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Blog archive - March, 2011

Are hotel card keys history?

30 Mar 2011
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Starwood is going all digital and is giving business travellers the ability to check in and enter their rooms using their mobile phone.  This will replace the good old key card.  A barcode will be downloaded on to the guest’s phone, which in turn will give them access to their room.  Let’s hope it works smoothly and you don’t get anyone wondering into your room at an awkward moment!

Moroccan Week at Brasserie Roux in London

17 Mar 2011
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A special Moroccan menu is being served in the Brasserie Roux restaurant on Pall Mall for one week only until 26th March.  Starters include a selection of Moroccan salads with medina flavours; assorted briwats, kefta, rice, fish and vegetables or traditional harira soup.  There is then a tasty selection of Tajines and couscous to choose from including Sea bream tajine Fes style and Lamb tajines with plums plus four other dishes.

Olympic Countdown Clock Counts Backwards

16 Mar 2011
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Our man on the ground in London informs us that the brand new Olympic Countdown Clock in Trafalgar Square stopped working less than 24 hours after it was unveiled to the world.  In fact it started counting backwards!  The other side of the clock was however working apparently, showing the countdown to the Paralympics.  We understand that it is now working properly and counting down to the games in 499 days time.