All news articles for May 23, 2012

VisitEngland gave out 34 Gold and Silver accolades to tourism and hospitality businesses at the awards yesterday

VisitEngland Excellence Awards 2012: Winners revealed

By Emma Eversham

The winners of VisitEngland's Excellence Awards 2012 have been revealed, with the Bath Priory and Rockliffe Hall hotels among the hospitality businesses receiving the English tourist board's top Gold accolade.  

Representatives from independent hotels and hotel chains discussed whether 'lifestyle' brands from major chains were competing with boutique hotels at the Boutique Hotel Summit this week

Hotel chains push up standards in independent venues

By Peter Ruddick

Independent hotels should not be concerned by the growth of larger chains offering so-called lifestyle brands or imitating the success of the boutique sector, according to a group of hoteliers discussing the industry at the Boutique Hotel Summit.

Chef Mark Greenaway has greatly increased his profile having opened his eponymous restaurant at No. 12 Picardy Place in Edinburgh last year

The growing relationship between celebrity chefs and hoteliers

By Luke Nicholls

The number of restaurants led by big-name chefs in branded luxury hotels has grown significantly in recent years, and having this 'brand within a brand' can, at first glance offer significant advantages for both parties.

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