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Harry Potter actor shuts hotel after failing to make a profit

11-Feb-2016 - Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has closed his boutique hotel after it made just £2,014 profit in four years.

Galvin Restaurants to run F&B at 'refreshed' Athenaeum Hotel and Residences

11-Feb-2016 - Galvin Restaurants is to open a restaurant and oversee all food and beverage operations at the Athenaeum Hotel and Residences in London following a four month 'refresh' of the five-star hotel. 

IHG to open dual branded Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites at Heathrow

10-Feb-2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced plans to open a 433-bedroom Holiday Inn and 190-bedroom Staybridge Suites at Heathrow Airport after signing a new partnership deal with Bathroad Corp Sarl. 

SiteMinder reveals highest revenue-generating hotel booking platforms

10-Feb-2016 - has topped a list of booking platforms generating the highest revenue for UK hotels last year. 

Heathrow joins campaign to boost tourism in flood-hit areas

10-Feb-2016 - Heathrow has unveiled striking images of UK landmarks in Cumbria, Lancashire, Scotland and Yorkshire across its terminals in a bid to boost tourism in areas hit by recent floods.

Starwood to open 150-room hotel at Brighton and Hove Albion football stadium

09-Feb-2016 - Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a 150-room Aloft hotel at Brighton and Hove Albion’s football ground.

Could this hotel cost Edinburgh its World Heritage status?

09-Feb-2016 - UNESCO has begun an investigation in to Edinburgh’s world heritage site which could see the city lose its status over a series of divisive hotel developments. 

A dash of Ramsay and a pinch of Campbell: Richard Davies on opening Epicure

08-Feb-2016 - Welsh-born Michelin-starred chef, Richard Davies, is opening Epicure at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales, and is hoping to take inspiration from his acclaimed mentors to help him along the way.

Matt Worswick joins Pennyhill Park as head chef

08-Feb-2016 - Former Great British Menu finalist Matt Worswick has been appointed head chef at The Latymer restaurant at Pennyhill Park.

What's on at Hotelympia 2016

08-Feb-2016 - The UK’s largest hospitality trade show throws open its doors at the end of the month. Here’s what you need to know.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 01/02 - 05/02

05-Feb-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Three generations of Roux dynasty to open two new Scottish restaurants

05-Feb-2016 - Culinary legend Albert Roux, his son Michel Roux Jr and granddaughter Emily are to open two new Scottish restaurants in early 2016.

Hotel prices triple for Six Nations

05-Feb-2016 - Hotel prices in the UK have risen dramatically as inbound sports tourism increases for the RBS Six Nations championships, according to Trivago.

Splendid Hospitality Group purchases first South West hotel

05-Feb-2016 - The Splendid Hospitality Group has acquired its first property in the South West - the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel. 

Soho House to develop roadside restaurant and hotel concept

05-Feb-2016 - Rollout Restaurants, the Soho House joint venture, is developing a roadside restaurant and hotel concept.

Make recruitment process more ‘youth friendly’ hospitality urged

04-Feb-2016 - Businesses in the hospitality sector are being advised to make their recruitment process more ‘youth friendly’ to help safeguard the industry’s future workforce after a survey of 18-24-year-olds found they faced barriers when applying for jobs.

Gareth Bowen joins The Shard's Shangri-La Hotel as executive chef

04-Feb-2016 - Gareth Bowen has been appointed executive chef at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard.

UK tourism jobs growing faster than other sectors

03-Feb-2016 - Jobs in the UK’s tourism industry have grown by 12 per cent over five years to 2014, more than double the growth witnessed across other sectors of the economy.

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finalists revealed

03-Feb-2016 - VisitEngland, the national tourist board, has announced the finalists for its Awards for Excellence, paying tribute to businesses and individuals who are at the top of their game with customer service and practice.

Europe's largest Hampton by Hilton hotel opening at Stansted Airport

03-Feb-2016 - Hilton Worldwide has awarded developer McAleer & Rushe a £26m contract to design and build the largest Hampton by Hilton hotel in Europe at Stansted airport.

Former monastery turned luxury hotel announces new restaurant

02-Feb-2016 - A former 17th century monastery turned luxury hotel is launching a new restaurant this week.  

Stars Pubs & Bars opens training pub

02-Feb-2016 - Pub and bar operator, Stars Pubs & Bars, has opened a training pub in Arnold Nottingham, which will provide on-site training for Star Personnel and prospective licensees once it is established.

Flood-hit York hotels urge PM to holiday in Northern England

02-Feb-2016 - The chief executive of managed hotel chain Best Western Great Britain is calling on David Cameron and George Osborne to holiday in the North of England this year to help boost trade at hospitality businesses affected by the recent floods. 

Affordable hotel for artists raises £255k

02-Feb-2016 - A non-profit hotel designed to offer cheap rooms to actors and artists is to open in London in May after raising a £255,000 investment.

How to choose the right toiletries for your hotel

02-Feb-2016 - They may only be a small component within the full guest experience, but as many hotel companies are realising, the choice of amenities put in a hotel’s bathroom can say a lot about a business and can determine how guests will view their stay.