All news articles for July 02, 2014

The Union Hanover team

Union Hanover reveals plans for boutique hotel

By Lauren Houghton

Hotel developer and operator Union Hanover has announced plans to create and run a high-end boutique hotel located at the International Quarter in Stratford City, following its acquisition of Starboard Hotels’ share in the project. 

Edinburgh hotels have faced tough trading conditions over the past seven years, but things are looking up

Edinburgh hotels set for long-term growth

By Carina Perkins

Edinburgh hotels are set to enjoy revenue growth on the back of sporting events, increased corporate bookings and additional flight routes to the city, according to a new report from HVS.

Drake & Morgan has acquired two new London sites to bring its current portfolio to nine

Drake & Morgan aims for 20 sites in next few years

By Lauren Houghton

Privately owned bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan has acquired two new London sites to bring its current portfolio to nine, with short terms plans to have 20 sites in total. 

It is vital to ensure your customers’ payments are secure

Ask the Experts

How to ensure cashless customer payments are secure

By David Maisey

Customer demand for cashless payment is on the rise and independent hospitality businesses must start accepting credit and debit cards or risk losing out to the chains. Here David Maisey, managing director of card payment specialists Chip & PIN Solutions,...

Cut Tourism VAT campaign hits Westminster

Cut Tourism VAT campaign hits Westminster

By Carina Perkins

Campaigners drove a ‘mobile beach’ from Downing Street to Parliament Square as part of the ongoing campaign to cut UK tourism VAT to 5 per cent.

SeeWoo's Chilli Chutney is made with a blend of chillis, garlic and star anise

SeeWoo launches Chilli Chutney

By Carina Perkins

Oriental Food Wholesaler, SeeWoo Group has launched a new Chilli Chutney for chefs looking to capitalise on demand for Asian food.

Karam Sethi's Mayfair restaurant Gymkhana was named National Restaurant of the Year 2014

National Restaurant Awards 2014: in pictures

By Carina Perkins

The seventh National Restaurant Awards, organised by Restaurant magazine and sponsored by Estrella Damm, took place at The Hurlingham Club, London on 30 June.

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