Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.
03-Feb-2014 - As competition for good space intensifies, restaurateurs are having to become increasingly bricks and mortar-savvy, writes Joe Lutrario in the February issue of Restaurant magazine.
03-Feb-2014 - Two Michelin-starred chef Antonio Mellino is bringing the taste of Southern Italy to London with a new restaurant on Mayfair’s Dover Street.
03-Feb-2014 - The UK's serviced apartment sector experienced an average occupancy rate of 80 per cent in 2013 with those based in London responsible for driving most of the growth.
03-Feb-2014 - Lifestyle Hospitality Group (LHG) has signed a contract with a new master franchisee to roll out its ‘East meets West’ casual dining concept Tiger Bills across London.
03-Feb-2014 - London hotel group glh has launched free, unlimited, ‘one-click’ BT Wi-Fi in its properties across the UK.
03-Feb-2014 - Heston Blumenthal’s two-Michelin-starred London restaurant Dinner has shut up shop for a week following an outbreak of norovirus affecting members of staff and guests.
31-Jan-2014 - A historic building in Nottingham has undergone a £1.5 million transformation into a new boutique hotel, bar and restaurant, at a time when business in the East Midlands city is growing fast.
31-Jan-2014 - La Pâtisserie des Rêves, the Parisian boutique patisserie concept from pastry chef Philippe Conticini, is opening its first UK outlet today (31 January) with a site in Marylebone High Street.
30-Jan-2014 - With analysts pointing to a resurgence in UK hotel investment, six major properties have been put up for sale.
30-Jan-2014 - Travelodge’s £57m bedroom refurbishment project is already paying dividends: customer satisfaction scores at revamped properties have doubled over the past year, and the budget hotel chain is now accelerating the programme for the remainder of its estate.
30-Jan-2014 - Asia-based hotel operator Dorsett Hospitality International is set to open its first property in the UK this year following the conversion of the former Shepherds Bush Pavilion into a 317-bedroom hotel.
30-Jan-2014 - Bianco43, the Italian restaurant company run by Massimo Parodi and Fabrizio Margarita, is to open its fourth site close to Trafalgar Square today (30 January).
30-Jan-2014 - 3Sisxty Restaurants is hoping to expand its Ego Mediterranean brand into pubs in the Midlands and North West.
29-Jan-2014 - Luca Mathiszig-Lee, the young entrepreneur that BigHospitality profiled not too long ago, has stuck to his ambition of opening more hospitality businesses in London, having secured a site in Hackney for a new butcher/restaurant concept.
29-Jan-2014 - Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack, the pop-up-to-permanent restaurant which opened in Fitzrovia in 2012, is to open a second site at London's Exmouth Market this year.
28-Jan-2014 - Mediterranean chain Mezze Restaurants has reported surging January sales on the back of demand for healthy food.
28-Jan-2014 - Restaurant, pub and hotel owners have welcomed the news that the Government will be reducing red tape and cutting business rates for small businesses, but say more could be done to encourage growth across the sector.
28-Jan-2014 - In the first of this special feature series, BigHospitality speaks to operators and suppliers to find out how best to equip your restaurant, pub or hotel kitchen, depending on the size you have to work with.
28-Jan-2014 - The People 1st Training Company is offering two free resources to Scotland's hospitality and tourism businesses to help them make the most of this year's major sporting and tourism events.
28-Jan-2014 - Jamie Oliver Restaurants has closed three of the four sites currently operating under its Union Jacks brand, as the company looks to concentrate on the continued roll out of its core Jamie’s Italian chain both in the UK and internationally.
28-Jan-2014 - Fresh from opening his football-themed restaurant with former teammate Gary Neville, Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has launched a new, premium dining destination in Worsley.
28-Jan-2014 - Tom Kerridge's pub the Hand & Flowers scored a hattrick at yesterday’s Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards, taking the top title for the third year in a row.
27-Jan-2014 - David Muñoz, the chef behind Madrid's three Michelin-starred restaurant DiverXo, has announced plans to open a branch of his street food-inspired restaurant StreetXo in London's Mayfair this summer.
27-Jan-2014 - Leon, the healthy fast food chain led by Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, has embarked on its expansion drive outside London, with an opening of a site at the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone and restated that it could grow to over 100 units across the UK.
27-Jan-2014 - The number of visits to the UK from travellers from India rose 9 per cent in 2103 despite the falling value of the rupee against the pound, new figures from VisitBritain have shown.
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