vanderbilt: A bit of history and a delicious new cocktail 0  

The Vanderbilt Hotel was originally built in 1874 as one of ten townhouses constructed along the then very fashionable Cromwell Road for some of the wealthiest families in Europe. All ten have now been put forward to create the hotel you see today. The Vanderbilt family is a significant international family with Dutch origins. Highly…

27 Jun 2011

Check in, check out later with Facebook and Foursquare 20  

We all love keeping in touch with friends and family, especially when we’re on the move. When you’re out and about, on holiday or simply travelling through, checking in via Facebook Places lets all your contacts know where you are and what you’re up to. So as checking in is a big part of your stay…

24 Jun 2011

Departing or arriving in London? Great airport deals 0  

Summer holidays are coming up soon and for many of us that will involve some air travel. Whether you love it or loathe it, the journey is a big part of your vacation time. Here’s some ideas on how to make your journey more enjoyable: – Flying from Heathrow Parking the car at the airport…

21 Jun 2011

City of London Festival – what’s on 0  

The City of London festival has been described as ‘a priceless asset in its magnificent venues’ by the Evening Standard and what an asset – there are music, film, performance and art exhibitions and activities going on throughout June until August – all nearby our New Providence Wharf hotel. So if you’re staying in London this…

17 Jun 2011

Gift ideas for Father’s Day 0  

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and it’s always a challenge to find the perfect gift – especially for someone who has everything. Well, to help you out we have some Father’s Day gift ideas and you can buy them online – - Pre-theatre dinner for 2 at our London restaurants Give your Dad…

16 Jun 2011

Meet the Hotel Manager: Neil Duffen at The Vanderbilt 0  

This week we met up with Hotel Manager Neil Duffen at The Vanderbilt hotel in South Kensington to find out more about the hotel and his career at Radisson Edwardian. How long have you been with the company for?   I joined in 1995 initially and left in 1998, but rejoined in 2001. I spent two…