All news articles for August 13, 2014

Executive director of Automatic Enrolment at the Pension Regulator Charles Counsell

Pensions Regulator warns hospitality industry to act

By Lauren Houghton

The Pensions Regulator is urging hotels and restaurants to act now to ready themselves for automatic enrolment, following the publication of the regulator’s first quarterly compliance bulletin.

People on the Move in Hospitality: August 2014

People on the Move in Hospitality: August 2014

By Melodie Michel

We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments at venues including The Northcote, W London, K West, Harbour Hotels and Hilton Manchester Deansgate.

The new restaurant has both a buffet and an a la carte menu

The Indian Platform opens second site in Scotland

By Lauren Houghton

The first Indian Platform restaurant opened four months ago in Glasgow’s West End, now the second site has opened in Newton Mearns, with the founders planning to expand the chain further still. 

The HE Maestro Batch Freezer features Carpigiani’s Hot-Cold-Dynamic system and has an improved efficiency of 30 per cent

Carpigiani launches HE Maestro Batch Freezer

By Lauren Houghton

Ice cream equipment manufacturer Carpigiani has launched the HE Maestro Batch Freezer, which can create frozen gelato or warm dessert bases and toppings in one appliance. 

Investment activity in the UK hotel market was up 65 per cent in H1 2014

Investors back on UK hotel market

By Melodie Michel

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK hotel sector were up 65 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous six months, which bodes well for a record year, according to Deloitte.

The competition’s judging panel is led by well-known chef Albert Roux OBE

Entries open for Young Highland Chef 2014

By Lauren Houghton

This year’s Young Highland Chef competition has opened, with cooks aged between 18 and 30 from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands being invited to enter by 31 August. 

London hotel saw a drop in occupancy and revPAR in July

Mixed July for London hotels

By Melodie Michel

London hotels experienced a mixed July, with a drop in occupancy and revenue per available room (revPAR), but increased supply, demand and average daily rates (ADR), according to STR Global’s preliminary results.


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