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Redefine¦BDL Hotels announces fourth Edinburgh hotel

16-Jan-2017 - Redefine¦BDL Hotels (RBH) has announced the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre as the latest in its portfolio.

Banishing Blue Monday: 10 of the best

16-Jan-2017 - Whether you’re feeling the blues this Monday or firmly believe it’s a made-up concept designed to capitalise on our waning New Years’ Resolutions, there’s no denying Blue Monday is making its mark in hospitality today.

Brands under pressure to “satisfy contradictory customer needs”, says IHG

16-Jan-2017 - Brands are increasingly under pressure to deliver experiences that satisfy contradictory customer needs, according to a new report from the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 09/01 - 13/01

13-Jan-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Indian firm to open £50m London hotel

13-Jan-2017 - Luxury Indian firm The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group is to launch a £50m hotel in London later this month.

Industry warns against regional tourism taxes

13-Jan-2017 - Proposals to introduce a ‘tourist tax’ in Bath have met with strong criticism from the hospitality industry.

More than half of consumers seek greater choice of soft drinks in pubs and bars

12-Jan-2017 - Pubs and bars should do more to promote their non-alcoholic drinks, say 55 per cent of consumers with more than a quarter saying they struggle to know what to order at the bar when not drinking alcohol. 

Hospitality: Proposed £1,000 fee for EU workers 'very worrying'

12-Jan-2017 - The industry has called proposals to charge British employers £1,000 for every worker they employ from the European Union following Brexit, 'very worrying' with concerns the move will add huge costs to restaurants, hotels and pubs. 

Interstate eyes further UK expansion in 2017

11-Jan-2017 - Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts will continue to expand its UK portfolio this year, the company confirmed today (11 January).

The Swan at Hay hotel to relaunch with former Ynyshir chef and Welsh focus

11-Jan-2017 - The Swan at Hay hotel, in Hay-on-Wye in Wales, is set to relaunch this February following a full refurbishment of the bedrooms and the restaurant, and the appointment of a former Ynyshir chef at the pass.

EasyHotel to make Northern Irish debut

11-Jan-2017 - ‘Super-budget’ brand EasyHotel is to open its first site in Northern Ireland above chef Michael Deane’s Michelin-starred Deanes Eipic restaurant in Belfast.

New hotel and floating restaurant proposed for Bristol's harbourside

11-Jan-2017 - Proposals to build a 125-bedroom hotel, floating restaurant and a 'Bristol Eye' big wheel on Bristol's harbourside have been submitted to Bristol City Council. 

Government reveals 10 most bizarre excuses for not paying minimum wage

11-Jan-2017 - The 10 most bizarre excuses for not paying staff minimum wage have been revealed by the Government, as it launches a £1.7m campaign to ensure workers know how much they should be paid.

Supercity Aparthotels to open in London and Brighton

10-Jan-2017 - Supercity Aparthotels has revealed plans to open two further sites in London and Brighton in the next two years.

Accor creates new division for millennial brands

10-Jan-2017 - AccorHotels has created a new lifestyle division to encompass its growing number of millennial-targeted brands.

Entries open for Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Awards 2017

10-Jan-2017 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for its Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2017.

UK hotels will continue to attract overseas investors in 2017

09-Jan-2017 - Hotels in the UK will continue to attract interest from overseas investors, even in a post-Brexit environment, real estate advisor Savills has predicted. 

ASK THE EXPERTS

How to capture customer data to benefit the business

09-Jan-2017 - With the festive season behind us, Olivia Fitzgerald of LiveRES, talks hospitality operators through the ways they can use customer data captured at Christmas to benefit business in the year ahead. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 02/01 - 06/01

06-Jan-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Andy Murray to extend Cromlix Hotel

06-Jan-2017 - Andy Murray has revealed plans to begin a major development of his five-star Cromlix Hotel in Perthshire.

The Artist Residence group to open fourth hotel

06-Jan-2017 - The Artist Residence hotel group, from Charlotte and Justin Salisbury, is to open its fourth hotel, The Mason Arms, in South Leigh, Oxfordshire, in February/March.

The Idle Rocks partners with Heligan estate to champion Cornish heritage produce

06-Jan-2017 - The Idle Rocks hotel in St Mawes Cornwall has partnered with the 200-acre Lost Gardens of Heligan estate, in a bid to showcase best Cornish horticultural practice and the garden’s 300-plus varieties of heritage fruit and vegetables.

Half of diners unsure whether tips go to staff

05-Jan-2017 - Over half of British diners are unsure whether to leave a tip in restaurants in case it is not passed on to waiting staff, according a study by AA Hotel and Hospitality Services.

Atul Kochhar to open British restaurant at Amersham's The Crown Inn

05-Jan-2017 - Indian chef Atul Kochhar will open a British restaurant at The Crown Inn in Amersham later this month. 

Hotel trends: 7 things we'll see in 2017

04-Jan-2017 - From an increased focus on loyalty to the use of storytelling and the rise of themed afternoon tea offerings, the hotel sector makes its predictions for 2017.