All news articles for October 2013

Anglian Country Inns will open its fifth pub and restaurant next year in Bishop Stortford

Anglian Country Inns adds fifth pub to estate

By Emma Eversham

Anglian Country Inns (ACI), the pub and restaurant company led by James Nye, has taken on its fifth site, the Water Lounge in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

People 1st is concerned that the changes may make it harder to attract more people into skilled hospitality jobs

Apprenticeship reform: Will it help hospitality?

By Luke Nicholls

The Government’s announcement that it is putting the development and implementation of apprenticeships at the hands of employers has been welcomed by People 1st, but the sector skills council fears that the models developed in other sectors will not be...

The campaign group wants to stop the ‘exploitation’ of licensees by the large pub companies

Fair Deal campaigners press Government on ‘market-rent-only’ option

By Luke Nicholls

Fair Deal for Your Local - the campaign group that demands a halt to the exploitation of licensees by large pubcos - has written a letter to Business Secretary Vince Cable insisting a ‘market-rent-only’ (MRO) option for pub tenants is a simple, moderate...

Merchant's Tavern, Gymkhana, Rosewood London and The Cross in Kenilworth were among the big openings this autumn

Hospitality Openings: September/October 2013

By Luke Nicholls

New London restaurants including Merchants Tavern, Boulestin and Gymkhana domintate our Hospitality Openings gallery for September and October – although some innovative hotels and pubs also feature…

62 Buckingham Gate will house Benugo and Leon as well as a five-screen Curzon cinema

Restaurants confirmed for new Victoria developments

By Luke Nicholls

Land Securities is continuing its transformation of London’s Victoria with Spanish restaurant Ibérica secured for the property firm’s upcoming Zig Zag Building and two high street operators soon to open within its 62 Buckingham Gate development.

Nearly half of UK hoteliers now allow bookings through a mobile device

Going mobile: Hoteliers warm to digital marketing

By Luke Nicholls

As the competition for space in the digital sphere continues to intensify among UK hospitality businesses, half of hotel operators are now devoting their marketing spend to mobile and social media channels with over 90 per cent completely avoiding offline...

OTAs often get the number one ad spot when guests are searching for branded hotels, according to the results of the study by BrandVerity

Study reveals 'extensive' bidding on hotel brand keywords by OTAs

By Emma Eversham

A new study into the relationship between hotel brands, online travel agents (OTAs) and paid search has revealed that OTAs are bidding 'extensively' on branded hotel search terms to enable them to take the number one ad position on a search...