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Luxury London hotel hires world’s first Meteorologist in Residence

London Marriott Hotel County Hall, the South Bank’s five-star luxury hotel, has today announced the hiring of the world’s first Meteorologist in Residence.

Senior Meteorologist Kirsty McCabe, who currently presents on Sky News, will be presiding over local weather matters, helping hotel guests get the most out of their stay— whatever the weather.

Spurring on Britain’s favourite topic of conversation, Kirsty will make sure that guests never find themselves at that three-hour matinee when it’s blue skies and sunny outside, or at the top of the London Eye shrouded in fog. Not only on-call 24/7 for weather advice, County Hall’s Meteorologist in Residence will also work with the hotel’s world-class concierge team to create weather dependent itineraries, filled with hand-picked activities suited to those dry and bright mornings or, more likely, wet and grey afternoons.

Under Kirsty’s watch, the hotel has also launched its Silver Lining Package – a weather reactive service for guests staying in their 12 premier suites, meaning that the rooms will respond, in real time, to the conditions outside.  Dull afternoon? Expect to see a light therapy lamp on the bedside table. Soft breeze turned windy? A hair stylist will be en route to re-coif before dinner. Unexpected rain? Ditch the plastic poncho— wellies and raincoats will be at the suite door. Sun’s out? Find a selection of luxury skincare already in the bathroom. And with so much to see from the windows, guilt-free duvet days are encouraged with delicious Vitamin D shakes and air purifying plants so guests can feel the outside, inside. Guests can even opt for a ‘sunshine only’ wake-up call.

With nine out of 10 Brits talking about the weather in the past six hours, London Marriott Hotel County Hall wants to honour this truly British trait with their new luxury service.

“Our Silver Lining Service is perfect for discerning guests who want to plan for every eventuality – we understand, whether you are staying in London for a long weekend or an extended holiday, time is precious and preparing your itinerary according to the weather can sometimes be a tricky affair” explains Govert Deketh, London Marriott Hotel County Hall General Manager

“And with our iconic location and impeccable views, those staying with us at London Marriott Hotel County hall expect the best of everything, so we are extremely pleased to offer this brand new service to complement our already superb offering – we really have got everything covered.”

Kirsty McCabe, London Marriott Hotel County Hall’s Meteorologist in Residence, adds:I know more than most about how much the British public consider the weather before making plans. I’m delighted that London Marriott Hotel County Hall has recognised this with their Silver Lining Service, ensuring guests will always be equipped for a fantastic stay in the capital, whatever the elements throw at them. We will truly be finding a silver lining for every cloud in London.

The Silver Lining Service is now exclusively available for those booking a suite at London Marriott Hotel County Hall until mid-November 2017 at an additional cost per night. The hotel offers 12 luxury suites including seven Balcony Suites, four One Bedroom Executive Suites and the prized Westminster Suite, covering 135 square metres and enjoying some of the most spectacular views across the River Thames to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.