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The Guardian newspaper opens its first hotel?

by | 23rd, February 2012

IS the Guardian set to open a hotel? Harry’s Place reproduces an email:

The Guardian is thinking of developing a new hotel concept. An atmospheric place to unwind, broaden your mind and meet others. This would be much more than simply a place to stay and would offer an inspiring break for our guests. The hotel would offer a diverse programme of activities and events including workshops, debates and classes featuring guest speakers, writers, artists, chefs and political commentators.

Or it could simply be a place to relax with others. A stay at the hotel would be a social experience with plenty of communal space. We are in the very early stages of forming this plan and your feedback will be valuable in helping us to shape it.

Based on this brief description, how appealing does this hotel sound to you?

Journalism.co.uk investigated:

Guardian News and Media said in a statement today: ‘We are currently researching and exploring a range of options relating to our successful adult educational course – Masterclasses – and our travel offerings.’

It’s unlikely the Guardian hotel would be along holiday camp lines. Leave that for the Sun and Mirror hotels. This will be more like falling asleep in a branch of Pizza Express, with little dishes of olive oil on the pillow in which some kind soul has written “Welcome” in balsamic vinegar…



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