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Guide to online marketing: Social media

31-Mar-2010 - In the third part of our four-day feature we look at how restaurants, hotels and pubs can use social media networks like Twitter and Facebook to target customers.

BigHospitality visits Food & Drink Expo

31-Mar-2010 - Food & Drink Expo, held this week at the Birmingham NEC, is one of the biggest trade shows for those involved in the food and drink industry

Rezidor and Wyndham Hotels join world's most ethical companies

31-Mar-2010 - Hotel groups Rezidor and Wyndham Worldwide have been recognised in the annual list of the world’s most ethical companies, published by the Ethisphere Institute

MSK releases new molecular gastronomy kit and ingredients brochure

31-Mar-2010 - Specialist ingredient supplier MSK has released a new brochure for 2010 featuring a new range of metallic and iridescent powders and smoking equipment

Cheap domestic Sky plan 'slap in the face' for pubs

31-Mar-2010 - A regulatory decision to force pay-TV channels such as Sky to slash prices for domestic users only, has been described as a 'slap in the face' for the pub trade

Sheraton Park Lane and Park Plaza Westminster Bridge appointments

31-Mar-2010 - Sheraton Park Lane has appointed a new hotel manager, while Park Plaza Westminster Bridge gets a new head concierge

Alexis Gauthier to take the helm at Lindsay House

31-Mar-2010 - Alexis Gauthier, chef patron at Michelin-starred Pimlico restaurant Roussillon, is set to launch a restaurant at Lindsay House, the Soho-based townhouse previously operated by Richard Corrigan

Plymouth marks site 13 for Loungers

31-Mar-2010 - Loungers, the Bristol-based food-led cafe bar group, has opened its 13th venue, in the historic Grade 1 Listed Royal William Yard development in Plymouth in Devon

Guide to online marketing: Make newsletters work for you

30-Mar-2010 - One of the most effective ways of getting bums on seats and bodies in beds is through the use of email marketing, but how can you ensure your newsletter is...

Food sales give Malmaison and Hotel du Vin revenue boost

30-Mar-2010 - Food and beverage sales helped boost revenues at MWB Group Holdings' boutique hotels Malmaison and Hotel du Vin last year as room rates dropped by an average of 10 per cent

Daniel Galmiche and Billy Reid launch new Vineyard Group restaurants

30-Mar-2010 - The Vineyard Group is to roll out a new informal dining concept, designed by executive chef Daniel Galmiche and consultant chef Billy Reid, across the seven hotels acquired from Folio...

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Baxter Storey's Kenneth Culhane wins Roux Scholarship 2010

30-Mar-2010 - Kenneth Culhane, a chef at Baxter Storey, has been crowned Roux Scholar 2010 after beating six other finalists at the final cook-off at Westminster Kingsway College yesterday

Industry members asked to raise £5 for Hospitality Action

30-Mar-2010 - Charity Hospitality Action is asking everyone working in the industry to donate £5 during Hospitality Action Week to help raise vital funds for workers past and present who have fallen...

Guide to online marketing: Using external websites

29-Mar-2010 - As the online world grows in size, how can you ensure your restaurant, hotel or pub doesn't get lost in that increasing community?

Hellmann’s launches time and money-saving vinaigrettes

29-Mar-2010 - Unilever Foodsolutions has launched a new range of vinaigrettes from Hellmann's, which aim to save chefs time and money in the kitchen

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Gordon Ramsay's Petrus to re-open today

29-Mar-2010 - Gordon Ramsay's London restaurant Petrus will re-open at its new Knightsbridge location today, two years after leaving The Berkeley Hotel

Ufi Ibrahim succeeds Cotton as new BHA chief executive

29-Mar-2010 - The British Hospitality Association has announced that Ufi Ibrahim, former chief operating officer of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), will succeed Bob Cotton as chief executive when he...

Dirty hospitality reception areas turn off consumers

26-Mar-2010 - Nine out of 10 people would not recommend a hotel, pub or restaurant that did not appear clean and fresh, while half would not return somewhere that delivered a poor...

Eco-friendly towels and bathrobes launched by Monarch

26-Mar-2010 - Monarch Bath, Bed & Spa, a global provider of bathrobes and hotel linens, has launched a new range of environmentally friendly towels and robes

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Galvin Cup open for bartender entries

26-Mar-2010 - Professional and student bartenders from around the world are being invited to enter the fourth annual Galvin Cup, the cocktail competition launched by Chris Galvin and Fred Sirieix

What you're doing: Easter special

26-Mar-2010 - BigHospitality finds some cracking ideas being run by restaurants, hotels and pubs for Easter weekend

Expansion plans for Asian restaurant chain Tampopo

26-Mar-2010 - Pan-Asian restaurant chain Tampopo has revealed plans to expand at a rate of three or four sites a year, starting with the opening of its seventh site in Reading this...

Leeds diners dubbed UK's most generous tippers

26-Mar-2010 - Diners in Leeds are the most generous tippers in the UK, according to a survey by discount and deals website, while their Swansea counterparts are the least likely to...

After hours with… Jillian MacLean

26-Mar-2010 - Jillian MacLean launched bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan in 2008, and is about to launch her third London site, The Anthologist,  near St. Paul's Cathedral next month

Gourmet Burger Kitchen aiming for 150 restaurants

25-Mar-2010 - Clapham House Group has said it is continuing with plans to almost triple the number of Gourmet Burger Kitchen sites operating in the UK to 150 having traded 'comfortably' over the...

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