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Accor reveals 'record' 2012, 266 new hotels opened

21-Jan-2013 - Global hotel operator Accor has revealed it opened a record 266 new hotels in 2012 as the company's move to managed and franchised venues helped grow gross revenue by 11 per cent.

Russell Brown: Career Profile

18-Jan-2013 - Russell Brown is chef-owner of Sienna, Dorset's only Michelin-starred restaurant. He was recently made head of the Dorset Panel of the South West-based Chef's Forum and later this year will...

In the pipeline: Planning application research reveals big appetite for new restaurants

18-Jan-2013 - Despite recent reports suggesting the high street is losing its appeal for acquisitive restaurant operators, the demand for new sites across the UK is actually higher than ever, with new...

Welcome Break successfully completes £350m refinancing

18-Jan-2013 - Motorway service area operator Welcome Break has announced it has successfully completed a £350m refinancing of its debt facilities allowing the company to continue the development of the brand. ...

Richmond Luxury Living to open Liverpool serviced apartments, Manchester opening planned

17-Jan-2013 - The Richmond, a venue containing 51 serviced apartments, is set to open in Liverpool in March with the team behind the venture also planning a Manchester opening in the near...

Shaun Hill joins forces with Elior for National Welsh Museums contract

17-Jan-2013 - The Walnut Tree chef-owner Shaun Hill has joined forces with contract caterer Elior to help create new menus for its events at three National Welsh Museums. 

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Horse meat burgers: Wholesaler withdraws number of frozen beef products from sale

17-Jan-2013 - In the wake of the growing scandal surrounding the sale by supermarkets of beef burgers containing traces of horse meat, catering wholesaler Makro has revealed it has withdrawn a number...

World’s Best Hotel for Service reveals secrets to success

17-Jan-2013 - The co-owner of Lauriston Court Hotel in North Wales has advised fellow hoteliers they should engage more with their guests if they want to encourage positive reviews and repeat custom, after her...

QHotels refinances, original holding company placed into administration

17-Jan-2013 - QHotels, the owner and operator of 21 venues across the UK including The Midland in Manchester, has announced it has successfully secured a refinancing agreement for the business and has placed...

Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker to open Oblix restaurant in The Shard

17-Jan-2013 - Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker have revealed details of their latest restaurant venture - Oblix will open in The Shard tower development in London this spring and will combine a...

Long-awaited Gary Rhodes restaurant now ready to open in Plymouth

16-Jan-2013 - Rhodes @ The Dome, celebrity chef Gary Rhodes' latest restaurant project located at the Plymouth Dome site on Plymouth Hoe, is set to open on 25 January after a delay...

Ask Italian: Business Profile

16-Jan-2013 - The competition may be fierce and its rivals more fashionable, but Steve Holmes has taken to the tough job of revitalising mainstream chain Ask Italian with gusto.

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By royal approval: The Goring hotel receives Royal Warrant from The Queen

16-Jan-2013 - It was where the then Kate Middleton spent her last night as a commoner before becoming The Duchess of Cambridge and it is known as a favourite of the Royal...

Mitch Tonks takes RockFish concept to Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium

16-Jan-2013 - Fishmonger, chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks is taking his RockFish seafood concept to Plymouth with plans submitted for the opening of a 200-cover restaurant in the building adjacent to the...

How to market your hospitality business better using photo and video

16-Jan-2013 - A picture might tell a thousand words but getting the right photo and video to market your hotel, restaurant, pub or bar is often not as simple as penning some...

Weaker 2013 predicted for London hotel market but Edinburgh bounce back expected

15-Jan-2013 - Hotels in London are expected to face a weaker trading market this year with an Olympics hangover combined with depressed occupancy levels and room rates coming together to temporarily hold...

Four AA Rosettes for 21212

15-Jan-2013 - Restaurant 21212 in Edinburgh is the only restaurant in the UK to be awarded four Rosettes, while 13 establishments have taken three Rosettes in the latest round of inspections by the AA.

Pod director to launch Notting Hill Kitchen with leading Portuguese chef

15-Jan-2013 - Notting Hill Kitchen, a Portuguese and Spanish restaurant which brings together Pod non-executive director James Paget and leading Portuguese chef Luís Baena, is set to open in March on the site of the former...

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World Travel Awards calls for nominations for 2013

15-Jan-2013 - Nominations have opened for the 2013 round of World Travel Awards (WTA) - the 20th anniversary of the awards described as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’ which recognise the best...

Airwave Europe to distribute platform allowing hotel guests to control bedroom using their mobile phone

15-Jan-2013 - Airwave Europe has chosen The Hospitality Show to introduce a mobile platform it will now be distributing in the UK which allows hotel guests to control everything in their bedroom...

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£25m investment to launch two Aberdeen hotels

15-Jan-2013 - Plans have been submitted for two new hotels to be built as part of a £25m investment in Aberdeen's ABZ Business Park near the city's airport.

Pesto reveals plans to open at least ten Pesto in a Pub restaurants in 2013

14-Jan-2013 - Pesto, the Italian restaurant and pub-restaurant chain founded by La Tasca creator Neil Gatt, has announced two key appointments to its board in order to support expansion plans which see...

Convivial Hotels founded, acquires two venues out of administration

14-Jan-2013 - Convivial Hotels, a newly-formed company, has purchased its first two hotels, acquiring the Rossett Hall Hotel near Wrexham and the Charnwood Hotel in Nottinghamshire out of administration.

Hospitality businesses to make new recruitment pledges at second BHA Summit

14-Jan-2013 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has revealed the second Hospitality & Tourism Summit will be held on Tuesday 11 June 2013 and will focus on promoting careers in the industry.

Former The Ivy executive chef Alan Bird to open restaurant

14-Jan-2013 - Alan Bird, the former executive chef at The Ivy, is to open his own restaurant at Smithfield in London this year.