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Sark’s Dixcart Bay hotel gets highest Sustainable Restaurant Association rating of 2012

31-Jul-2012 - Dixcart Bay hotel on the island of Sark has become the most highly rated business by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) so far this year after scoring highly in areas...

Premier Inn on course for three million sq.ft of new hotel space for 2012

31-Jul-2012 - Budget hotel chain Premier Inn has exceeded one million sq.ft of new hotel space constructed or contracted since March and the business in on track to deliver its development target...

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Crab Quay House opens this week as Brixham’s £22m Fish Market development nears completion

31-Jul-2012 - Crab Quay House opens this week as Brixham’s £22m Fish Market development nears completion

Death by Burrito Mexican grill & cocktail bar to open at Catch in Shoreditch

31-Jul-2012 - Death by Burrito – a contemporary Mexican grill and cocktail bar conceptualised by Shay Ola of fine-dining and events group the Rebel Dining Society – is set to open at...

Corney & Barrow re-launches with new travel bar concept and global expansion plans

31-Jul-2012 - Independent wine merchants Corney & Barrow has officially re-launched with a fresh brand identity and a three-pronged hospitality offering in London comprising C&B Bars, Cabin Travel Bars and Terrace Restaurant...

Elizabeth Shaw extends range of after dinner chocolate crisps

31-Jul-2012 - After dinner chocolate producer Elizabeth Shaw has extended its range of chocolate crisp products available to the catering sector, adding four new non-mint flavours to the selection.

World Chocolate Masters 2013: UK finalists revealed

30-Jul-2012 - The five candidates who will battle it out for the chance to represent the UK in the 2013 World Chocolate Masters competition were revealed at a special launch event at...

Brighton nightclub owners to open experimental dining and drinking venue in Islington

30-Jul-2012 - The founders of Brighton nightclubs Madame Geisha and Haunt have unveiled plans to open a new Victorian-style experimental dining, drinking and live entertainment venue on London's Upper Street this autumn.

Funding hospitality: Where to get finance to start-up or grow a business

30-Jul-2012 - Attempting to gain funding to start-up a hospitality business or expand an existing one in the current economic climate, as many will know, is no easy task.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympics ‘non-events’ for occupancy, claim hoteliers

30-Jul-2012 - Despite showing signs of overall economic optimism and strong profitability during the first half of 2012, Britain’s hoteliers and B&B owners believe that the nation's time on the world stage...

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Caterers sign up to BHA’s salt reduction pledge

30-Jul-2012 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has united with caterers and the Department of Health to launch a number of pledges to introduce reductions in salt in the UK catering industry. ...

Orchid hands over 33-strong PBR estate to Eclectic

30-Jul-2012 - Managed pub operator Orchid has given full control of its Premium Bars & Restaurants (PBR) division to Eclectic Clubs & Bars in a bid to ‘focus on the core business...

First UK-grown wasabi now available to chefs

30-Jul-2012 - A UK firm claims to be the first European country to grow wasabi successfully and has set up a company to supply chefs with the plants from fresh. 

Young’s set to open The Foley boutique hotel & pub

30-Jul-2012 - UK hospitality operator and brewer Young’s is set to open The Foley - a modern-day coaching inn, comprising a 17-bedroom boutique hotel, pub and dining room, in the Surrey village...

Dishoom Bombay café to open second site in Shoreditch

30-Jul-2012 - The team behind Dishoom, the Bombay café in Covent Garden, is set to open a second site in Shoreditch this autumn.

Rohit Chugh: Career Profile

27-Jul-2012 - Rohit Chugh landed his first position in the restaurant industry as managing director of Cinnamon Club in 2004. In 2008, he set-up its sister site, Cinnamon Kitchen. Chugh then decided...

How to run a successful banquet or develop event catering

27-Jul-2012 - TV shows like Great British Menu have led to a resurgence in popularity among chefs for cooking banquets or developing event catering, so BigHospitality went behind the scenes at a fine-dining three-course...

London 2012 Olympics: What will ‘the greatest show on Earth’ bring for hospitality?

27-Jul-2012 - The wait is finally over as the London 2012 Olympics kicks off with the opening ceremony this evening. BigHospitality rounds up what the 17-day event could bring for your business...

Novus Leisure sold to new investors for £100m

27-Jul-2012 - Bar and nightclub operator Novus Leisure has been sold to new investors LGV Capital and Hutton Collins for £100m in a deal that will see the new owners supporting the strategy...

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Pure prepares restaurant three with plans to double up in a year

27-Jul-2012 - Natural fast-food restaurant group Pure is set to open its third site in Covent Garden as part of expansion plans that will see it add another three London stores to...

Priava launches cloud-based venue and event management system

27-Jul-2012 - Priava has launched an eponymous product designed to help venues, including hospitality businesses, manage events and room bookings via a cloud-based system.

Behind the scenes at a dinner for 2,000 at the Royal Albert Hall

27-Jul-2012 - To accompany a special audio podcast investigating top tips for chefs and restaurants on developing an event catering or banquet dining arm, BigHospitality took an exclusive look at how Rhubarb...

Savoy Educational Trust backs ‘Futureversity’ as support for young people in hospitality reaches all-time high

26-Jul-2012 - The Savoy Educational Trust is this week urging young people to sign up for Tower Hamlets ‘Futureversity’ summer courses which will help them gain skills and qualifications in the hospitality...

Brownsword Hotels to reposition Washbourne Court hotel as pub with rooms

26-Jul-2012 - Brownsword Hotels is to reposition Washbourne Court in Gloucestershire, one of the former Von Essen country house hotels it bought out of administration last year, as a pub with rooms.

Morgans Hotel Group reveals details of new Hudson London hotel

26-Jul-2012 - Morgans Hotel Group, the New York-based hospitality management company with boutique hotels across the US and in London, has today announced that its new 234-bedroom Hudson Hotel will open in 2015...

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