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

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.

Pastry Team UK aims for the podium as it gears up for Lyon 2017

21-Oct-2016 - Pastry Team UK has renewed its intention to aim for a podium place at the 2017 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie at the Lyon Sirha exhibition in January.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Another Place hotel collection plans six hotels in 10 years

19-Oct-2016 - Another Place, the hotel collection set up by Watergate Bay Hotel managing director Will Ashworth last year, has outlined its growth strategy, aiming for six hotels in 10 years. 

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...

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. 

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.

Karl Lagerfeld to create international hospitality brand

17-Oct-2016 - Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has announced plans to expand his global business into hospitality with the creation of brand Karl Lagerfeld Hotels & Resorts. 

Details for The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2017 revealed

17-Oct-2016 - Next year's World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards will be held on 5 April in Melbourne, Australia, it has been revealed.  

Polish restaurant Mamuska looking to expand across the UK

17-Oct-2016 - The owner of Polish bar and restaurant Mamuśka is looking to replicate his concept across London and in cities around the UK. 


How to create a boutique hotel room on a budget

17-Oct-2016 - Sam Stokoe, hotel interior design specialist and director at Newman Gauge, gives her top tips to creating a boutique hotel on a tight budget. 

Staycations set to rise as Brits maintain post-Brexit holiday spend

17-Oct-2016 - British consumers will aim to maintain their spending habits on holidays over the next 12 months, but staycations are expected to rise due to Brexit, a new survey from PwC...

Hyatt builds European team to grow regional presence

17-Oct-2016 - American hotel company Hyatt has expanded its European team to enable it to grow the presence of its Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Centric and Hyatt Place brands in Europe.

Futureproof your hotel: Industry experts share their top tips

14-Oct-2016 - The ‘pace of change’ is moving at its fastest ever rate, according to Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Hotels and Venues and, like it or not, the hotel sector...

Simon Rogan parts ways with The French three years into five-year contract

14-Oct-2016 - Two-Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan is to part ways with 312-bedroom The Midland Hotel three years into his five-year contract, effective at the end of October.

Small Talk

Oliver Heywood on the future of Flat Cap Hotels

14-Oct-2016 - The North West-based hotel group – inspired by openings such as design-led The Pig, Firmdale Hotels, and The Hoxton ‒ first opened as the restaurant The Vicarage Freehouse in 2014,...

Salt Yard to open Italian restaurant Veneta

13-Oct-2016 - The team behind the Salt Yard Group have revealed further details of their fifth London restaurant, opening later this month.