All news articles for August 06, 2013

The London Olympics have continued to impact tourist trade in the UK with many hotels reporting a boost to occupancy this year

Olympic 'bounce' giving UK hotels a welcome boost

By Emma Eversham

One year on from the London Olympics, hotels in the capital and outside it are reporting a boost to trade which they believe has been caused by the feelgood factor linked to last year's sporting event.

All Accor hotels in the UK, including all the Ibis brands, will now offer free Wi-Fi to guests

Accor to give guests free Wi-Fi in UK hotels

By Emma Eversham

Accor has announced that 194 of its UK hotels will now offer guests free Wi-Fi after research showed that the service is the most important factor for business guests and that 27 per cent of holidaymakers wouldn't stay in a hotel if it didn't...

Thali Café is looking for sites in Birmingham, Cardiff and Reading over the next two years

Thali Café gears up for expansion

By Mark Wingett

Thali Café, the fledgling Indian restaurant chain, is gearing up for its next stage of growth after the success of its new generation site and is looking to expand out of its Bristol heartland.

Iqbal Wahhab wantes to launch a new American restaurant concept in London

Wahhab puts Moolis on hold, plans new US concept

By Luke Nicholls

Iqbal Wahhab, the businessman behind successful London restaurants Cinnamon Club and Roast, has put his Indian streetfood concept Moolis on the backburner while he looks to launch a new American concept in the capital. 

Steamed Hirata buns which diners assemble themselves will be a key feature at Flesh & Buns, Ross Shonhan's latest project that is one of a few in London challenging the traditions of Japanese food

Restaurant magazine: New wave Eastern cuisine

By Emma Eversham

There's a new wave of Japanese food sweeping the capital that is challenging the traditions of both the cuisine itself and the manner in which it is served, says Restaurant magazine's Stefan Chomka, who speaks to those shaking up the Eastern...


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