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Grosvenor House hotel GM: Why we're about more than our Great Room

30-Jun-2016 - Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, is aiming to become known as more than an events venue following an £8m refurbishment of its public spaces.

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Mark Rosati on how fine dining inspires the menus at Shake Shack

30-Jun-2016 - Mark Rosati began his career at New York's Gramercy Tavern before moving on to Danny Meyer's then-fledgling burger chain Shake Shack. As culinary director he is tasked with eating his way...

Skyline Worldwide continues London expansion

30-Jun-2016 - Serviced apartment provider Skyline Worldwide is to open a new Art Deco-style property in London this year.

'High-end' restaurant to give recovering addicts a second chance

30-Jun-2016 - A new Teesside restaurant offering catering job opportunities for ex-offenders, recovering addicts and the long-term unemployed is to open this year.

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Annual Awards of Excellence 2016: The winners

30-Jun-2016 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has announced the 27 winners of its Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE).

The bottom line: Why your business needs great toilets

29-Jun-2016 - Toilets are often the first and last thing your customers see, and too important to be left to chance. From design to lighting to cleanliness, we report on how the...

Hospitality Openings: June 2016

29-Jun-2016 - From luxe and louche at Balans Soho to chic and rested at High Field Town House, or simply well fed and watered at Wetherspoon, this month sees a variety of...

Ormer Mayfair announces stellar new management team

29-Jun-2016 - Shaun Rankin’s soon-to-open Ormer Mayfair site will have a team with previous experience including the Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, and Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, it...

The 10 best hospitality companies to work for 2016

29-Jun-2016 - Red Carnation Hotels and Bourne Leisure Ltd – owner of Butlins – have topped the rankings of the best hospitality businesses to work for in 2016, according to employee engagement firm Best Companies.

Boulud Sud could be permanent if London pop-up is a success

29-Jun-2016 - Two Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud could bring his Boulud Sud brand to the UK permanently if his soon-to-open London pop-up is a success, it has been suggested.

Anglian Country Inns acquires seventh site after SRA three star rating

29-Jun-2016 - Anglian Country Inns (ACI) has acquired its seventh site, bar-restaurant-with-rooms The King’s Head, in Letheringsett, Norfolk.

East Coast Concepts receives investment to expand Neighbourhood and Victor's

29-Jun-2016 - Restaurant and bar group East Coast Concepts has received a multi million pound investment from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital to enable it to expand its casual dining brands Neighbourhood...

Red's True Barbecue to open £1m Newcastle site

29-Jun-2016 - Smokehouse brand Red’s True Barbecue has revealed plans to open its eighth restaurant in Newcastle this autumn.

'Gamer's paradise' hotel to launch in the UK

29-Jun-2016 - German chain pentahotels is to launch a new gamer-centric hotel in the uk.

IN PICTURES: The National Restaurant Awards 2016

28-Jun-2016 - Last night saw the awards ceremony of this year's National Restaurant Awards at the Hurlingham Club in Putney, south west London. 

Genji opens Sushi and Robata at Wholefoods Kensington

28-Jun-2016 - Japanese food company Genji has opened Sushi and Robata restaurant at the Whole Foods Market in London's Kensington. 

Brexit Hospitality Summit: Hospitality's fears and how it can face up to them

28-Jun-2016 - Brexit has sent shockwaves across the hospitality industry, but operators attending the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Hospitality and Tourism Summit have been urged to embrace change and see the potential...

Hospitality leaders: Living Wage shows Government's 'contempt' for businesses

28-Jun-2016 - Hospitality leaders have criticised the Government’s ‘disgraceful’ decision to introduce the National Living Wage (NLW) without consulting businesses first.

BBQ pop-up Texas Joe’s to open permanent site in London’s Bermondsey

28-Jun-2016 - Texas Joe’s, a former pop-up specialising in BBQ meat, is to open its first permanent location in London’s Bermondsey on 4 July.

Brexit opens up opportunities for hospitality says BHA

28-Jun-2016 - Britain leaving the EU could have a positive impact on the UK's hospitality and tourism sectors, according to the chairman of the British Hospitality Association (BHA). 

National Restaurant Awards 2016: The Sportsman claims number one spot

27-Jun-2016 - The Sportsman in Kent has been named the UK’s best restaurant in the 2016 National Restaurant Awards.

Firebrand Pizza launches in London ahead of possible roll-out

27-Jun-2016 - Firebrand Pizza, a new pizza venture from a restaurateur and marketing duo, is to launch in London’s Marylebone in July.

Sacked Meliá Hotels staff member re-instated and charges dropped

27-Jun-2016 - A waiter that was sacked from London restaurant STK at the 157-bedroom Aldwych ME by Meliá Hotels International has been re-instated and all allegations of unfair dismissal dropped.

Independent B&Bs seeing ten-year ratings high, says TripAdvisor study

27-Jun-2016 - Independent B&Bs and hotels are seeing a ten-year high in average ratings, according to online review site TripAdvisor.

University College Birmingham wins Toque d’Or 2016

27-Jun-2016 - University College Birmingham has been crowned the winner of this year’s Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or competition, which is in its 28th year.

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