Floral print purveyor Laura Ashley owns and operates two boutique hotels, which mix state-of-the-art facilities with the textile designer’s trademark statement wallpaper and furnishings. Up in the Lake District, Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield makes the most of its scenic surroundings with a property on the edge of Lake Windermere. The 62-bedroom hotel has six conference suites that range from small boardrooms through to a large conference space for 120 delegates, plus a fine-dining restaurant. Just outside London, Laura Ashley The Manor Elstree is set in a Tudor-style building within 10 acres of landscaped gardens. As well as a clutch of modern meeting spaces in the New Wing, we like the private dining room, which looks out over the grounds. Both hotels hold wedding licenses.