Articles tagged “london”

Spirit Tourism Booms in Britain With Microdistilleries on the Rise

Spirit Tourism Booms in Britain With Microdistilleries on the Rise

Louise Dixon, Associated Press

Spirit tourism is proving a hit with folks who want not just a stiff drink, but a story behind it as well. The popularity presents an opportunity for artisan and craft makers of other products wanting to capitalize on tourism.

3 weeks ago

The Historic Ritz London Could Sell for $1 Billion

The Historic Ritz London Could Sell for $1 Billion

Jack Sidders, David Hellier and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

London’s super-prime hotels don't go on the market very often. The Ritz London could be the next one as its owners hire a team to pursue a deal. Only a small group of wealthy investors will get a chance to bid on it, but luxury hotel groups could swoop in to nab the storied hotel.

4 months ago

The Story Behind London’s Sold-Out Literary Pub Tour

The Story Behind London’s Sold-Out Literary Pub Tour

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Touring companies and professional guides could learn a thing or two from the London Literary Pub Crawl. It's run by a group of passionate writers and actors who pay homage to London's writers of yore — with a pint or two.

5 months ago

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

Rosie Spinks, Skift

As The Savoy's in-house carpenter, Sam Beer gets to "make things that people want to take pictures of." It's a big part of his job. Turns out, that's as fun for him as it is for the luxury hotel's guests.

5 months ago

How Can Airbnb Guests Live Like Locals if Hosts Are, Well, Corporations?

How Can Airbnb Guests Live Like Locals if Hosts Are, Well, Corporations?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The professionalization of Airbnb may mean cleaner bedsheets and more front desks. But it may also contribute to higher home prices to the detriment of housing-squeezed neighborhoods — and a brand identity that is in dire need of a reboot.

7 months ago

Visitor Centers Are Bringing Leisure Experiences Directly to Biz Travelers

Visitor Centers Are Bringing Leisure Experiences Directly to Biz Travelers

Isaac Carey, Skift

Many business travelers simply don't have time to explore destinations on their own, no matter how much of a priority they say it is. This is where convention centers can play a key role, bringing the destination to time-strapped attendees.

7 months ago

London’s Landmark Hotel Has a Holistic Approach for Chinese Tourists

London’s Landmark Hotel Has a Holistic Approach for Chinese Tourists

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

Chinese outbound travel is booming, and the Landmark Hotel is right on point with its five-year strategy that caters to this guest segment.

8 months ago

Admiralty Arch Owner Seeks New Funding For London Luxury Hotel Project

Admiralty Arch Owner Seeks New Funding For London Luxury Hotel Project

Jack Sidders, Bloomberg

It sounds like the project is still on track but sensitive builds like this can sometimes take longer and cost more than originally expected.

9 months ago

London’s Landmark Hotel The Cavendish Is Up for Sale

London’s Landmark Hotel The Cavendish Is Up for Sale

William Mathis and Jack Sidders, Bloomberg

The owners of London’s Cavendish hotel have hired brokers to sell it for about $325 million (£250 million). They're betting it's a desirable property. A stay in the four-star hotel costs up to $1,400 a night.

9 months ago

Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Uber has tried hard to change its image in recent years, but has it worked?

10 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: London & Partners CEO on Promoting Tourism in the Age of Brexit

Skift Forum Europe: London & Partners CEO on Promoting Tourism in the Age of Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

London is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, so attracting visitors isn't really a problem. What the city needs to ensure is that locals benefit from something that can be divisive if managed incorrectly.

11 months ago

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Tasos Vossos, Bloomberg

The operator of Europe’s biggest aviation hub is mulling the issue of a 15-year euro-denominated bond note. While it's plausible the UK will postpone Brexit upheaval for at least a short period, Heathrow needs to face up to the risk of no-deal disruption in financial markets sometime this year.

12 months ago