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  • Kopite52
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    Thank you G&T very helpful


    Kopite52
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    I’m looking for an extended stay, serviced apartment of a good standard for 3-4 weeks each summer. Need it to be in the Coventry, Warwick, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon or Solihull area.
    There are plenty of options in central Birmingham but we don’t want to be in the centre of such a large city with all the bad traffic and expensive parking costs. Any suggestions please?


    Kopite52
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    I have asked Starwood why they have abandoned Manila altogether. After they pulled out of Philippine Plaza (Westin) and then Sofitel took over = nothing happened. They seem to have no interest in Manila?

    I think the Fort is crying out for a brand like ‘A-Loft’ (the younger/trendy ‘cheaper’ version of ‘W’) or at least Four points by Sheraton.

    if you’re an SPG member and visit Manila often please bombard Starwood with requests to open there.


    Kopite52
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    I have asked Starwood why they have abandoned Manila altogether. After they pulled out of Philippine Plaza (Westin) and then Sofitel took over = nothing happened. They seem to have no interest in Manila?

    I think the Fort is crying out for a brand like ‘A-Loft’ (the younger/trendy ‘cheaper’ version of ‘W’) or at least Four points by Sheraton.

    if you’re an SPG member and visit Manila often please bombard Starwood with requests to open there.

    in reply to: Manila Hotels

    Kopite52
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    I just can’t wait for the new Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites to open in Makati in Manila. It’s the first major hotel opening in Makati in decades. All the other hotel are either dreadfully out of date (Intercontinental) with old fashioned + dated bathrooms or they are terribly expensive (Shangri-La). Most International chains see to want to give Manila a wide berth. How great it would be if Indigo or ‘W’ could follow and open a really fashionable hotel in Manila – really the hotels are all so dreary and out of date. Of course Holiday Inn will be late – it won’t open in Q! 2013 but more like Q3. I am going to avoid Manila and its dreadful airport as much as I can in the next 12 months.

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    Kopite52
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    Anywhere east of London is a bad idea. London and the associated traffic around the M25 isolates this part of England from the rest of the country. This Thames Hub or Boris Island is only ok for people who live in east London, Essex or Kent. For the rest of England (most of us) it’s very very inconvenient.


    Kopite52
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    Anywhere east of London is a bad idea for anyone not living in Essex / Kent which is most of us!


    Kopite52
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    The Boris Island is a terrible idea not least because it is in a very difficult place to access east of London so unless you live in Essex or Kent this is not going to be of any benefit at all even if they build infrastructure. What is needed is decentralisation of UK airports. Best bet is completely rebuild and expand Birmingham. It is only 1 hour from Euston by train. There is far far too much traffic already round the M25. Or what about the UK Central airport once proposed to be build around Rugby in the south Midlands. Not everyone flying to Heathrow is visiting London. Having a major airport in the Midlands makes sense as it can still serve London (train time same as to Stanstead) but also serve the Midlands and as far north as Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool due to proximity to M6 & M1.

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