30-Jan-2015 - Essential Cuisine has launched a nationwide search for the UK’s hardest working chef teams.
30-Jan-2015 - Spanish group Meliá Hotels has revealed plans to open two further UK hotels under its premium Innside brand.
29-Jan-2015 - Restaurant staff are being urged to make solo diners feel more comfortable after a survey found that a quarter of British diners feel they receive worse service when dining alone.
29-Jan-2015 - Ramada hotels at Salford Quays and the Mailbox in Birmingham have gone on the market giving investors the chance to buy established properties which could be repositioned and rebranded.
28-Jan-2015 - The UK hotel industry had a ‘great year’ in 2014, with strong December performance helping push profits up across London and the provinces, according to the latest UK Chain Hotels Market Review from Hotstats.
28-Jan-2015 - Hotel group Jurys Inn has been bought by an affiliate of private equity firm Lone Star Funds for £680m.
28-Jan-2015 - International hospitality group Hakkasan is looking to more than double its estate in 2015 with the opening of 15 new restaurants across its portfolio of brands, including a new concept called Ling Ling.
28-Jan-2015 - Richard Branson's Virgin Hotels has confirmed that it is considering London as a key location for a new hotel.
28-Jan-2015 - A new year and a new start for these seven members of the hospitality industry who have landed exciting new jobs at a range of hotels and restaurants, including Rosewood London, Hotel Gotham and Islington restaurant Public House.
27-Jan-2015 - Luxury Caribbean resort operator Sandals has started a recruitment drive for skilled chefs to work within its growing restaurant portfolio as it looks to 'offer guests the most comprehensive dining experience possible'.
27-Jan-2015 - People 1st has called for higher education to play a greater role in addressing the future management needs of the hospitality sector, after it claimed the industry will need 66,000 more managers by 2020.
27-Jan-2015 - The UK team competing in the World Pastry Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie) took sixth place at the final in Lyon yesterday, the highest result for the UK in the history of the competition.
27-Jan-2015 - The Goring hotel will close its doors today (27 January) for the first time in its 104-year history to allow refurbishment work on its lobby to be completed.
26-Jan-2015 - Liverpool's serviced apartment and hotel operator Signature Living has reported starting 2015 on a high note with New Year bookings up 40 per cent on the previous year.
26-Jan-2015 - Chefs Heston Blumenthal and Jason Atherton along with restaurateurs Russell Norman and Alan Yau have made a list of the 500 most influential people in Britain according to The Peerage publisher Debrett's.
26-Jan-2015 - The number of 16 – 18 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) has fallen to 148,000 out the population of two million but it is still behind other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) according to figures released by the Commons Select Committee.
23-Jan-2015 - Jean-Christophe Novelli will make a return to the UK restaurant industry with the launch of his own brasserie in Liverpool city centre this spring.
23-Jan-2015 - Andrew Wildsmith, the owner of Hipping Hall and The Ryebeck hotels in Cumbria, will open a third hotel in the county this summer after acquiring a former walkers’ hostel.
23-Jan-2015 - Sandra Kelly, head of education at Whitbread, suggests ways the hospitality sector can best address its skills shortage.
22-Jan-2015 - Two thirds of hospitality workers believe it is important to feel passionate about a job while a third think feeling valued is a top priority, a survey looking into employee motivation has found.
22-Jan-2015 - Independent hotel operator Bulldog Hotel Group has outlined plans to double the size of its business after gaining investment from the Commer Group.
22-Jan-2015 - Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to open a Hampton by Hilton hotel at Humberside Airport.
22-Jan-2015 - UK regions saw faster growth in overseas visits than London last year, although the capital enjoyed the biggest uplift in tourism spend, according to new analysis from VisitBritain.
21-Jan-2015 - Chefs competing in the UK team for this year's Bocuse d'Or have launched a crowdfunding campaign to improve their chances in the global competition.
21-Jan-2015 - Haymarket Hotel in London has been voted the UK's top hotel for 2015 by users of reviews website TripAdvisor.