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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 this week.

Prezzo staff win National Waiters' Day race

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

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.

Voodoo Ray's to open London cocktail bar

21-Oct-2016 - The team behind New York-style pizzeria Voodoo Ray’s are to launch a new late-night cocktail bar beneath their Dalston restaurant later this month.

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.

Perilla's founders on opening their first permanent restaurant

21-Oct-2016 - Following a series of sell-out London residencies, chef Ben Marks (ex-Noma and The Square) and front-of-house Matt Emmerson (Polpo) are opening their first permanent restaurant Perilla in Newington Green next month - with the help of some very influential backers.

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.

California-inspired restaurant Pomona's to open in London

20-Oct-2016 - Pomona's, a new all-day restaurant and bar inspired by America's West Coast, will open in London's Notting Hill next month. 

Jason Atherton to open second restaurant with Restaurant Associates

20-Oct-2016 - Jason Atherton's restaurant company The Social Company is to open its second London restaurant with Restaurant Associates.

Rajesh Suri to launch Grand Trunk Road restaurant

20-Oct-2016 - The former director of London’s Michelin-starred Tamarind Collection is to open a new Indian restaurant in the capital next month.

200 Degrees coffee targets expansion

20-Oct-2016 - Independent coffee brand 200 Degrees has announced plans to open its fourth cafe, in Leeds, as it continues to expand across the midlands and north of England.

Starbucks extends renewable energy target to the UK

20-Oct-2016 - Starbucks has expanded its 100 per cent renewable energy target to include all its company-owned stores in Europe.

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.

Pubs and restaurants see strong September sales

20-Oct-2016 - Consumer spending on eating and drinking out continues to hold up post­-Brexit vote, with managed pub and restaurant groups reporting collective like-­for-like sales up 1.8 per cent in September against the same month last year, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

What's next for Manchester's dining scene?

19-Oct-2016 - Manchester may still be chasing a Michelin Star, but the city’s dining scene is firmly on the up.

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.

US chain MOD Pizza confirms third UK site

19-Oct-2016 - US chain MOD Pizza has confirmed plans to open its third UK restaurant in Gateshead later this year.

Secrets of Success

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. 

Coya, the Natural Kitchen and Notes to open at Angel Court

18-Oct-2016 - Modern Peruvian restaurant Coya will open its second London site at the new Angel Court development in London, joining The Natural Kitchen and Notes, who will both open their eighth sites there.

Sodexo takes over Peyton and Byrne public catering contracts

18-Oct-2016 - Contract caterer Sodexo has taken over the public catering contracts business of Peyton and Byrne after the company was placed into administration. 

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.

Tortilla confirms plans for two more UK sites as 30th opens

18-Oct-2016 - Mexican fast-casual restaurant brand Tortilla has confirmed plans for another two stores in the UK as its 30th opens in London's Russell Square. 

Naked restaurant plans permanent London site

17-Oct-2016 - London’s only naked restaurant could be set to return to the capital permanently following its sell-out run earlier this year.