22-Oct-2014 - The award for Independent Hotelier of the Year went to Kit and Tim Kemp of Firmdale Hotels, while The Pig on the Beach scooped the award for Outstanding New Hotel of the Year.
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.
21-Oct-2014 - Hotels can reducing the cost of acquiring new customers by implementing smart direct marketing techniques, according to speakers at the Independent Hotel Show.
21-Oct-2014 - London is set to be the most popular destination for domestic trips over the October half-term, with Blackpool and Edinburgh in at second and third place respectively.
21-Oct-2014 - More and more business travellers are adding leisure activities and holiday days to their work trips, according to a survey by BridgeStreet Global Hospitality.
21-Oct-2014 - Jacques Borel has warned that it might be necessary to make some concessions on alcohol if the cut VAT campaign is to be successful.
20-Oct-2014 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has urged the government to include quality safeguard measures to its reform of the law governing planning permissions for short-term lets.
20-Oct-2014 - Property investment company Allied London has announced plans to develop the Manchester Grande events hotel in the city’s St John’s Quarter.
20-Oct-2014 - The Crescent Group’s second boutique hotel the Crescent Turner Whitstable opened in Kent last week.
20-Oct-2014 - UK hotels enjoyed increased occupancy and rates in September, thanks to favourable weather conditions, as well as political and sporting events, according to BDO.
20-Oct-2014 - Underfield Hotels, which operates a hotel and leisure facility in Aberporth, Wales, has been placed into administration following a ‘prolonged period of difficult trading conditions’.
17-Oct-2014 - There are a few things hoteliers can do to ensure a smooth valuation and sale process, as explained by speakers at the Annual Hotel Conference 2014.
17-Oct-2014 - Budget hotel chain Tune Hotels has announced plans to invest £200m to open 25 new hotels in the UK over the next five years.
17-Oct-2014 - Being an owner-operator allows for complete control of a hotel, but can pose other challenges in terms of expansion and recruitment, according to speakers at the Annual Hotel Conference 2014.
16-Oct-2014 - Giving the opening keynote speech at the Annual Hotel Conference 2014, Alex Polizzi, who presents the TV show Hotel Inspector, explained that though technology has a role to play in today’s hotel sector, nothing can replace human interaction in customer service.
16-Oct-2014 - Global political uncertainty and the result of the May 2015 UK elections could pose new challenges now that growth has resumed in the sector, speakers at the Annual Hotel Conference 2014 have warned.
16-Oct-2014 - Over half of global travellers take availability and price of Wi-Fi into account when booking a hotel room, according to the latest Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index.
16-Oct-2014 - Hilton Worldwide has announced the launch of its new ‘lifestyle’ hotel brand Canopy by Hilton.
16-Oct-2014 - Village Urban Resorts will open its first Scottish hotel in Aberdeen this December following a £21m investment.
16-Oct-2014 - Ex-Manchester United footballer Gary Neville will sign a pledge next week committing Hotel Football to hiring local jobseekers.
15-Oct-2014 - Details have been released for Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar’s new Indian restaurant Sindhu, which will open at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow.
15-Oct-2014 - The winners of the annual Morris Golden Keys Concierge Awards have been announced, with Ron Crowdy from London’s Royal National Hotel scooping the Lifetime Achievement Award.
14-Oct-2014 - The hospitality industry needs to change its recruitment and staff retention strategy in order to reduce turnover, which currently costs the sector £2.7m a year.
14-Oct-2014 - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has overhauled its fishery certification standards to offer better protection to marine life and workers, with benefits for restaurants looking to source sustainable fish.
14-Oct-2014 - Development firm Union Hanover has submitted plans for a £35m hotel in central Edinburgh which it claims will define its new Urban Villa concept.