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BHA: Uncertain times mean UK hospitality must be competitive

31-Jan-2017 - Uncertain political and economic times mean it is more important than ever that the UK hospitality and tourism industry can compete, Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association...

Pizza Pilgrims line up three London openings

31-Jan-2017 - Pizza Pilgrims founders Thom and James Elliot have revealed plans to open a further three London restaurants later this year.

Hampton by Hilton heading to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

31-Jan-2017 - Hilton is to open its first Hampton by Hilton hotel close to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Bone Daddies confirms new Marylebone opening

31-Jan-2017 - Ramen bar group Bone Daddies has confirmed it is to open a new site in London’s Marylebone, ahead of its expected opening in the forthcoming Victoria Nova development.

Blackpool's Imperial Hotel sold to Singapore developer

31-Jan-2017 - The Hotel Collection has sold The Imperial Hotel in Blackpool to Singapore’s Fragrance Group for £12.8m.

Yotel to open first central London hotel

31-Jan-2017 - Yotel, the pod hotel chain created by YO! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe, is to open its first UK city centre site in Clerkenwell, London in late 2018.

Restaurant Eats Out: Bo Drake

31-Jan-2017 - As part of its inaugural Restaurant Eats Out food tour, Restaurant takes a group of restaurant operators to some of London's hottest Asian dining spots. 

Top 50 Gastropubs 2017: Yorkshire pub steals the top spot

30-Jan-2017 - Yorkshire pub the Star Inn, Harome, has been named the best gastropub in the country at this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.

Queensway Group unveils new hotel brand Point A Hotels

30-Jan-2017 - Hospitality and property business Queensway Group has unveiled plans to launch new hotel brand Point A Hotels in the UK with seven hotels expected to open under the new brand...

Personalised welcome key to customer restaurant experience, says report

30-Jan-2017 - A personalised experience is key to how much customers enjoy visiting a restaurant, with 83 per cent of diners considering the welcome they get to be one of the most...

Chef Stagiaire Award 2017 opens with Restaurant Sat Bains set for final

30-Jan-2017 - The Chef Stagiaire Award 2017 is calling for entries, with this year’s one-week final to take place at Sat Bains’ two Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham.

Monica and David Galetti to open Mere in March

30-Jan-2017 - Monica and David Galetti have confirmed that their debut restaurant will open its doors in London’s Fitzrovia on 6 March.

Former Zetter Group partner to open London hotel

30-Jan-2017 - A former partner in The Zetter Group is to open a new London hotel designed to address the ‘shift in needs’ of modern travellers.

Northern Powerhouse Developments acquires Tenby's Fourcroft hotel

30-Jan-2017 - Property development company Northern Powerhouse Developments has bought Tenby's Fourcroft Hotel with plans to add it to its growing hotel portfolio. 


David Taylor on 30 years of Balans Soho Society

27-Jan-2017 - Late-night restaurant and celebrity favourite Balans Soho Society celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Co-founder David Taylor spoke to BigHospitality about updating the now six-strong brand and the changing world...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 23/01 - 27/01

27-Jan-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Tesco and Booker agree £3.7bn merger

27-Jan-2017 - The £3.7bn merger between supermarket giant Tesco and wholesaler Booker will improve the choice and price of products available to caterers, the companies have said.

Industry hits back over proposed London tourism tax

27-Jan-2017 - Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he ‘fully endorses’ a report which recommends the introduction of a tourism tax on London hotels.

Primeur team to open seafood restaurant

27-Jan-2017 - The team behind North London restaurant Primeur are to launch a new seafood-focused site in the capital later this year.

Quique Dacosta plans premium paella restaurant in London

27-Jan-2017 - Quique Dacosta, the Spanish chef with three Michelin stars, is to launch a new premium paella concept in London, backed by the team behind the Iberica chain of restaurants.

USA wins Bocuse d'Or for the first time

26-Jan-2017 - The United States has won the Bocuse d’Or for the first time following a final cook-off in Lyon on Wednesday.

Giraffe starts estate revamp at London Victoria restaurant

26-Jan-2017 - Giraffe, the Boparan Restaurant Holdings-owned restaurant brand, has kicked off a revamp of its 45-strong estate at its London Victoria site. 

New owner to invest in The Isle of Eriska, Hotel, Spa & Island

26-Jan-2017 - Creation Gem, the new owner of The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island, is to make a 'significant investment' into the island and its properties to help 'secure its...

Amaris puts £45m Hilton Chelsea up for sale

26-Jan-2017 - Amaris Hospitality has put its DoubleTree by Hilton London Chelsea hotel on the market for an estimated £45m.

People On The Move In Hospitality: January 2017

26-Jan-2017 - Far from a post-Christmas slump, hospitality has been beating the January blues with a round of high-profile appointments and roles - from the historic Liverpool hotel to top restaurants and...

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