All news articles for December 2013

Despite the good news, PwC warns that there is no room for complacency just yet

Economy puts fizz back into the UK hotel sector, says PwC

By Luke Nicholls

The hotel sector has been boosted by an 'improving economic backdrop' in 2013, with properties in London recovering well after a sluggish start to the year, and those in the Provinces seeing a remarkable recovery with continuously strong demand. 

Bill’s has taken a 20-year lease for a unit on the ground floor and mezzanine level

Bill’s and Byron confirmed for Hammersmith

By Mark Wingett

Bill’s and Byron have both been confirmed as tenants for the 10 Hammersmith Grove development in west London, which is owned by Development Securities Plc and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust.

In good Spirits: Hospitality businesses benefited from a record-breaking year for tourism in 2013

BigHospitality’s 2013 review: What you told us

By Luke Nicholls

It was the year that the horsemeat scandal rocked the food chain, Noma was knocked off of top spot and the beer duty escalator was finally scrapped. But what did you make of it all? Here’s a look back at some of the biggest issues of 2013.

MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti says TV work can be both a blessing and a curse for a chef

Monica Galetti: Pearls of Wisdom

By Luke Nicholls

She’s the Samoan-born Le Gavroche sous chef that has become known as the tough-talking MasterChef: The Professionals judge. But how much do we really know about Michel Roux Jr’s right-hand woman, Monica Galetti?