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Two Days in the Smoke

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We recently welcomed Slate4Films to Apex City of London and Apex London Wall, where they filmed scenes for stylish new movie Two Days in the Smoke. A romantic black comedy set in London, it is a fast paced thriller with a splash of romance. Starring Matt Di’Angelo, Lili Bordan, Alan Ford and Jess Fletch, the film follows the rapidly extinguishing lives of a group of people who have no idea their destinies are inextricably interconnected.

Courtesy of Slate 4 Films

We caught up with Location Manager and Production Co-ordinator, Oriana Ornitharis, to find out more about this exciting independent production.

What made you choose Apex Hotels?
A great central location that matched our brief to ‘find a luxury, four star hotel’ and wonderful views from the hotel bedrooms. The room size was ideal for the shoot itself as it was very big with lots of natural light. Plus the furnishings of the room are very contemporary and matches well with the style of the scenes being filmed in the bedrooms. We have also taken out rooms for our hair and make-up team, who have made use of the large desk spaces available! The quiet street location made filming outside perfect for us. The team at Apex have been so nice to us and accommodating, we really couldn’t have completed this film without them. The Crew and Director of Photography are so happy with the location choice and I have definitely met the brief!

How many locations will be used to make this film?
There are around 20 iconic London locations that we have used for the filming of Two Days in the Smoke. These include Tower Bridge, Kensington, city parks etc and we are also filming in Paris.

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How long will it take to make the film?
Filming takes 4 weeks – we are on a very tight schedule, and post production will be about 2 months.

When is the film released?
The date is yet to be confirmed, but is due out in October 2012.

Images courtesy of Slate 4 Films. Find out more about the movie by joining them on Facebook and Twitter.

Apex Waterloo Awarded

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel honoured in the 2012 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

We are proud to announce that TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, has named Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh as one of the Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in the United Kingdom in its 2012 Travellers’ Choice awards.

Alan Harbisher - Hotel General Manager

The annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, based on millions of guest reviews from holidaymakers worldwide.

“With the help of millions of travellers around the globe, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognise the world’s most outstanding hotels with the Travellers’ Choice Awards. Recognising the best of the best based on traveller feedback and reviews, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travellers’ Choice winners.” Christine Petersen, President, TripAdvisor for Business.

“It’s great to be included in the Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in the UK, especially as this is voted for by guests who have stayed at Waterloo Place. We pride ourselves on high levels of service and it is rewarding for the team to have received this recognition.” Alan Harbisher, General Manager, Apex Waterloo Place Hotel.

Read the latest reviews for Apex Waterloo Place Hotel here.