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Starwood Hotels & Resorts launches 10th hotel brand

17-Apr-2015 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts has launched the Tribute Portfolio, the company’s 10th brand and its second collection of independent hotels. 

Shortlist for 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards announced

17-Apr-2015 - The shortlist has been unveiled for the 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards. 

Ramside Hall Hotel opens 47-room wing as part of multi-million pound development

17-Apr-2015 - Ramside Hall Hotel near Durham has opened a wing of 47 premier bedrooms as part of a multi-million pound development.

Hospitality industry shamed over gender pay gap

16-Apr-2015 - Women working in the hospitality and catering sector were on average paid 18 per cent less than their male co-workers in 2014, according to research from

Triptease launches widget to help hoteliers boost direct bookings

16-Apr-2015 - Travel start-up Triptease says the launch of its new Price Check widget is helping hotels battle the power of OTAs because it can boost the number of direct bookings they receive. 

Hospitality employers and staff encouraged to enter VQ Day vocational awards

16-Apr-2015 - Hospitality businesses are being encouraged to enter The VQ Employer of the Year Award 2015, which recognises the promotion of the value of vocational qualifications in the workplace.

Melba at The Savoy opens as gourmet takeaway counter on The Strand

16-Apr-2015 - Melba at The Savoy has opened as the ninth foodservice outlet at London’s The Savoy hotel.

Longshot Country Inns to open seventh Bel & The Dragon

16-Apr-2015 - Longshot Country Inns will open its seventh site under its Bel & The Dragon brand, in Kingsclere, Hampshire, next month. 

Roomzzz Aparthotel launches flagship 'New Generation' site

15-Apr-2015 - Roomzzz Aparthotel has launched its £5.5m flagship 'New Generation' site in Chester City.

Budget brands to dominate UK hotel development over the next three years

15-Apr-2015 - Budget brands will make up 47 per cent of new hotel developments over the next three years, according to BDO’s latest Hotel Britain report.

Accor open 184-room Mecure hotel at Heathrow

14-Apr-2015 - Accor has opened a new 184-room Mecure hotel at Heathrow International Airport.

Gordon Ramsay Group to open Bordeaux restaurant

14-Apr-2015 - The Gordon Ramsay Group is opening a restaurant in Bordeaux through its partnership with the Financière Immobilière Bordelaise (FIB) Group. 

Cooking with coffee: Nespresso launches new chef education programme

13-Apr-2015 - Nespresso have partnered with Michelin chef Phil Howard to encourage chefs to take a fresh look at the role of coffee in the dining experience, as part of a new ‘Science of Coffee’ programme.

Consumers eating-out more but spending less

13-Apr-2015 - Consumer spending in restaurants rose 17 per cent year-on-year in first quarter of 2015, though average transaction values fell, according to the latest Barclaycard consumer spending report.

Employee of the month: How internal competitions help motivate staff

13-Apr-2015 - Internal competitions are a crucial tool to motivate staff within all levels of a business and can also be used to drive menu development and promote sales of certain items.

Hilton Worldwide to open Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford

13-Apr-2015 - Hilton Worldwide has signed a deal with Lancashire County Cricket Club to open a Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford. 

Travelodge sees potential for 250 more UK hotels

13-Apr-2015 - Budget hotel operator Travelodge says it has identified potential to open another 250 hotels across the UK. 

Former monastery opens as 52-room luxury hotel

13-Apr-2015 - Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire is opening for overnight stays following the completion of 52 luxury bedrooms.

Marco Pierre White opening rooftop restaurant above 100-room Indigo Hotel development

10-Apr-2015 - Marco Pierre White is to open a rooftop Steakhouse Bar & Grill above a planned 100-room Indigo hotel in Cardiff city centre.

Shortage of skilled chefs and hospitality staff worsened in March

10-Apr-2015 - Staff shortages in the hotel and catering sector worsened in March 2015 with chefs singled out as remaining in demand, according to a monthly job report by The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG published today (9 April).

Whitbread pledges 6,000 apprenticeships by 2020 and launches Costa training scheme

09-Apr-2015 - Whitbread will create 6,000 apprenticeships by 2020 and launch a new apprenticeship scheme for Costa, it was announced today (9 April).

IHG to open Hotel Indigo in Bath

09-Apr-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal with St James' Hotels Group to open a Hotel Indigo in the centre of Bath.  

UK hotel investment up 47 per cent year-on-year

08-Apr-2015 - Investment in the UK hotel market reached £1.89bn in the first quarter of 2015, up 47 per cent year-on-year, property expert Savills has reported. 

Calcot Hotels developing fourth site as restaurant with rooms

08-Apr-2015 - Gloucestershire based Calcot Hotels have acquired The Cotswolds88 hotel in Painswick as their fourth site.

VisitEngland reveals finalists of 2015 Awards for Excellence

08-Apr-2015 - VisitEngland has revealed the list of finalists for the 2015 Awards for Excellence.