All news articles for August 18, 2014

Travelife would like to expand its reach in the UK

Travelife aims for UK expansion

By Melodie Michel

Sustainability certification provider Travelife has revealed plans to increase its UK presence as part of a target to certify 3,000 hotels worldwide by 2017.

The Digital Innovation Forum will take place at London's Soho House on 16 September

Digital Innovation Forum 2014 line-up revealed

By Carina Perkins

Experts from Twitter and TripAdvisor will join hospitality operators and marketing professionals for a day of debate and discussion at the third annual Digital Innovation Forum, taking place at London’s Soho Hotel on 16 September.

The Dorchester Collection was at the heart of international controversy last April

Brunei Sultan reported to be Grosvenor House ‘highest bidder’

By Melodie Michel

The Sultan of Brunei, who owns The Dorchester Collection and was recently the target of public outrage for introducing death penalty for homosexuals in his country, has reportedly offered about US$2bn to buy three luxury hotels including London’s Grosvenor...

Restaurants are being targeted by scammers stealing money from diners

Restaurants targeted by scammers

By Melodie Michel

Restaurant owners have been asked to remain vigilant as Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA) has noted an upsurge in phone scams targeting diners.

Burger & Lobster is planning further expansion in London and internationally

Burger & Lobster eyes Canary Wharf opening

By Mark Wingett and Carina Perkins

Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, is in talks to open its seventh site in the capital in Canary Wharf, according to BigHospitality's sister title M&C Report.

Liverpool waterfront hotels performed better than the city's average in Q2 2014

Liverpool waterfront hotels outperform rest of city

By Melodie Michel

Liverpool waterfront hotels enjoyed 82 per cent occupancy between April and June – 4 per cent over the city’s average of 78 per cent, according to figures by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.


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