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Hoteliers could claim thousands on overpaid business rates

04-Mar-2015 - Hotel operators could claim up to £145,000 per hotel on overpaid business rates if they appeal before the 31 March deadline, Colliers International has reported.

Hospitality businesses form the majority of start-ups and remain optimistic about the future

04-Mar-2015 - Hospitality businesses form the majority of young enterprises in the UK and are more optimistic about future prospects than the wider business community, according to research released yesterday (3 March) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Hospitality Openings: February 2015

04-Mar-2015 - Take a look at some of the best new sites that opened around the UK in February, including Manchester United's Hotel Football, glh's first every hotel and the new site from Brighton's Coal Shed owners, The Salt Room.

West End's 'strong dining scene' helps area contribute £51bn to UK economy

04-Mar-2015 - The 'strong dining scene' in London's West End, led by Michelin-starred restaurants and 'vibrant independents' helped the area contribute more than £51bn to the UK economy last year, according to a new report. 

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The Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or

04-Mar-2015 - With the finals of the 2015 Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or just around the corner, BigHospitality takes a look at what makes the competition so unique.

News in brief

Fire outside Metropolitan by Como London leads to hotel and Nobu London evacuation

04-Mar-2015 - Guests and staff at the Metropolitan by Como hotel on Park Lane were evacuated last night (3 March) after fire broke out on scaffolding on the first floor. 

Hotel rates rise across the UK's major regional cities

03-Mar-2015 - Hotels in the UK’s major cities saw an increase in ARR last year, though rates in London fell after a strong start to 2014.

JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel seeks new owner after collapse into administration

03-Mar-2015 - A new owner is being sought for the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel after the company which owned it - Sahara Grosvenor House Hospitality - collapsed into administration.

News in brief

Sundial Group makes Living Wage commitment

03-Mar-2015 - Sundial Group has announced that its Guildford based hotel and conference centre Barnett Hill has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Chefs urged to check supply chain after nut traces found in cumin and paprika

02-Mar-2015 - Chefs in restaurants, hotels and pubs using spices and spiced products in dishes are being urged to run extra checks with their suppliers after traces of almond protein were found in five products on sale in the UK.

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is investing £2m in digital technology

02-Mar-2015 - Macdonald Hotels & Resorts are investing over £2m in digital developments across its 40 UK hotels.

SACO and Oaktree merger creates £60m serviced apartment firm

02-Mar-2015 - Oaktree Capital Management and The Serviced Apartment Company (SACO) have announced the merging of their serviced apartment platforms to create a new £60m hospitality company.

Hospitality businesses among UK’s best companies to work for

02-Mar-2015 - Hospitality businesses including Red Carnation Hotels, T.G.I Fridays and Marriott Hotels have ranked highly in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For list 2015.

Somerston Hotels sets out expansion plans under new Atlas Hotels name

02-Mar-2015 - Hotel owner and operator Somerston Hotels has set out plans to expand its business following its name change to Atlas Hotels. 

Sir David Michels launches hotel investment fund

02-Mar-2015 - Ex-Hilton chief Sir David Michels has launched a £200m fund targeting investments in the UK and European hotel sectors.

UK hotel growth set to continue into 2016

02-Mar-2015 - The UK hotel sector will deliver impressive growth over the next two years, with record occupancy and rates in London and the regions, according to the latest forecast from PwC.

Ask the Experts

How to boost conference and meetings business

02-Mar-2015 - Effective promotion of meetings and conference space can provide a big boost to non-room revenues, but many businesses are missing out. Ciara Feely of ConferenceConverterToolkit.com , gives her tips on how to convert lobby traffic into conference clients.

Starwood Hotels partner with Uber to launch mobile loyalty scheme

27-Feb-2015 - Starwood Hotels and Resorts have launched a new digital partnership with Uber.

Infographic: Bacon butty trends

27-Feb-2015 - Brits have voted on what makes the best bacon butty, with some interesting findings for pubs, restaurants and hotels to take note of.

Regions outperform London in January

27-Feb-2015 - Regional hotels outperformed London properties in January 2015, achieving double-digit profit growth compared to bottom line declines in the capital.

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Simon Jenkins on how we can improve prospects for pastry and pastry chefs

27-Feb-2015 - Simon Jenkins is the group pastry chef at Marcus Wareing Restaurants. He talks to BigHospitality about why giving pastry chefs more recognition could help make it easier to recruit and retain people in this sector. 

Half of hospitality businesses make use of zero hour contracts

27-Feb-2015 - Fifty-three per cent of hospitality businesses make use of zero-hour contracts, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Georgian House Hotel invests £35k in creation of wizard-themed rooms

26-Feb-2015 - The owner of Georgian House Hotel in London has invested £35k into her business to create two more wizard-themed bedrooms due to rising demand for a more quirky proposition. 

Alcohol licence fees to continue to be set nationally

26-Feb-2015 - Alcohol licence fees will continue to be set at a national level until the Home Office can source more evidence that allowing local authorities to do so wouldn't put 'an undue burden' on pubs, restaurants and hotels. 

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The definitive guide to ScotHot 2015

26-Feb-2015 - ScotHot – Scotland’s food, drink, hospitality and tourism show – will return to Glasgow’s SECC on 4 to 5 March 2015.