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10-Dec-2013 - The View from The Shard, a visit to Edinburgh Castle and a night out in Newcastle are among the top ‘dream activities’ cited by visitors to the UK in a new report released today by VisitBritain.
10-Dec-2013 - Breakfast 'continues to be a bright spot' for restaurants and pubs and could give the operators who add it to their offering quickly a real opportunity to boost trade suggests a report by The NPD Group.
09-Dec-2013 - Whitbread has announced plans to build the second of its new compact hotel brand Hub by Premier Inn alongside a Premier Inn as part of a £150m development to transform the Caltongate area of Edinburgh.
09-Dec-2013 - Jamaican-influenced burger concept Boom Burger is set to open its first permanent restaurant in London's Notting Hill early next year.
09-Dec-2013 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) is to launch a quality assurance programme for serviced apartment companies in the UK to help provide a benchmark for the growing sector.
09-Dec-2013 - Anne Blackburn, director of Sidona Group , which works with hospitality businesses to help them improve customer experiences, suggests five ways to attract guests from generation Y to your hotel or restaurant.
09-Dec-2013 - Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched a competition to find a new logo for the brand.
06-Dec-2013 - Inventive Leisure has become the latest brand to tap into growing consumer trend of ‘casualisation’ as the national premium bar operator has unveiled a new menu for its Revolution business and a new executive chef.
06-Dec-2013 - Bespoke catering and events company Absolute Taste has launched The Terrace, a new 220-cover restaurant and bar situated within the Fenwick department store in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
06-Dec-2013 - Renowned cocoa grower and chocolatier Hotel Chocolat is venturing into the North West for the launch of a cocoa café and chocolate shop in the Liverpool One shopping centre.
06-Dec-2013 - Food programme regular and former Pearl executive chef Jun Tanaka is set to open his first restaurant in central London next year.
06-Dec-2013 - Cluck, the new fast-casual dining concept from Simon Beattie, the former head of food and beverage strategy at Travelodge, plans to open up to five sites over the next three years after securing its first site in Sheffield.
05-Dec-2013 - As independent businesses across the UK countdown to Small Business Saturday on 7 December, successful hospitality entrepreneur Sarah Willingham has given her top tips for smaller operators to stay profitable during the festive period and beyond.
05-Dec-2013 - Hospitality businesses have reason to cheer after today's Autumn Statement, with industry bodies unanimously welcoming a package of measures on business rates and the removal of employers’ national insurance contributions for young people.
05-Dec-2013 - Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to open a 206-bedroom hotel under its flagship brand Hilton Hotels & Resorts alongside the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
05-Dec-2013 - "Britain's economic plan is working," proclaimed George Osborne in his Autumn Statement earlier today as the Chancellor pledged to support 'the hard-working values' of the nation's high street restaurants, cafés and pubs.
05-Dec-2013 - Restaurant and café brands have scored highly in a list of the top 50 high street brands for customer satisfaction with Wagamama taking the number one spot overall.
05-Dec-2013 - The high street is still the preferred place for consumers to eat out and visit coffee shops, new research has shown, despite the growth in restaurant activity in out-of-town locations.
05-Dec-2013 - Burgeoning pizza chain Franco Manca is to open a further six sites in London over the next 18 months and is exploring options to franchise the concept overseas.
05-Dec-2013 - The Beannchor Group, which opened live music venue The Dirty Onion and chicken restaurant Yard Bird in Belfast last week, said the business was already proving a success, with director Conall Wolsey stating it had been 'the most financially successful launch by the Beannchor Group to date'.
05-Dec-2013 - Key opportunities that could ‘change the face of tourism’ in England over the next decade have been highlighted in a new report released today by national tourist board VisitEngland.
04-Dec-2013 - Hawksmoor founders Will Beckett and Huw Gott's unconventional approach has resulted in one of the industry's big success stories - but things weren't always so rosy.
04-Dec-2013 - The Gordon Ramsay Group has confirmed plans to open its next restaurant - London House - in Battersea next February.
04-Dec-2013 - Two weeks after revealing plans to expand to up to 10 sites across the UK in the next five years, Ibérica Restaurants says it hopes to be opening its fourth London restaurant in Farringdon next spring, followed by two new restaurants in Manchester later in the year.
04-Dec-2013 - Chef Albert Roux and his son Michel have partnered with Cheltenham Racecourse where they will run a restaurant during the four-day Cheltenham Festival.
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