19-Dec-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has joined forces with the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) for this year’s PACE Learning & Development Forum.
19-Dec-2014 - Serviced apartment provider Marlin Apartments has signed a £28m contract with construction firm McAleer & Rushe to build an aparthotel in London’s Waterloo.
19-Dec-2014 - US-based hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of six new hotels in the UK.
19-Dec-2014 - Pubs and restaurants have been hit by falling alcohol sales over the past twelve weeks, but could receive a boost as people gear up for the festive period.
18-Dec-2014 - Hotel prices in Edinburgh have increased by 146 per cent on average on 31st December, according to data released by Trivago.
18-Dec-2014 - Six UK hospitality employees have been chosen as winners in TripAdvisor’s inaugural Exceptional Service Awards.
18-Dec-2014 - Proposals to transform the old Royal High School building on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill into a ‘world-class’ hotel have been announced by project developers Duddingston House Properties (DHP).
17-Dec-2014 - Hotel group Radisson Blu took top honours in four of the six categories at this year’s Hotel Marketing Association Annual Marketing Awards.
17-Dec-2014 - People 1st has called for a ‘hard hitting’ cross-industry campaign to promote the breadth of career opportunities the hospitality and tourism industry can offer.
17-Dec-2014 - The chairman of the franchising group behind Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian and Steakhouse Bar & Grill concepts has told M&C Report another brand is likely to be launched in the new year.
16-Dec-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Martin William’s first solo venture M, new Danish concept Snaps & Rye and Tom Kerridge’s new gastropub The Coach, as well as the Tulse Hill hotel.
16-Dec-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Richard Allen will take over the running of The Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall hotel in Country Durham in January.
16-Dec-2014 - The Retreats Group will open boutique hotel Twr y Felin in the UK’s smallest city, St David’s in Wales, in the summer of 2015.
15-Dec-2014 - Travelodge has completed its £57m nationwide hotel modernisation programme started in March 2013.
15-Dec-2014 - Marriott International has signed a deal to open its second Residence Inn hotel in Scotland at the Marischal Square development in Aberdeen.
15-Dec-2014 - A 2 per cent alcohol duty cut could boost public finances by £1.5bn in 2015, according to an Ernst & Young report launched alongside the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s (WSTA) ‘Drop the Duty’ campaign.
12-Dec-2014 - Hotel-overbooking.com acts as a bidding platform between hotels with too many guests and hotels with empty rooms, aiming to save operators time when relocating customers.
12-Dec-2014 - Even Frydenberg is senior vice president of operations for Western Europe and global initiatives at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He talks to BigHospitality about the Aloft brand and how mid-scale hotels need to change to remain competitive.
11-Dec-2014 - Overseas residents spent £6.3bn during their visits to the UK from August to October – a 3 per cent year-on-year drop despite growth in the number of visits.
11-Dec-2014 - Hilton has opened new mid-market hotel the Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport this month.
11-Dec-2014 - Managing director of Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants (WHR) Patrick Dempsey will leave the company on 28 February 2015, ten years after joining.
11-Dec-2014 - Hotel performance both in London and in the regions is expected to remain strong until the end of the year, according to HotStats’ first Hotel Market Profitability Forecast.
10-Dec-2014 - Prescott & Conran has acquired two new businesses in Shoreditch and is close to signing a further site in Clerkenwell, BigHospitality has learnt.
10-Dec-2014 - Director of City Apartments David Smith and Staying Cool serviced apartments were among the winners at the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) Conference Awards 2014.
10-Dec-2014 - London is the 14th most expensive city in the world for accommodation, according to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index.