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Elegance on Park Lane

Reviewed By Ellie Burns

However, an icon on Park Lane still stands offering London’s visitors a luxury retreat which surrounds you with a timeless charm from the moment you arrive; Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel.

Icon of Park Lane

An icon in the true sense of the word, the origins of Grosvenor House date back to the 1700’s on land owned by the Grosvenor family, a family who soon became the richest urban landlords in England. In 1808 Lord Grosvenor purchased the property from the Duke of Gloucester, brother of King George III, and transformed Gloucester House into Grosvenor House. The surrounding area still possesses echoes of the Grosvenor Family’s prominence in an abundance of street names, roads and squares. In 1929 Albert Octavius Edwards obtained the lease and began to transform the grand house into a luxury hotel with the aid of employing architects L. Rome Guthrie and Sir Edwin Lutyens. Inspired by the ample proportions of the New York hotels and built to ‘catch every available sun ray’, the hotel was opened in May 1929 featuring 472 rooms. Interestingly, the famed ‘Great Room’ was originally an ice rink, the only rink in London to feature in a hotel and the very rink in which Queen Elizabeth II learnt to skate in 1933....Read More

Why politicians can't solve financial crises

By "the mess" he meant of course the various different issues which have come together to form what is being commonly referred to as "the financial crisis". I found myself starting to explain how it was really more of an economic and political crisis, and had started much longer ago than people generally recognised. As the explanation and the afternoon wore on we had another couple of beers, and then he lit a cigarette, stared intently at the sea and said "you should write a book about this, you know".

In fact I had already been researching this area for some time, and my thoughts had already been turning in such a direction....Read More

Keep going on the final lap

The stresses of the Olympics are over, you are getting back to normality and that prized holiday break is just around the corner. Here are some top tips to keep you healthy and focused in the workplace or at home.
 
 
The four musts
 
Do not smoke, drink sensibly, exercise and eat five portions of fruit and veg every day. If you follow these four rules then, as scientists from Cambridge University have stated, you can add a further 14 years to your life.
 
Rehydrate your body
 
Our bodies are constantly losing water du...Read More

Ancient African stories can help recession-hit businesses

Risk managers can learn valuable lessons from ancient African stories, a leading expert says.
Joachim Adebayo Adenusi, executive director of Inspirational Risk Management Solutions (IRMS), and a former director of the Institute of Risk Management, has used the story of a threatened city in ancient West Africa to parallel the characters' fight for survival with handling the risks involved in running a business.

The story has been made into a film, Risk Edutainment – 'Moremi',, which will be shown at a reception at BAFTA for business leaders on February 23, together with a storytelling session by an African...Read More

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