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07-Mar-2014 - Cornwall’s Watergate Bay Hotel is opening a new brasserie that blends local influence with American and European cuisine.
07-Mar-2014 - As the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, BigHospitality has heard from an array of hotels, restaurants and pubs - and even Boris Johnson – all pledging their support for the initiative.
07-Mar-2014 - More than half (54%) of pub customers would visit a pub more often if it provided additional food occasions, and 20% would stay longer, new research from him! suggests.
07-Mar-2014 - US hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts has secured management contracts for two ibis budget hotels, boosting its UK hotel portfolio to 49.
07-Mar-2014 - Dindin Kitchen, a new fast-casual Persian restaurant concept, is set to make its debut next month with a 30-cover restaurant opening in Holborn.
07-Mar-2014 - Restaurateur Peter Ilic is looking to take the London grab-and-go market by storm, with plans to open at least 30 outlets for his healthy fast food brand Foodilic over the next five years.
07-Mar-2014 - The Orchid Group has revealed plans to carry out ‘significant works’ across 13 of its businesses in this financial quarter, with more to follow in the rest of the year.
07-Mar-2014 - The executive chef at Marlon Abela’s two-Michelin starred restaurant The Greenhouse, in Mayfair, which has just been awarded four AA rosettes, discusses his preference for French food in an English setting.
06-Mar-2014 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has revised its membership structure, introducing a category specifically for young people in the profession.
06-Mar-2014 - The Fusion Group of Companies, which owns and operates a collection of hotels and self-catering lodges in Scotland, is set to open a new food and drink destination with rooms in Perthshire.
06-Mar-2014 - Fresh from securing £13.5m of new funding for expansion, Raymond Blanc's Brasserie Bar Co is expecting to open its third White Brasserie Company pub in Orpington later this year and is currently in talks on another four units.
06-Mar-2014 - A Dorset-born British pizza and cider brand has its sights on the capital – and to fill the gap left by Union Jacks’ departure. Founder Nikki Cooper spills the tomato sauce.
06-Mar-2014 - Privately-owned bar, club and restaurant company Glendola is investing £1m into two new food and drink establishments at Glasgow’s Central Station.
05-Mar-2014 - The Japan Centre Group is continuing its expansion of restaurants in London with a third site for its Shoryu Ramen concept opening in the West End next month.
05-Mar-2014 - K West Hotel & Spa in London is expecting to save £28,000 in cleaning costs this year thanks to a new partnership with a leading e-cigarette brand.
05-Mar-2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is stepping up its presence in the MICE market with the announcement of a multi-million-pound redesign of ‘The Academy’ at Holiday Inn properties in Kensigton, Bloomsbury and Regent’s Park.
05-Mar-2014 - The Mayor of London Boris Johnson got National Apprenticeship Week off to a ‘frying start’, gaining a hands-on experience of hospitality apprenticeships at a budget hotel in the capital.
05-Mar-2014 - Servest Group has won an £8.5m contract to provide catering to the BBC.
04-Mar-2014 - UK travel start-up Top10.com has secured $8m of investment to expand its recommendation-based hotel booking system.
04-Mar-2014 - Boon Rawd Brewery, the Thailand-based company that produces Singha beer, has brought its Asian street food concept Pacata back to London with a new restaurant opening in Covent Garden.
04-Mar-2014 - Glion Institute of Higher Education, one of the world’s top three institutes of higher education for an international career in hospitality management, has launched a London Summer Academy for budding industry leaders.
04-Mar-2014 - Europe’s serviced apartment supply is set to increase 50 per cent by 2016, with operators stepping up competition with hotels by targeting the short stay market and London expected to lead the charge.
04-Mar-2014 - Inventive Leisure, the Revolution vodka bar operator, has changed its name to ‘The New Inventive Bar Company’ and re-organised its 71 UK venues into three separate operating companies.
04-Mar-2014 - Chefs from across the UK are being urged to enter MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, with the deadline for applications closing on 4 April.
03-Mar-2014 - Chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has unveiled plans for his first City restaurant, which will open on the site of Gary Rhode’s former eatery on the 24th floor of Tower 42 in May.
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