All news articles for November 2013

Almost two-thirds of pub operators expect accommodation revenue to grow over the next 12 months

Sector to find more space for rooms

By Mark Wingett

Following the food revolution, the next growth area for the pub sector is gearing up to be accommodation, with a number of operators set to invest significant funds into growing their room stock over the coming 18-24 months and as overseas tourists return...

The pupular US burger chain is believed to be close to securing sites in Guildford and Kingston

Five Guys strengthens pipeline

By Mark Wingett

Five Guys, the popular US burger chain, has lined up a further three openings of for the start of next year, as it looks to open up to 30 new sites in the UK over the next 12 months.

The design-led budget hotel chain will open properties in Edinburgh, London and Manchester over the next three years

Motel One reveals UK expansion plans

By Luke Nicholls

Motel One, the Germany-based, design-led budget hotel chain, is opening five more properties in the UK over the next three years, with a particular focus on tackling the highly competitive market in London.

Daniel Pearse, head pastry chef, Hakkasan London

Daniel Pearse: Career Profile

By Emma Eversham

Daniel Pearse, 28, has been head pastry chef for Hakkasan London for more than two years after stints at The Mandarin Oriental and The Langham. The pastry chef believes that classic training and knowing the basics before trying to climb the ladder is...

Hotelympia 2014: The four-day show will offer a simplified visitor experience

Top industry figures confirmed for Hotelympia 2014

By Noli Dinkovski

Tom Kerridge, Sir Terence Conran, Tom Aikens and Phil Howard are just some of the leading industry names confirmed for Hotelympia 2014, which takes place at London’s ExCel centre next spring.

Benugo operates 11 high street delis across London, with plans to open another 15 sites over the next three years

Benugo to open two new sites in London

By Luke Nicholls

Restaurant, café and catering company Benugo is launching two new cafés in London next month, in Mayfair’s Hanover Street and within Victoria’s new mixed-use development, 62 Buckingham Gate. 

Hotel operators across the country collectively recorded the highest yield growth figures seen so far this year

'Strongest month of the year' for hotels

By Luke Nicholls

UK hotels collectively enjoyed the ‘strongest month of the year’ in October, with properties in London confirming their rebound and those in the Provinces remaining stable, according to two new sector reports.