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Gary Neville unveils plans for Manchester hotel and restaurant scheme

28-Jul-2016 - Former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have unveiled plans to build a multi-million-pound hotel, restaurant and housing development in central Manchester.

Former RBS HQ in Edinburgh to house serviced apartments, restaurants and bars

28-Jul-2016 - The former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) building in Edinburgh is being converted into a hospitality hub, housing serviced apartments, a coffee house, bar and restaurant. 

Alton Towers Resort to open CBeebies themed hotel

27-Jul-2016 - Alton Towers Resort is to open a CBeebies-themed hotel next year designed to host pre-school children and their families. 

Arora Group to open 298-room hotel at Heathrow T2

27-Jul-2016 - The Arora Group has been granted planning permission to build the first hotel at the new-look Central Terminal Area of Heathrow.

Accor in talks to buy concierge group John Paul

27-Jul-2016 - AccorHotels is in talks to buy concierge service provider John Paul as it ramps up its challenge to Airbnb.

Kent college opens training hotel staffed by students

26-Jul-2016 - A boutique hotel which claims to be the first in the UK run by a further education college has opened its doors.

Brownsword Hotels to acquire Old Swan & Minster Mill

26-Jul-2016 - Brownsword Hotels is set to acquire Cotswolds hotel the Old Swan & Minster Mill growing its portfolio to 13. 

Flat Cap Hotels launches crowdfunding campaign

26-Jul-2016 - Flat Cap Hotels has launched a £250,000 crowdfunding campaign to open its second hotel in the North of England.

Marriott launches social marketing programme M Live in Europe

26-Jul-2016 - Marriott International's real-time social marketing initiative M Live is being launched in Europe following its success in its US, Asia Pacific, Caribbean and Latin American regions. 

UK's hotel sector one of first to benefit from Brexit

26-Jul-2016 - The UK's hotel sector is expected to be one of the first to see 'tangible financial benefits' from Britain's intention to leave the EU, insolvency firm Begbies Traynor has predicted. 

Starwood re-launches Sheraton Park Lane hotel under Sheraton Grand brand

26-Jul-2016 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts has re-launched the Sheraton hotel on Park Lane under its 'premier tier' brand Sheraton Grand following a multi-million pound refurbishment. 

Soho House and Sydell Group start search for The Ned's 800 employees

25-Jul-2016 - The Ned, the hotel, club and restaurant project being launched by Soho House and New York-based Sydell Group has started a recruitment drive to find 800 members of staff to run it. 

How top restaurants and hotels can improve their bad disabled loos

25-Jul-2016 - Many restaurants and high-end hotels do not provide adequate disabled toilet facilities, even among the high-end Michelin-starred names, a disability commentator has claimed.

Restaurant and pub bosses take bleak view of Brexit

25-Jul-2016 - Confidence among the leaders of the UK’s restaurant, pub and bar groups has nose-dived since the Brexit vote, according to CGA Peach research.

Arora Group's executive director John Donaldson retires

25-Jul-2016 - Arora Group's John Donaldson, the man responsible for opening Sofitel London Heathrow at Terminal 5, is retiring after more than 45 years in the hospitality industry. 

Splendid Hospitality Group acquires Ibis York Centre ahead of £1.5m revamp

25-Jul-2016 - The Splendid Hospitality Group has acquired the 91-bedroom Ibis York hotel, in a bid to strengthen its presence in the northern city and surrounding region.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 18/07 - 22/07

22-Jul-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

The Harilela Group to launch new hotel brand The Hari in London

21-Jul-2016 - Hong Kong-based hotel company The Harilela Group is set to unveil its new global travel hotel brand - The Hari - in London's Belgravia next month. 

M Restaurants launches ‘post-Brexit’ M Social and postpones third M

20-Jul-2016 - The M Restaurants group is to launch M Social, a new brand aiming for the districts in and around London, in what it has called a ‘reaction’ to the ‘post-Brexit landscape’.

Independent hoteliers ‘increasingly dependent’ on OTAs to drive bookings

20-Jul-2016 - Independent hoteliers are increasingly dependent on online travel agents (OTAs) to drive bookings with a quarter being made through these channels, a report has found. 

Hospitality paying staff more than NLW survey finds

19-Jul-2016 - The hospitality industry is paying workers over 25 an average of 27p above the National Living Wage (NLW) a wage survey has reveal

YOTEL splits business into two brands ahead of expansion

19-Jul-2016 - Tech-led hotel brand YOTEL is splitting its business into two brands – YOTEL Airport and YOTEL City – as it forges ahead with plans to expand to 50 sites worldwide by 2020. 

Four ways Pokemon Go can boost restaurant sales

19-Jul-2016 - Pokemon Go has taken the UK by storm, and savvy bars and restaurants are already using the game to boost sales.

Martha Ortiz to open restaurant at InterContinental Park Lane

19-Jul-2016 - Mexican chef Martha Ortiz has announced plans to open a restaurant at the InterContinental London Park Lane next year. 

Starwood to take over Edinburgh's controversial 'ribbon' hotel

19-Jul-2016 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts is to launch its second W Hotel in the UK in Edinburgh’s controversial ‘ribbon’ development.