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Courtyard by Marriott is Cashing in On Prince Harry's Overnight Stay

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  Site Where: 717 S Highway 101 [map], Solana Beach, CA, United States, 92075
October 26, 2011 at 12:40 PM | by | Comments (0)

Good grief. The Courtyard By Marriott Solana Beach might as well put a big sign out front that says, "PRINCE HARRY SLEPT HERE."

The hotel is now seriously considering renaming room 202 the Royal Suite after Prince Harry spent the night there (with a girl) last weekend. The hotel's general manager told The Daily Mail :

We have seen a surge in people wanting to stay in the hotel, and in that room, because of the recent stay. We're fielding a lot of calls and enquiries. 'We are looking at properly creating a royal package - it's being discussed internally. 'But just promoting that's the room he stayed in could be enough. People can stay in the same property, the same room, the same bed as the prince.

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Did He Or Didn't He? Prince Harry Continues Trysts At Courtyard By Marriott

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  Site Where: 717 S Highway 101 [map], Solana Beach, CA, United States, 92075
October 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

That smile...those eyes

Though we certainly enjoyed speculating on Prince Harry's after-hours partying two weeks ago, we mostly just enjoyed seeing the 27-year-old enjoying a night out on the town. But the story doesn't end there.

A staff member at the Courtyard by Marriott Solana Beach is telling the The Daily Mail that Jessica Donaldson (the unnamed brunette from the Ivy) actually went to meet the Prince for a second time—and stayed the night at his hotel room on the second floor. Donaldson, who is still with her boyfriend of three years, denies such a thing ever happened, despite photos taken of them being intimate at another club in San Diego on a prior evening.

Apparently the duo forewent Andaz's super sexy suites in favor of a Marriott lobby makeout session. How romantic.

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Naughty Ginger: Prince Harry Parties at The Ivy at Andaz San Diego

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  Site Where: 600 F St [map], San Diego, CA, United States, 92101
October 11, 2011 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

Wills who? The royal prince we really have the um, red hots for is Prince Harry and we're kicking ourselves for not having been at the Andaz San Diego over the weekend when Harry decided to let loose from his Apache military helicopter training.

Us Magazine reports that the Prince hit up the hotel's Ivy rooftop bar (Ivy is a nod to the hotel's former name) with 20 of his friends and started guzzling Absolut Vodka, Red Bull and beer. Then they moved to the hotel's outdoor pool deck where they watched a rugby match in a private cabana.

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The Grosvenor Used to Have an Ice Rink (and Other Tidbits From Hotelier Stuart Bowery)

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  Site Where: 90 Park Lane, London, United Kingdom, W1K 7TN
October 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

His name aside, hotelier Stuart Bowery has absolutely nothing to do with the eponymous New York hotel. Bowery resides across the pond in London, where he manages the comparably luxe Grosvenor property. Bowery recently received profile treatment from Air & Business Travel News, where he had some interesting things to say about the local hotel scene in the wake of London's disastrous riots and in the lead up to next year's Olympic Games.

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How Kate Middleton Helped Sexify The Goring Hotel in London

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  Site Where: 15 Beeston Place, London, United Kingdom
September 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's no secret that the royals love The Goring Hotel in London. After all, that's where Kate Middleton spent her last night as a free woman before marrying Prince William in April. It's also where Prince Harry partied a little too hardy after the nuptials. But we can't help but wonder what the Queen Elizabeth would think of this sexy photoshoot for Marks & Spencers' new line of bridal lingerie. The Daily Mail reports:

The lingerie-clad girls, wearing nude heels, stockings and suspenders, were promoting M&S's new range of bridal lingerie at the Victoria hotel where Kate spent her last night as a Middleton. The vintage-inspired collection, available to buy from today, includes corsets, bras and bodices made of silk and lace.

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The Other Royal Couple Did Not Honeymoon Happily Ever After

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  Site Where: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa, 4319
July 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

There was trouble brewing in the Monegasque paradise between Prince Albert of Monaco and his bride Princess Charlene, long before they tied the knot on July 1. But you would think that they could at least try and enjoy their honeymoon in South Africa?

After all, they were staying in the presidential suite of the Oyster Box Hotel on the beach in Umhlanga Rocks. The suite alone spans two floors, with its own private elevator, two bedrooms, two marble bathrooms with views of the ocean, a study, a lounge, a dining room that seats 10 and a fully equipped kitchen. Oh and its own swimming pool.

But sadly the strain of the allegations that Prince Albert fathered yet another child out of wedlock may have forced him to seek out his own less luxurious hotel room at the Hilton in Durban, ten miles away from the Oyster Box.

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Don't Expect To Be Able To Tweet Your Royal Sightings At The Technophobic Goring

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  Site Where: 15 Beeston Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 0JW
June 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

An interesting fact we learned last week – looks like Kate Middleton isn’t a geek, techie or social media addict. How do we know? Because when we rocked up to her fave hotel, The Goring, just round the corner from Buckingham Palace and where she stayed the night before her wedding, and partied the night of it, we were confronted by this sign in the lounge, where they serve breakfast.

The Goring Lounge is a place for you to relax and unwind. So we ask you to help us preserve your fellow guests’ sense of tranquility…
Please…
· switch off your mobile telephone
· let us look after your computer
· hide away all those business papers
· sit back and relax!

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The May Fair is Already Taking Reservations for a New, Ottoman Empire-Themed Restaurant

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  Site Where: Stratton Street, London, United Kingdom
May 11, 2011 at 4:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

Lord knows London already has like a million zillion options for afternoon tea, but when it comes to 5-star hotel restaurants that also offer tea service, the pickings are a little slimmer. That is, until June 1, when The May Fair opens Quince, an Eastern Mediterranean resto pegged to have an open kitchen and chef's table with TV Chef Silvena Rowe behind it all.

Apparently everything from the dishes to the cocktails to the wine list will be Ottoman Empire-influenced:

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Prince Harry and The Curious Case of The Goring Hotel Balcony Jump

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  Site Where: Beeston Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 0JW
May 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

Did Prince Harry jump from a balcony at The Goring Hotel the night before the Royal Wedding? The Daily Mail sure hopes thinks so, citing an anonymous source who said Prince Harry was the life of the party until 3am when he leaped off a balcony from the hotel's veranda.

The paper has even created a helpful diagram to show us how Hot Ginger may have done the act. But apparently, he was not so suave in pulling off the feat. The hotel waiter source tells the Mail:

He had struggled to climb up the railings to get into position, so when he jumped over the edge he did so rather unsteadily and landed awkwardly next to a flower bed.

'He flinched for just a moment before he stood up, rubbing his ankle. Then he looked up, smiled and waved to a roar of cheers before disappearing on to the lawn where there was a secret exit.

Royals, they are just like us! They do stupid things at rehearsal dinners too, making them unbearably hungover for the big day.

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In the Mood for Proper Scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream?

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  Site Where: Stratton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1J 8LT
April 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Okay, we admit that sometime before we had our coffee this morning, the Royal Wedding got to us and melted our hard hearts just a tad. We're not sure which part was our favorite exactly, but Kate's departure (and the first glimpse of the Sarah Burton-designed Alexander McQueen dress) from The Goring definitely ranks up there.

As we've previously reported, The Goring is Middleton headquarters this week, as Kate stayed there last night, prepped for the wedding there, had her final fitting with Sarah Burton there, and her parents will remain there tonight. Therefore we're betting that it's going to be a feat to access the hotel to soak in some of the royal spirit. In fact, The Goring will likely be overrun with Royal Wedding-obsessed tourists and locals alike for the next few months at least.

Therefore, you're going to need another suggestion for a great hotel afternoon tea, hmm?

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Where To Watch That Wedding In London (If You Must)

April 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM | by | Comment (1)

Still fancy a front row seat at the Royal Wedding? The good news is not all London hotels are sold out. Looks like that big wedding isn't going to be that big after all!

If you want to be right in the thick of it your best bet is to choose a hotel in Westminster or near to the proccesion route. The Royal Horseguards Hotel located on the Embankment is a pretty safe bet, just a few minutes’ walk away from the procession.

The hotel has created a special package which includes brekkie, a wedding gift and afternoon tea for £375 per night. However when we checked there were still double rooms available for £185 per night with a mininum two-night stay.

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The Goring Will Officially See Plenty Royal Action Starting Tomorrow Night

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  Site Where: Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, London, United Kingdom
April 27, 2011 at 4:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

You're either really into The Royal Wedding or totally not, so for those who are, we've got some exciting hotel gossip today.

There's been much talk over where Kate Middleton will hold her hen party, where she'll stay before the wedding and what hotel the couple will pick for their honeymoon. Finally—finally—we can confirm an answer for the first two questions: London's super-British 5-star property The Goring. CNN is reporting that not only will Kate spend tomorrow night—her last night as a single woman—in one of the just-renovated top-floor suites (which boats silk-lined walls and a baby grand piano), but that Kate's parents will also be holing up here.

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