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Albert Adria residency to run at London's Café Royal

01-Dec-2015 - Spanish chef Albert Adria is to take up a 10 week residency at London hotel Café Royal next year. 

HomeExchange: Small accommodation owners to be able to exchange rooms

01-Dec-2015 - HomeExchange, an online accommodation exchange service, is to allow small hospitality business owners to stay in other properties on the website for free in exchange for nights in their property.

YOTEL plans 12 hotels by 2018

01-Dec-2015 - Technology-focused hotel company YOTEL has unveiled 'significant international growth plans' that will see it have 12 hotels open by 2018. 

Premier launches Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Programme

01-Dec-2015 - Budget hotel chain, Premier Inn, has launched its Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Programme in Scotland, in a partnership with ITC Academy and Skills Development Scotland.

Sugar Tax: Report urges Government to ‘wake up’ and take action

30-Nov-2015 - The Government Health Select Committee has urged MPs to take action and introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks, although it has expressed concerns that the hospitality industry could  ‘absorb’ the tax instead of passing it onto consumers. 

Azurmendi Bilbao chef Eneko Atxa to open restaurant at One Aldwych Hotel

30-Nov-2015 - Basque restaurant Azurmendi Bilbao has announced plans to open an 'informal' restaurant and bar at One Aldwych Hotel in London.

Hospitality Openings: November 2015

30-Nov-2015 - BigHospitality monthly round-up of openings includes the highly anticipated German Gymnasium as well as a first solo venture for Jun Tanaka.

Hotel restaurants to serve up 507 tonnes of turkey every day in December

30-Nov-2015 - Hotel restaurants across the UK are expected to serve an average of 507 tonnes of turkey, 9.9 million chipolatas and 50 tonnes of stuffing to guests every day over the next month as Christmas celebrations get underway. 


How to get your head around SEO

30-Nov-2015 - Tom Beasley, founder and CEO of Wired Media gives advice to hoteliers looking to take control of the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for their websites.

Amaris Hospitality begins multi-million pound Mercure re-brand

27-Nov-2015 - Amaris Hospitality has re-branded two of its hotels to Accor’s Mercure collection as part of its drive to create a £2bn hotel group.

The top five stories in hospitality this week 23/11 - 27/11

27-Nov-2015 - What were some of the top trending stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Apprenticeship levy will cause 'extreme irritation' to businesses, pub boss warns

27-Nov-2015 - The boss of the Oakman Inns pub chain has criticised the Government’s planned apprenticeship levy as an ‘extreme irritation’ to businesses.

Spotlight on service: How do you define good service?

27-Nov-2015 - What is good service? Restaurant, hotel and pub operators often talk about making it a key focus of the business and how it is integral to its success, but how exactly do you define it?

Christmas dinner bookings up 200% since 2012

27-Nov-2015 - Christmas dinner bookings in pubs and restaurants have risen 202 per cent since 2012, according to research by Mitchells & Butlers, the company behind Toby Carvery, Harvesters and Sizzling Pubs.


Chef David Kelman of Ellenborough Park Hotel on why spending time out of the kitchen could help solve the chef shortage

27-Nov-2015 - Over the last few years David Kelman, executive head chef at Ellenborough Park hotel in Cheltenham has spent his spare time teaching secondary school pupils to cook and mentoring them for cooking competitions. He believes introducing students to cooking at an early age could have a positive effect on the industry's recruitment problem.

Snoozebox unveils portable hotel room that transforms in to a theatre

26-Nov-2015 - Snoozebox – the portable hotel company - has unveiled a new design which allows its rooms to be transformed in to a theatre, dining room or office.

Hotels warned after hackers target guest credit card details

26-Nov-2015 - Hilton Worldwide has become the second major hotel company this week to admit to a security breach which allowed hackers to steal customers' credit card details.

Restaurants and hotels braced for Black Friday sales boom

25-Nov-2015 - Restaurants and hotels are set to cash in on this year’s Black Friday madness, with UK shoppers expected to spend £3.49bn over the four-day period.

What does the Autumn Statement mean for hospitality?

25-Nov-2015 - The Autumn Statement brought good news for the hospitality sector with a slashing of business rates, but failed to mention a cut in tourism VAT.

Hospitality industry reacts to 'disappointing' Autumn Statement

25-Nov-2015 - The hospitality industry welcomed small reforms outlined in the Autumn Statement but criticised the Government for failing to implement ‘real and meaningful change’.

Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express to open at Heathrow T4

25-Nov-2015 - Plans to build a Crowne Plaza and adjoining Holiday Inn Express at Heathrow's T4 have been given the go-ahead. 

Service Tips: Gold Service Scholarship finalists on how to give great service

25-Nov-2015 - With our spotlight firmly on service and front of house we asked the finalists of the 2015 Gold Service Scholarship for their best tips for delivering great service.

BHA report: FSM companies take big steps to improve public health

25-Nov-2015 - Food Service Management (FSM) companies are leading the way in offering healthier meals outside of the home, a report by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has shown. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2015

24-Nov-2015 - BigHospitality rounds up a number of appointments across the hospitality sector including the arrival of a management team for Oxford’s first Hilton, The Robert Parker Collection and El Gato Negro.

Marriott confirms first two AC Hotels in UK

24-Nov-2015 - Marriott is to open its first two hotels in the UK under its design-led lifestyle brand AC Hotels.