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

MediaCityUK submits plans for new hotel development

02-Oct-2014 - MediaCityUK Manchester has submitted plans to Salford City Council for a new 54,000.sq.ft building development by Salford Quays which will include a Premier Inn hotel. 

Kochhar to take over at Compleat Angler

02-Oct-2014 - Atul Kochhar, the Michelin-starred chef/patron of the Benares restaurant in Mayfair, is to operate the fine-dining restaurant at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, according to BigHospitality's sister...

Infographic: Cheers 2014 - the impact of the beer duty cuts

02-Oct-2014 - Our infographic shows the impact that two consecutive beer duty cuts have had on sales, employment and investment in the pub industry, using data from the British Beer and Pub Association's 'Cheers... reveals 2014 Best Kept Secret Awards winners

01-Oct-2014 - has announced the winners of its fifth annual Best Kept Secret Awards, which recognise the hotel sector’s ‘hidden gems’.

Montcalm to open new east London hotel

01-Oct-2014 - Montcalm Luxury Hotels will open its fifth London hotel, M by Montcalm, in Shoreditch early next year.

HotBox pop-up to open permanent site in London

01-Oct-2014 - Barbecue restaurant HotBox will open its first permanent site in Spitalfields this November, having tested the concept out as a series of pop-ups across the capital.

Veeno plans roll-out through crowdfunding

30-Sep-2014 - Italian wine café Veeno has launched a crowdfunding campaign and aims to open four new sites by June 2015.

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Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2014: winners revealed

30-Sep-2014 - One Canada Square, Topolski and Hutong Shard were among the UK winners of the 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, held in London this week.

The Annual Hotel Conference 2014: a look at tomorrow's world

30-Sep-2014 - The Annual Hotel Conference will return to Manchester next month, bringing independent, boutique and consortium hotel owners and operators together to discuss the future of the industry. BigHospitality caught up...

ASAP looks to develop serviced apartment 'kitemark'

30-Sep-2014 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has revealed plans to extend its quality assurance programme into a ‘kitemark’ scheme to boost consumer confidence in the sector.

The Fish & Chip Shop opens second site in the City

30-Sep-2014 - Restaurateur Des McDonald will open his second The Fish & Chip Shop restaurant in the City of London this October, with plans to develop the concept into a national chain.

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Roka announces October launch for Aldwych venue

30-Sep-2014 - Japanese restaurant Roka will open its latest venue in Aldwych in the last week of October.

The Church Group to launch first venue outside New York

29-Sep-2014 - US-based The Church Group has secured a site in London to launch its Louisiana-themed bar and restaurant concept Ninth Ward in the UK in early 2015.

Heritage Estates acquires second Nottinghamshire hotel

29-Sep-2014 - Independent hotel group Heritage Estates has acquired Cockliffe Country House Hotel in a deal worth around £1m.

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Luminar to open club in Ashford

26-Sep-2014 - Club operator Luminar has announced the signing of a 25-year lease in Ashford with plans to open a new venue in early December.

Apex to open first hotel in Bath

26-Sep-2014 - Apex Hotels has purchased a site in central Bath with the intent to open a 177-bedroom full service hotel.

Michelin Guide 2015: Chefs celebrate new stars

25-Sep-2014 - The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2015  saw 14 UK restaurants win a coveted Michelin star. BigHospitality caught up with some of the chefs behind the winning venues to find...

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Apple Apartments opens in Hyde Park

25-Sep-2014 - Apple Apartments Hyde Park has opened on Westbourne Crescent in line with the group’s London expansion plans.

Details released for Dishoom King’s Cross

25-Sep-2014 - Indian restaurant Dishoom’s third site will open in London’s King’s Cross this November, a 9000sq.ft restaurant spread over three floors.

Michelin Guide 2015: Gymkhana among 14 new one-star restaurants

25-Sep-2014 - National Restaurant Awards 2014 winner Gymkhana was among 14 UK restaurants to win single stars in the latest edition of the Michelin guide, published today.

Hospitality openings: September 2014

24-Sep-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Marcus Wareing's new restaurant Tredwell's, former Zafferano head chef Andy Needham's L'Amorosa, the new Hoxton hotel in Holborn, River Cottage's...

Operator sought for Belfast hotel development

24-Sep-2014 - Belfast Harbour has invited hotel operators to submit expressions of interest for a proposed ‘upscale’ hotel in its £250m City Quays development.

Old Bengal Warehouse introduces weekend ‘social hub’

24-Sep-2014 - Old Bengal Warehouse has announced the residency of street food vendor Le Bun as part of  its new weekend club concept.

Brewdog to launch Dog Eat Dog in Islington

24-Sep-2014 - BrewDog has revealed plans to launch a new hotdog and craft beer concept at its fifth site in London.

Starbucks unveils POD tie-in

24-Sep-2014 - Starbucks has announced a tie-in with POD, the healthy fast food concept, to sell selected items from its breakfast and lunch ranges at three Starbucks stores in central London under...