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Ashdown Park Hotel GM Ben Booker on maintaining successful independence in hotels

As Ben Booker approaches his 10th year as general manager at Elite Hotels Group's Ashdown Park Hotel in East Sussex, he shares his tips on running a successful independent hotel

Ben Booker: "Guests seek an experience when staying in an independent hotel"

Blanc, Loubet and Palmer-Watts collaborate for annual Christmas charity dinner

The chefs Raymond Blanc, Bruno Loubet, and Ashley Palmer-Watts are to collaborate for the annual Hospitality Action fundraising dinner at Brasserie Joël, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 24/10 - 30/10

From the industry’s reaction to the Heathrow expansion, to the best pub of the year, we revisit some of the week’s top stories

US pizza group Jules Thin Crust opens first UK site

Jules Thin Crust, the US organic thin crust pizza company, has opened its first UK site, in Putney, south west London.

Smiths of Smithfield to open first new site in three years

Smiths of Smithfield is to open a new restaurant and bar in London’s Cannon Street on 21 November, with the kitchen overseen by Henry Omereye.