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Joanne Barratt: Pearls of Wisdom

Joanne Barratt is QHotels' group operations manager

QHotels’ group operations manager talks about how important a strong team culture is in maintaining excellent standards and achieving great results within the conference and events sector.

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Details released for The Greek Larder

The Real Greek founder Theodore Kyriakou is opening new restaurant The Greek Larder in London’s King’s Cross this September. He talked to BigHospitality with details of the venture. 

River Cottage on the hunt for young culinary talent

River Cottage has opened entries to its Rising Star competition 2014, which offers 16-24 year olds the chance win a year-long apprenticeship with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and staff at River Cottage HQ in Axminster.

Why the CMA’s verdict on OTA hotel pricing could be a game changer

Skyscanner’s appeal on the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to cut short an investigation of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)’ hotel pricing practices could lead to a rebalancing of the hotel-OTA relationship.

Marriott projects increased revPAR on the back of good results

International hotel chain Marriott plans continued revPAR increases of about 6 per cent, building on 7 per cent net income growth in the second quarter of this year.

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60-Second Skill: Pouring champagne

60-Second Skill: Pouring champagne

As demonstrated at the Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition, champagne pouring requires skills and knowledge....

Mark Poynton: Pearls of Wisdom

Mark Poynton: Pearls of Wisdom

The British chef-patron of the Michelin-starred Alimentum and star of Great British Menu Mark Poynton talks about...

Interview with Glendola Leisure's Alexander Salussolia
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Alexander Salussolia on Silk & Grain, market niches and nurturing future talent

Managing director of Glendola Leisure Alexander Salussolia joined the company in 1992 as an area manager, before...

60-Second Skill: Using #foodporn to your advantage

60-Second Skill: Using #foodporn to your advantage

Customers posting pictures of your food on social media is a trend you can't escape, but by...

Hospitality openings: July 2014

Hospitality openings: July 2014

Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes Dev Biswal's new Ambrette in Canterbury, Wahaca's...

Gallery: Belsfield Hotel re-launches with Laura Ashley interiors

Gallery: Belsfield Hotel re-launches with Laura Ashley interiors

Laura Ashley has partnered with the Belsfield Hotel in the Lake District, seeing it undergo a complete...

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