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Belmond first global group to get rated by Sustainable Restaurant Association

27-Apr-2015 - Luxury hotel and travel operator Belmond has become the first global company of its size to be rated by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). 

Trends

Diners see Caribbean as most under-represented cuisine in UK restaurants

27-Apr-2015 - Caribbean food has topped a list of the types of cuisine British diners want to see more of on menus with Greek following closely behind. 

Bar and nightclub operators join together to launch Night Time Industries Association

27-Apr-2015 - Operators from within the bar, nightclub and restaurant sectors have come together to form a new trade association which aims to be 'The Voice of the Night Time Industries'.

Renaissance Pubs changes name to Three Cheers Pub Company

27-Apr-2015 - London-based pub company Renaissance has changed its name to the Three Cheers Pub Company following a trademark dispute. 

‘Staycation’ trend gives hospitality businesses a boost

24-Apr-2015 - UK hospitality businesses are predicted to see a boost in profits this summer due to an increasing number of Britons opting for ‘staycations’, according to new research from VoucherCodes.co.uk....

Hospitality employers fail to meet the career expectations of staff

24-Apr-2015 - Hospitality employers are failing to meet the career expectations of staff and create a desirable workplace environment, according to research from recruitment specialists Korn Ferry.

glh launches Thistle Express budget hotel concept

24-Apr-2015 - London-based glh hotel group has today (24 April) announced the launch of a new budget hotel concept.

Election 2015: Where do the parties stand on cutting tourism VAT?

24-Apr-2015 - Labour and the Conservatives have been accused of neglecting the travel industry following a review of the party manifestos by the Cut Tourism VAT campaign.

VIEWPOINT

Paul Bayliss of Macdonald Hotels on how luxury hotels can survive the budget boom

24-Apr-2015 - Paul Bayliss, the general manager of the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa and Macdonald Manchester Townhouse and Chair of the Manchester Hotelier’s Association (MHA), talks about how the luxury hotel...

Bounce announces second London site and international expansion

23-Apr-2015 - Ping pong entertainment concept Bounce is opening a second site in London and its first in the US following the success of its flagship site in Holborn. 

UK hotels slam Booking.com over price fixing

23-Apr-2015 - The UK B&B Association has branded Booking.com a ‘bully’ following a settlement with the Italian, French and Swedish authorities this week (21 April) which prevents hotels from offering a cheaper...

Branded Content

Diners want more gluten-free options on menus

23-Apr-2015 - Operators are at risk of alienating diners by failing to offer an adequate range of gluten-free menu options, according to research commissioned by Aviko in the run up to Coeliac...

BrewDog plans first hotel as part of £25m crowdfunding campaign

22-Apr-2015 - Craft brewer BrewDog has announced plans to build a craft beer themed hotel as well as expand its UK bar estate and extend its brewery capacity by raising £25m through...

Westminster Kingsway College wins Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015

22-Apr-2015 - A team of students from Westminster Kingsway College has won the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015 competition. 

IHG offers Chinese guests bespoke welcome with launch of Zhou Dao programme

22-Apr-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched its 'Zhou Dao' programme across its global estate to ensure its hotels are ready to welcome a growing number of Chinese travellers. 

Five-star York hotel to undergo £15m redevelopment

22-Apr-2015 - York’s only five-star hotel is set to undergo a £15m redevelopment, doubling its 107 rooms and opening a new 140-cover restaurant.

Restaurants and hotels losing billions by neglecting the over 65’s

22-Apr-2015 - The UK hospitality sector has lost at least £16bn in potential revenue over the last year by ignoring the over 65 age group, according to a report from Barclays Corporate...

G&D Ventures acquire two Norwich sites in bid to put Norfolk on the foodie map

21-Apr-2015 - The owners of Michelin recognised restaurant The Ingham Swan in Norfolk have acquired two Norwich sites in a bid to put the County on the foodie map.

Roomzzz to open aparthotel at Manchester Corn Exchange

21-Apr-2015 - Aparthotel group Roomzzz is opening a site at Manchester's Corn Exchange as part of a £30m redevelopment programme by Aviva Investors and Queensberry Real Estate. 

Put front-of-house in the spotlight says Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons MD

21-Apr-2015 - Philip Newman Hall, the managing director of restaurant and hotel Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is calling on the industry to do more to raise the profile of service roles and...

Aubaine to open restaurant at Hilton London Hyde Park

20-Apr-2015 - French restaurant Aubaine is to open its 10th site at the Hilton London Hyde Park this summer. 

Aubaine to open restaurant at Hilton London Hyde Park

20-Apr-2015 - French restaurant Aubaine is to open its 10th site at the Hilton London Hyde Park this summer. 

Dining trends: Gourmet burger boom set to continue

20-Apr-2015 - With US giant Smashburger set to hit the UK this year, the decade-long gourmet burger boom is showing little sign of slowing down. 

How to successfully grow your own produce

20-Apr-2015 - The kitchen garden is nothing new, but over the last few years more pub, restaurant and hotel owners have started growing their own produce to enable their business to run...

Election manifestos recognise the hospitality and tourism industry

20-Apr-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has welcomed election manifestos from several key political parties as acknowledging the contribution of tourism and hospitality to the UK economy for the ‘first time...