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Hotel Beds Sore Point With Travellers

‘Lack of home comforts’ (27%) and ‘loneliness’ (25%) are the worst aspects of staying in a hotel, according to research published today – the poll also showed around one-third of people staying in a hotel for business purposes have had to do work (38%) or eat a meal (31%) from their hotel bed.

New Ideas For Themed Weekend Breaks

The ideas for themed getaways range from ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ to ‘Loopy London’, ‘High Spirits’ to ‘Carry on Camping’. There are also suggestions for Romantics, Culture Vultures, Fashionistas, Budget Travellers and those who want to ‘Ditch the Diet’.

Archerfield House - East Lothian

Archerfield House in East Lothian is now welcoming guests to stay at the impressive 16th century property, on an exclusive-use basis. The mansion house, set in the grounds of Archerfield Links, opened its doors to guests last month, following a five-year refurbishment and renovation project.

Festival of Taste - Jumeirah

Impressive line up of world-renowned celebrity chefs to take part in inaugural food and lifestyle festival in Dubai.

Glasgow Contemporary Art And Music

Two of Glasgow’s greatest strengths – contemporary visual art and contemporary music – are the focus of two major festivals in the city in April 2006.

Chelsea Flower Show 2006

Every year, London is host to the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship event, The Chelsea Flower Show. Between 23 and 27 May garden aficionados will be travelling from far and wide to this, the world’s premier horticultural event, to see the latest ideas for garden design and the finest horticultural collections.

Brown’s Hotel, London opens spa

Guests at the historic, newly refurbished Brown’s Hotel in London’s Mayfair can a enjoy Swedish, Thai or Chinese massage in a brand new spa.

Celebrity chef Oliver to open restaurant in Cornwall

Following the success of his restaurant in London, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is to open a new restaurant in Newquay in Cornwall.

Miss Potter - Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor

Miss Potter, a new film about the life of author and naturalist Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, is now filming in England’s beautiful Lake District.

New sports bar for Newcastle

The city of Newcastle upon Tyne, famous for its vibrant nightlife, is home to a new sports themed bar.

Derby remembers hot dog inventor

An English town is marking the 150th anniversary of the inventor of the hot dog. Harry M. Stevens, born in Derby in 1856, was a humble caterer who emigrated to the USA in the 1880s.

Smart City Hostel for Edinburgh

A new, £10 million hostel in the heart of Edinburgh is aimed at younger visitors to Scotland’s capital who are looking for quality accommodation.

Surgeons plan luxury Edinburgh hotel

One of the world’s oldest medical incorporations is to open a luxury hotel in one of its elegant Georgian buildings in Edinburgh.

Horseracing and hotel luxury at Ascot

A day at one of the main events of the English summer season can be completed with a night at a luxury four star hotel and spa this June.

London event highlights

Michelangelo, Holbein and Modernism are among the artists and subjects featured in London’s cultural calendar this year.

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