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The latest UK business travel news:
Hilton opens its first Spark hotel – but what is Spark?
Business travel stories we recommend from other sites:
Boutique hotel The Chelsea Townhouse opens its doors (Business Traveller)
Rail strike planned for 30 September and 4 October (Business Traveller)
Our latest reviews:
Rob reviews the newly refurbished Carlton Cannes – A Regent Hotel which is part of IHG. It was one of the most anticipated hotel (re)openings of 2023, but what’s it actually like?
We also find the time to visit Jakarta and try the Fairfield by Marriott Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
Our series of United Airlines reviews concludes with a full review of United’s Polaris long haul business class product between San Francisco and London Heathrow.
As part of our United series we review the impressive Polaris lounge in San Francisco as well as the United / Air Canada arrivals lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2.
The latest UK travel loyalty news:
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