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QHotels adds six former De Vere properties to its portfolio

20-Nov-2014 - Hotel operator QHotels has taken over six former De Vere Hotels and De Vere Luxury Lodges, taking its portfolio to a total of 27 hotels. 

D&D London to open site in Scotland

20-Nov-2014 - Restaurant group D&D London has announced plans to open its first site in Scotland at the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow. 

Further details released for InterContinental London - The O2

20-Nov-2014 - More details have been released for the new InterContinental London hotel at the O2, which is on scheduled to open in late 2015. 

First look: Dishoom King's Cross

20-Nov-2014 - Dishoom King's Cross opens today (20 November) on Stable Street, just off Granary Square. BigHospitality talks to owner Shamil Thakrar about the concept, the unique venue, and the Bombay Cafe's philosophy.

Redefine BDL Hotels increases portfolio by 22 properties

19-Nov-2014 - Redefine BDL Hotels has been appointed to manage a portfolio of 22 hotels, consisting of 19 Holiday Inns and three Crowne Plazas, on behalf of LRG Acquisition Limited.

Elysium Group reveals plans for first London venue

18-Nov-2014 - Essex-based bar and restaurant operator Elysium Group will open a Japanese fusion venture in the heart of Chelsea next month, with plans to roll the concept out across further sites.

Clevedon Hall to re-open as luxury event hotel

18-Nov-2014 - Victorian mansion Clevedon Hall in north Somerset will re-open next week as a ‘luxury hospitality destination’ following a £3m refurbishment.

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Chop’d to open tenth London site

18-Nov-2014 - Grab-and-go concept Chop’d will open its tenth London site in Moorgate’s landmark CityPoint building early this December. 

Alper Zan named UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014

18-Nov-2014 - Alper Zan of Café Rouge in Cheshire Oaks has been named the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s (AFWS) UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014.

The World's End Market to open in Fulham

18-Nov-2014 - The Markets Group has confirmed it will open its second venture, The World’s End Market, on London's King’s Road this December.

Five restaurants confirmed for new Broadgate Circle

18-Nov-2014 - Hakkasan Group’s Yauatcha, ETM Group’s The Botanist, Aubaine, Shoryu Ramen and Comptoir Libanais have all secured a space at Broadgate Circle, which is due to re-open in spring 2015.

Details released for Caring’s Ivy Market Grill

17-Nov-2014 - Details have been released for Richard Caring’s new restaurant The Ivy Market Grill, which opens in London’s Covent Garden next week.

Simmons opens third London bar

17-Nov-2014 - Simmons bar group will open its new cocktail bar Simmons Fitzrovia in central London on 20 November. 

Pesto secures lease on Marston’s pub in Lancashire

17-Nov-2014 - Pesto Restaurants has secured the lease of a Marston’s pub to open its first site in Lancashire.

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Honest Burgers launches eighth London site

17-Nov-2014 - Honest Burgers has acquired its eighth restaurant on Widegate Street in east London which opens to the public today (17 November).

New restaurant Seasons opens at Stoke Place hotel

14-Nov-2014 - New restaurant Seasons at Stoke Place opened at the Buckinghamshire country hotel last week, led by head chef James Duggan.

Thistle launches free ‘Choose Your Own Room’ service

14-Nov-2014 - Thistle Hotels is trialling a service allowing all guests to take a virtual tour of their room at the time of booking after finding out that almost half of Brits...

Watch out for specialist operators, says Horizons

14-Nov-2014 - Foodservice companies operating in niche markets are the fastest-growing ones, according to Horizons’ latest Ones To Watch survey.

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel eyes Michelin star

14-Nov-2014 - Two years after its complete refurbishment, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is aiming for Michelin standard food for its pub with rooms.

Oddfellows to open second hotel in Cheadle

14-Nov-2014 - Boutique hotel Oddfellows in Chester has announced plans to acquire its second site, Bruntwood Hall in Cheadle, south Manchester.

Taylor St Baristas to double business size

13-Nov-2014 - Taylor St Baristas is hoping to raise between £1.5m and £3m through a mini-bond on Crowdcube to double the number of its venues in the next two years.

Oetker Collection to manage The Lanesborough

13-Nov-2014 - The Oetker Collection will manage The Lanesborough hotel in London when it re-opens in spring 2015, the group’s first hotel in the UK. 

Chai Wu to open at Harrods next year

13-Nov-2014 - Restaurateur Eddie Lim will open a new modern Chinese restaurant at Harrods next January.

Cubitt House sister company to open all-day dining venue

13-Nov-2014 - The team behind Cubitt House have confirmed they will open a 200-cover all-day restaurant and bar at Fitzroy Place in March 2015.  

Generator Hostels gets €60m from Invesco for expansion

13-Nov-2014 - Luxury hostel brand Generator has secured €60m of capital from US real estate investor Invesco, with plans to grow its portfolio to 20 properties by 2018.