All news articles for June 2011

The redevelopment of the Saatchi block could create new restaurant space

Charlotte Street redevelopment gets second chance

By Lorraine Heller

A decision by Camden Council to block the proposed redevelopment of Saatchi & Saatchi’s HQ in London’s West End could be overruled by the Mayor of London, who has argued that the district’s development is important for the wider London economy.

Punch Taverns will de-merge its managed business in September

Punch Taverns appoints new chairman

By Becky Paskin

Punch Taverns has appointed URENCO audit committee director and chairman Stephen Billingham as its new chairman following the group’s proposed de-merger of Spirit in September.

RevPAR in London hotels increased 11% in the first five months of this year

Hoteliers have their work cut out over next year, says PwC

By Lorraine Heller

Hotels in the UK have been through a volatile six months, and although revenue is likely to continue growing the landscape ahead will be challenging, said PricewaterhouseCooper (PxC) in its latest report.

The deadline to enter the 2011 Young Chef Young Waiter competition is now 11 July

Young Chef Young Waiter 2011 deadline extended

By Becky Paskin

The deadline for entries to the 2011 Young Chef Young Waiter (YCYW) competition has been extended to 11 July following requests from potential competitors for more time to complete their forms.

Sofitel Legend Grand Amsterdam marks the official launch of the brand

Sofitel launches Legend luxury hotel label

By Lorraine Heller

The French hotel chain Sofitel this month officially launched its new luxury Legend brand, which forms part of plans to expand its reach in the UK and internationally.

CGC's pilot food education workshop last month

Craft Guild seeks chefs to support food education programmes

By Lorraine Heller

The Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) is looking for ambassador chefs around the country to take part in food education workshops, which it hopes will encourage a new generation of chefs into the sector by teaching today’s children the basics of cooking.