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Joanne Barratt: Pearls of Wisdom

31-Jul-2014 - QHotels’ group operations manager talks about how important a strong team culture is in maintaining excellent standards and achieving great results within the conference and events sector.

Rabbit ‘wild food’ restaurant to launch in Chelsea

31-Jul-2014 - The team behind The Shed restaurant in Notting Hill is launching Rabbit, a British ‘wild food’ restaurant concept in London’s Chelsea. 

Ed’s Easy Diner launches Ed’s Dinerette

31-Jul-2014 - Ed’s Easy Diner has announced its new brand expansion, Ed’s Dinerette, which will open in smaller units in areas of high footfall. 

BBQs & Brews to launch in Hereford

31-Jul-2014 - Local Hereford pub, The Hop Pole, is re-launching as an American deep South pit barbeque restaurant concept. 

Vivreau launches the Vi Tap Plus

31-Jul-2014 - Water systems specialist Vivreau has launched the Vi Tap Plus, a new tap design with height extension so bottles and glasses can be easily filled.

Marriott projects increased revPAR on the back of good results

31-Jul-2014 - International hotel chain Marriott plans continued revPAR increases of about 6 per cent, building on 7 per cent net income growth in the second quarter of this year.

Why the CMA’s verdict on OTA hotel pricing could be a game changer

31-Jul-2014 - Skyscanner’s appeal on the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to cut short an investigation of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)’ hotel pricing practices could lead to a rebalancing of the hotel-OTA...

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Notes to open two new venues

31-Jul-2014 - Notes Coffee Shop is set to open two new venues in London in September this year and summer 2015.

CAU to launch Liverpool venue

30-Jul-2014 - CAU, the casual dining restaurant concept, will make its debut in the north west, in Liverpool, in the first quarter of next year, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report has learnt....

Registration is live for the Independent Hotel Show 2014

30-Jul-2014 - This year’s show will be running at London Olympia’s West Hall from 21 to 22 October, a key event for independent hoteliers and professionals involved with the industry. 

Artis launches tempered glass tableware range

30-Jul-2014 - Tableware supplier Artis has launched Saphir, a range of tempered glad items from Duralex.

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Chefs tackle hunger in charity football tournament

30-Jul-2014 - Sixteen teams from the restaurant industry managed to raise over £2,700 for Farm Africa through a football tournament last Sunday in Birmingham.

Edwardian Group London opens fish and chip shop in Leicester Square

30-Jul-2014 - Luxury hospitality group the Edwardian Group London has launched a new fish and chips restaurant concept, Great British Fish Co., next to its hotel in London’s Leicester Square. 

Sector’s GDP contribution drops due to lack of funding

30-Jul-2014 - The hospitality sector’s contribution to Britain’s GDP dropped 0.2 per cent (£1.5bn) between 2007 and 2013, partly due to the lack of bank funding for SMEs, according to a report...

New restaurant Fish Eatery to open in Edinburgh

30-Jul-2014 - Following the success of his restaurant Steak at Picardy Place in Edinburgh, executive head chef Jason Wright is opening his second restaurant Fish Eatery right next door. 

Hospitality openings: July 2014

30-Jul-2014 - Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes Dev Biswal's new Ambrette in Canterbury, Wahaca's latest fast-casual concept DF/Mexico, Virgilio Martinez's second Peruvian venue Lima Floral, Hawksmoor's fifth...

Matthew Fort to advise on food and drink at St Pancras International

30-Jul-2014 - British food critic and writer Matthew Fort has been appointed as food curator of London railway station, St Pancras International.

Chilango hits Burrito Bond target before deadline

30-Jul-2014 - Mexican chain Chilango has surpassed its £1mn crowdfunding target over a week before its deadline.

Simple steps restaurants can take to cut salt

29-Jul-2014 - Restaurants have been urged to commit to the Department of Health’s (DoH) salt reduction targets after the Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that only Jamie’s Italian and Subway have signed...

Gallery: Belsfield Hotel re-launches with Laura Ashley interiors

29-Jul-2014 - Laura Ashley has partnered with the Belsfield Hotel in the Lake District, seeing it undergo a complete refurbishment and a rebrand as Laura Ashley Hotel, the Belsfield. 

Top UK accommodation as voted by Chinese visitors

29-Jul-2014 - Online booking website Booking.com has just joined VisitBritain’s GREAT China Welcome (GCW) Charter Campaign and has released data showing the top five accommodation hotspots for Chinese visitors in the UK. ...

Eating out up 4%

29-Jul-2014 - Consumers ate out more often this past June than in the same month in 2013, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Horizons.

Aviko launches Mini Gratins with Parsnip & Jerusalem Artichoke

29-Jul-2014 - Aviko Foodservice has launched new Mini Gratins with Parsnip & Jerusalem Artichoke to join its festive range. 

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Eclectic Bar Group to open Liverpool site

29-Jul-2014 - Eclectic has just reported that it has signed a lease on a new Liverpool site, a key target city for the group. 

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Half of travellers want more information on hotels’ green practices

29-Jul-2014 - Almost half (44 per cent) of European travellers feel that hotels don’t currently provide enough information on their environmental practices, a TripAdvisor survey has found.

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