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Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.

Beer-led restaurant Wahleeah to launch in Fulham

22-Dec-2014 - Chef Dave Ahern will open his first restaurant Wahleeah early next year in London’s Fulham.

Christmas dining trends: quick service top priority for men

22-Dec-2014 - Quick service is very important for men when dining out during the Christmas period, while women focus more on the whole experience, according to research by CGA Peach and hospitality...

Travelodge secures three new sites in partnerships with local authorities

22-Dec-2014 - Travelodge has announced plans to open three new hotels costing £11.5m in partnerships with local authorities to ‘regenerate communities’ across the UK.

Eating out spend continues to rise

22-Dec-2014 - Eating out continued to outperform the overall leisure market last month, with families in particular spending more on meals at pubs and restaurants.

Marlin Apartments to open £28m Waterloo aparthotel

19-Dec-2014 - Serviced apartment provider Marlin Apartments has signed a £28m contract with construction firm McAleer & Rushe to build an aparthotel in London’s Waterloo.

Interstate to open six new UK hotels

19-Dec-2014 - US-based hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of six new hotels in the UK.

Bao to open permanent site backed by Gymkhana owners

18-Dec-2014 - Taiwanese street food concept Bao will open its first restaurant in Soho next year after securing backing from Gymkhana founders Karam, Jyo and Sunaina Sethi.

Plans to turn historic Edinburgh school into top hotel

18-Dec-2014 - Proposals to transform the old Royal High School building on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill into a ‘world-class’ hotel have been announced by project developers Duddingston House Properties (DHP).

Manchester design studio to launch new coffee concept

18-Dec-2014 - Manchester-based creative studio NoChintz will launch a new coffee concept in the Grade II listed Sevendale House next March.

Steve Smith on Bohemia and why he doesn’t want his own restaurant in the UK

18-Dec-2014 - Steve Smith just won his fourth AA Rosette for Bohemia in Jersey. He talks about what’s so special about cooking on the island, and the accolade system in the UK....

New restaurant Jar Kitchen to open in central London

17-Dec-2014 - First time restaurateurs Lucy Brown and Jenny Quintero will open their first restaurant, Jar Kitchen, on Drury Lane in February 2015.

Tapas Revolution to open third London site

17-Dec-2014 - Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy will open his third Tapas Revolution restaurant in Shoreditch in February 2015.

OpenTable names its top 100 UK restaurants

17-Dec-2014 - Chef Tom Seller’s Restaurant Story in London took the top spot on this year’s OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants list.

Marco Pierre White to launch new franchise brand in new year

17-Dec-2014 - The chairman of the franchising group behind Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian and Steakhouse Bar & Grill concepts has told M&C Report another brand is likely to be launched...

Hospitality Openings: Nov/Dec 2014

16-Dec-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Martin William’s first solo venture M, new Danish concept Snaps & Rye and Tom Kerridge’s new gastropub The Coach, as...

Chef Richard Allen joins Rockliffe Hall

16-Dec-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Richard Allen will take over the running of The Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall hotel in Country Durham in January.  

Japanese restaurant Murakami to launch in January

16-Dec-2014 - Japanese restaurant Murakami will open on St Martin’s Lane on 5 January 2015.

Twr y Felin luxury hotel to open in Wales

16-Dec-2014 - The Retreats Group will open boutique hotel Twr y Felin in the UK’s smallest city, St David’s in Wales, in the summer of 2015.

Japanese-Peruvian concept Amaru to open in London

15-Dec-2014 - All-day Japanese and Peruvian restaurant and takeaway Amaru will open in London’s St Katharine Docks on 5 January 2015.

New restaurant The Richmond to launch in East London

15-Dec-2014 - The Richmond restaurant will open in spring 2015 in London, serving snacks and comfort foods in a relaxed atmosphere.

Travelodge completes £57m modernisation programme

15-Dec-2014 - Travelodge has completed its £57m nationwide hotel modernisation programme started in March 2013. 

Marriott to open second Residence Inn in Scotland

15-Dec-2014 - Marriott International has signed a deal to open its second Residence Inn hotel in Scotland at the Marischal Square development in Aberdeen.

Zinnia to open on Fulham Road this week

15-Dec-2014 - Elysium Group has released further details for its first London venue Zinnia, which will open in Chelsea on Thursday.

News in brief

Grind & Co plans expansion

15-Dec-2014 - London-based craft coffee house and cocktail concept Grind & Co is planning to open two further London sites in the first half of 2015.

Ken Hom masterclass: Whole Stuffed Chicken Skin

12-Dec-2014 - During a special masterclass at the School of Wok to celebrate the launch of its professional school, The Oriental Culinary Institute , chef and TV presenter Ken Hom demonstrated his legendary Whole Stuffed...