All news articles for December 2010

Andrew Pern, chef/proprietor at The Star Inn at Harome

Pearls of Wisdom: Andrew Pern

By Joe Lutrario

Yorkshire-born and bred, Pern won a Roux scholarship prior to opening The Star Inn at Harome in 1996, aged just 25. Currently the Morning Advertiser’s Gastropub of the Year, it has held a Michelin star for 10 years.

An artist's impression of the regenerated Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station development is go

By Mark Stretton

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given the green light to a new attempt to regenerate the capital’s Battersea Power Station, this time into a £5.5bn mixed-use development with homes, office space, hotels and restaurants.

What does 2011 hold in store for your business?

Review of the Year 2010: The future

By Becky Paskin

With 2010 almost over its time to look ahead to what the future brings. We’ve spoken to some of the industry’s key players to find out what they believe 2011 has in store for them and the industry, and look forward to the major openings hitting the UK.

BBPA: Pub trade over December has reduced

Delay VAT rise, begs pub industry

By Becky Paskin

An industry body has called on the Government to delay the VAT rise in January, to compensate for the effects of the recent extreme weather.

The Savoy finally opened in October after a three-year refurbishment

Review of the Year 2010: Hotels

By Becky Paskin

As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back at how the hotel sector has evolved in the past 12 months.

Flight delays and cancellations have given airport hotels a surge in custom

Heathrow hotels "cash in" on stranded passengers

By Becky Paskin

Hotels situated near London Heathrow have been accused of cashing in on the plight of thousands of stranded airline passengers by charging up to 300 per cent more for rooms than they would for next month.

According to Fender, speedy service gives better value for money than promotions

Pubs advised to live life in the fast lane

By Joe Lutrario

Food-led pubs can learn vital lessons from the burgeoning fast-casual sector this year by concentrating on increasing their speed of service, research from retail consultancy him! has shown.

Visitors to Britain will likely spend an extra £0.34bn than last year

British tourism set to rise in 2011

By Becky Paskin

Britain is on target to attract 300,000 more visitors next year as confidence amongst overseas travellers returns.

How to prepare for 2012 London Olympics

How to prepare for 2012 London Olympics

By Becky Paskin

The 2012 London Olympics are just 18 months away, yet many hospitality operators are still unsure of what they should be doing to prepare for the event.