Guoman Hotels' The Royal Horseguards Unveils The Equus Bar

By Guoman Hotels, PRNE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

LONDON, May 12, 2011 - Guoman Hotels' flagship five star hotel, The Royal Horseguards, has
opened the doors to The Equus Bar, London's newest destination bar created
specifically with the modern gent in mind.

The transformed stylish bar and lounge area of the AA London Hotel of the
Year has a strong gentlemen's club feel, styled with crushed velvet reds,
chain mail gold and period oil paintings to signify the hotel's historic
past. Fabrics in leather, chenille and rich weaves give it a luxurious touch
whilst illuminated carved glass panels display cognacs and fine malts.

The bar menu - created in consultation with award-winning mixologist Andy
- offers an extended selection of cocktails, sipping spirits and
temperance tipples all hand-selected for their individual character and
flavour profile. Quintessential British classics dominate the menu with
traditional punches and signature masculine cocktails denoting the hotel's
unique place in history including The Churchill, The Gladstone and The
Cavalry Cocktail.

Having consulted on the menu and positioning at many of London's most
sought-after watering holes, Pearson brings his exceptional creative flair to
The Equus Bar with a beautifully crafted menu which truly tells the story of
the building's rich past. Pearson was not short of inspirational nuggets -
known as London's 'spy hotel', The Royal Horseguards served as a base for the
Secret Service during WWI and hosted high profile guests including George
Bernard Shaw, Lord Kitchener, Winston Churchill and William Gladstone.

The Churchill, a cocktail named after the hotel's famous regular,
delivers a combination of bourbon, aromatic bitters and a tipple of homemade
tobacco syrup - a nod to the great man's penchant for fine cigars. The George
Bernard Shaw, a delicious mix of gin, Campari and Cheering Liqueur, is served
'On The Rocks' as per the title of his 1933 political comedy.

The masculine Calvary cocktail - created exclusively for The Royal
Horseguards by Pearson - is a drink to truly feel good about. The rich mix of
ruby port, Cognac, Grand Marnier and red Burgundy highlights the hotel's
links with the Household Cavalry.

The cocktail bar in London (
estaurants_and_bars/index.html) menu also includes an extensive selection of
non-alcoholic drinks including a secret recipe for home-made Equus cola,
traditional fresh lemonade, deliciously spiced home-made ginger beer, lychee
lemonade and Green Tea Cooler.

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About Guoman Hotels:

Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK
market; Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe hotels located in
central London and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in
the UK's major cities.

Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of four landmark properties; Charing
, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards and The Tower. Whilst each hotel
in the portfolio is different with its own unique identity and style, each
provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to its guests.

In 2010, Guoman Hotels launched internationally, with its new property
opening in Shanghai - with a property in Beijing to follow in 2011. In the
UK, The Grosvenor Victoria property will join the collection in the near

Guoman Hotel Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
GuocoLeisure Ltd, part of the Hong Leong Group which has hospitality and
leisure businesses across the globe with hotels in Europe, USA, Australasia
and Asia.

    PR Contact:
    James Watts
    Room on the Roof
    Riverside Studios
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    W6 9RL


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