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Licensed trade warns against heavy handed measures to tackle binge drinking

19-Sep-2014 - As police chiefs call for tough new measures to tackle excessive drinking, the licensed on-trade has warned that ‘partnership, not punishment’ is the key to addressing alcohol harm.

Staycity to open in Covent Garden

19-Sep-2014 - Serviced apartment operator Staycity has signed a deal to open the first of its new luxury aparthotels in London’s Covent Garden.

Dorset cliff-top hotel undergoes major revamp

19-Sep-2014 - The Seaside Boarding House Restaurant & Bar in Burton Bradstock will open under new ownership in the coming months after undergoing a total renovation.

Ruby World Cup 2015 hailed as big opportunity for hospitality

19-Sep-2014 - VistEngland has described the Rugby World Cup 2015 as a 'tremendous opportunity' for tourism and hospitality, with hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars in host cities set to benefit from a big increase in international spend.

Hospitality businesses urged to look forward after Scotland rejects independence

19-Sep-2014 - With yesterday's referendum on Scottish independence returning a 'no' vote, industry leaders have urged hospitality businesses in the country to look forward and make the most of the promised devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.

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Charles Scudamore on HCP and the UK hotel market

18-Sep-2014 - Charles Scudamore is the principal and founder of Hetherley Capital Partners (HCP), a specialist hotel real estate investment and asset management firm, based in London. He talks BigHospitality about the current state of the UK hotel investment market and his predictions for the future.

Southampton City Council to implement late night levy

18-Sep-2014 - Southampton City Council has voted to implement a late night levy to pubs, bars and other venues in the city which serve alcohol past midnight.

Four Seasons hotel to open in Ten Trinity Square

18-Sep-2014 - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans with investor and developer Reignwood Group to transform London’s grade II listed Ten Trinity Square building into a luxury hotel and residential development. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: September 2014

17-Sep-2014 - We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments by Giraffe and Marston’s, as well as venues including The Truscott Arms, Flemings Mayfair, Parlour and Belgraves hotel.

News in brief

Winners revealed: Women 1st Shine Awards 2014

17-Sep-2014 - Merlin Entertainments, Sally’s Cottages and VisitBritain’s former chief executive Sandie Dawe MBE were among the winners at the Women 1st Shine Awards 2014, which recognise female talent in the hospitality, transport, travel and tourism sectors.

August boom for London hotels

17-Sep-2014 - London hotels enjoyed the highest occupancy rates for 15 years in August, according to preliminary figures from advisory firm BDO LLP.

Premiumisation drives on-trade drinks market

17-Sep-2014 - Sparkling wine sales have continued their impressive growth, with Champagne also showing strong upward movement, according to the latest market report from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

More work needed to improve customer service, says People 1st

16-Sep-2014 - Hospitality employees are still falling short when it comes to customer service, according to new research from People 1st.

Pub and restaurant groups among 100 companies calling for business rate reform

16-Sep-2014 - Pub companies, restaurant groups and industry bodies have joined forces with retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers to publish an open letter calling for ‘fundamental reform’ of business rates.

Innovative ice cream flavours driving demand, finds study

16-Sep-2014 - Diners are increasingly moving away from traditional ice cream flavours in favour of ‘weird and wonderful’ varieties, according to new research from Amore di Gelato.

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Cromlix House hits headlines after failing food hygiene inspection

15-Sep-2014 - Andy Murray’s Cromlix House hotel claims it has fixed the problem that caused its Chez Roux restaurant to fail a food hygiene inspection earlier this year.

PwC predicts further hotel growth in 2015

15-Sep-2014 - Analyst PwC has reported a strong start to 2014 for both London and regional hotels, and expects to see further growth next year as a result of further economic recovery and the Rugby World Cup being held in England.

Special report

Scottish independence: what impact on hospitality?

12-Sep-2014 - As Scotland draws closer to its historic vote on independence, BigHospitality takes a look at the potential impact of a yes vote on the Scottish hospitality sector.

Accor reveals ambitious UK expansion plans

12-Sep-2014 - Accor plans to open a further 90 hotels across the UK by 2018, focusing primarily on its economy and mid-scale brands.

International buyers boost hotel investment market

12-Sep-2014 - Foreign investors are boosting the hotel property market, particularly in the West, according to real estate agency Colliers International.

The Town House hotel opens in Ludlow

12-Sep-2014 - Brothers Claude Bosi, the chef behind London’s Hibiscus restaurant, and Cedric Bosi, chef patron at The Charlton Arms pub in Ludlow, are opening a B&B style hotel in the Shropshire village. 

UK to refund the cost of 25,000 Chinese visas

12-Sep-2014 - Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to refund the cost of thousands of Chinese visas to boost inbound tourism and strengthen relations between the UK and China.

Inbound visits reach another record

11-Sep-2014 - The first seven months of 2014 saw 7 per cent more visits to the UK from overseas residents than in the same period the year before, according to the latest inbound tourism report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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Increase in apprenticeship applications could benefit hospitality industry

11-Sep-2014 - A survey carried out on the behalf of hotel operator Accor has shown apprenticeships are growing more popular, with the Apprenticeship Index showing a 43 per cent increase in apprenticeship applications. This could be good for the hospitality industry, which offers a range of apprenticeship opportunities.

'Megacities' enjoy strong ARR growth

10-Sep-2014 - Global hotel room rates continued to climb in the first half 2014, with the UK enjoying a ‘very positive’ six months, according to the latest Hotel Survey from Hogg Robinson Group (HRG).