21-Nov-2014 - Cozy Pubs has added Marco Pierre White’s former Suffolk pub with rooms - The Angel in Lavenham - to its growing portfolio.
21-Nov-2014 - The Master Innholders’ 22nd Annual Hotel General Managers’ Conference will focus on a theme of ‘People and Places’ with presentations and discussions on what motivates customers in a globalised marketplace where more people choose to travel.
21-Nov-2014 - The Leeds Hotels and Venues Association (LHVA) has partnered with the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Beckett University to run a new mentoring programme.
20-Nov-2014 - Hotel operator QHotels has taken over six former De Vere Hotels and De Vere Luxury Lodges, taking its portfolio to a total of 27 hotels.
20-Nov-2014 - Corporate travel helped boost hotel performance in London and the regions this October, according to the latest figures from BDO.
20-Nov-2014 - Another report has highlighted the rapid growth of the hostel and limited-service sector, which is thriving as demand for low-cost beds continues to rise.
20-Nov-2014 - More details have been released for the new InterContinental London hotel at the O2, which is on scheduled to open in late 2015.
19-Nov-2014 - Making the Living Wage compulsory could cost UK businesses £4bn, the equivalent of 213,247 jobs in the hospitality sector, according to a Greater London Assembly (GLA) member.
19-Nov-2014 - Redefine BDL Hotels has been appointed to manage a portfolio of 22 hotels, consisting of 19 Holiday Inns and three Crowne Plazas, on behalf of LRG Acquisition Limited.
19-Nov-2014 - To the disappointment of Cut Tourism VAT campaigners, the Tourism Council has decided not to discuss a VAT cut, but instead focus on jobs and skills.
19-Nov-2014 - Hertfordshire pub The Alford Arms was the overall winner at the inaugural FreeFrom Eating Out Awards this week, crowned the ‘most allergen-aware’ eatery in the UK.
18-Nov-2014 - 2015 is predicted to be an exciting year for the hospitality industry, with 10 major hotel projects set to open in London alone. However, these projects are increasingly facing delays due to a shortage of construction companies. With the buyers’ market shifting dramatically in favour of the suppliers, Rob Alexander, from procurement specialists Occumen , share his tips on how to secure supply quickly to beat competitors.
18-Nov-2014 - Victorian mansion Clevedon Hall in north Somerset will re-open next week as a ‘luxury hospitality destination’ following a £3m refurbishment.
17-Nov-2014 - Pop-up marketplace Grub Club is urging the government to better regulate ‘sharing economy’ businesses like itself in order to ensure their protection.
14-Nov-2014 - New restaurant Seasons at Stoke Place opened at the Buckinghamshire country hotel last week, led by head chef James Duggan.
14-Nov-2014 - Thistle Hotels is trialling a service allowing all guests to take a virtual tour of their room at the time of booking after finding out that almost half of Brits have requested to change their room upon arrival.
14-Nov-2014 - Two years after its complete refurbishment, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is aiming for Michelin standard food for its pub with rooms.
14-Nov-2014 - Boutique hotel Oddfellows in Chester has announced plans to acquire its second site, Bruntwood Hall in Cheadle, south Manchester.
14-Nov-2014 - Hotel RevPAR increased by 20 per cent across the UK in the third quarter of the year, according to the Zolfo Cooper, AM:PM and HVS Q3 2014 Hotel Bulletin.
13-Nov-2014 - The Oetker Collection will manage The Lanesborough hotel in London when it re-opens in spring 2015, the group’s first hotel in the UK.
13-Nov-2014 - Pastry chef Frédéric Bau, principal founder of the Valrhona Chocolate School and author of Chocolate Fusion, recently hosted a five-course chocolate dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard.
13-Nov-2014 - Luxury hostel brand Generator has secured €60m of capital from US real estate investor Invesco, with plans to grow its portfolio to 20 properties by 2018.
12-Nov-2014 - Senior figures in hospitality ranked London as the preferred European city for hotel investment, according to a new survey by Deloitte.
12-Nov-2014 - Hotels could be missing out on direct bookings as a significant portion of trademark brand advertising on search engines is taken by online travel agencies (OTAs), according to research by BrandVerity.
12-Nov-2014 - Former 4-star hotel and restaurant Lydford House in Devon will re-open under new ownership in 2015 after renovation work has taken place.