Hospitality House: Funding raised, work begins

By Luke Nicholls

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The Hospitality Guild’s executive director Suzy Jackson helped knock down a wall inside Hospitality House with the contractors, Claremont Group Interiors
The Hospitality Guild’s executive director Suzy Jackson helped knock down a wall inside Hospitality House with the contractors, Claremont Group Interiors
Work has this week begun on Hospitality House – the Hospitality Guild’s flagship training and development hub in north London - after £1.1m of industry and public funding has been raised to develop the venue.

Due to open this summer, the building was donated rent-free by McDonald’s as the principal benefactor of Hospitality House. Industry suppliers and employers including Gram Commercial, Electrolux, Heineken, Compass Group UK, Hilton and People 1st ​have also rallied to the cause, providing sponsorship and state of the art equipment for the facility.

The Guild’s executive director Suzy Jackson, pictured donning a Hospitality Guild-branded hard hat, said; “This is such an exciting day. After all our hard work and the incredible generosity and support of the industry, we’re finally starting work.

“That we’ve managed to get from a dream of having a state of the art training facility to actually making it a reality in less than a year is mind-blowing. It really illustrates how we unite the hospitality industry and the faith that the industry has in the Hospitality Guild to take professional development in our sector to a whole new level.”

Facilities will include a training and demonstration kitchen, a training bar, café, meeting rooms, video conferencing, space for events and offices for the Guild and other partner organisations to promote collaborative working.

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