Sectors > Hotels

Bulldog Hotel Group rebrands in bid to become sector leader

04-Aug-2015 - Independent hotel operator Bulldog Hotel Group has rebranded as The Coaching Inn Group as part of its aim to become the number one operator of regional inns in the country.

Hotel developer sought for £75m ex-Magistrates Court

03-Aug-2015 - The owners of a former Magistrates Court which hosted Oscar Wilde and the Kray twins are seeking a hotel developer to purchase the site for £75m.

£2m Hertfordshire hotel development to boost local economy

03-Aug-2015 - An independent hotel in Hertfordshire is to invest £2m in a new conference and events venue forecast to provide a major economic boost for the local community.


How to deal with fake online reviews

03-Aug-2015 - Nigel Tait, managing partner at law firm Carter-Ruck , discusses the steps pub, restaurant and hotel owners can take when faced with fake or libellous online reviews.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 27/07-31/07

31-Jul-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories on BigHospitality this week.

Blackpool hoteliers acquire second seafront site

31-Jul-2015 - A Blackpool hotel on the market for £2.3m has been sold to local hoteliers for an undisclosed sum.

Bookings rise 200% at North East Hotel

30-Jul-2015 - A North East hotel has seen bookings triple after undergoing a £16m redevelopment and investing in a second 18-hole golf course.

Charity to recycle used hotel soaps and toiletries for 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.

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.

'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 first half of the year.

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 the room had been dirty during their stay. 

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.

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 of Live Your Life Day. 

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. 

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 BigHospitality how they did it.

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. 

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 Edge Hotel School students learn afternoon tea service tips at London hotels

27-Jul-2015 - Hospitality students at The Edge School in Essex will be learning how to serve afternoon tea from the industry's best after spending time in the kitchens and lounges of luxury London Hotels The Dorchester, The Ritz and Brown's. 

Springboard and BHA to champion housekeeping careers

23-Jul-2015 - Springboard and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) will host the first ever Big Hospitality Conversation event focused on careers in housekeeping at The Dorchester hotel on 7 September.

Crowne Plaza to open £20m hotel

23-Jul-2015 - Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is to open a £20m hotel in Buckinghamshire this Autumn.

ICMI takes over management of Fasque House

22-Jul-2015 - Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI) has boosted its hotel and events portfolio by taking over the management of exclusive-use venue Fasque House. 

MPs to lobby for cut in tourism VAT

21-Jul-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is increasing pressure on the government to cut the rate of tourism VAT by establishing a cross party parliamentary group of MP’s to build momentum for the bill.

High staff turnover in hospitality causing a productivity crisis

20-Jul-2015 - High staff turnover in the hospitality industry has resulted in a productivity crisis costing the sector £272m per year, new figures show

Travelodge reports £40m rise in profits ahead of rumoured sale

20-Jul-2015 - Travelodge has announced strong half-year results amid rumours the company is to be sold.

Dining trends report shows that diners are becoming more adventurous

20-Jul-2015 - The ‘Eating Out – Today and Tomorrow’ (EOTT) report by Sacla’ has found that 62 per cent of adults say that they are adventurous in terms of cuisine.