AICR Congress – London 2019

About London 2019

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The AICR International Congress is an amazing Professional Networking Opportunity with an established international professional association. This four day event of educational workshops and conference speakers, networking and cultural events will bring together over 250 hospitality professionals  and  industry  leaders from  around  the  world. The conference and programme of seminars will provide a unique opportunity to learn from inspirational and insightful experts in their fields, as well as participate in a debate about the future of our industry. Find a new colleague to mentor or be mentored by. Attend a seminar and learn a new skill. Meet our sponsors and find out more about how their products can help your business… Of course it will also be a lot of fun!

Top 5 reasons to attend the AICR International Congress London 2019 :

  • Increase your personal and professional skills, knowledge and growth, with a focus on leadership, strategy and personal development
  • Discover innovative new products, suppliers and partners
  • Boost your knowledge of industry trends, emerging opportunities and share Best Practice
  • Engage, debate and interact with international industry leaders and emerging talent
  • Build meaningful relationships with colleague and maybe even make new friends!

Arriving by Plane

Take the Piccadilly line (dark blue), 22 stops, all the way to Russell Square
Current fare (Feb18) : £6 if paying by cash / £5.10 if using Oyster card or contactless debit card

Take Thameslink services to St Pancras International
Current fares (Feb18): from £10.70 – £26.40
Change to the London Underground at Kings Cross and take the Piccadilly line 1 stop to Russell Square station
Current fare (Feb18): £4.90 if paying by cash / £2.40 if using Oyster card or contactless debit card

Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR- greeny blue) to Bank station
Change to the Central Line (Red) to Holborn Station
Change to the Piccadilly line (dark blue) to Russell Square station
Current fare (Feb18): £4.90 if paying by cash / £3.30 if using Oyster card or contactless debit card

Take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street Station
Current Fare (Feb18) : £17 single / £29 return
Change to the Central line (red) to Holborn Station
Walk about 10mins from Holborn to the Kimpton
Current Fare (Feb18): £4.90 if paying by cash / £2.40 if using Oyster card or contactless debit card

Take East Midlands train services to St Pancras International
Current fares (Feb18): from £8
Change to the London Underground at Kings Cross and take the Piccadilly line 1 stop to Russell Square station
Current fare (Feb18): £4.90 if paying by cash / £2.40 if using Oyster card or contactless debit card

New London Hotel Openings

29 Romilly Street, London, W1D 5HP

Kettner’s reopened after a two year refurbishment in January 2018, combining a French restaurant, Champagne bar and a townhouse hotel. The original 18th century spiral staircase remains, leading up to 33 bedrooms. Each room has been individually designed in a 1920s French boudoir style.

The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7RJ

Swanky private member’s club Soho House turns the old BBC headquarters in White City into a 47-bedroom hotel. At the very heart of Television Centre, in The Helios – the building’s original Grade II listed central ring – are 45 bedrooms, supplemented by three floors of club space, an Electric Cinema, The Allis, a restaurant at ground floor level, 25,000 square foot gym and – a trademark for Soho House – a rooftop pool

2 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 9JU

In a six-storey glass structure that’s part of the One Blackfriars development, Bankside Hotel offers a sleek and modern outlook close to Blackfriars Bridge. Modern mid-century interiors are by interior designer (and former film set producer) Dayna Lee who jointly heads up LA-based Powerstrip Studio. Serving both as a hotel, with 161 light and airy bedrooms, and a community hub (a niche area the Hoxton hotel pioneered), there’s a focus on creativity and art. With both the Tate Modern and the Hayward Gallery as neighbours, the hotel has its own large ‘white cube’ gallery and a function space with capacity for 120 people as well as an in-house fitness centre and a 78-cover restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace for eating out in warmer months.

Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EQ

Taking a Brutalist building in King’s Cross and turning it into a £20 million five star boutique hotel with 270 bedrooms, the Standard London is the first hotel from the well known boutique chain outside America. The former council office block, originally built in the 1970s as an annexe to Camden Town Hall, sits directly opposite St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The whole building is being upgraded but the biggest change is to the top floors. Clad in metal and glass, the two top levels are transformed into an architectural feature and include hotel rooms and suites, public and private event spaces, dining area, lounge and observatory with public access.

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