All news articles for June 2014

Gymkhana has been named National Restaurant of the Year 2014

National Restaurant Awards: Gymkhana takes 2014 title

By Carina Perkins

Mayfair restaurant Gymkhana has been voted the UK’s best restaurant at the 2014 National Restaurant Awards, beating previous winners The Ledbury and The Hand & Flowers to the top spot.

Drygate Brewing Co. offers a working brewery experience alongside a restaurant, bar, terrace and events space.

Gallery: the UK’s first experiential craft brewery

By Lauren Houghton

New Glasgow venture Drygate Brewing Co. claims to be the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, offering a working brewery experience alongside a restaurant, bar, terrace and events space. Here we offer a look inside.

People 1st has released new research which shows that a mere 58 per cent of hospitality companies have a business plan

Only 58% of hospitality companies have business plans

By Lauren Houghton

Charity for the hospitality industry People 1st has released new research which shows that a mere 58 per cent of hospitality companies have a business plan, yet it also showed a link between planning and higher profits.

Aparthotel Adagio has just announced its plans to develop two new aparthotels in London

Aparthotels Adagio comes to London

By Lauren Houghton

Serviced apartment provider Aparthotels Adagio has just announced its plans to develop two new aparthotels in London, which will mark the company’s first venture into the nation’s capital. 

EBLEX has launched a marketing tool for the meat industry that grants chefs and caterers access to beef and lamb images for use in promoting their business.

Meat imagery made available for chefs

By Lauren Houghton

EBLEX, a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, has launched a marketing tool for the meat industry that grants chefs and caterers access to beef and lamb images for use in promoting their business. 

Chefs are increasingly using the #foodporn trend to their advantage

60-Second Skill: Using #foodporn to your advantage

By Melodie Michel

Customers posting pictures of your food on social media is a trend you can't escape, but by following simple guidelines you can actually use the #foodporn craze to your advantage.

Boutique hotels design is about the 'vibe and soul' of the space, said Mekhayech

The evolution of boutique hotel design

By Carina Perkins

Boutique hotel design is no longer just about luxury, with Generation Y’s and young professionals looking for high-design properties that offer a lower price point with modern amenities and the right 'vibe'.