All news articles for September 17, 2014

Hospitality openings September 2014

People on the Move in Hospitality: September 2014

By Carina Perkins

We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments by Giraffe and Marston’s, as well as venues including The Truscott Arms, Flemings Mayfair, Parlour and Belgraves hotel.

The winners at the Women 1st Shine Awards 2014

Winners revealed: Women 1st Shine Awards 2014

By Lauren Houghton

Merlin Entertainments, Sally’s Cottages and VisitBritain’s former chief executive Sandie Dawe MBE were among the winners at the Women 1st Shine Awards 2014, which recognise female talent in the hospitality, transport, travel and tourism sectors.

London hotels benefited from high overseas visitor numbers in August

August boom for London hotels

By Carina Perkins

London hotels enjoyed the highest occupancy rates for 15 years in August, according to preliminary figures from advisory firm BDO LLP.

Strong sparkling wine and Champagne sales are driving value growth in the on-trade market

Premiumisation drives on-trade drinks market

By Carina Perkins

Sparkling wine sales have continued their impressive growth, with Champagne also showing strong upward movement, according to the latest market report from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Allan Pickett, head chef of London's Plateau, will open the new restaurant with Andrew Blais

Bodean's Blais teams up with Plateau's Pickett

By Ruth Williams

Andre Blais, of Bodean’s BBQ restaurant group, is teaming up with Allan Pickett, head chef of London’s Plateau restaurant, to open a French restaurant called Piquet in early spring 2015.

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