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30-Aug-2012 - Global hotel operator Accor has revealed it has increased its 'asset-light' target and now aims to own or lease just 20 per cent of the hotels in its expanding portfolio by the end of 2016.
29-Aug-2012 - Apartment hotel group Roomzzz has announced further investment in its Manchester site following the opening of a new £5m site in Newcastle.
29-Aug-2012 - As those involved in training within hospitality have underlined in our previous article , developing staff can make a difference to consistency within a business, but if you don’t already have a training scheme in place it can be hard to know where to start.
29-Aug-2012 - Ex-Petrus chef Michael Nadra is planning to open his second eponymous neighbourhood restaurant in Primrose Hill following the success of his first in Chiswick.
29-Aug-2012 - While a number of operators bemoan bad weather and the UK hospitality industry begins to assess the impact of yet another wet British Bank Holiday weekend, The Orchid Group has revealed the recent rain is actually helping to boost sales.
28-Aug-2012 - Tim Ogle, European chief executive at customer intelligence company Market Force Information , outlines ways that pub, restaurant and hotel owners can educate their staff to best ask for ID when selling alcohol to young customers without alienating them.
28-Aug-2012 - With one of the highest labour turnover rates in the UK (23 per cent), employers in the hospitality industry could be forgiven for thinking ‘why bother’ when it comes to investing in their staff.
28-Aug-2012 - The Rendezvous hotel in Skipton, Yorkshire, could possibly have the most loyal guests ever, having this month welcomed couple Gordon and Betty Whitham through its doors for the fiftieth time in 10 years.
28-Aug-2012 - The restaurant and bar operators set to take residence in The Shard tower property development in London have been named with Roka duo Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney opening a new project alongside two concepts from Aqua Restaurant Group.
28-Aug-2012 - The founders of the Project London nightclub have announced they are to make the move into the restaurant industry when they open B-SOHO, a pizza restaurant and cocktail bar, in the capital next month.
28-Aug-2012 - Visitors from overseas regard the UK's restaurants as one of the 'most welcoming' types of businesses they can go to, according to new research by marketing agency VisitBritain.
28-Aug-2012 - With London Cocktail Week taking place in October, BigHospitality takes a look at the burgeoning trend of restaurants and hotels offering bespoke and themed cocktails to run in line with current events or to give them a point of difference – how much of an impact can these cocktail creations have on your overall drinks sales?
24-Aug-2012 - Darran Lingley, the 2011 winner of the BII Licensee of the Year competition, has acquired his second pub and revealed to BigHospitality he is hoping to make his third purchase before the end of the year.
24-Aug-2012 - Hotel management company BDL Management has begun development work on a 100-bedroom hotel in Brae on the Shetland Isles which will have a guaranteed 100 per cent occupancy rate for the first year as part of an agreement with energy firm Total.
24-Aug-2012 - Cornwall-based brewer and pub operator St Austell Brewery has announced it has completed a deal to buy five south west pubs from Enterprise Inns.
23-Aug-2012 - The team behind Riddle & Finns Champagne and oyster bar in Brighton have opened a neighbouring restaurant in the form of Yum Yum Ninja, offering a modern take on Pan Asian cuisine with an outside courtyard and upstairs bar.
23-Aug-2012 - Bloc Hotels, the boutique budget hotel operator which opened its first property in Birmingham last year, has secured a second site at Gatwick Airport.
23-Aug-2012 - London Mayor Boris Johnson has praised recent investment by three overseas companies into the capital's restaurant and hotel sectors, claiming it proves that London is 'the best big city in which to start and grow a business.'
23-Aug-2012 - Hilton Worldwide has announced it will create 100 hospitality apprentice opportunities for school leavers and job seekers across the UK with the launch of the Hilton Apprenticeship Academy.
23-Aug-2012 - Following research earlier this week which revealed that nearly half of young people in the UK would not consider a job in hospitality, the Institute of Hospitality and Hospitality Guild have spoken out about the benefits that a career can bring, providing their own advice for businesses.
23-Aug-2012 - The forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend will see 3.6 million Brits taking an overnight holiday in the UK, generating over £800m in tourism spend for the UK economy.
23-Aug-2012 - The value of activity in the UK hotel transaction market doubled in the first half of the year while London continues to dominate deals, according to new figures from Deloitte.
22-Aug-2012 - Government policies such as the alcohol duty escalator and proposed beer bottle tax stamps are contributing to youth unemployment by indirectly denying young people jobs in the hospitality industry, brewer and pubco Adnams says.
22-Aug-2012 - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned the Government increased budgets for marketing campaigns promoting the UK tourism industry will not have the desired effect without changes to policies on visas, aviation and taxation.
22-Aug-2012 - Glasgow Fort Shopping Park has announced details of a £9m leisure development which will see five restaurant units joining the F&B lineup at the park with Pizza Express and Chiquito taking up two of the spaces.
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