The award for Independent Hotelier of the Year went to Kit and Tim Kemp of Firmdale Hotels, while The Pig on the Beach scooped the award for Outstanding New Hotel of the Year.
The UK’s recovery hasn’t yet reached its peak, but another dip is to be expected, and hotels should think of ways to avoid being too affected, according to speakers at the Independent Hotel Show.
Mitch Tonks, the high-profile chef, is to open the fourth site under his Rockfish seafood brand in Brixham, Devon, as part of plans to grow the brand to 15 restaurants in coastal towns.
Chinese dumpling concept Chop Chop has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its UK expansion plans.
Old Tom & English, a new British restaurant offering small plates, cocktails and wine, will open in the heart of Soho next month.