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Consumers continue to prioritise eating out

26-Nov-2014 - Eating out was the only leisure activity to achieve year-on-year growth last month, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.

Manchester and Edinburgh hotels among best performers in Europe

25-Nov-2014 - Hotels in Manchester and Edinburgh were among the best performing in Europe in October, with RevPAR increases of 15.3 per cent and 10.2 per cent respectively in Euro terms, according to STR Global.

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Hospitality businesses struggle to find reliable Wi-Fi

25-Nov-2014 - Network reliability and security concerns are preventing a third of small and medium-sized hospitality venues from introducing an effective wireless network, according to a new study from Netgear.

Accor signs deal for two new hotels in Scotland

24-Nov-2014 - International hotel group Accor has announced plans to open a Mercure hotel in Edinburgh and an ibis Styles in Glasgow in 2015.

Infographic: Bleisure travel in 2014

24-Nov-2014 - Serviced apartment operator BridgeStreet has created an infographic highlighting the key findings from its latest international Bleisure survey.

Master Innholders releases details for 2015 conference

21-Nov-2014 - The Master Innholders’ 22nd Annual Hotel General Managers’ Conference will focus on a theme of ‘People and Places’ with presentations and discussions on what motivates customers in a globalised marketplace.

Cozy Pubs acquires The Angel in Lavenham

21-Nov-2014 - Cozy Pubs has added Marco Pierre White’s former Suffolk pub with rooms - The Angel in Lavenham - to its growing portfolio.

Leeds hotels join industry mentoring scheme

21-Nov-2014 - The Leeds Hotels and Venues Association (LHVA) has partnered with the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Beckett University to run a new mentoring programme.  

QHotels adds six former De Vere properties to its portfolio

20-Nov-2014 - Hotel operator QHotels has taken over six former De Vere Hotels and De Vere Luxury Lodges, taking its portfolio to a total of 27 hotels. 

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Corporate travel drives hotel growth in October

20-Nov-2014 - Corporate travel helped boost hotel performance in London and the regions this October, according to the latest figures from BDO.

Hostels and limited-service sector shows dynamic growth

20-Nov-2014 - Another report has highlighted the rapid growth of the hostel and limited-service sector, which is thriving as demand for low-cost beds continues to rise.

Further details released for InterContinental London - The O2

20-Nov-2014 - More details have been released for the new InterContinental London hotel at the O2, which is on scheduled to open in late 2015. 

Compulsory Living Wage could put over 200,000 hospitality jobs at risk

19-Nov-2014 - Making the Living Wage compulsory could cost UK businesses £4bn, the equivalent of 213,247 jobs in the hospitality sector, according to a Greater London Assembly (GLA) member.

Redefine BDL Hotels increases portfolio by 22 properties

19-Nov-2014 - Redefine BDL Hotels has been appointed to manage a portfolio of 22 hotels, consisting of 19 Holiday Inns and three Crowne Plazas, on behalf of LRG Acquisition Limited.

Tourism Council defends decision not to tackle VAT

19-Nov-2014 - To the disappointment of Cut Tourism VAT campaigners, the Tourism Council has decided not to discuss a VAT cut, but instead focus on jobs and skills.

The Alford Arms takes top spot at UK’s first FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

19-Nov-2014 - Hertfordshire pub The Alford Arms was the overall winner at the inaugural FreeFrom Eating Out Awards this week, crowned the ‘most allergen-aware’ eatery in the UK.  

Ask the Experts

How to avoid hotel construction delays

18-Nov-2014 - 2015 is predicted to be an exciting year for the hospitality industry, with 10 major hotel projects set to open in London alone. However, these projects are increasingly facing delays due to a shortage of construction companies. With the buyers’ market shifting dramatically in favour of the suppliers, Rob Alexander, from procurement specialists Occumen , share his tips on how to secure supply quickly to beat competitors. 

Clevedon Hall to re-open as luxury event hotel

18-Nov-2014 - Victorian mansion Clevedon Hall in north Somerset will re-open next week as a ‘luxury hospitality destination’ following a £3m refurbishment.

Government urged to regulate sharing economy

17-Nov-2014 - Pop-up marketplace Grub Club is urging the government to better regulate ‘sharing economy’ businesses like itself in order to ensure their protection.

New restaurant Seasons opens at Stoke Place hotel

14-Nov-2014 - New restaurant Seasons at Stoke Place opened at the Buckinghamshire country hotel last week, led by head chef James Duggan.

Thistle launches free ‘Choose Your Own Room’ service

14-Nov-2014 - Thistle Hotels is trialling a service allowing all guests to take a virtual tour of their room at the time of booking after finding out that almost half of Brits have requested to change their room upon arrival.

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel eyes Michelin star

14-Nov-2014 - Two years after its complete refurbishment, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is aiming for Michelin standard food for its pub with rooms.

Oddfellows to open second hotel in Cheadle

14-Nov-2014 - Boutique hotel Oddfellows in Chester has announced plans to acquire its second site, Bruntwood Hall in Cheadle, south Manchester.

Hotel RevPAR boosted by sports in Q3

14-Nov-2014 - Hotel RevPAR increased by 20 per cent across the UK in the third quarter of the year, according to the Zolfo Cooper, AM:PM and HVS Q3 2014 Hotel Bulletin.

Oetker Collection to manage The Lanesborough

13-Nov-2014 - The Oetker Collection will manage The Lanesborough hotel in London when it re-opens in spring 2015, the group’s first hotel in the UK.