Restaurants, hotels and pubs tell us about the extra activities and promotions they’re planning to keep their business thriving.
10-Dec-2012 - That age-old cliché of staff being your most important asset is as true now as it ever has been in the hospitality industry. In such a difficult economic environment, rewarding staff for above-average performance could be an effective way of your business gaining an edge and taking share from rivals, without requiring any significant capital investment.
19-Nov-2012 - The UK’s lunch market, already worth £14.9bn to the foodservice sector, looks set to occupy a growing share of overall sales in the next 12 months as consumers are looking for something quick, cheap and easy to eat.
05-Nov-2012 - With the hospitality industry missing out on an estimated £1m a year on the gluten-free market alone, it’s no surprise that more businesses are upping their F&B offerings to cater for customers with allergies, food intolerances and dietary requirements – so what’s the key to getting it right?
02-Oct-2012 - With an ever-growing number of customers booking accommodation based on the environmental credentials of the business, BigHospitality has spoken to hotel giant Rezidor and Snowdonia-based Brynn Bella guest house to discover whether the long-term benefits of becoming more eco-friendly and sustainable outweigh the initial costs.
17-Sep-2012 - With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games now over, hospitality businesses in the capital have had time to reflect on event's financial repercussions. BigHospitality has spoken to three of these businesses to find out how successful their special Olympic-themed offers and promotions were.
10-Sep-2012 - Despite an on-going tough economic backdrop, an increasing number of hospitality businesses across the UK are partnering with charities to raise money through menu donations and fundraising events.
28-Aug-2012 - With London Cocktail Week taking place in October, BigHospitality takes a look at the burgeoning trend of restaurants and hotels offering bespoke and themed cocktails to run in line with current events or to give them a point of difference – how much of an impact can these cocktail creations have on your overall drinks sales?
20-Aug-2012 - With competition in the hospitality industry continuing to intensify, many businesses are turning to popular culture as a base for running themed evenings and events. BigHospitality has evaluated the effectiveness of a BAFTA art exhibition at Quaglino’s restaurant and a Tango dance class at the Waldorf Hilton hotel.
13-Aug-2012 - As an increasing number of hospitality businesses are redefining their children’s offerings in a bid to boost business, BigHospitality evaluates the effectiveness of the Children’s Concierge service at Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, a new healthy eating initiative at Hampton Court Palace, and a revamped kids offering at Wagamama, to find out the most effective ways of targeting the family market.
03-Aug-2012 - In our new-look Ideas from your Peers column, we evaluate the effectiveness of special offer, promotions and initiatives that hospitality businesses are running in an attempt to boost business. This week, we’re looking at ETM Group’s Docklands pub, The Gun - which aimed to bring in more lunchtime trade from city workers by offering a free taxi service.
16-Jul-2012 - In our new look Ideas from your Peers column, we evaluate the effectiveness of one of Whitbread’s marketing campaigns, The Reward Club, which it has been using to promote its Beefeater brand for the last four months and question if it is a worthwhile alternative to discounting in terms of bringing in more trade.
01-Jun-2012 - Hotels including Ruthin Castle, Aloft London Excel, Park Plaza and Hotel du Vin tell BigHospitality about the various special offers and promotions they're running to help attract more customers.
25-May-2012 - Restaurants and hotels including Zizzi and Hilton Park Lane tell Bighospitality about special offers and promotions they're running to help attract more customers.
18-May-2012 - To celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee next month, BigHospitality has spoken to restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars from across the UK to find out about the Jubilee-themed special offers and promotions they're running to capitalise on the increased footfall.
11-May-2012 - Restaurants and hotels including Le Cercle, Royal China, Artichoke, Wynyard Hall and The Park Inn tell BigHospitality about some of the special offers and promotions they're running to help attract more customers.
20-Apr-2012 - Restaurants and hotels including Dukes St. James London, The Cavendish, The Minnies Bar & Restaurant and Nobu Berkely ST tell BigHospitality about special offers and promotions they're running to help attract more customers.
13-Apr-2012 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs, including The Gun in London's Docklands and The Arden Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon tell BigHospitality about new marketing ideas and promotions they are running to help attract more customers.
05-Apr-2012 - To celebrate the Easter weekend, hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars have told BigHospitality about the special events and promotions they’re running to market themselves more effectively and attract more customers.
30-Mar-2012 - Restaurants and hotels including Tampopo, Mango Tree, Hilton and Yorebridge House tell BigHospitality about special events and promotiuons they're running to market themselves more effectively and increase custom.
23-Mar-2012 - Hotels restaurants and pubs, including Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Orchid and Pizza Express tell us about some of the promotional ideas they are running to market themselves more effectively and attract more trade.
16-Mar-2012 - In this special edition of Ideas from you Peers, hotels, restaurants and bars including the Waldorf Hilton, Vinopolis, the RIBA and the Chophouse brasserie, tell BigHospitality what they're doing to attract more customers this weekend.
09-Mar-2012 - Hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars including The Chester Grosvenor, The Draft House, The Dorchester and Ichi Sushi tell BigHospitality about special events and promotions they're running to attract new customers.
06-Mar-2012 - Hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars including Park Plaza County Hall, The Bingham, PizzaExpress and Holiday Inn have told BigHospitality about special events and promotions they’re running to attract new customers.
17-Feb-2012 - Restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars including The May Fair, The Fifth Floor Bar, The Mulroy and Jurys Inn tell BigHospitality about special events and promotions they're running to attract new customers.
10-Feb-2012 - Restaurants, pubs and Hotels including Millennium & Copthorne, The Cadogan, Timothy Taylor and Hampton Court Palace tell BigHospitality about special events and promotions they're running to attract more customers.
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