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Hospitality continued...PARISLONDONTENERIfEVERBIERBOWNESS-ON WINDERMERESAUMUR IN THE LOIRE VALLEyKIROVA - RUSSIAPage 12On the Road issue 217• M by MontcalmDue to open in early 2015, and located in Shoreditch, London’s hottest neighbourhood for new hotel openings and close to the “Silicon roundabout” at Old Street.M by Montcalm is a striking new-build 269- room hotel, in a 23-storey contemporary tower. Fittingly for a hotel in London’s “Tech City” neighbourhood, the rooms offer the latest in technology: all rooms and suites have complimentary Wi-Fi are controlled via an in-room control panel, through which guests can remotely adjust lights to suit their mood and monitor room temperature, control curtains and order a room service with the click of a button. Wall-mounted plasma screens double as mirrors.The futuristic, angular building is destined to become a landmark on City Road, and will feature bars, state-of-the art business facili- ties with a Club Lounge, a wellness centre and gym, a selection of restaurants, a private members club - The Hoxton Social, and a rooftop bar - The Sky Lounge, with views across this buzzing quarter of London.IHG is to introduce Holiday Inn Express® Voronezh - Kirova which marks the debut of the brand in the region and will open its doors in just a few weeks’ time.The 145 - room Holiday Inn Express Voronezh - Kirova is located in the heart of Voronezh city centre at Kirova Street 9/1, Voronezh, and is within walking distance of the main sights: Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Local Museum,M by MontcalmAnnunciation Cathedral and Koltsov Square with its musical fountain. Voronezh is located on the main rail network and on the M4 highway between Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. The hotel is just 20 km from Voronezh International Airport and 4 km from Voronezh-1 Central Train Station.The hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable stay. All rooms are the same size however guests can choose between a family room with a sofa, a king size double or a twin room. The complimentary Express StartTM breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including regional and local dishes.Named ‘Laura Ashley The Belsfield Lake District,’ the hotel in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere combines classic British elegance with a contemporarystyle and deluxe facilities - together with some of the finest views the Lake District National Park has to offer.The Belsfield Hotel has partnered with Laura Ashley in an association that has seen the grand Victorian property undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment and branded as a Laura Ashley hotel.The Belsfield includes 62 rooms and suites, a restaurant with Lake views, cocktail bar and brasserie, ornate drawing room and library, and state-of-the-art conference fa- cilities, as well as a relaxing putting green, picturesque garden terrace, heated indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.The partnership is a licensing agreement in which Laura Ashley has provided its professional interior design service, using its Home collections, for a complete reno- vation of the hotel. The Belsfield continues to be operated by the Corus Hotels group.IHG announces the debut of its boutique brand, Hotel Indigo®, in France, with the opening of Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera at the heart of the capital’s entertain- ment district. The 57-room hotel is set in the elegant Opera quartier of Paris. As IHG’s boutique brand, every Hotel Indigo property is designed to reflect the local neighbourhood. Unique touches echo the area’s cultural charm and opulent architec- ture throughout the hotel.Boutique and adult - only 4* hotel, Colon Guanahani, a part of the Adrian Hoteles group, in the resort of Costa Adeje, has reopened following a €3.5 million invest- ment that includes the refurbishment of 78 of their 154 bedrooms and creation of a new pool deck and wellness centre. www.adrianhoteles.comFounded in 1101, Fontevraud Abbey has had an eventful history. Now visitors can stay the night, under dove-grey Gothic towers and within a spear’s throw of the‘Laura Ashley The Belsfield Lake Districttombs of Richard the Lionheart and his parents, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II. The Fontevraud Hotel in the abbey’s Saint- Lazare priory has opened. It has taken20 months and €16 million to develop. The 54 minimally chic bedrooms have been cleverly fitted into priory’s original structure, tucked into attic spaces and under high ceilings.Young chef Thibaut Ruggeri - winner of the prestigious Bocuse d’or 2013 award - heads up the main Le Restaurant, plus there’s the Alifenor Café for informal meals and the Orangerie for snacks.From small-scale meeting rooms to the 800 seats of the Abbey Church, via the elegant refectory of Fontevraud L’Hôtel, the Abbey can adapt itself to all kinds of gatherings. As with the rest of the Abbey, conference and events rooms are equipped with the most modern technology: fibre- optic, giant screens, acoustic panelling, highly adaptable lighting and temperature control. www.abbayedefontevraud.comJust a five minute walk from the heart of Verbier, The Montpelier a former Inghams property has undergone a total transformation and is ready to welcome guests for the 2014/2015 season. The 3* property features 50 rooms, with most offering some of the best views of the Alps in Verbier. With indoor parking, an on-site ski shop and swimming pool. www.montpelierverbier.chAbbaye de Fontevraud - David Darrault

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