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US investment firm to create £2bn UK hotel group

06-Jul-2015 - American private equity group Lone Star has created a new 89-site UK hotel group under the brand Amaris Hospitality, which it estimates will be valued at £2bn over the next few years.

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How to create a Single Customer View

06-Jul-2015 - Jason Lark, managing director of data marketing company Celerity  gives three quick and easy tips on achieving a Single Customer View (SCV) which can help in better understanding of your customers and their habits. 

What do consumers look for when booking hotels?

03-Jul-2015 - Online reviews play an increasingly important role in driving hotel room bookings, so what factors can trigger different types of consumers to book?

A castle and four hotels: Highland Heritage Ltd. is for sale

03-Jul-2015 - Ian Cleaver, owner of Highland Heritage Limited, is selling up his hotel estate after announcing his intention to retire.  

World of gastronomy 'enters new era of casual-dining'

02-Jul-2015 - Fine-dining chefs and restaurateurs are making continued moves to make their offerings more relaxed and informal as the world of gastronomy shifts towards 'a new era of casual dining'. 

Hospitality employers must act to prevent staff soft skills crisis

02-Jul-2015 - Hospitality employers must do more to tackle poor staff soft skills, which risk creating an industry crisis by 2020.

Expedia axes rate parity agreements with UK hotels

02-Jul-2015 - The Expedia Group has joined Booking.com in amending its rate parity agreements to allow European hotels to offer lower prices through other online booking sites.

Allergy UK launches accreditation scheme for hospitality businesses

02-Jul-2015 - Allergy UK has launched an accreditation scheme for foodservice operators which it says will help them better cater for customers with food allergies.

Hospitality Openings: June 2015

01-Jul-2015 - A round-up of June's hospitality openings that include Smith & Wollensky, Vincent Café and Cocktail Bar, and Inn on the Square.

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VIDEO: National Chef of the Year 2015

01-Jul-2015 - Find out what's involved in the National Chef of the Year 2015 competition so far in this video from the Craft Guild of Chefs.

EU referendum: Hospitality industry risks 'sleepwalking in to danger'

01-Jul-2015 - The hospitality industry must wake up to the potential dangers posed by Britain voting to leave the European Union, according to Travelodge CEO Peter Gowers.

Boris Johnson urges hospitality businesses to pay Living Wage

01-Jul-2015 - London Mayor Boris Johnson has called on hospitality operators to pay employees the Living Wage.

Marco Pierre White to open restaurant at Hinckley Island Hotel

01-Jul-2015 - World-renowned chef, Marco Pierre White, is set to open a new restaurant at The Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.

National Restaurant Awards 2015: In pictures

01-Jul-2015 - Take a visual tour of the National Restaurant Awards 2015.

Gleneagles Hotel and resort sold to Ennismore

01-Jul-2015 - Gleneagles Hotel and resort has been bought by London-based hospitality group Ennismore for an undisclosed sum.

Connected Traveller: Smartphone-using hotel guests express preference for apps

30-Jun-2015 - Hotel companies would cater better for smartphone-using guests if their business developed an app, a report by TripAdvisor has found. 

Interactive map: National Restaurant Awards 2015 top 50 restaurants

30-Jun-2015 - See where 50 of the UK's top 100 restaurants, as announced at the National Restaurant Awards 2015, are located in our interactive map.  

National Restaurant Awards: Barrafina Adelaide Street takes 2015 title

29-Jun-2015 - Barrafina Adelaide Street has been named the National Restaurant of the Year 2015.

How hospitality can tackle the 'death of the Saturday job'

29-Jun-2015 - The hospitality industry is ‘perfectly placed’ to tackle the decline in young people combining part-time work with their studies, but must do more to retain the best talent.

Butlin's boss named as new Cut Tourism VAT campaign chaiman

29-Jun-2015 - Dermot King, managing director of Butlin's, has replaced Graham Wason as the chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign with immediate effect.

Hilton opens 11th London DoubleTree

29-Jun-2015 - Hilton has opened the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside hotel following a multi-million pound redevelopment.

BHA slams 'restrictive' OTA rate parity agreements

26-Jun-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has criticised ‘restrictive’ price fixing agreements set by online travel agents (OTA’s), and announced that it will continue to campaign to ban the terms.

Premier Inn secures £18m expansion deal

26-Jun-2015 - Premier Inn is to open new hotels in Gloucester, Newbury and Monmouth following an £18m investment.

Hotel chains report mixed May performance

26-Jun-2015 - Regional hotel chains continued to experience mixed year-on-year profit growth  across the UK in May, as London sites registered a decline.

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Chef Kevin Tickle on why foraging is not a trend

26-Jun-2015 - Former Rogan & Co head chef Kevin Tickle will head up the food offer at Forest Side hotel in Grasmere when it opens in September. Here he talks about his plans and why foraging, for him, is more than just a trend.