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Contents PAGES 4-8 - Home Bakery

Blacksheep have launched their design for Home Bakery a new bakery concept located in the Galleria Mall

PAGE 10 - Whitechapel Just Got Tastier

After tantalising the taste buds of Soho locals for the past few years, Foxcroft & Ginger is expanding with the launch of a 70-seat site in Whitechapel

PAGES 12-14 - Mayfair Business Club

London’s leading business club, lounge and meeting space, has opened a second location in the heart of Mayfair.

PAGE 18 - Lanique

Meet 2015’s hottest new drink.

PAGES 26-28 - Sleep Bar 2013

Sleep Bar 2013 wins “Best Pop-Up Bar” at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014

PAGES 36-38 - Lanes Of London

Lanes of London Launches New Menu: All-Day Dining in Mayfair

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THE TEAM EDITOR Simone Couture editor@theworldofhospitality.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Rachel Jackson editorial@theworldofhospitality.com SALES DIRECTOR Jamie Bullock jamie@theworldofhospitality.com SALES EXECUTIVE Gina Stefano gina@theworldofhospitality.com SALES EXECUTIVE Robert Douglas robert@theworldofhospitality.com PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Martin Holmes martin@theworldofhospitality.com DESIGN DEPARTMENT Josh Holmes design@theworldofhospitality.com

PAGES 42-44 - Hainsworth

Hainsworth supplies London’s hottest new Hotel

PAGES 46-48 - Ippudo

Ippudo to open in London in October

PAGES 52-54 - Bohemia In Jersey

Champagne corks are popping as Bohemia in Jersey retain its coveted Michelin Star

PAGES 58-59 - Lancaster London

Paddington Bear Elevenses at Lancaster London. A Family Destination.

PAGES 70-72 - K West Hotel & Spa

K West Hotel & Spa’s fun and vibrant ambience is fused with ultimate relaxation in a prime location.

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Blacksheep have launched their design for Home Bakery - a new bakery concept located in the Galleria Mall, a recent development in the Al Wasl shopping district of Dubai.


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Born from a passion for baking delicious desserts, Home Bakery is the brainchild of local Emirati, Hind Al Mulla. The concept originated as a modest baking business from her kitchen table, and quickly grew with overflowing orders from a loyal established customer base and a barrage of new enquiries in the form of fanatic social media followers. Hind soon realised her ambition to turn her hobby into a business and approached Blacksheep to create its brand identity, encompassing collateral, packaging, website, bespoke tableware, and the interior design of the store. Home Bakery’s modest and authentic approach offers a home for traditional delights and familiar treats, in contrast with Dubai’s typical modern aesthetic.


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Blacksheep created a brand DNA based on the core value ‘Simple Indulgence’. From this a visual identity was created, using three different design elements all derived from the emotionally evocative and sensory pleasure experienced when we eat sweet foods. A wordmark was created using a unique set of hand drawn letterforms representing the simplicity of the brand and emphasising how the desserts themselves are made, by hand. Brandmark variations reference baking in the most literal sense - the sprinkling of cocoa or icing sugar, and the shape of Home Bakery’s most infamous product: the Chewy Melt cookie. A vertical gradient represents the physical ‘high’ experienced when sweet food is eaten, with colours taken from a classic ingredient of Arabic baking the pistachio nut. The interior design reflects the origins and values of the brand, incorporating a house-like structure within the internal framework of the restaurant which curves inwards to act as bench seating and creates an atmosphere of homeliness and comfort. Honesty in the earthiness of the materials and furnishings including rustic oak timber, thick padded fabric, and worn leather allows the simple deliciousness of the products to speak for themselves.


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Interior Designer, Sophie Pascoe commented; “It has been such an eye-opening experience working alongside Hind as she really represents this whole new wave of home-grown entrepreneurs prepared to take a risk to create something new and original for their region. It’s hard not to be inspired by her passion, hard work and conviction and we are all excited for the brand’s future.” Hind Al Mulla commented: “Overall, my experience with Blacksheep has been very special. It’s like they delved into my very essence to translate the wonderful creation of my bakery. Every little thing has a meaning and I love that. I hope I have more projects to come, so that I can work with the same wonderful people that transformed my small dream into a beautiful reality.”

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Whitechapel Just got tastier Foxcroft & Ginger open new premises After tantalising the taste buds of Soho locals for the past few years, Foxcroft & Ginger is expanding with the launch of a 70-seat site in Whitechapel on Thursday 3 April 2014. The new glass-fronted dining space will occupy the ground floor of an iconic 20th Century building that once housed the “Harrods of the East”. The artisan café will offer a specialist range of hand-made baked goods, incredible cakes, delicious brunches, sourdough-based pizza, creative cocktails and exquisite coffee. Every single ingredient will be freshly made inhouse, with original recipes lovingly tweaked to perfection. A non-stop, 24-hour bakery operation is in place to create the unique sourdough, which is based on a secret family formula and adds a deeper flavour to all of the baked goods. The coveted sourdough bread, which is already supplied to a number of top London restaurants, will also be available to purchase in store. Hearty breakfasts and brunches offer the perfect start to the day, with choices such as best-seller “French Toast” (£6.40) (French Toast, béchamel sauce, ham & cheese, drizzled with honey mustard) and “Eggs Bennie” (£8.25), where eggs are cooked ‘sous vide’ at exactly 63 degrees for an hour to achieve the ideal consistency. Sourdough pizzas are available in the evenings, perfected with a range of flavoursome toppings such as: Pulled pork, smokey tomato sauce, mozzarella & jalapenos (£7.50). Foxcroft & Ginger is also renowned for its delicious range

of original cakes and pastries, including the gooey Chocolate Brownie with its delightful truffle consistency and coco powder topping (£1.90 a slice), the fabulous Banana Bread, and the Lemon Meringue Cupcake, oozing with fruity lemon curd (£2.95). Organic flour is used throughout, and a gluten-free “Blood Orange and Chocolate Ganache Cake” (£3.95) is also available. Coffee is taken extremely seriously, with only the finest beans imported from The Roasting Party, Has Bean and Caravan, while the water is purified using reverse osmosis to create a smooth, clean taste. Similarly, a selection of fresh tea leaves from Chash Tea is available, offering high quality and unusual blends. Carefully chosen wines and craft beers appear on the menu, such as Dead Pony (US) and London Meantime, plus a new selection of cocktails will be created for the Whitechapel site by legendary mixologist, Douglas Ankrah, of Townhouse and Lab Bar. The new café will follow the same quirky industrial-chic design principles made famous in the Berwick Street site. The original 4m exposed high stone ceiling is enhanced by rows of black bell-shaped miner-esque lamps. In contrast the table tops are finished with beautiful Lebanese Cedar wood, with a mix of banquette and individual seating. Vintage touches, such as the mismatched crockery handpicked from various markets, give the room a cosy, charming feel. Keep an eye out for the original, hand-carved

F&G heart logo on the owners’ old family kitchen table – a statement piece of furniture that aptly embodies the home-from-home atmosphere. Foxcroft & Ginger is the lovechild of dynamic husband and wife duo, Quintin and Georgina, who spent over ten years launching successful restaurants before taking the plunge with their own creation. Born from a desire to find a place where you can relax with good food and not feel pressured to pay up and move on, F&G is the place they dreamed of for years. It takes its name from Quintin’s family name, ‘Foxcroft’, and Georgina’s redhead pride! The original Berwick Street site has already developed a cult following, including the likes of Lily Cole, Anne Hathaway and Bill Nighy, thanks to its lovingly made, delicious offerings. The new site is ideally located on Mile End Road, one of the main thoroughfares into the City. It has excellent transport links with both Whitechapel and Stepney Green Underground Stations in walking distance. The immediate area has undergone significant regeneration recently, and is now home to numerous high profile residential and mixed-use schemes, along with the main campus for the Queen Mary, University of London. Directly above the cafe is Central Working, an innovative business space full of dynamic, creative people. www.foxcroftandginger.com


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Mayfair

Business Club delivered by Area Sq

The Clubhouse, London’s leading business club, lounge and meeting space, has opened a second location in the heart of Mayfair. The latest stylish private members club, created by design and fit-out specialist Area Sq, provides today’s business people and entrepreneurs with a new creative environment and high-end flexible working space in the capital.


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Designed to build on the success of The Clubhouse at 11-14 Grafton Street, the new 6,000 sq ft space at 50 Grosvenor Hill has a contemporary feel, set within a brand new building originally designed for openplan workspace. A new coffered ceiling incorporates recessed directional lighting to provide members with an immediate sense of arrival and sets the smart, creative tone for the rest of the club. A sense of openness and connectivity between the ground and lower ground floors has been created by Area Sq to give a sense of one space; this includes the installation of a bespoke staircase to link the two floors. A central coffee area has been incorporated into the club, where elegant timber fin details have been used to subtly divide the space and provide a sense of privacy within the lounge spaces. Designed to provide flexibility for members and a luxurious, professional space in which to work, meet and host events, Area Sq has created open-plan lounge spaces, informal flexible meeting areas, a range of highspecification meeting rooms and boardrooms, hot desks, touchdown spaces and an events space for up to 150 people. To capture the different mood of each space, Area Sq has used a variety of contemporary lighting products, wall coverings and striking signature furniture pieces which were provided by their sister company Sketch Studios.

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The Clubhouse attracts members from a broad range of industries and sectors, across London, the UK and overseas. Whilst catering to the growing market of start-ups and early-stage businesses that operate with no permanent office, The Clubhouse also attracts many larger, established businesses that are looking for a more flexible working or meeting space in the heart of London, in addition to their main premises. Andy Mackenzie, Head of Design at Area Sq comments: “At The Clubhouse, we have set out to provide a chic and stylish backdrop to business meetings, events and everyday working. The overall look is designed to be smart, casual and creative - definitely not corporate. We want The Clubhouse to appeal to all sectors and types of business people.” Adam Blaskey, CEO and founder of The Clubhouse, comments: “The Clubhouse is a melting pot for creative entrepreneurs who want a professional space in which to work and meet within a sophisticated and business focused environment that inspires them - not a bland hotel lobby or conference room. By working closely with Area Sq and Sketch Studios, the team have come up with exactly the right type of workspace design, which we hope will do great things for many of our member’s business performance and continue to help them thrive and prosper.” www.theclubhouselondon.com www.areasq.co.uk


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Lanique Meet 2015’s Hottest New Drink Lanique Liqueur Spirit made from Attar of Rose Pound for Pound ‘Worth More Than Gold’

The trend for retro cocktails is continuing to thrive, with bartenders shunning molecular mixology in favour of classic creations – such as Negroni or Old Fashioned – that shine a light on the quality of the base spirit.

The rose petal liquor has a unique fragrant flavour similar to Turkish Delight, and is made from completely natural ingredients, sourced from exotic locations. The sophisticated drink can be served in a variety of ways, including Lanique & Tonic, Lanique & Soda, or Lanique & Lemonade. But the most popular way is The Lanique Signature Serve with Lanique & Lime over crushed ice.

Step forward Lanique, a rose Liqueur Spirit revived from a historic 200 year old recipe. The botanical beauty, a vivid blushing rosy pink, was first enjoyed by European high society in the 1800s at celebrations and balls.

Situated in the heart of St. Helier, Jersey's beautiful seaside capital, and walking distance from some of the island’s most breathtaking beaches, Bohemia at The Club Hotel & Spa boasts a truly unrivalled location. The hotel’s Michelin star restaurant Bohemia and Roof Top Champagne Bar provide the perfect settings from which to enjoy Lanique.

The first places to stock the relaunched Lanique in the UK were the Michelin Starred Bohemia Bar & Restaurant in Jersey, and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge London. It is now widely stocked in the hippest bars and top restaurants around the UK where bartenders are heralding it as the next big drink.

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Sleep

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WINS “BEST POP-UP BAR” AT THE RESTAURANT & BAR DESIGN AWARDS 2014

Every year a much anticipated highlight of Sleep, Europe’s leading hotel design and development event, is a one-of-akind, imaginatively designed Sleep Bar that is a centrepiece and attraction for all who attend. The latest in the series has just reached a new level of acclaim by winning “Best Pop-up Bar” at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014. This year’s bar, a dramatic sculptural form crafted from re-purposed washbasins, was created by a team of leading hospitality experts including interior design studio Nous Design, contractors Willmott Dixon and bathroom ceramics manufacturer Laufen Bathrooms, long-time exhibitor at Sleep. Pioneering artist Vlad Tenu created the innovative aluminium wall sculpture, while suppliers and sponsors Megaman, Interface, Tektura, Soho Myriad, Tacchini, and Ipea UK also supported the installation. Each member of the team illustrated exceptional creativity and commitment to the project. Nir Gilad, Creative Director of Nous Design, confirms the studio is extremely honoured to be recognised with this prestigious international award and shares his insights into the winning concept. “The Sleep Bar was created as a gathering space inspired by nature, an environment to which one can escape. The bar itself represents a lake, with the aluminium trellis backdrop suggesting a forest and the pendant lights an allusion to clouds. Together, these elements form a seamless, dreamlike ambience.” The all-white installation is a simple play between defined geometric forms and abstract structures. With an expanse of over 12 metres, the organic wall sculpture behind the bar is made from 1854 pressed aluminium triangles which appear to “grow” from the floor and surround the lounge – yet the components weigh only 200 kg altogether. In contrast, the cleanlined, fully operational bar, which the team believes is the first of its kind, comes in at 1.8 tons. Designed to showcase Laufen’s bathroom products, its “V” shape is constructed from 64 ceramic shelves and washbasins. Concealed lights on each shelf create a linear, floating appearance. The bar’s adjustable top enables new styles of washbasins to be displayed as they are launched, and the insulating properties of the ceramic material means the coldness of the ice wells in the counter is not transferred to the shelves below.

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“The construction of the ceramic bar was riddled with technical challenges which the Laufen team successfully resolved,” Nir explains. “It was only through the dedication and positive thinking of the Nous Design team, organisers, sponsors and suppliers that this venture became possible. We thank all the people who spent days and nights in front of their computers, in workshops and at the installation site to bring our vision to life, and are grateful for the overwhelming encouragement we’ve received from our friends, clients, operators and the design community.” An international panel of esteemed design experts judged the competition, including distinguished landscape and garden designer Andy Sturgeon who called the Sleep Bar “simple yet dramatic.” Kali Nicholson, Brand Director of Sleep, says “We were delighted to have such an amazing bar for the Great and the Good of the hospitality design industry to enjoy at Sleep last year and are thrilled it continues to be recognised and celebrated, now as awardwinning, almost 10 months later.” The Sleep 2014 Conference, together with the Sleep Set guestroom design competition and the Sleep Exhibition, will be held on the 26th and 27th November at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. A late-night opening running until 8pm on Wednesday, November 26th will include a cocktail hour from 6-7pm at the Sleep Bar, which this year is being designed by Stylt Trampoli. Drawing upon the Business Design Centre’s past life as the Royal Agricultural Hall, the studio aims to create a fresh, vibrant place of respite from the high-energy exhibition and conference. For more information and to register for complementary passes visit: www.thesleepevent.com The show is the official event partner of the European Hotel Design Awards which will culminate in a dinner on the evening of 25 November when the winners will be announced in a glittering ceremony at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.


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LANES OF LONDON LAUNCHES NEW MENU: ALL-DAY DINING IN MAYFAIR Open for breakfast through to lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, Lanes of London offers relaxed allday dining in the heart of the capital. With a newly redesigned menu of small plates to share, Lanes is the perfect place to come for business breakfasts, midweek lunches and relaxed dinners with friends. Situated on Park Lane, just a stone’s throw from the bustle of Oxford Street, Lanes of London is more accessible than its Mayfair neighbours but a cut above the chains of Marble Arch, offering a mix of British and international dishes in a stylish yet casual environment.

Lanes of London’s menu of small plates is versatile yet tightly edited, with dishes from around the world created with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Highlights include soft shell crab from Billingsgate market, served with fennel, chilli and apple salad; Beef brisket sliders in mini brioche buns with roasted bone marrow and horseradish cream; Salt baked pumpkin, black quinoa and goat’s cheese salad; and Kafta Meshwi – minced lamb skewers with babaganoush. For early breakfasts and lazy brunches, choose from hearty items such as ham hock hash with duck egg, and a full English breakfast with slow cooked bacon rib eye or lighter bites such as granola and freshly made porridge.

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The menu also features a regularly rotating guest menu item from one of London’s ‘Food Heroes’, championing the most exciting trends and traders from around the Capital. Lanes of London’s current hero is the Rib Man, one of the original and most popular traders in London’s street food circuit who has bought his trademark rib roll to the menu, made from slow cooked baby back ribs and topped with the Rib Man’s own homemade hot sauce. Details of the next exciting food hero will be revealed in early September. Housed in a late Edwardian mansion block, the dining room is an informal, modern space that still retains a classical feel befitting of the area. Led by Blacksheep, the award winning restaurant design agency, the interiors incorporate marble, aged brass, traditional leaded glazing, racing green leather banquettes, oak and antique detailing throughout.

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HAINSWORTH SUPPLIES LONDON’S HOTTEST NEW HOTEL London’s hottest new hotel has used a selection of colourful Hainsworth broadcloth to help give its interiors a contemporary look and feel. In the midst of Soho and moments from Mayfair, Ham Yard Hotel offers 91 individually designed bedrooms and suites. Owned by London’s premier boutique hotel operators, Firmdale Hotels PLC, the striking interiors have been put together by Kit Kemp in her award-winning modern British style. Hainsworth fabrics have been dramatically showcased in the hotel’s original Fifties bowling alley where wing chairs were covered in brightly coloured Hainsworth wools. Hainsworth’s electric blue wool was also used to line the walls of the large state-of-the-art theatre. Julie Greenough, spokesperson for Hainsworth, says: “We were delighted to supply this exciting new hotel with our woollen fabrics and we love the way Kit Kemp has used them to such a dramatic effect.”

Hainsworth’s Broadcloth is a tightly woven and felted woollen base cloth regarded for its lustrous quality and sheen. It comes in a variety of striking colours including Orange, Cherry, Gold, Paprika, Royal Blue, Black and Royal Navy – and is the widest woollen faced fabric on the market. Hainsworth is one of Britain’s oldest textile mills and recently launched a marketing campaign positioning itself as the “fabric of a nation”. The company has a distinguished history. It was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2004 for its furnishing fabrics for Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. The bold new campaign comes amid growing interest among interior designers in Britain and overseas for its upholsteries, drapes and wall coverings. www.hainsworth.co.uk www.hamyardhotel.com


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Ippudo

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ounded in Japan in 1985, Japanese ramen specialist Ippudo is to open its flagship European restaurant this October, in Central St. Giles, London. Ippudo now operates over 120 restaurants across 13 different countries, with sites in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney, serving 50,000 bowls of ramen each day. Set to be the first of several European openings over the next five years, Ippudo will now offer Londoners many of the same signature dishes that has seen it become one of the most popular ramen restaurants worldwide. With nearly thirty years of history and tradition behind it, Ippudo will bring an authentic menu of Hakata-style ramen to the capital. A Tonkotsu soup (pork-based) is the foundation of Ippudo’s famous ramen, made in-house by boiling pork bones over two days, achieving perfect emulsion to give it a rich flavour and creamy texture.

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The main event will be the Shiromaru Hakata Classic – Ippudo’s original tonkotsu pork broth ramen with homemade thin noodles and topped with pork loin chashu, sesame kikurage mushrooms, bean sprouts and spring onions. A vegetarian version will also be available, made from a rich seaweed and mushroom broth topped with noodles, fried tofu and bean sprouts. Starters such as Yamitsuki Goma Kyuri, Hirata Buns and Hirata Samurai Chicken Wings will sit alongside à la carte options which include inventive and authentic dishes of Hakata Tonpu-Yaki (a savoury pancake with sliced pork belly and cabbage), Wagyu-Tataki (seared Wagyu sirloin served rare), Bakuretsu Tofu (stewed spicy tofu with minced chicken and crunchy noodles) and Seafood Chirashi Sushi (open style chirashi sushi with prawns, yellowtail and tuna). Rounding things off will be desserts such as Kurogoma Panna Cotta (black sesame panna cotta, served with mango sorbet) and Mascarpone & Sweet Potato (green tea gelato served with mascarpone, honey and sweet potato).


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To complement the triumphant food offering, Ippudo will also showcase Japan’s finest beers and spirits, boasting an extensive selection of fine sake, shochu and premium Japanese lagers. Sakes, available by the glass and by the bottle, include Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai, from Iwate, Japan, and Azumaichi Junmai from Saga, Japan. Cocktails will include Hakushu Sawa, a blend of hakushu, lemon juice, angostura bitters and egg white. A no reservations policy will operate in the 80-cover restaurant split over a ground floor and mezzanine level, as well as outdoor space for al-fresco dining in the summer. Ippudo London will open on 10th October 2014 located at Central St Giles, London, WC2H 8AG. The website is www.ippudo.co.uk and for updates follow @IppudoLondon. IPPUDO: BRINGING JAPANESE SOUL TO THE HEART OF LONDON.


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BOHEMIA IN JERSEY RETAIN ITS COVETED MICHELIN STAR Champagne corks are popping at Bohemia Restaurant today (25 September 2014), after hearing the news that it has retained its coveted Michelin star for the tenth year.

He continued: “To have secured our prestigious Michelin star in the same week that we heard the news about being awarded our 4AA Rosettes is absolutely fantastic.”

The celebratory vibe at the hotel is even greater as this announcement comes days after the restaurant was awarded 4AA Rosettes, and a top score in the Good Food Guide 2015.

Steve Smith has created a truly outstanding dining experience with his ingredient and flavour driven tasting menus. Bohemia Bar & Restaurant boasts a stellar reputation for its first rate cuisine, placing it firmly on the gastronomic map as a food-lover’s destination. Situated on the ground floor of The Club Hotel & Spa, Bohemia has been Jersey’s finest dining establishment since opening its doors in April 2004.

Head Chef Steve Smith was one of the youngest chefs in the country to achieve a Michelin star 10 years ago, at the age of just 24. Steve said: “We are delighted that our passion and commitment for offering the highest quality cuisine has once again been recognised. Our whole kitchen brigade has worked day and night over the past year to retain this accolade and I am overjoyed at Michelin’s decision.”

Bohemia Restaurant, Green Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 4UH, Channel Islands For reservations please call: 01534 880 588 or visit www.bohemiajersey.com


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Paddington Bear Elevenses at Lancaster London To celebrate Paddington Bear coming to the big screen this year, Lancaster London will be treating guests in the Lounge Bar to complimentary Paddington Bear ‘Elevenses’ - the bear’s favourite bite to eat! Paddington is famous for his love of marmalade, so Lancaster London will be offering home-made Apricot Cake with a serving of home-made Orange & Apple Marmalade to all guests when ordering a hot drink in the Lounge Bar, between 10.30am and 11.30am. Paddington Bear famously took Elevenses on Portobello Road, a ten minute walk from Lancaster London, which boasts an unrivalled Hyde Park location. Lancaster London is also a five minute walk from Paddington Station, where Britain’s favourite bear was first found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. The family friendly Lancaster London, an iconic mid-century hotel, offers world-class hospitality. Proudly distinct, this London landmark commands unrivalled panoramic views across the capital’s skyline. The hotel enjoys a privileged position in central London, close to the bustling shopping districts of Oxford and Bond Street, internationally famed West End theatres, museums and tourist attractions Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY Reservations on 020 7551 6000 or visit www.lancasterlondon.com

A Family Destination The family holiday to London just became a whole lot easier! Lancaster London, one of the Capital’s most family friendly hotels, is now offering complimentary pushchairs (appropriate for ages 0-4 years), bottle warmers, bottle sterilisers, baby changing mats, high chairs, booster seats, baby bathtubs, and lots more for guests travelling with young children. Now those caring for the little ones no longer need to worry about overweight or oversize luggage with the added bonus of having spare space for some fabulous London shopping when returning home. To help the holiday run even more smoothly, Island Grill offers a children's menu throughout the day to make meal times fit into individual guest’s routines. There is also a Peter Pan Afternoon Tea available in the Lounge. Lancaster London is perfectly located for guests to

enjoy the kiddie friendly delights of London, such as Hyde Park, which is directly opposite Lancaster London. Here children can visit the Peter Pan statue, feed the ducks, and go boating on the Serpentine. Children’s favourites such as the Science Museum and Natural History Museum, plus the world’s leading toy shop Hamleys are all close to the hotel. Lancaster London, an iconic mid-century hotel, offers world-class hospitality in an unbeatable location. Proudly distinct, this London landmark commands unrivalled panoramic views across the capital’s skyline. Lancaster London strives to ensure that all guests have everything they require during their stay at the hotel, and now this includes going the extra mile for families. Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY Reservations on 020 7551 6000 or visit www.lancasterlondon.com


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EUROPE’S LEADING EVENT FOR HOTEL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHITECTURE, RETURNS TO LONDON’S BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE ON 26TH AND 27TH NOVEMBER. Source the latest design-led products from a curated mix of exhibitors including GROHE, Altfield, Dornbracht, Designheure, Acrylic Couture, SoFarSoNear, Punkt, Walker Greenbank, Preciosa, Dare Studio, Tuuci and Swarovski.

The Round Tables, hosted by Daniel Englender, MD of Benjamin West London, allow you to get up close and personal with senior executives from the hotel development, investment and operator community.

Hear from the leaders in hotel design and investment at the Sleep Conference – free to attend for visitors. The opening speaker is legendary restaurateur Jeremy King, now welcoming guests to his first hotel The Beaumont in London’s Mayfair. George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg will talk on the inspiration behind their striking hotel designs including PUBLIC hotel in Chicago and The London EDITION. Award-winning Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku will reveal the process involved in creating inspired concepts for the Mandarin Oriental and Plaza Athénée in Paris.

Sleep Set presents a take on the hotels of tomorrow in a series of visionary room sets from contestants who include Dreimeta, NoChintz and SKM Design. Outdoor spaces are crucial to guest experience and revenue - visit the new Above and Beyond roof terrace, curated by Scape Design Associates and furnished by KETTAL Outdoor Collections. Plus there’s digitalhotel – with an installation outside the Business Design Centre demonstrating the modular concept

designed using the latest in BIM technology behind the Whitbread hub brand, and a lounge inside where visitors are invited to use Google Glass and Oculus Rift for an immersive BIM experience. The Sleep Bar, to be designed by awardwinning Swedish company Stylt Trampoli, is where to see and be seen as you network. Sleep takes place over two days, and is open till 8pm on Wednesday 26 November, with complimentary drinks from 6-7pm. Pre-register online to avoid the £30 entry fee.

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K West Hotel & Spa’s fun and vibrant ambience is fused with ultimate relaxation in a prime location. The hotel’s contemporary vibe attracts those from the music and media industries who enjoy the proximity to the nearby O2 Shepherds Bush Empire and the Apollo. Situated in Shepherds Bush, the hotel is on the doorstep of Westfield shopping centre, one of the largest urban retail destination in Europe with over 240 outlets. Fashionable areas such as Notting Hill, Portobello Road and Kensington are also just a short walk away. A defining characteristic of all 220 guestrooms is the generous space, with the smallest being just under 300 sq ft. The rooms are designed to offer a soothing respite from the fast pace of London life, with luxurious oversized beds and a calming colour scheme. Modern flourishes including LCD flat screen TVs, sandblasted glass, and original artwork give the rooms a distinctive K West stamp. At the upper end of the scale, the six spectacular K Suites offer the ultimate experience. Dramatic walls of glass divide the bedrooms from the lounge areas, which are fitted with Bose surround sound entertainment systems, a 42” plasma screen television and ultracomfy sofas. Two-metre square beds and Aromatherapy Associates toiletries are also staples in the suites, and the bathrooms have been fitted with designer Philippe Starck double-ended baths and fixtures. K Lounge replicates the city’s buzzing nightlife. Every Friday and Saturday, top DJs play from 10pm until 2am, while the hotel’s expert mixologists create exotic cocktails for a distinctly cool crowd. The chic venue features a stunning black granite bar with intricate mother-of-pearl detailing, illuminated by two impressive drop-column chandeliers. In the daytime, K Lounge provides a stylish retreat to relax and chill out. Perched on a mezzanine floor above the bar, K West’s modern restaurant, Kanteen, offers high quality food and a sociable atmosphere. Experienced Head Chef, Eduart Berisha has created an inventive menu focusing on modern British cuisine to satisfy the cosmopolitan clientele. Ever changing artwork adorns the walls and is available to buy. Awarded the top rating of “5 Bubbles” in the 2014 Good Spa Guide, K West’s holistic spa offers a range of exclusive treatments. K Spa introduced the first ‘Snow Paradise’ to London, which mimics the Finnish experience of alternating between freezing and steamy environments. The unique ‘Sun Meadow’ offers specialist light therapy to treat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and the Nail Bar is the place to be pampered. The spa also features a twinkling hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, sauna, dry flotation tank, aromatic herbal steam room and the fully equipped K Fit gymnasium. K Spa was the first place in the UK to offer luxurious Russie Blanche treatments and products, including the signature treatment which replicates a Russian Baniya Body Ritual. Aromatherapy Associates and Ytsara products are also used by the highly skilled therapists within the six treatment rooms. Prices start from £125 per room per night, and the K Suites are from £540 per night including VAT. Spa packages are also available and include overnight accommodation and treatments. K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, London W14 0AX For reservations, please call: 020 8008 6600 or visit www.k-west.co.uk


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FEEL GOOD, LOOK GOOD, DO GOOD! Nicknamed the ‘feel good fruit’, Baobab is one of Africa’s best kept secrets – until now. For centuries the people of Africa have turned to the baobab tree as a source of natural wellbeing, to benefit their skin, hair, health and to help bring out natural beauty. K Spa is the first spa in London to launch this African-inspired Baobab treatment, priced at £110 for 70 minutes. And with £2 from each treatment being donated to the Aduna Foundation – it will help you do good too. How it works The Baobab’s incredible nutritional profile offers six times more Vitamin C than an orange, twice as much calcium as a glass of milk, and more iron than a steak. It’s high in alkalising minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, plus has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any fruit in the world. It really is the superfruit of superfruits. At K Spa the Baobab African Ritual starts with a relaxing full body exfoliation, followed by a “feel good” massage and cooling therapy for the legs. The sublime relaxing ritual harnesses the unique powerful ingredients produced by the African Baobab tree, which are exotic in nature and rich in nutrients. This is a nourishing, protective, smoothing and hydrating experience that will boost skin health and leave you both feeling and looking rejuvenated. The treatment finishes with a complimentary Baobab smoothie to leave you feeling naturally energised whilst boosting your immune system. Awarded the top rating of “5 Bubbles” in the 2013 Good Spa Guide, K West’s holistic spa offers a range of exclusive treatments. K Spa introduced the first ‘Snow Paradise’ to London, which mimics the Finnish experience of alternating between freezing and steamy environments. The unique ‘Sun Meadow’ offers specialist light therapy to treat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and the Nail Bar is the place to be pampered. The spa also features a twinkling hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, sauna, dry flotation tank, aromatic herbal steam room and the fully equipped K Fit gymnasium.

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BELLAGIO INTRODUCES LAGO BY RENOWNED CHEF JULIAN SERRANO TO RESORT'S AWARD-WINNING CULINARY PROGRAM Italian Small Plates, Bellagio Fountain Views and Exquisite Décor Create a Breathtaking Epicurean Experience by Michelin-Starred Chef Julian Serrano Lago by Julian Serrano, a new concept from one of Las Vegas’ most celebrated chefs, will debut at Bellagio Resort & Casino in March 2015. Featuring an exquisite dining room with floorto-ceiling panoramic windows, Lago will boast the most spectacular views of the resort’s iconic fountains ever experienced on The Strip. Adjacent to the dining room, an open-air patio will provide waterfront seating centred on Lake Bellagio. Lago will be the first Italian restaurant from the James Beard Award-winning, Michelin-decorated Chef Julian Serrano. A new take on social dining, Lago’s small plate menu will celebrate Chef Serrano’s creativity and signature flavours, and deliver a dynamic new experience to the AAA Five Diamond resort’s award-winning culinary program. Additionally, the restaurant will showcase a sophisticated mixology program that delves into uncharted preparations. “Lago will deliver a fresh experience for the Bellagio guest and Las Vegas local, not only in the cuisine, but also in the ambiance,” said Chef Serrano. “As people step into Lago, they will be embraced in a setting that is energetic, engaging, approachable and fun – all inspired by the sights, sounds and flavours of Italy.” Serrano’s menu encourages guests to discover Italian cuisine differently. Reinvented presentations of small, savoury Italian dishes will offer the opportunity for guests to indulge in a variety of Chef Serrano’s cuisine. Menu selections will include antipasti offerings such as

carpaccio and bruschetta; fresh pastas such as risotto and gnocchi; an assortment of pizzas; and exquisite main dish selections such as salmon, chicken and steak. Side dishes also will be available to accompany any menu item. Bellagio President and COO Randy Morton said, “Lago pulls from rich Italian history and culture while delivering a cutting-edge culinary experience – two hallmarks of the Bellagio brand. And as suggested by the name, which means lake in Italian, Lago’s guests will enjoy the most striking Fountain views in the city.” Designed by Munge Leung, the restaurant’s decor is influenced by Italian Futurismo, a cultural 20thcentury movement conceived in Milan that encouraged artists to stretch beyond the traditional and familiar in order to create uniqueness within an object. Spectacular and vibrant, Lago’s bold exterior façade will capture guests’ attention from across the resort. Its entrance will be wrapped in a colourful mosaic measuring 15 feet tall and spanning 100 feet wide, comprised of Italian glass portraying an aerial map of Milan. The abstract map will include coloured backlit glass panels with a colour gradient and bright metal accents symbolizing Milan’s roadways. Once inside, guests will be greeted by Lago’s intimate lounge and an exquisite glass-andchrome mixology counter. The on-the-go traveller can sit at the high-table-top lounge or at its white marble-top bar sipping from one of Lago’s

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