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

Cabana to open at the O2 Arena this summer

18-Mar-2014 - Cabana has confirmed it will open its sixth site at London’s O2 Arena in time for the Brazilian World Cup this summer.

DoubleTree by Hilton opens in Edinburgh

18-Mar-2014 - The first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Scotland’s capital city has opened following a £4.2 million renovation. 

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Luxury hotel to open in former Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court

18-Mar-2014 - Asset management firm Dominvs Group have purchased the Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court and police station in London and plan to open a luxury hotel in the space. 

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Carluccio’s signs up for Silverburn

17-Mar-2014 - Italian restaurant group Carluccio’s has become the fifth brand to sign up for a site at Silverburn, the upcoming out-of-town shopping centre in Glasgow.

People on the Move in Hospitality: March 2014

17-Mar-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 Hampton by Hilton, Brakspear and The Fable.

‘High-end operators’ sought to fill restaurant space at Bath Colonnades

17-Mar-2014 - Bath & North East Somerset council is seeking high-end restaurant operators for a new dining quarter in Bath city centre.

Mikael Jonsson revealed as chef behind Antidote Wine Bar

17-Mar-2014 - Hedone chef-patron Mikael Jonsson has confirmed he is now overseeing the menus at Antidote Wine Bar which has just re-opened in Soho.

Scotland’s first 'neo-bistro' to open in Edinburgh

17-Mar-2014 - New neo-bistro Aizle is opening in Edinburgh in April, the first restaurant of its kind to come to Scotland.

Marcus Wareing to open third London restaurant

17-Mar-2014 - Marcus Wareing Restaurants, led by the eponymous two-Michelin-starred chef, is opening a third London restaurant in Covent Garden which marks an 'exciting stage of growth' for the business.

Albert and Michel Roux to run restaurant at Epsom Derby

14-Mar-2014 - Albert and Michel Roux Jr Roux are returning to the horseracing circuit to run a restaurant at Epsom Downs Racecourse during the world-famous Investec Derby in June.

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YO Sushi! strengthens London presence

14-Mar-2014 - Japanese restaurant chain YO! Sushi has its eyes set firmly on London with the launch of five new sites in the capital this year.

Spirits production returns to East End

14-Mar-2014 - A new craft spirits company is set to bring spirits production back to London’s East End next month with the launch of a gin, whisky and vodka distillery and adjacent cocktail bar.

Harry Ramsden's to open 50 new restaurants in Scotland

14-Mar-2014 - Fish & chip restaurant brand Harry Ramsden’s plans to open 50 sites in Scotland over the next five years after signing a major franchise deal with Sevenseas Ventures.

5cc opens cocktail and whiskey bar in City of London

14-Mar-2014 - Intimate cocktail bar concept 5cc has opened its third site in London’s Square Mile.

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Brett Sutton on the White Post

13-Mar-2014 - Chef Brett Sutton built a name for himself at the Eastbury hotel in Dorset, where he won numerous accolades and awards. He recently took over The White Post - a historical pub in Rimpton on the Dorset/Somerset border - with his wife Kelly. 

TripAdvisor to launch GreenLeaders programme in the UK

13-Mar-2014 - TripAdvisor is introducing its GreenLeaders programme into the UK, giving hotels and B&Bs the chance to earn recognition for their green practices.

The Stable opens Fistral Beach restaurant

13-Mar-2014 - West Country pizza and cider brand The Stable will open its sixth site on Cornwall’s famous Fistral Beach next month.

Challenging tradition: smaller format hotels on the rise in UK regions

13-Mar-2014 - Pod and smaller format hotels could pose a challenge to traditional hotels in some regions of the UK, according to property experts Savills.

Premier Inn ploughs on with Hub expansion

13-Mar-2014 - Whitbread has announced deals for two prime City of London sites for its compact hotel brand Hub by Premier Inn.

Vapiano looks past London

12-Mar-2014 - Fast-casual Italian restaurant chain Vapiano has announced it is looking for ‘entrepreneurial partners’ to support its UK expansion outside of London.

Cheval Three Quays raises the bar for UK serviced apartment sector

12-Mar-2014 - London’s Cheval Three Quays development has ‘raised the bar’ for the UK serviced apartment sector, according to industry leaders.

Alain Ducasse brings Rivea to London

12-Mar-2014 - Legendary French chef Alain Ducasse is set to launch Rivea – an informal Mediterranean restaurant situated within the five-star Bulgari Hotel in West London - in May.

Shaken and stirred: Zilouf's transformed by 100 Hoxton team

12-Mar-2014 - The team behind 100 Hoxton have refurbished Islington bar and restaurant Zilouf's, with a new Asian-fusion menu and cocktail offering to tempt local workers.

Starwood Capital buys De Vere Venues

11-Mar-2014 - International private investment firm Starwood Capital Group has acquired hotel operator and meeting and events space provider De Vere Venues for £232m.

Work-based hospitality training programme launches in Merseyside

11-Mar-2014 - A new training initiative has been launched to educate and empower young people from across Merseyside to allow them to begin their careers in the hospitality industry.

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