Boston Ballet to return to London’s Coliseum after long 30 years

London is welcoming back The Boston Ballet from the 3rd-7th of July for the first time in 30 years. The dance company, coming all the way from America will present two mesmerising programs at the historic Coliseum.

Program A contains innovative dance work which will highlight the companies various range of abilities. Arrangements include Vaslay Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun, George Balanchine’s Serendade and Symphony in Three Movements as well as a piece called Plan to B by their own choreographer, Jorma Elo.

Program B will bring to light the company’s contemporary skills through three diverse pieces. The program features Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, William Forsythe’s The Second Detail and Jiri Kylian’s Bella Figura. Polyphonia, a complex piece allows the dancers to showcase their raw talent in a stripped down, pure piece of ballet. The Second Detail is a strong piece full of energy which never fails to overcome an audience. Boston Ballet is the first American company to perform Bella Figura, which is said to be an emotional master piece that leaves viewers with a long lasting impression.  All three pieces are cutting edge pieces of work – definitely worth a watch.

Ticket prices range from £10 to £75 and are available here.  Located in Covent Garden the shows take place at 7.30pm each evening with an extra showing on Saturday 7th at 2.30pm. Fancy dining in style before? Then why not come along to Restaurant Thirty Six beforehand and experience some of our fine cuisine.

DUKES Wins World’s Leading Classic Boutique Hotel 2012

Last night DUKES LONDON picked up the award for the World’s Leading Classic Boutique Hotel with Outstanding Service 2012, in front of
hundreds of guests at a packed out World Travel Awards in Delhi, India.

Debrah Dhugga, our General Manager said “Wow, what a team I have! I am the proudest lady in hospitality. DUKES is very special and it is really an honour to be recognised and awarded both personally and for our team; they are the most important people without whom I am no one”

 

 

DUKES Wins European Boutique Hotel Award at World Travel Awards

DUKES ST. JAMES LONDON is delighted to announce its success at the World Travel Awards on Saturday 6th October, with the hotel being awarded the respected title of ‘European Boutique Hotel Of The Year’.

Debrah Dhugga with the coveted "Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel" Award.

Debrah Dhugga with the coveted “Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel” Award.

General Manager Debrah Dhugga attended the awards which were held in Portugal on behalf of DUKES ST. JAMES LONDON and commented, ‘Myself and the DUKES ST. JAMES LONDON team are absolutely thrilled to be awarded such a fantastic and prestigious title. After DUKES’ success at the World Travel Awards last year, where we received two awards, including ‘England’s Leading Boutique Hotel’, we are delighted that DUKES has been recognized yet again, this time, as ‘European Boutique Hotel Of The Year’.

DUKES ST. JAMES LONDON is tucked away in a cobbled court yard off St James’ and is a member of the prestigious, Small Luxury Hotels of The World. To book please visit www.dukeshotel.com or contact the DUKES reservation team on 020 7491 4840.