All news articles for October 23, 2013

Simon Walley and Charlie Skelton have joined the Houndgate Townhouse hotel in Darlington

People on the Move in Hospitality: October 2013

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including and Levy Restaurants, Jurys Inn and Mr Cooper's House & Garden.

Gino D'Acampo's My Pasta Bar is ready for rollout

Gino D'Acampo's My Pasta Bar expansion plans on target

By Emma Eversham

My Pasta Bar, the new fast-casual Italian restaurant fronted by TV chef Gino D’Acampo, is on track to reach its target of six sites by the end of next year with the city and shopping centres its main focus for expansion.

Sales of starters, sides and mains have seen a combined like-for-like growth of 33 per cent

Circuit bars drive London’s on-trade sales

By Luke Nicholls

With Britain’s restaurant and pub groups seeing sales growth slow last month, new data reveals that circuit bars are stealing the share from many branded operators, thanks to an ‘increasingly sophisticated’ food offering. 

Discounts, special offers and online travel agencies have become necessary methods for hoteliers to fill rooms

Survey reveals long-term impact of discounting on hotel brands

By Luke Nicholls

The ‘discounting treadmill’ that has been inescapable for many restaurants appears to have had a similar impact on the hotel industry, with 81 per cent of hoteliers discounting more than they did five years ago and three-quarters claiming it is having...

Amba Hotels will open four London properties in Tower Bridge, Charing Cross, Buckingham Palace Road and Marble Arch

Amba by glh: ‘Europe’s largest four-star hotel brand launch’

By Luke Nicholls

Global hotel operator glh has today announced the launch of a second international hotel brand within the space of a month – Amba will be ‘Europe’s largest four-star hotel brand launch’ with four properties opening in London and 2088 new rooms around...

Since introducing HutSpace last year, Pizza Hut's staff turnover has dropped to below 50 per cent

Pizza Hut’s enterprise social network pays dividends

By Luke Nicholls

As Pizza Hut recently revealed plans for a nationwide refurbishment and restructuring programme, the group’s operations director says it actually all started with an extra investment in people, particularly with the development of an internal social network...


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