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

Contini Caffe to open on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

16-Jun-2014 - Contini Caffe, a casual Italian caffe and more formal Scottish kitchen and bar, will open in the centre of Scotland’s capital city in July. 

Blue Rainbow Group to launch two new hospitality brands

16-Jun-2014 - Boutique hospitality management company the Blue Rainbow Group has announced the launch of two new hospitality brands, Cityspace and Citycube Hotels, as part of its planned expansion drive. 

Hawaiian venue Kua ‘Aina signs Goodge Street site

11-Jun-2014 - Kua ‘Aina, which currently has one venue on Carnaby Street, is expanding with the opening of a Goodge Street site in September.

Omni Taverns group to open Charwood restaurant in Edinburgh

11-Jun-2014 - Omni Taverns, which owns two WHISKI branded ventures in Edinburgh, is launching Charwood bar and restaurant in Fairmilehead this month. 

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Puma Hotels rebrands to give more strength to individual properties

11-Jun-2014 - The new name, ‘The Hotel Collection’ has been chosen to reflect the diversity of the company’s 21-strong portfolio.

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Gordon Ramsay to open new London restaurant

11-Jun-2014 - The Gordon Ramsay Group is to open new restaurant Heddon Street Kitchen in Regent Street’s Food Quarter at 7 Heddon Street, slated to launch in autumn. 

Fuller's buys 51% stake in cider and pizza restaurant business

11-Jun-2014 - Fuller’s, the London-based brewer and pub operator, has acquired a 51 per cent stake in The Stable, a six-strong craft cider and pizza restaurant business, for £7.3m.

Business Profile: CAU

11-Jun-2014 - Gaucho’s more accessible little brother CAU has carefully refined its premium casual offering and is now beefing-up its presence in the south of England with northern expansion planned for next year 

Dev Biswal’s Ambrette Canterbury opens on 21 July

10-Jun-2014 - Chef Dev Biswal has announced that his widely anticipated Ambrette restaurant in Canterbury will open on 21 July.

Accor announces Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel

10-Jun-2014 - Hotel operator Accor has announced that it will open a 78 room hotel under its Mercure brand in London’s Talbot Square close to Hyde Park. 

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Apple Apartments to open luxury serviced apartments in Belfast

10-Jun-2014 - Serviced apartments provider Apple Apartments has signed a deal to manage a number of one and two bedroom apartments in Belfast’s Obel Tower. 

Hospitality businesses 'named and shamed' for failing to pay minimum wage

09-Jun-2014 - A pub, a restaurant and two hotels were among 25 businesses ‘named and shamed’ by the government for paying staff less than the legal minimum wage.

French burger joint crosses the Channel

09-Jun-2014 - French burger brand Big Fernand is opening its first UK restaurant in London in October.

La Sala confirms Chigwell as first UK site

09-Jun-2014 - Spain’s La Sala restaurant is coming to the UK for the first time and has announced Chigwell as its location of choice, with plans to open by the end of September.

Bite Me Pizza restaurant to open in west London

09-Jun-2014 - New sustainable pizza restaurant Bite Me Pizza will be opening in London’s Westbourne area on 16 June. 

Eden Hotel Collection acquires Bovey Castle

06-Jun-2014 - Boutique hotel operator Eden Hotel Collection has added the 64-bedroom Bovey Castle estate in Dartmoor National Park to its collection. 

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Renaissance in talks to open Battersea Power Station pub

06-Jun-2014 - Renaissance Pubs is in talks with developers to secure a retail space at the widely anticipated Battersea Power Station.

Renaissance’s first hotel opens in London

06-Jun-2014 - Pub company Renaissance has opened its first hotel rooms above the Tommyfield in Kennington Cross.

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Dishoom to open third site in King’s Cross

06-Jun-2014 - The team behind Bombay Café in London Dishoom is launching its third permanent site this autumn in London’s King’s Cross. 

Wahaca to open fast-casual format

06-Jun-2014 - Wahaca, the Mexican street food restaurant concept led by Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby, is to launch a new fast-casual format called DF/Mexico next month in London’s Spitalfields.

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Greek street food restaurant opens in Soho

06-Jun-2014 - Greek street food outlet 21 Bateman Street has opened its doors in Soho, London. 

Sous-vide restaurant Suchef to launch in London

05-Jun-2014 - New sous-vide cooking concept Suchef is launching in the City of London this July, aiming itself at the professional market.

San Carlo Group to expand in London and Manchester

05-Jun-2014 - Italian restaurant group San Carlo has announced plans to open two more restaurants before the end of the year, Cicchetti in Covent Garden and a Fumo site in Manchester, their largest yet.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts signs dual-hotel development in London

05-Jun-2014 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has today announced new UK expansion plans and has signed a dual-hotel development in East London’s Tobacco Dock with the Fawzia Mubarak Al-Hassawi Group. The two new hotels will open under Starwood’s Aloft and Element brands in early 2017.

Bill’s opens Liverpool ONE venue

04-Jun-2014 - Casual all-day dining chain Bill’s is set to open a 3,153 sq ft restaurant in Liverpool ONE in mid-August.  

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