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Details released for Tulse Hill Hotel

31-Oct-2014 - The Metropolitan Pub Company will open the nine-bedroom Tulse Hill Hotel in south east London at the end of November.

Hospitality openings: October 2014

31-Oct-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Skye Gingell's first solo venture Spring, Des McDonald's Le Chalet, Peruvian restaurants Pachamama and Senor Ceviche, as well as the...

The Wild Rabbit crowned Michelin Pub of the Year

31-Oct-2014 - Kingham’s The Wild Rabbit has been named Pub of the Year in the 2015 edition of the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide.

The Student Hotel to open in the UK

31-Oct-2014 - Amsterdam-based student accommodation provider The Student Hotel plans to open in London, Brighton and Edinburgh after getting significant investment. 

Spanish restaurant Forn opens in Exeter

31-Oct-2014 - Independent tapas restaurant and bar Forn has opened its doors in Exeter.

Rosa’s Thai Café opens in Chelsea

31-Oct-2014 - Family-run restaurant group Rosa’s Thai Café launched its fifth London site in Chelsea last week and will open its sixth in Angel in November. 

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Flying Butler launches Westminster apartments

31-Oct-2014 - Serviced apartment provider Flying Butler has opened a new venue in London Westminster.

Massimo Bottura plans UK collaborations to promote cookbook

31-Oct-2014 - Massimo Bottura will launch a limited edition Shake Shack burger and take over the kitchens at the Connaught hotel when he arrives in London to promote his new cookbook next...

Goodman to open seafood restaurant Rex & Mariano in Soho

31-Oct-2014 - Goodman Restaurant Group will open Rex & Mariano, an ambitious new seafood restaurant located on the former Vodka Revolution site in Soho in late November.


Robert Crook on Interstate and the modern complexity of running a hotel

30-Oct-2014 - Robert Crook is the UK managing director of hotel management firm Interstate. He talks to BigHospitality about the state of the market and the similarities between running a hotel and...

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Mama Shelter to open in UK

30-Oct-2014 - French hotel group Mama Shelter has announced plans to open a site in London after global operator Accor acquired a 35 per cent stake in its capital.

Hotel prices drop in London and Glasgow

30-Oct-2014 - Despite the trend for rising prices year-on-year in hotels throughout the UK, overnight costs decreased in London and Glasgow this September, according to 

Longshot to open sixth Bel & The Dragon site

30-Oct-2014 - Longshot Country Inns will open its sixth Bel & The Dragon site at The George in Hampshire on 10 November.

5cc launches fourth venue in Hoxton Square

30-Oct-2014 - Cocktail bar 5cc has opened its fourth venue in the basement of the Electricity Showrooms in Hoxton Square.

Damien Rigollet appointed head chef at Coq d’Argent

30-Oct-2014 - D&D London has announced that Damien Rigollet will take on the role of head chef at its contemporary French restaurant Coq d’Argent in the City of London.

Former Tourism Minister calls for VisitEngland refocus

30-Oct-2014 - Former Tourism Minister and MP for Weston-super-Mare John Penrose has said VisitEngland should be independent from VisitBritain and gradually move away from government funding.

Third restaurant for Martin Morales

29-Oct-2014 - Peruvian restaurateur Martin Morales has announced the opening of a new Ceviche in Old Street in March 2015.

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Clubhouse Group buys Mercure Parkside House Hotel

29-Oct-2014 - Milton Keynes’ Mercure Parkside House Hotel has been sold to Nazim Manji of the Clubhouse Group for around £2.6m.

Former Ottolenghi and Morito team takes on first venture

29-Oct-2014 - Born of the collaboration between former Ottolenghi head chef Louis Solley and ex Morito general manager Hugo Thurston, informal restaurant Jago will open in mid-November in London’s Brick Lane.

Second Kêu site to open in Soho

29-Oct-2014 - Vietnamese restaurant Kêu will open its second London site in Soho on 3 November. 

Soupe du Jour to open second London site

29-Oct-2014 - Takeaway and restaurant concept Soupe du Jour will open its second London site in the City on 4 November. 

Marriott unveils £1.3m high-tech event space

29-Oct-2014 - Marriott has completed a £1.3m renovation of its London Kensington hotel’s meeting facilities to cater for generation X and Y travellers’ technology expectations.

Noble Inns plans second Smokehouse

29-Oct-2014 - London-based gastropub operator Noble Inns has secured a second site for its Smokehouse concept in Chiswick.

Lucky Voice launches Singstation

28-Oct-2014 - Lucky Voice has launched Singstation, a new commercial karaoke machine for bar and leisure operators.

Six new restaurant sites to spring up in Oldham

28-Oct-2014 - Six restaurant sites will be built and let out to operators in Oldham city centre as part of the new Parliament Square development.

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