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Details released for Tulse Hill Hotel

31-Oct-2014 - The Metropolitan Pub Company will open the nine-bedroom Tulse Hill Hotel in south east London at the end of November.

Hospitality openings: October 2014

31-Oct-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Skye Gingell's first solo venture Spring, Des McDonald's Le Chalet, Peruvian restaurants Pachamama and Senor Ceviche, as well as the Crescent Turner hotel in Whitstable.

The Student Hotel to open in the UK

31-Oct-2014 - Amsterdam-based student accommodation provider The Student Hotel plans to open in London, Brighton and Edinburgh after getting significant investment. 

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Flying Butler launches Westminster apartments

31-Oct-2014 - Serviced apartment provider Flying Butler has opened a new venue in London Westminster.

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Robert Crook on Interstate and the modern complexity of running a hotel

30-Oct-2014 - Robert Crook is the UK managing director of hotel management firm Interstate. He talks to BigHospitality about the state of the market and the similarities between running a hotel and making a cocktail. 

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Mama Shelter to open in UK

30-Oct-2014 - French hotel group Mama Shelter has announced plans to open a site in London after global operator Accor acquired a 35 per cent stake in its capital.

Hotel prices drop in London and Glasgow

30-Oct-2014 - Despite the trend for rising prices year-on-year in hotels throughout the UK, overnight costs decreased in London and Glasgow this September, according to hotel.info. 

Former Tourism Minister calls for VisitEngland refocus

30-Oct-2014 - Former Tourism Minister and MP for Weston-super-Mare John Penrose has said VisitEngland should be independent from VisitBritain and gradually move away from government funding.

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Clubhouse Group buys Mercure Parkside House Hotel

29-Oct-2014 - Milton Keynes’ Mercure Parkside House Hotel has been sold to Nazim Manji of the Clubhouse Group for around £2.6m.

Marriott unveils £1.3m high-tech event space

29-Oct-2014 - Marriott has completed a £1.3m renovation of its London Kensington hotel’s meeting facilities to cater for generation X and Y travellers’ technology expectations.

Marriott expands Courtyard brand in Scotland

28-Oct-2014 - Marriott is expanding its Courtyard brand further in Scotland, with a new hotel planned for Edinburgh city centre in early 2016. 

Back-of-house technology: Staff management without the spreadsheet

28-Oct-2014 - In the second part of our special feature on back-of-house technology, BigHospitality looks at how technology is transforming staff management.

Line-up announced for 2014 Henry Stewart hotel finance conference

27-Oct-2014 - Experts from Hilton Hotels, Travelodge and Accor UK and Ireland will speak at this year's Finance for Hotel Investment and Development in the UK and Continental Europe conference.

Modern Slavery Campaign appeals to hospitality industry

27-Oct-2014 - The Home Office has launched the Modern Slavery Campaign to raise awareness of potential victims across a number of large industries, including hospitality.

Hospitality third biggest growth sector for jobs

27-Oct-2014 - The availability of hospitality jobs in the UK grew by 36 per cent between September 2013 and the same month in 2014, according to the latest data by job board Indeed.

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Manchester hotel and restaurant complex bought for £23m

27-Oct-2014 - Legal & General Property (LGP) has acquired 19/31 Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, which holds a 157-bed Travelodge as well as two restaurant units, for £23.1m.

New head chef for Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

27-Oct-2014 - ETM Group has appointed Pieter Fitz-Dreyer as head chef of Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in London.

Sofitel tops UK hotel chains survey

27-Oct-2014 - Sofitel has come out on top of a Which? consumer survey exploring the UK’s best and worst hotel chains. 

Three new hospitality apprenticeship standards in development

24-Oct-2014 - Apprenticeship standards for commis chefs, chefs de partie and hospitality team members are being developed as part of phase three of the government’s apprenticeship trailblazer programme.

#AHC2014: Top 5 hotel sector trends

24-Oct-2014 - Hotel experts met last week at the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester to discuss the future of the sector. Here is BigHospitality's round-up of the top five trends that will shape the industry.

Double-digit profit growth for regional hotels

24-Oct-2014 - Hotels in the provinces and Scotland outperformed London’s profit growth in September, according to HotStats’ latest report.

Positive outlook for foodservice operators as food sales rise

24-Oct-2014 - Over two thirds of operators have seen an increase in food sales year-on-year, according to the latest Eating Out-Look report by Horizons and JRA.

FRHI eyes UK Swissôtel and Fairmont expansion

23-Oct-2014 - Canadian hotel company FRHI, which owns the international Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands, has ambitions to expand its visibility in London, BigHospitality has learnt.

#IHS2014: Stop forcing people into promotions, say hotel managers

23-Oct-2014 - Improving staff retention involves providing opportunities for growth, but also letting employees decide what they want, according to speakers at the Independent Hotel Show.

#IHS2014: Hotels need to prepare for next downturn

22-Oct-2014 - The UK’s recovery hasn’t yet reached its peak, but another dip is to be expected, and hotels should think of ways to avoid being too affected, according to speakers at the Independent Hotel Show.