With latest figures showing that consumer confidence suffered an unexpected dip in the final quarter of 2013, foodservice consultancy Horizons believes the eating-out sector will remain in ‘stop-start mode’ until the economy has fully recovered.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has unveiled new smartphone key technology, enabling guests to bypass the front desk altogether, but experts say it is not the beginning of the end for human interaction in hotels.
Our final piece of kitchen equipment to be featured this week is the Hatco Them-Max Salamander from Imperial Catering Equipment – a versatile salamander that ‘delivers big benefits but is kind on budgets’.
Travelodge’s £57m bedroom refurbishment project is already paying dividends: customer satisfaction scores at revamped properties have doubled over the past year, and the budget hotel chain is now accelerating the programme for the remainder of its estate....
Asia-based hotel operator Dorsett Hospitality International is set to open its first property in the UK this year following the conversion of the former Shepherds Bush Pavilion into a 317-bedroom hotel.