All news articles for November 2014

Pizza Hut is trialling a menu that uses retina recognition to determine what customers want

Pizza Hut trials ‘subconscious menu’

By Melodie Michel

Pizza Hut is trialling a ‘subconscious menu’ app that creates a customer’s perfect pizza based on the ingredients they spend the most time looking at, though the brand has “no firm plans” to roll the concept out yet.

The Accor team at the British Travel Awards 2014

Accor triumphs at British Travel Awards

By Lauren Houghton

Hotel group Accor scooped nine awards across its brands at this year’s British Travel Awards, which took place at Battersea Evolution in London on 26 November.

UK hoteliers showed the most confidence in the hotel sector for2015

Confidence in the 2015 hotel sector rises

By Lauren Houghton

UK hoteliers showed the most confidence in the hotel sector for 2015 with 86 per cent of them taking a positive view of it, according to Choice Hotels' European Hotelier Pulse-Check survey.

Graham Corfield is the UK managing director of Just Eat

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Graham Corfield on Just Eat and allergen labelling

By Melodie Michel

Graham Corfield is the UK managing director of Just Eat. He tells BigHospitality what impact the upcoming allergen labelling regulations are having on restaurants.

Bankers addressed hoteliers at the Henry Stewart ‘Finance for hotel investment and development in the UK and continental Europe’ conference

Bankers tell hoteliers how to get their support

By Melodie Michel

Senior bankers from Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays spoke to hoteliers about the state of bank participation in the sector and the things they look for in loan applications at the Henry Stewart ‘Finance for hotel investment and development in the UK and continental...

A rendering of Benito's Hat in Bromley

Benito’s Hat to open two new sites

By Lauren Houghton

Mexican bar and kitchen concept Benito’s Hat is to open two new London sites in Bromley and Liverpool Street Station.

The finalists will compete in front of a panel of judges

Gold Service Scholarship 2015: finalists revealed

By Lauren Houghton

The eight finalists for this year’s Gold Service Scholarship have been revealed ahead of the national final, which will take place at The Connaught in London’s Mayfair on 2 February 2015.

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2014

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 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 by Menzies Hotels, ASAP, QHotels, and The Lucky Onion.