Senior bankers from Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays spoke to hoteliers about the state of bank participation in the sector and the things they look for in loan applications at the Henry Stewart ‘Finance for hotel investment and development in the UK and continental Europe’ conference.
UK hoteliers showed the most confidence in the hotel sector for 2015 with 86 per cent of them taking a positive view of it, according to Choice Hotels' European Hotelier Pulse-Check survey.
The eight finalists for this year’s Gold Service Scholarship have been revealed ahead of the national final, which will take place at The Connaught in London’s Mayfair on 2 February 2015.
‘East meets West’ dining concept Tiger Bills will open its second London restaurant in Hammersmith on 19 December.
Mexican bar and kitchen concept Benito’s Hat is to open two new London sites in Bromley and Liverpool Street Station.