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The evolution of the 'poshtel': Trend continues with Glasgow hostel

30-Jul-2015 - A Glasgow hostel has invested £750,000 in bespoke suites in the year in which ‘poshtels’ are predicted to become one of the most dynamic sectors of the UK hotel market.

Sustainability charity to redistribute used hotel toiletries to people in need

30-Jul-2015 - A new UK sustainability programme is recycling used hotel guest soaps and toiletries and redistributing them to people in need.

'Cultural transformation' at Accor leads to 68% profit rise

30-Jul-2015 - International hotel group Accor's restructuring of its property portfolio and overall 'cultural transformation' of the business helped push up pre-tax profits by 68 per cent to 91m Euros in the...

Farmers & Fletchers In the City events venue to open in September

29-Jul-2015 - Events venue Farmers & Fletchers In the City is to open on London’s Cloth Street in September following a £1.8m refurbishment.

Consumers demand better technology in pubs

29-Jul-2015 - Over a quarter of consumers would like to see improved technology in pubs to allow them to work away from home, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker...

76% of guests would never return to an unclean hotel

29-Jul-2015 - An unclean bedroom is said to be the main reason guests would not return to a hotel with 76 per cent of people saying they wouldn't stay there again if...

Record breaking first quarter for English tourism

29-Jul-2015 - Tourism in England reached record highs in the first quarter of 2015, according to new figures released by tourism board VisitEngland.

Craft Beer Co. to make City debut

29-Jul-2015 - The Craft Beer Co is set to make its debut in the City of London, after securing the leasehold of the former Trident Bar and Restaurant on Mitre Lane. 

Pubs and restaurants back Live Your Life Day

28-Jul-2015 - Pub and restaurant groups, including Greene King, Yummy Pubs, La Tasca and Drake & Morgan will be giving out special wristbands and displaying posters on Thursday (30 July) in support...

Deliveroo to invest in restaurant technology after raising $70m

28-Jul-2015 - Deliveroo, the online ordering start-up that works with top restaurants to deliver dishes direct to customer doors, is to expand its UK platform after receiving a $70m investment.

Whitbread secures Soho site for Hub by Premier Inn hotel

28-Jul-2015 - Whitbread has secured a site in Soho for a 110-bedroom Hub by Premier Inn hotel. 

Crerar Hotels starts phase two of GoGlasgow plans

28-Jul-2015 - Crerar Hotels has started the second phase of expansion plans for its new hotel GoGlasgow Urban Hotel.

Pasta Sereni plans London expansion

28-Jul-2015 - A new Italian fast-casual concept Pasta Sereni is launching near Piccadilly Circus this September, with plans to open three sites in the next two years.

Bodean's switches to gluten-free barbecue sauces and rubs

28-Jul-2015 - London-based barbecue restaurant group Bodean's has removed gluten from all its barbecue sauces and rubs, meaning that almost all its meat dishes are gluten-free. 

First Look: Paradise Garage

28-Jul-2015 - Paradise Garage is the latest restaurant opening from Robin and Sarah Gill, the team behind the successful The Dairy and The Manor restaurants in Clapham, London. BigHospitality went along in...

How a global hospitality group was rated by the Sustainable Restaurant Association

28-Jul-2015 - Scrutinising the sustainability and social responsibility credentials of a 45-strong global hospitality business is no mean feat.  Here the UK-based Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) and global hospitality brand Belmond tell...

Pantry dining brand Jack and Alice plans permanent sites

27-Jul-2015 - The team behind pantry dining concept Jack and Alice is planning to open two permanent sites this year following an eight-week trial of a 'pop-in' on Fitzrovia's Foley Street.

Severn Valley hotel sold for undisclosed sum

27-Jul-2015 - The Cottage in the Wood hotel and restaurant in Malvern Wells has been acquired by a husband and wife team for an undisclosed sum. 

Brighton considers banning smoking outside restaurants and pubs

27-Jul-2015 - Smoking outside restaurants, cafes and pubs in Brighton and Hove could be banned under plans being considered by the council.

Steigenberger Hotel Group to operate Great Scotland Yard Hotel

27-Jul-2015 - Steigenberger Hotel Group has been appointed by Galliard Homes and Lulu Group International to operate The Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London. 

The next Covent Garden? BOXPARK Croydon to feature only independent food outlets

24-Jul-2015 - Pop-up mall BOXPARK Croydon will consist entirely of food and drink outlets when it opens in 2016, the founder of the scheme announced yesterday (23 July).

37 per cent of diners don’t want front-of-house technology

24-Jul-2015 - A report by Sacla’ has found that 37 per cent of diners over the age of 35 do not want restaurants to use front-of-house technology.

Young's begins Burger Shack expansion

24-Jul-2015 - Young’s pub company is rolling-out its Burger Shack concept to a further three sites in July.

Indian restaurant Lotus to open in London

24-Jul-2015 - Lotus, a fine dining Indian restaurant, has opened in Charing Cross Road, London.

Dirty Bones to open Soho restaurant

23-Jul-2015 - American comfort food restaurant Dirty Bones is planning to open a second restaurant in London this year.