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01-Oct-2014 - Two consecutive beer duty cuts have boosted sales, investment and employment in the pub sector at very little cost to the government, a new report has found.
01-Oct-2014 - Contract catering company Elior has acquired City of London firm Lexington as part of its UK growth strategy.
01-Oct-2014 - Barbecue restaurant HotBox will open its first permanent site in Spitalfields this November, having tested the concept out as a series of pop-ups across the capital.
01-Oct-2014 - Last minute booking app HotelTonight is now offering guests the chance to book seven days in advance, which it claims will boost conversion rates for its partner hotels.
01-Oct-2014 - Montcalm Luxury Hotels will open its fifth London hotel, M by Montcalm, in Shoreditch early next year.
01-Oct-2014 - Chris Upton is to take over as chairman of The Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Management and IT (HOSPA).
30-Sep-2014 - Italian wine café Veeno has launched a crowdfunding campaign and aims to open four new sites by June 2015.
30-Sep-2014 - The Annual Hotel Conference will return to Manchester next month, bringing independent, boutique and consortium hotel owners and operators together to discuss the future of the industry. BigHospitality caught up...
30-Sep-2014 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has revealed plans to extend its quality assurance programme into a ‘kitemark’ scheme to boost consumer confidence in the sector.
30-Sep-2014 - Glasgow hotels enjoyed a strong performance in August, closing a record summer boosted by sporting events.
30-Sep-2014 - Restaurateur Des McDonald will open his second The Fish & Chip Shop restaurant in the City of London this October, with plans to develop the concept into a national chain.
30-Sep-2014 - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced the launch of a new apprenticeship scheme in partnership with five hotel brands.
29-Sep-2014 - The Restaurant Show 2014 will take place at Earls Court in London from 6-8 October.
29-Sep-2014 - Tragus Group has sold 43 Strada restaurants to Sun Capital Partners (SCP) for £37m, claiming to have ‘secured a sustainable future for the business’.
29-Sep-2014 - Independent hotel group Heritage Estates has acquired Cockliffe Country House Hotel in a deal worth around £1m.
29-Sep-2014 - The increase in eating out and higher customer expectations are driving the continued growth of ‘informed but informal’ dining experiences.
26-Sep-2014 - Food start-up Grub Club will launch a crowdfunding campaign on 29 September to raise £250,000 to further the business.
26-Sep-2014 - Employment grew twice as fast in the tourism industry as in other UK sectors between 2009 and 2013, according to figures released Friday (26 September) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
26-Sep-2014 - Apex Hotels has purchased a site in central Bath with the intent to open a 177-bedroom full service hotel.
26-Sep-2014 - Participants to Wednesday’s (24 September) Tax Equality Day reported sales increases of 10 to 20 per cent for the day, supporting their argument for VAT cut from 20 to 5 per cent.
25-Sep-2014 - Complementing food pictures with stories about dishes and their provenance improves social media users’ perception of food and amplifies their emotions, according to new research by Digital Blonde and Artizian...
25-Sep-2014 - This year’s Independent Hotel Show will take place on 21 – 22 October at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London.
25-Sep-2014 - Harwood Warrington recently took over as Macdonald Hotels’ restaurant operations director and has begun a multi-million pound redevelopment of the group's food and beverage offering.
25-Sep-2014 - Apple Apartments Hyde Park has opened on Westbourne Crescent in line with the group’s London expansion plans.
25-Sep-2014 - London is a ‘boomtown’ for independent cafes and restaurants selling lunch-to-go, according to a new report from the NPD Group.