Sectors > Hotels

Kochhar to take over at Compleat Angler

02-Oct-2014 - Atul Kochhar, the Michelin-starred chef/patron of the Benares restaurant in Mayfair, is to operate the fine-dining restaurant at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report . reveals 2014 Best Kept Secret Awards winners

01-Oct-2014 - has announced the winners of its fifth annual Best Kept Secret Awards, which recognise the hotel sector’s ‘hidden gems’.

Montcalm to open new east London hotel

01-Oct-2014 - Montcalm Luxury Hotels will open its fifth London hotel, M by Montcalm, in Shoreditch early next year.

HotelTonight extends booking window to seven days

01-Oct-2014 - Last minute booking app HotelTonight is now offering guests the chance to book seven days in advance, which it claims will boost conversion rates for its partner hotels.

News in brief

HOSPA appoints new chairman

01-Oct-2014 - Chris Upton is to take over as chairman of The Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Management and IT (HOSPA).

The Annual Hotel Conference 2014: a look at tomorrow's world

30-Sep-2014 - The Annual Hotel Conference will return to Manchester next month, bringing independent, boutique and consortium hotel owners and operators together to discuss the future of the industry. BigHospitality caught up with co-founder Jonathan Langston to find out what will be driving debate at this year’s event.

ASAP looks to develop serviced apartment 'kitemark'

30-Sep-2014 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has revealed plans to extend its quality assurance programme into a ‘kitemark’ scheme to boost consumer confidence in the sector.

Record summer for Glasgow hotels

30-Sep-2014 - Glasgow hotels enjoyed a strong performance in August, closing a record summer boosted by sporting events.

Scotland launches hospitality apprenticeship scheme

30-Sep-2014 - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced the launch of a new apprenticeship scheme in partnership with five hotel brands.

Heritage Estates acquires second Nottinghamshire hotel

29-Sep-2014 - Independent hotel group Heritage Estates has acquired Cockliffe Country House Hotel in a deal worth around £1m.

Mövenpick announces gourmet dessert chef of the year winner

26-Sep-2014 - The Royal Opera House’s Louise Jayne Ridgen was crowned Mövenpick gourmet dessert chef of the year on 25 September following a live cook-off with five other finalists.

Tourism employment grows twice as fast as rest of market

26-Sep-2014 - Employment grew twice as fast in the tourism industry as in other UK sectors between 2009 and 2013, according to figures released Friday (26 September) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Apex to open first hotel in Bath

26-Sep-2014 - Apex Hotels has purchased a site in central Bath with the intent to open a 177-bedroom full service hotel.

Independent Hotel Show 2014 preview

25-Sep-2014 - This year’s Independent Hotel Show will take place on 21 – 22 October at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London.

News in brief

Apple Apartments opens in Hyde Park

25-Sep-2014 - Apple Apartments Hyde Park has opened on Westbourne Crescent in line with the group’s London expansion plans.

News in brief

Peel Leisure Hotels re-brands as Tower Hotel Management

25-Sep-2014 - Peel Leisure Hotels has re-branded its hotel operations division as Tower Hotel Management as it begins to offer hotel management services to external investors.

Hotels should connect with guests by providing more local information

25-Sep-2014 - UK hotels could boost relationships with business and leisure guests by providing more local information and travel tips prior to their stay, according to two new studies.

Hospitality openings: September 2014

24-Sep-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Marcus Wareing's new restaurant Tredwell's, former Zafferano head chef Andy Needham's L'Amorosa, the new Hoxton hotel in Holborn, River Cottage's new Canteen in Winchester and meat-free concept Ethos.

6,000 new hospitality jobs available for 16-24 year olds by year end

24-Sep-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has announced the creation of 6,000 new jobs in the industry for 16 to 24 year olds by the end of 2014.

Operator sought for Belfast hotel development

24-Sep-2014 - Belfast Harbour has invited hotel operators to submit expressions of interest for a proposed ‘upscale’ hotel in its £250m City Quays development.

Property: Buying a hotel

24-Sep-2014 - In the third part of our special feature on property, we ask experts for their tips on hunting for a hotel and calculating the future profitability of any potential property.

Nathan Outlaw crowned Chefs’ Chef of the Year at AA Hospitality Awards

23-Sep-2014 - Nathan Outlaw received the hospitality industry’s recognition last night, when he scooped the Chefs’ Chef of the Year title at the AA Hospitality Awards.

Labour's minimum wage pledge could hit hospitality businesses

22-Sep-2014 - Ed Miliband's pledge to increase  increase minimum wage by more than 25 per cent over five years if Labour wins the next general election could be potentially disastrous for hospitality businesses, industry leaders have warned.

Travelodge expands Dorset presence

22-Sep-2014 - Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Christchurch, and is looking for two more sites in Dorset, in Weymouth and Swanage.

News in brief

Macdonald Hotels £2m restaurant revamp

22-Sep-2014 - Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has announced a 25 per cent uplift in food and drink sales since beginning its a £2 million programme of restaurant refurbishments.