All news articles for June 04, 2013

Flesh and Buns will feature the same rock'n'roll music of its sister restaurant BoneDaddies

Bone Daddies owner brings ‘Flesh and Buns’ to Covent Garden

By Luke Nicholls

Ross Shonhan, the man behind ramen restaurant Bone Daddies, is doubling up in London with the opening of Flesh and Buns – another Japanese concept, this time specializing in  ‘hirata’ steamed buns – in Covent Garden next month.

Wynyard Hall Hotel is to be redeveloped in a £4m project which will create new accommodation, an event space and a cookery school

Wynyard Hall Hotel to kick off £4m redevelopment

By Peter Ruddick

Wynyard Hall Hotel, a country house hotel in the Tees Valley, has been given the go-ahead to start a £4m redevelopment plan to create a new cookery school with additional event space and accommodation in its historic walled garden.

Hampton by Hilton is set to double its UK presence by 2015

Hampton by Hilton to double its UK presence by 2015

By Peter Ruddick

Hilton Worldwide has today unveiled plans to expand its value Hampton by Hilton brand with two new hotels in Birmingham and Gatwick Airport which will see the concept double its presence in the UK by 2015 to 23 properties.

Social Enterprise: Can the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Google= really bring in extra hotel guests? #AlmostCertainly

#SocialHotel: Five top tips for social media success

By Luke Nicholls

As last month’s #SocialRestaurant podcast underlined, social media is tearing up the traditional notions of marketing and sales throughout the restaurant industry. And things are certainly no different for hotels, as we discovered in our trip to the recent...

Jamie Oliver last year opened a large restaurant development, including a Jamie's Italian, at Gatwick Airport

Jamie's Italian revenue surges by more than 30% in 2012

By Peter Ruddick

Jamie Oliver's chain of Italian restaurants had a successful 2012 according to the company's latest financial results, which show that revenue surged to nearly £94m last year, helping to drive a 7.5 per cent increase in net profits.


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