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Hospitality welcomes Government decision on Heathrow

25-Oct-2016 - The hospitality and tourism industry, including the BHA, UKinbound and VisitBritain, has welcomed today’s decision to expand London Heathrow Airport.

Marriott to launch dual-branded Moxy hotel in Slough

25-Oct-2016 - Marriott International is to launch its millennial-targeted Moxy brand in Slough as part of a ‘two-in-one’ hotel development.

Premier Inn plans hub expansion

25-Oct-2016 - Premier Inn is planning to double its number of high-tech hub hotels following strong half-year sales at the chain.

French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten to open at The Connaught hotel

25-Oct-2016 - French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is to open a new, as-yet-unnamed restaurant at The Connaught hotel in London’s Mayfair in spring 2017.

Former Joël Robuchon chef to open Bōkan at Novotel Canary Wharf

25-Oct-2016 - Bōkan, a new restaurant and roof terrace from Aurelie Altemaire, former head chef at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, is to open at the 313-bedroom Novotel Canary Wharf hotel in January.

China's HNA Group buys 25% stake in Hilton

25-Oct-2016 - Chinese tourism and aviation conglomerate HNA has bought a 25 per cent stake in the Hilton hotel group, the companies said yesterday.

Springboard announces Awards for Excellence 2016 shortlist

24-Oct-2016 - Industry charity Springboard has announced the shortlist for its 2016 Awards for Excellence.

Casual Dining Group signs first UK franchise deal for Belgo

24-Oct-2016 - Casual Dining Group (CDG) has secured its first UK franchise deal which will see its Belgo brand open at a central London hotel.

DoubleTree by Hilton to make Hull debut in 2017

24-Oct-2016 - Hilton Worldwide has revealed plans to bring its high-end DoubleTree brand to Hull as the area gears up for its stint as UK City of Culture in 2017.

Prezzo staff win National Waiters' Day race

21-Oct-2016 - Front-of-house staff took part in races across the country last week as part of the National Waiters' Day celebrations.

Locals are key to your hotel’s success, say expert hoteliers

21-Oct-2016 - Local business is key to the success of your hotel, whether it’s an urban hub or country house, according to hotel experts.

Tourist visits to the UK hit new all-time high

21-Oct-2016 - The UK welcomed its highest ever number of inbound tourists in August this year, according to data from VisitBritain.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 17/10 - 21/10

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

Hourly hospitality pay outstripping minimum wage

21-Oct-2016 - Hourly pay for UK hospitality workers is already significantly outstripping new legal minimum wage thresholds, research by Fourth Analytics has revealed.

Final recipients of first round Discover England funding revealed

20-Oct-2016 - Projects designed to boost tourism on the East Coast and help international visitors explore the English countryside by electric car are among the final recipients of the government's £40m Discover England Fund.

People on the Move in Hospitality: October 2016

20-Oct-2016 - October has seen a number of high profile appointments across the hospitality sector, including new food and beverage directors at Macdonald Hotels and Fairmont St Andrews and general managers at The Aviator Hotel and The Dorchester.

Wine prices 'could rise by 29p' post-Brexit

19-Oct-2016 - Wine prices could rise by an average of 29p per bottle as a result of the Brexit vote, according to new research.

Another Place hotel collection plans six hotels in 10 years

19-Oct-2016 - Another Place, the hotel collection set up by Watergate Bay Hotel managing director Will Ashworth last year, has outlined its growth strategy, aiming for six hotels in 10 years. 

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Chefs' Secrets of Success: Theo Randall

18-Oct-2016 - In the first of a series of videos on tips for success, we caught up with Theo Randall, former River Cafe star, champion of Italian produce, and chef at London's InterContinental Park Lane and new Theo's Simple Italian restaurant at the Hotel Indigo London Kensington.

AccorHotels to roll out Jamboree restaurant and coffee shop brands

18-Oct-2016 - AccorHotels is planning further roll out of its Jamboree restaurant brand in the UK following the success of its first at its Novotel in London's Blackfriars. 

Head waitresses earn 20% less than men

18-Oct-2016 - Women dominate front of house roles, but their salaries are still lagging behind men, analysis from The Change Group has revealed.

Karl Lagerfeld to create international hospitality brand

17-Oct-2016 - Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has announced plans to expand his global business into hospitality with the creation of brand Karl Lagerfeld Hotels & Resorts. 

UK's regional hotel market to experience further growth

17-Oct-2016 - The UK's regional hotel market is predicted to grow considerably over the next two years, according to research by JLL, as new developments in cities outside London attract a growing number of corporate and leisure guests.


How to create a boutique hotel room on a budget

17-Oct-2016 - Sam Stokoe, hotel interior design specialist and director at Newman Gauge, gives her top tips to creating a boutique hotel on a tight budget. 

Hyatt builds European team to grow regional presence

17-Oct-2016 - American hotel company Hyatt has expanded its European team to enable it to grow the presence of its Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Centric and Hyatt Place brands in Europe.