Hotel group Yotel has installed automated biometric systems to record the attendance of staff at three of its airport hotels which it says will enable its general managers to better plan cover and improve the payroll process.
It's been another busy month for hospitality with the launch of Steve Parle's Craft London, the Peers Dining Room in the House of Lords opening to the public and 17th century Stanbrook Abbey opening as a hotel.
Ajit Madan, owner of Camellia's Tea House and the UK's first accredited tea sommelier is predicting the rise of the teahouse on the UK's high streets as renewed interest in the hot beverage grows among consumers.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is working with travel technology company Amadeus on the development of a new cloud-based reservation system that it says will 'revolutionise the technological foundations of the global hospitality industry'.
Piquet, the new restaurant from former Plateau head chef Allan Pickett and Bodean's founder André Blais, will open its doors for business this summer, with a focus on the 'culinary cultures of England and France'.