Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.
24-Apr-2014 - Chef Carl Clarke is currently overseeing the new food and beverage offering at Hertford House Hotel, re-launching the restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge.
24-Apr-2014 - Accor has revealed plans to add three new MGallery Collection Hotels and six new Mecure hotels to its UK portfolio by 2015.
24-Apr-2014 - Mitchells and Butlers will open two new All Bar One sites in London this summer at Buckingham Gate in Victoria and the O2 in Greenwich.
23-Apr-2014 - French restaurant group Bistrot Pierre is opening a new site at the sea front in Torquay within the Abbey Sands development and is recruiting up to 60 new staff members for the venture.
23-Apr-2014 - Kew Green Hotels has forked out over £3.95m to buy the 110-bedroom Holiday Inn Bromsgrove out of administration.
23-Apr-2014 - New bar and restaurant Think.Eat.Drink (T.E.D) will open in King’s Cross in June, serving ethically-sourced British food in an environmentally-friendly setting.
23-Apr-2014 - London’s hospitality businesses are facing further disruption as a result of transport disputes, with two more tube strikes and a 48-hour walkout on Heathrow Express planned over the next two months.
22-Apr-2014 - Chef Adam Simmonds, who held a Michelin star at his previous site, is overseeing a new restaurant concept opening on London’s Kensington High Street on 31 May.
22-Apr-2014 - Hotel developer and operator Union Hanover Securities has acquired 100 serviced apartments in the Great West Quarter (GWQ) in West London.
22-Apr-2014 - Blue Sky Leisure’s Norfolk-based American diner chain Zaks is opening a fourth restaurant in the south west of the county under its first franchise partnership.
22-Apr-2014 - Restaurant and bar group Gusto has completed a management buyout from Living Ventures, the Tim Bacon-led premium operator, with funding from private equity group Palatine as it looks to add about 15 sites over the next four years, including a move into the London area, M&C Report has learnt.
22-Apr-2014 - Soho Grind, the sister site to the Shoreditch Grind espresso and cocktail bar, will be opening in London's Beak Street in May.
22-Apr-2014 - Nightclub owner and star of TV programme The Only Way is Essex Michael Norcross has acquired a Leigh-on-Sea hotel which he plans to turn into a boutique hotel and restaurant.
17-Apr-2014 - Dartmouth Golf & Country Club has re-opened its spa facilities following an £850,000 refurbishment.
17-Apr-2014 - Opso, an all-day dining Greek restaurant and bar, is opening in the heart of Marylebone next month.
17-Apr-2014 - We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Gravetye Manor, Giraffe and The Garrison.
17-Apr-2014 - New performance and arts nightclub Werewolf is opening next week in the heart of London’s Piccadilly.
17-Apr-2014 - Pizza grab-and-go concept Pizza Rossa will open its first outlets in the City later this year after breaking a European record for securing start-up funding through crowdfunding.
16-Apr-2014 - Hospitality businesses across the UK are gearing up for a bumper Easter weekend, with 3.4 million Brits planning to take a domestic holiday, generating some £800m in tourism spend.
16-Apr-2014 - Ed’s Easy Diner, the 24-strong 1950s-style American diner chain, has topped the 2014 Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker - a list of the 50 fastest-growing restaurant and bar companies.
16-Apr-2014 - Meatailer, the company behind MeatLiquor, have purchased the fried chicken restaurant Wishbone in London’s Brixton.
16-Apr-2014 - Britain’s restaurant and pub groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 4.6 per cent in March against the same month last year, marking 12 consecutive months of positive growth for the sector.
15-Apr-2014 - Former head chef of the McLaren Formula One team Jonathan MacDonald is launching new restaurant Ox and Finch in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove next month.
15-Apr-2014 - Restaurant group Hakkasan has today announced the formation of a joint-venture with gaming and hospitality company MGM Resorts International, to create a new international hotel management company - MGM Hakkasan Hospitality.
15-Apr-2014 - Liverpool restaurant What’s Cooking? has taken on the running of the food and drink operation at the nearby 62 Castle Street hotel.
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