The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 28/03 - 01/04

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The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 28/03 - 01/04

Related tags: Belmond le manoir, Hotel, Chef, Creme de la creme

What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.
  • The new BBC show Bake Off Creme de la Creme will inspire the 'next generation of pastry chefs', according to one of the show's judges.​ Benoit Blin - chef patissier at Raymond Blanc's Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'saisons - told BigHospitality he hoped it would push chefs to 'raise the bar' in patisserie.
  • Marriott International looks set to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts after a $14bn rival Chinese bid collapsed.​ If successful, the merger will create the world's largest hotel group with 1.1m rooms across 5,500 sites.
  • Chef Matt Gillan has left The Pass restaurant at the South Lodge hotel​ after a decade-long tenure that saw him retain a Michelin-star for five years. Gillan gave no word on his future plans, but said it was the 'right time' to move on.
  • Drake & Morgan faced a PR nightmare this week after it was forced to dismiss a member of staff​ for writing a racist slur on a customer’s bill. The bar and restaurant group said it was ‘appalled’ at the waiter’s behaviour.

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