All news articles for July 03, 2013

Charles and Christine Harris will re-open The Lygon Arms as The Forest at Feckenham in August

CD Pub Co hits Worcestershire

By Luke Nicholls

Warwickshire-based business CD Pub Co has added a third venue to its portfolio of food-led pubs, having purchased the freehold of The Lygon Arms in Feckenham from Enterprise Inns. 

The two sides had been in a legal battle for over two years for control of the Maybourne Hotel Group, which includes Claridge's

Maybourne Hotel Group: McKillen loses battle with Barclay brothers

By Luke Nicholls

Property developer Patrick McKillen has today suffered ‘a complete and total defeat’ at the hands of the billionaire Barclay brothers after losing his latest appeal in a two-year dispute over the ownership and control of the Maybourne Hotel Group.

DoubleTree Hyde Park now includes a 24-hour fitness centre, 12 new first-floor guest rooms and a ‘farm to fork’ restaurant

DoubleTree continues UK growth with Hyde Park hotel opening

By Luke Nicholls

Less than a week after DoubleTree by Hilton entered Dundee, Hilton Worldwide’s upscale hotel brand has added the DoubleTree by Hilton London Hyde Park to its growing portfolio, following a £10m refurbishment of the 228-bedroom property.

Steakhouse chain Hawksmoor won the Culinary Award for its fresh, high-quality food

ALMR Late Night Awards 2013: Winners revealed

By Luke Nicholls

Hawksmoor, Be At One and Luminar were among the big winners of the inaugural ‘Late Night Awards’ from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), held at a special ‘Dusk ‘til Dawn’ event in London’s Café de Paris earlier this week.

Scott Hallsworth says he believes he has created a scaleable concept with Kurobuta and has already earmarked his second site in London's Shoreditch. Photo: Greg Salvatori.

Scott Hallsworth: Kurobuta expansion likely

By Emma Eversham

Chef Scott Hallsworth, who announced new Japanese izykaya Kurobuta earlier this week, has said he plans to roll the concept out to other sites once the original is established.

Raising the white flag: Union Jacks fell flat

Jamie turns to trattorias as Union Jacks fails to fly

By Mark Wingett

“I still worry that it’s all going to come tumbling down. I still feel like I’m 17 and I’ve got it all to prove. I have to pinch myself when I sit down and think about everything that’s happened to me. But I don’t get complacent about it,” so answered...

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