Small Luxury Hotels of the World London Spring Showcase at the Gherkin
As the sun set on 18th March, Lotus UK climbed to the top floor of the iconic Gherkin in the City of London for the Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) 2014 Spring Showcase.
The Gherkin’s penthouse Glass Dome with its amazing views over the capital provided a very apt setting to exhibit some of the world’s finest boutique properties from the SLH portfolio. Around twenty hoteliers came to London for the event, some of whom are family members of the original hotel founders, and it was wonderful to hear the stories and history behind their properties.
Attended by 150 travel agents providing high end leisure, concierge service, corporate travel and MICE business as well as travel journalists, there was a great buzz in the dome as they chatted to the hoteliers and took in the stunning view of the capital’s bright lights.
The participating hotels were:
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa, Turners Hill, United Kingdom
Viceroy Bali, Bali, Indonesia
West House Hotel New York, New York, United States of America
Hotel Belles Rives, Juan-les-Pins, France
Hotel Juana, Juan-les-Pins, France
Dormy House Hotel, Broadway, United Kingdom
Gran Derby Hotel, Barcelona Spain
The Chester Grosvenor, Chester, United Kingdom
Hotel Ambassador à L'Opéra, Zurich, Switzerland
Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France
Les Etangs de Corot, Versailles, France
Soniat House, New Orleans, United States of America
Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
Schlosshotel Kronberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
CastaDiva Resort & Spa, Lake Como, Italy
The Pearl Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrocco
Lydmar, Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Byron, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome, Italy
Petit Palais Hotel de Charme, Milan, Italy
Dukes London, London, United Kingdom
Many thanks to the SLH team for inviting us along to the event and to the hoteliers, agents and journalists for creating such a special ambience!
Images from left to right:
1. Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica, Copyright KateHood.com
2. Nuevas Esperanzas, Nicaragua
3. Vidarte Space, Brazil