All news articles for July 2015

Great British Menu 2015: Chefs to cook for the Women's Institute

Great British Menu 2015: Chefs to cook for the Women's Institute

By Sophie Witts

Sat Bains, Tom Kerridge and Marcus Wareing are among chefs appearing on the tenth series of Great British Menu starting on 3 August, which will see competitors battling for the chance to cook at a banquet celebrating 100 years of the Women’s Institute...

Jerome Tafani of Chipotle talks UK expansion

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Jerome Tafani of Chipotle talks UK expansion

By Sophie Witts

US chain Chipotle opens 2-3 restaurants a week in America, though so far its UK expansion has been more guarded. Jerome Tafani, executive director for European business development at Chipotle, spoke to BigHospitality about the future of the brand in...

Ramside's Cathedral Course overlooks the city of Durham

Bookings rise 200% at North East Hotel

By Sophie Witts

A North East hotel has seen bookings triple after undergoing a £16m redevelopment and investing in a second 18-hole golf course.

'Cultural transformation' at Accor leads to 68% profit rise

'Cultural transformation' at Accor leads to 68% profit rise

By Emma Eversham

International hotel group Accor's restructuring of its property portfolio and overall 'cultural transformation' of the business helped push up pre-tax profits by 68 per cent to 91m Euros in the first half of the year.

Consumers demand better technology in pubs

Consumers demand better technology in pubs

By Sophie Witts

Over a quarter of consumers would like to see improved technology in pubs to allow them to work away from home, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker report.

79 per cent of people believe cleanliness is the main factor that influences their perceptions of a hotel. Photo: Kettaphoto/Thinkstock

76% of guests would never return to an unclean hotel

By Emma Eversham

An unclean bedroom is said to be the main reason guests would not return to a hotel with 76 per cent of people saying they wouldn't stay there again if the room had been dirty during their stay.