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QHotels launches spa brand at The Midland

10-Feb-2015 - QHotels is investing £1.5m to create a new spa brand at its Manchester hotel, The Midland.

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Seafront hotel offered as raffle prize

10-Feb-2015 - A 14-bedroom seafront hotel in Essex is being offered up as a raffle prize, with tickets priced at just £1000.

Farncombe Estate to open Foxhill Manor as private house hotel

10-Feb-2015 - Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds will open Foxhill Manor as a private house hotel next month following a £2.5m investment.  

Club Lounge 39 manager wins Gold Service Scholarship 2015

10-Feb-2015 - Daniele Quattromini, manager at private members' club Club Lounge 39 in Canary Wharf, has won the Gold Service Scholarship 2015 following a nationwide search to find hospitality's top service professionals. 

Richard Caring lines up Chelsea site for second Ivy Market Grill

10-Feb-2015 - Richard Caring, the serial restaurant sector investor, is believed to earmarked the former Henry J Beans site in London’s Chelsea, for the second opening under his new Ivy Market Grill...

ResDiary introduces cancellation fee technology to tackle no-shows

10-Feb-2015 - Restaurant reservations system provider ResDiary has launched new technology to help restaurateurs tackle the issue of no-shows.

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Koh Thai Tapas outlines expansion plans

10-Feb-2015 - Koh Thai Tapas has secured its eighth site in Ringwood, with plans to open another two UK restaurants this year. 

Dan Doherty launches Chefs of Tomorrow scheme to inspire and develop future talent

09-Feb-2015 - Duck & Waffle executive chef Dan Doherty has launched an initiative to give up-and-coming young chefs a platform to showcase their skills and allow restaurants to host the culinary stars...

Business Profile: Fuller's

09-Feb-2015 - Brewer and pub operator Fuller's has successfully delivered its vision of a food-led future and its premium positioning and careful expansion policy is paying dividends.

Sanguine Hospitality director brings The Cube & Cadbury House hotels management in-house

09-Feb-2015 - Nick Taplin, director of Sanguine Hospitality, has brought the management of Hotel Indigo – The Cube in Birmingham and Doubletree by Hilton, Cadbury House in North Somerset, in-house to give...

Dub Jam eyes London-wide expansion

06-Feb-2015 - Dub Jam, the Caribbean bar and restaurant concept, has launched a fundraising round via crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to expand to another eight London venues over the next three years.

Hotel rates soar in UK & Ireland

06-Feb-2015 - Hotel rates across major cities in UK and Ireland rose by 9 per cent last year, with London overtaking Zurich as Europe’s most expensive city.

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Drake & Morgan to open eighth site

06-Feb-2015 - Bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan will open its eighth site at London’s Regent Place in March 2015.

Independents outperform chains on public Wi-Fi

06-Feb-2015 - Independent hospitality businesses are beating the chains when it comes to providing public Wi-Fi, according to new research.


Jean-Christophe Novelli on his return to restaurants

06-Feb-2015 - After a six-year break from the restaurant industry, the UK’s most Gallic celebrity chef is back with plans to open a large brasserie at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Liverpool....

Me Love Sushi's Julian Bartlett to run Beer & Buns pop-up at K10

05-Feb-2015 - Former Me Love Sushi operations director Julian Bartlett has launched a pop-up venture within contemporary Japanese restaurant K10 that will aim to 'satisfy London's growing hunger for Japanese izakaya style...

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Hugo Taylor supports FSA Valentine's Day campaign

05-Feb-2015 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has teamed up with former Made in Chelsea star Hugo Taylor to encourage consumers to check food hygiene ratings before booking a restaurant this Valentine’s...

Rocco Forte Hotels employs ex-Four Seasons boss to help drive expansion

05-Feb-2015 - Rocco Forte Hotels has employed Antoine Corinthios, the former president of Four Seasons EMEA, as its executive advisor of development and operations to help push forward the company's development plans. ...

Half of hospitality workforce unhappy in their jobs, claims report

05-Feb-2015 - New research from Investors in People (IIP) has claimed that more than half of hospitality employees are currently unhappy in their jobs and considering a move.

Geronimo Inns outlines plans for 2015

05-Feb-2015 - Geronimo Inns, the Young’s-owned pub group, has secured two new sites to open in the autumn following three openings over the next few months. 

The Hotel Collection invests in green technology to save £360k a year

05-Feb-2015 - Independent hotel group The Hotel Collection says it is expecting to shave more than £360,000 a year of its energy bill after investing in green technology.

BBPA renews call for beer duty cut to support industry's 870,000 jobs

05-Feb-2015 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has renewed calls for a cut in beer duty at the next Budget after a report it commissioned showed that the brewing and...

White Brasserie Company pushes forward with pub openings

05-Feb-2015 - The White Brasserie Company, the pub venture owned by Brasserie Blanc operator Brasserie Bar Co, has secured its sixth pub and is in negotiations on two more as it looks...

Surya acquires Colchester hotel

04-Feb-2015 - Surya Hotels has acquired a former Bespoke hotel, The George in Colchester, after several months of negotiation.

Stonegate pushes forward with technology-focused pub format

04-Feb-2015 - Stonegate will open the latest of its technology-focused pubs in Reading next month giving customers access to a range of technological facilities as well as all day drinking and dining...

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