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BII invites publicans to enter Licensee of the Year Awards 2016

26-Nov-2015 - The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is inviting publicans to enter the Licensee of the Year Awards 2016. 

Snoozebox unveils portable hotel room that transforms in to a theatre

26-Nov-2015 - Snoozebox – the portable hotel company - has unveiled a new design which allows its rooms to be transformed in to a theatre, dining room or office.

Restaurants and bars to open in Waterloo’s ‘Banksy Tunnel’

26-Nov-2015 - London restaurateurs will be given the chance to open in the Waterloo railway arches made famous by street artist Banksy.

Plans announced for North West sports village

26-Nov-2015 - Further plans have been unveiled for Mill Farm Sports Village in Lancashire which will now include a sports bar, restaurant and café.

Hotels warned after hackers target guest credit card details

26-Nov-2015 - Hilton Worldwide has become the second major hotel company this week to admit to a security breach which allowed hackers to steal customers' credit card details.

Permanent site for Lucky Chip Burger & Wine

26-Nov-2015 - London-based pop-up restaurant, Lucky Chip, is set for its first permanent site with the announcement that it will open the 70-cover Lucky Chip Burger & Wine on Dalston’s Ridley Road...

Restaurants and hotels braced for Black Friday sales boom

25-Nov-2015 - Restaurants and hotels are set to cash in on this year’s Black Friday madness, with UK shoppers expected to spend £3.49bn over the four-day period.

What does the Autumn Statement mean for hospitality?

25-Nov-2015 - The Autumn Statement brought good news for the hospitality sector with a slashing of business rates, but failed to mention a cut in tourism VAT.

Hospitality industry reacts to 'disappointing' Autumn Statement

25-Nov-2015 - The hospitality industry welcomed small reforms outlined in the Autumn Statement but criticised the Government for failing to implement ‘real and meaningful change’.

Punch and Neil Morrissey to create chain of sustainable pubs

25-Nov-2015 - Punch and actor Neil Morrissey's pub company have formed a new business partnership with the aim of creating a 'credible chain of sustainable pubs'. 

Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express to open at Heathrow T4

25-Nov-2015 - Plans to build a Crowne Plaza and adjoining Holiday Inn Express at Heathrow's T4 have been given the go-ahead. 

Rugby World Cup drives eating and drinking out sectors

25-Nov-2015 - Greene King’s monthly Leisure Spend Tracker Report has shown a large year-on-year rise of the total money spent eating out during the month of October.

TGI Fridays serves up virtual reality dining

25-Nov-2015 - TGI Fridays has become the first UK restaurant to serve customers a virtual reality experience using wearable tech.

Service Tips: Gold Service Scholarship finalists on how to give great service

25-Nov-2015 - With our spotlight firmly on service and front of house we asked the finalists of the 2015 Gold Service Scholarship for their best tips for delivering great service.

BHA report: FSM companies take big steps to improve public health

25-Nov-2015 - Food Service Management (FSM) companies are leading the way in offering healthier meals outside of the home, a report by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has shown. 

Diners will pay the price for the Living Wage, Mitchells & Butlers warns

24-Nov-2015 - Mitchells & Butlers has warned that customers could see a hike in prices as the company faces rising costs from the National Living Wage (NLW).

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2015

24-Nov-2015 - BigHospitality rounds up a number of appointments across the hospitality sector including the arrival of a management team for Oxford’s first Hilton, The Robert Parker Collection and El Gato Negro....

Wetherspoon’s and Pret A Manger top food hygiene ratings

24-Nov-2015 - JD Wetherspoon’s and Pret A Manger have topped the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) hygiene ratings of the largest 20 high street brands.

Marriott confirms first two AC Hotels in UK

24-Nov-2015 - Marriott is to open its first two hotels in the UK under its design-led lifestyle brand AC Hotels.

Marco's New York Italian restaurant to open at Mercure London Bridge

24-Nov-2015 - Marco Pierre White's 11th Marco's New York Italian restaurant will open its doors within the Mercure London Bridge hotel next month. 

Pubs face closure unless taxes are cut, BBPA warns Osborne

23-Nov-2015 - Community pubs could face closure if George Osborne fails to cut the industry's tax bill in this week's Autumn Statement, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has warned.

Chinese tourists could spend £1bn a year in the UK by 2020

23-Nov-2015 - Britain’s tourism industry has welcomed a record number of international visitors this year driven by a surge of interest from the Chinese market.

Third Steak of the Art restaurant to open

23-Nov-2015 - Steak of the Art, the steak restaurant and art gallery concept is opening its third site in Southampton next year. 

Chef Adam Newth to open first restaurant The Tayberry in Dundee

23-Nov-2015 - Adam Newth, formerly head chef at Castlehill Restaurant in Dundee and The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, is opening his own restaurant - The Tayberry at Broughty Ferry in Dundee. ...

McDonald's UK chief executive to speak at Food to Go Conference 2016

23-Nov-2015 - McDonald's UK chief executive Paul Pomroy has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the 2016 Food to Go Conference.