All news articles for December 10, 2015

Computer generated images of the hotel

The Peninsula London: Planning permission granted

By Liam Garrahan

Joint venture developers, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels ltd. (HSH), have been granted planning permission to build The Peninsula London hotel on London’s Hyde Park Corner in central London.

Accor has bought the Savoy owner FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Accor buys Swissôtel, Fairmont and Raffles

By Sophie Witts

Accor has bought the owner of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotel brands for £1.9bn in a bid to turn the company in to a ‘worldwide leader in the luxury segment’.

The traditional role of the sommelier has changed in recent years

Sommelier role changes as restaurants embrace informality

By Emma Eversham

Sommeliers in the UK are increasingly being hired for their ability to match more than wine with food say industry experts as restaurants seek to quench the nation’s growing thirst for drinks such as craft beers and boutique spirits and embrace a more...


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