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

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Simon Rogan announces residency at Rogan & Company

24-Apr-2015 - Simon Rogan has announced he will take up personal residence at Rogan & Company in Cartmel, Cumbria, in December.

glh launches Thistle Express budget hotel concept

24-Apr-2015 - London-based glh hotel group has today (24 April) announced the launch of a new budget hotel concept.


Paul Bayliss of Macdonald Hotels on how luxury hotels can survive the budget boom

24-Apr-2015 - Paul Bayliss, the general manager of the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa and Macdonald Manchester Townhouse and Chair of the Manchester Hotelier’s Association (MHA), talks about how the luxury hotel...

UK hotels slam over price fixing

23-Apr-2015 - The UK B&B Association has branded a ‘bully’ following a settlement with the Italian, French and Swedish authorities this week (21 April) which prevents hotels from offering a cheaper...

Bounce announces second London site and international expansion

23-Apr-2015 - Ping pong entertainment concept Bounce is opening a second site in London and its first in the US following the success of its flagship site in Holborn. 

Holographic receptionist among innovations at COSMO's new £2m flagship Nottingham site

23-Apr-2015 - Multi-cuisine buffet chain COSMO has launched its new £2m flagship site in Nottingham this week (21 April).

Nuno Mendes announces new restaurant

23-Apr-2015 - Nuno Mendes is opening a new Portuguese casual dining restaurant in the heart of London's Old Spitalfields Market.

Des McDonald opening Vintage Salt pop-up on Selfridges rooftop

22-Apr-2015 - Restauranteur Des McDonald is opening his third pop-up restaurant on the roof of Selfridges.

BrewDog plans first hotel as part of £25m crowdfunding campaign

22-Apr-2015 - Craft brewer BrewDog has announced plans to build a craft beer themed hotel as well as expand its UK bar estate and extend its brewery capacity by raising £25m through...

The Good Life Eatery opening second London site

22-Apr-2015 - Chelsea based The Good Life Eatery is bringing its ‘clean food with attitude’ to a second site opening in Marylebone in early May.

Japanese-Latin restaurant MOMMI opening in Clapham

22-Apr-2015 - Japanese-Latin Raw Bar and Grill MOMMI is opening on Clapham High Street in early June.

IHG offers Chinese guests bespoke welcome with launch of Zhou Dao programme

22-Apr-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched its 'Zhou Dao' programme across its global estate to ensure its hotels are ready to welcome a growing number of Chinese travellers. 

Five-star York hotel to undergo £15m redevelopment

22-Apr-2015 - York’s only five-star hotel is set to undergo a £15m redevelopment, doubling its 107 rooms and opening a new 140-cover restaurant.

G&D Ventures acquire two Norwich sites in bid to put Norfolk on the foodie map

21-Apr-2015 - The owners of Michelin recognised restaurant The Ingham Swan in Norfolk have acquired two Norwich sites in a bid to put the County on the foodie map.

Roomzzz to open aparthotel at Manchester Corn Exchange

21-Apr-2015 - Aparthotel group Roomzzz is opening a site at Manchester's Corn Exchange as part of a £30m redevelopment programme by Aviva Investors and Queensberry Real Estate. 

Put front-of-house in the spotlight says Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons MD

21-Apr-2015 - Philip Newman Hall, the managing director of restaurant and hotel Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is calling on the industry to do more to raise the profile of service roles and...

Aubaine to open restaurant at Hilton London Hyde Park

20-Apr-2015 - French restaurant Aubaine is to open its 10th site at the Hilton London Hyde Park this summer. 

How to successfully grow your own produce

20-Apr-2015 - The kitchen garden is nothing new, but over the last few years more pub, restaurant and hotel owners have started growing their own produce to enable their business to run...

150-room hotel in development below Edinburgh Castle

20-Apr-2015 - Developers have announced plans for a 125 to 150-room hotel situated directly below Edinburgh Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rick Stein invests in Padstow and considers expansion outside South West

20-Apr-2015 - Chef and restaurateur Rick Stein is working on three projects in Padstow, Cornwall, where he currently operates four sites while also planning to grow his restaurant estate across the UK.

Claude Bosi to exchange Hibiscus as part of international chef swap

17-Apr-2015 - Claude Bosi, chef patron at Hibiscus, will be exchanging his London restaurant for a new international destination as part of a chef swap. 

Queenswood in Battersea opens as sister restaurant to Damson & Co

17-Apr-2015 - Queenswood, a new restaurant from Damson & Co founders Sax Arshad and Antonio Cardoso, has opened in London’s Battersea Square. 

Carl Clarke opening Chick 'n' Sours in Dalston

17-Apr-2015 - Chef and pop-up veteran Carl Clarke is opening a new fried chicken restaurant in Dalston.

Development starts on luxury Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa

17-Apr-2015 - Development has started on a five-star luxury hotel in Southampton - the Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa at Ocean Village.

New Moon Company continues expansion

17-Apr-2015 - New Moon Company is to open its second site in Liverpool in June 2015.