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Starwood Hotels & Resorts launches Tribute brand in the UK

01-Sep-2015 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the debut its new Tribute Portfolio in Europe with the addition of London’s Great Northern Hotel.

AA announces shortlists ahead of AA Hospitality Awards 2015

01-Sep-2015 - The AA has revealed the shortlists for four categories ahead of its AA Hospitality Awards 2015 which take place on 5 October.   

Government calls for restaurant tips information for investigation

01-Sep-2015 - The Government is asking for information on how tips are collected and distributed in restaurants as part of an investigation into what it calls the 'abuse of tipping' within the sector. ...

Staff buyout at Leisureplex Hotels sees employees take control of the business

01-Sep-2015 - Chorley-based Leisureplex Hotels and coach holiday group Alfa Travel have completed an employee-backed buyout which has seen the business become controlled by its workforce.

Dish Deconstructed: Beef Wellington

01-Sep-2015 - BigHospitality's Dish Deconstructed series goes behind the scenes at Tom's Kitchen with executive chef Richard O'Connell as he shows us how to make a Beef Wellington.

Responding to online reviews key to boosting bookings

01-Sep-2015 - Hotels which encourage and respond to online reviews generate nearly four times as many page views as other venues, according to new research from TripAdvisor.

Le Chabanais re-opens as 8 Mount Street

01-Sep-2015 - Le Chabanais, the restaurant opened in partnership with the team from French restaurant Le Chateaubriand has re-opened as 8 Mount Street. 

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse to open in Belfast's Park Avenue Hotel

01-Sep-2015 - Northern Ireland's first Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is set to open within Belfast's Park Avenue Hotel next month. 

Hospitality Openings: August 2015

01-Sep-2015 - BigHospitality rounds up August's new openings including Bonfire, Iberica, The Shankly Hotel and Boneyard. 

CôBa Vietnamese barbecue restaurant opening in London

01-Sep-2015 - CôBa, a new Vietnamese barbecue restaurant concept, is launching in London with a soft opening in early October.

Casual Dining Group acquires La Tasca

01-Sep-2015 - Casual Dining Group (CDG), the Café Rouge and Bella Italia operator, has completed its second significant deal in the sector in under two months, after agreeing to acquire La Tasca,...

Staff at The Zetter Group receive share of company profits

28-Aug-2015 - The Zetter Group has announced the first year results of its scheme to share profits with staff - believed to be the first of its kind in the UK hospitality...

Zapper app to double staff tips at 800 UK restaurants

28-Aug-2015 - Mobile payment company Zapper has announced it will double staff tips at the 800 UK restaurants which use its app on a monthly Zapper Waiter Day.

House of Moli launches crowdfunding campaign to grow business and rebrand

28-Aug-2015 - Corporate serviced apartment provider House of Moli has launched a campaign to crowdfund £250k-£500k to expand its business and rebrand as the Thesqua.re Serviced Apartments.

Hospitality profits up despite staff shortage concerns

28-Aug-2015 - Hospitality businesses reported healthy profit growth for the three months to August and remain positive about the future despite concerns over staff shortages.

Five tips for managing tips

27-Aug-2015 - With tipping practices back in the spotlight, BigHospitality speaks to Lydia Christie, senior associate at law firm Howard Kennedy who suggests five ways restaurant groups can check that their policies...

Valor Hospitality Europe: Growth in hotel market will put increased pressure on staffing

27-Aug-2015 - Continuing growth in the hotel market will put increased pressure on companies to find and retain skilled staff, says Valor Hospitality Europe managing director Brian McCarthy.

Chef Selin Kiazim to open restaurant in Shoreditch

27-Aug-2015 - Ex-Kopapa head chef Selin Kiazim will open her first permanent restaurant in Shoreditch this autumn. 

National Burger Day: How to prepare and serve burgers safely

26-Aug-2015 - For National Burger Day, BigHospitality gets advice on what controls can be put in place to ensure that diners are not put at risk from the serving of pink or...

Hey big spender: Shopping tourists visiting UK spend 80% more

26-Aug-2015 - International tourists who visit the UK primarily to shop spend 80 per cent more during their stay than those visiting for other reasons, according to research by VisitBritain. 

Rise in contactless payments at restaurants

26-Aug-2015 - Restaurants generate the second highest number of contactless payments in the UK, new figures show.

Independent Hotel Show 2015: Awards shortlists revealed

26-Aug-2015 - The Independent Hotel Show has announced shortlists for its 2015 Outstanding New Hotel and Independent Hotelier Awards. 

Pubs expecting Rugby World Cup boost

26-Aug-2015 - Pubs around the UK are expecting a boost in September as the Rugby World Cup kicks off, figures from Greene King demonstrate.

L'Enclume scores Waitrose Good Food Guide hat-trick

26-Aug-2015 - Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume has been named the UK’s best restaurant for the third year running in the Waitrose Good Food Guide, writes M&C Allegra Foodservice .

Casamia to relocate to former Bristol General site

25-Aug-2015 - Michelin-starred Bristol-based restaurant Casamia will relocate to a new site at the former Bristol General Hospital next year as it looks to ‘push its high standards to the next level’. ...