I have been Managing Director of The Cavendish Hotel on Jermyn Street for five years. The hotel is one of the best located in Central London we are independently owned deluxe hotel. The hotel delivers a very high standard of friendly service recognized by our achievement of the VisitLondon Gold Award for Outstanding Customer Service in 2009 and we are very committed to sustainable hotelkeeping, Considerate Hotelier of the Year in 2007, the first hotel in London to achieve Gold Accreditation in the Green Tourism for London Scheme launched by The Mayor's Office a couple of years ago.
My blog will give an insight in running a large hotel in London, some of the current issues that we are building into our business planning and highlight major events in London that have an impact on our business. I have a particular interest in the Theatre and am fortunate enough to get tickets to a number of previews. I am no critic but I know what I like. Last night I was invited to Suckerpunch last night at the Royal Court Theatre it was fantastic the theatre has been transformed into a boxing ring and the performance from Daniel Kuluuya as Leon is amazing, in one scene he has to act, skip, and dance the boxing is realistic and the actors have been coached by Errol Christie. Charlie the racist coach is a great character reflecting attitudes that thankfully are in the past. The theme of the play is the hurt caused by racism in the 80?s and how it impacted the lives of young black people , the police harassment, itis very intense and is a reminder of the hurt caused by ignorance and lack of respect for others. The theme is serious but the play is funny, deeply moving and a great evening's entertainment.
June has been exceptional for London hotels corporate business is back to 2008 levels and the events Trooping theColour, Royal Ascot , Wimbledon and the twoweekend rock festivals in Hyde Park concerts in Hard Rock Calling this weekend headlined by Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney and Wireless Festival 2 -4th July with P!nk and Jay-Zattract about 100,000 people to London . I would recommend if you are planning a visit to London book a few weeks in advance as the city is now sold out 3- 4nights a week and will be until the after the Farnborough Airshow 19-25thJuly 2010. You will find the best value rates in London from last week in July until end of week 1 in September as hotels offer value for money leisure rates the predictions are for great weather so lovely time to visit this great city.