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Compass Hospitality Group secures first Scottish hotel management contract

27-May-2016 - Asian hotel operator Compass Hospitality Group has secured its first management contract in Scotland and its ninth in the UK.

The Clink's Alberto Crisci makes Basque Culinary World Prize final

27-May-2016 - Alberto Crisci, founder of prison restaurant charity The Clink, has been named among the 20 finalists in the Basque Culinary World Prize. 

Birmingham named UK's fastest growing tourist destination

27-May-2016 - Birmingham saw the largest increase in international visits outside London last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Nadler Hotels acquires Covent Garden site

26-May-2016 - Nadler Hotels has announced plans to open a 56-room boutique hotel in Covent Garden.

London's first gin hotel to open on Portobello Road

26-May-2016 - Portobello Road Gin has revealed plans to open a new venue where guests can literally eat, drink and sleep all things gin.

The Chestnut Group targets another six sites

25-May-2016 - East-Anglian based hospitality business The Chestnut Group is planning to add another six sites to the business over the next four years as it looks set to complete its ‘largest capital raise’ so far. 

Aberdeen's hotel market 'gets back on its feet'

25-May-2016 - Aberdeen's hotel market, hit heavily by the oil and gas downturn, is showing signs of 'getting back on its feet' as a steadying decline in occupancy levels stabilised last month. 

Cairn Group refinances to aid growth

24-May-2016 - North East-based hotel and bar operator Cairn Group has refinanced £101m with HSBC to enable it to develop and grow its portfolio across the UK.

National Chef of the Year 2017: Semi finalists revealed

24-May-2016 - Chefs from restaurants, hotels and pubs across the country, including Kenny Atkinson's House of Tides, Cliveden House and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, are among the 40 semi-finalists in this year's National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition. 

Trade urged to check allergen procedures after restaurateur's manslaughter verdict

24-May-2016 - Foodservice operators are being urged to check processes and procedures around allergen compliance after a restaurant owner was found guilty of and jailed for manslaughter following the death of one of his customers with a peanut allergy.

Online reviews 'could provide £3.2bn boost to hospitality' by 2026

24-May-2016 - Better handling of online reviews left on sites such as TripAdvisor could provide a £2bn boost to the hospitality industry over the next decade, a new study claims.

People on the Move in Hospitality: May 2016

23-May-2016 - It's been another busy month in hospitality, with new appointments at Kew Gardens, aparthotel chain Roomzzz and the soon-to-expand beerhouse brand Pint Shop.

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

China moves into UK's 10 most valuable inbound markets

23-May-2016 - China has moved into the UK's top 10 most valuable inbound markets as new figures for 2015 show visits from the market rose 46 per cent to 270,000 and spend rose 18 per cent to £586m. 

Beer lists and tasting notes attract female beer drinkers

23-May-2016 - Pubs, restaurants and hotels offering beer lists with tasting notes would be more likely to sell beer to women than those trying different techniques, the results of a survey into the relationship between women and beer have revealed. 

ASK THE EXPERTS

Five ways to keep flies out of your hospitality business this summer

23-May-2016 - Martin Harvey, managing director of Harvey Environmental Services, gives his top tips for keeping restaurants, hotels and pubs fly-free as the temperature rises.

Restaurants 'missing out' on half a million vegan diners

20-May-2016 - Restaurants are missing out on thousands of vegan customers by failing to offer a variety of dishes without animal products.

£53m hotel and restaurant scheme to open in Dover

20-May-2016 - More than £53m is to be ploughed into a Kent-based town centre regeneration scheme that will see the opening of a Travelodge and six restaurants next autumn. 

Tourist visits to the UK hit an all-time high

20-May-2016 - The number of people visiting Britain in the first three months of the year has hit a record high, latest figures from the Office of National Statistics have revealed. 

Punch plans to drive accommodation across estate

19-May-2016 - Leased pub owner Punch is pushing forward with plans to boost its accommodation business across the UK after seeing success with a pilot scheme in Scotland. 

Interstate Europe signs 13 new UK hotels

19-May-2016 - Interstate Hotels and Resorts Europe has signed 13 new management contracts for hotels in the UK, bringing its total number of UK-based operational and signed pipeline hotels to 74. 

BHA Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2016: Being connected essential to success

19-May-2016 - Hospitality and tourism businesses must be connected to help build ‘successful and responsible growth’ according to the organisers of this year’s British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Hospitality and Tourism Summit.

Coffee chains launch Google's Android Pay in the UK

18-May-2016 - Customers at the UK’s major high street chains will be able to buy their coffee using Google’s Android Pay from today.

Winners announced on BBC’s professional pastry chef Bake Off

18-May-2016 - Bake Off: Creme de la Creme, the professional pastry chef contest on BBC Two, has crowned Mark Tilling’s team the winners after last night’s final.

Dish Deconstructed: Terre à Terre's Bangkok Broken Balls

18-May-2016 - National Vegetarian Week takes place this week (from 16 to 22 May), and how better to celebrate it that to check in with Terre à Terre in Brighton, one of the UK’s most well-known vegetarian sites?

Travelodge acquires hotels in Milton Keynes, Chatham and Derby

17-May-2016 - Travelodge has acquired three mid-market branded hotels - Ramada Encore hotels in Milton Keynes and Chatham and a Days Inn in Derby - boosting its estate to 530.