Hotelier of the Year 2019 8 November 2019 Sally Beck, general manager of Royal Lancaster London, shares her people-first strategy for creating the 'happiest hotel'
In this week's issue... Hotelier of the Year 2019 Sally Beck, general manager of Royal Lancaster London, shares her people-first strategy for creating the 'happiest hotel'
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Setting the standard: American brand the Standard bursts onto the London scene 26 September 2019 by

With its balcony bathtubs, Brutalist design and racy reputation, the Standard has burst onto the London hotel scene with a bang. Andy Lynes discovers how the hotel hopes to combine an American-tinted sense of hospitality with a shout out to the tribes of London

They do things differently at the Standard. From the upside-down logo to the baths on the eighth-floor balconies overlooking London’s St Pancras railway station, the unexpected is never far away.

The London outpost is the US-based hotel chain’s first international opening, and the first since the departure of founder André Balazs of Chiltern Firehouse fame. Other hotels are due to open – in the Maldives in the autumn, and Milan, Paris, Lisbon, Bordeaux, Mexico City, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ko Samui, Phuket and Chicago are also in the pipeline.

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