Crackerjack Pencil & Pen

chh crackersCotswold House helped get the festive season off to a cracking start, by giving 1,000 Christmas crackers to The James Hopkins Trust, Hop Skip and Jump, The Cotswold Care Hospice and GEAR.

General manager Paul Dixon said: “The charities we have selected are all hugely deserving, and we really hope that the crackers will help to make Christmas a little brighter for those in need.”

As reported by the Cotswold Journal.

The Wellesley opens with all media blazing…

wellesley 2The Wellesley – London’s latest super-luxury hotel – has opened to a blitz of media coverage. The 1920s Knightsbridge townhouse with a famous musical heritage has been restored with a modern take on art deco style and now offers contemporary luxury, traditional glamour and uncompromising service in one of London’s most prestigious locations – opposite Hyde Park at   Number 11 Knightsbridge.

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Conde Nast Traveler said, ‘the newest addition to the prestigious postcode is sure to stand out amongst the luxury hotels of Knightsbridge. The boutique 36-room residence has a contemporary take on its 1920s history, with interiors crafted by award-winning designers Fox Linton’.

ArtInfo – the New York based culture and arts website, said The Wellesley was ‘bringing back the Jazz Age with sumptuous finishes and art deco feel.’

‘There’s a new contender to some of London’s finest hotels – The Wellesley – petite, but perfectly formed’, said First Life, British Airways’ in-flight magazine.

Harper’s Bazaar told readers of its Trends column that ‘the new Wellesley in Knightsbridge celebrates the glamour of the jazz era with live entertainment, a cigar lounge and a bar specialising in fine cognacs’.

‘London has a new chic capital with the opening of the boutique-beauty Wellesley’, advised Hong Kong’s Jetsetter magazine, while the London Evening Standard was highlighting the ‘one of the world’s biggest cigar collections at The Wellesley’s Cigar Lounge’ in a feature entitled ’50 Ways to Party’.

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The foodie festival with a bit of bite

BITE 2013 which runs from 27 January to 2 February 2013 in Chipping Campden, will feature events with some of the UK’s most exciting chefs, working alongside Cotswold House’s own head chef, Dave Watts, winner of the Good Food Guide 2013 Chef to Watch Award and Indunil Upatissa, the head chef of The Noel Arms. Indunil is himself two-times winner of the best Pub Curry Chef Award.

You can download the full programme of events here.

The week long celebration of great food, superb drinks and culinary excellence will feature Gregg Wallace, Prue Leith, Paul Taylor, Shaun Hill, Simon Hulstone, Alastair Sawday, Damian Allsop, The Urban Rajah, Will Holland, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Adam Byatt, Charles Metcalfe and our very own Dave Watts and Indunil Sanchi.

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Be yourself

It’s better to be bespoke….because we make it easy for you to find the hotel you want – by name, by type, by location, by facilities. You see, we’ve done the hard yards over the last 15 years, checking out so you can check in.herbert ypma 056


We’ve identified the individual, the idiosyncratic, the iconic. The chic, the boutique. The hip, the handy and the homely. In other words, the bespoke – the ones with a difference.

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Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do. Be ready for anything.  Because you’ll find something here for families and business-people, sports lovers and idlers, romantics and foodies. What you won’t find is a series of uniform, indistinguishable places. Each Bespoke Hotel is tailored throughout to enhance its essential character and to meet the needs of discerning guests.want to be, you’ll find a Bespoke Hotel like you. There’s nearly 100 to choose from.

The common factors are great service, a flair for hospitality and recognition that you want to be treated like an individual, not a room number.  Off the peg? Never. Run of the mill? No thanks. Generic? You cannot be serious. We’re bespoke, and proud of it.

We call it beattitude.

We're bespoke, and proud of it.