The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 02/05 - 06/05

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The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 02/05 - 06/05

Related tags: Food hygiene ratings, Hotel, Food standards agency

What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.
  • Michelin-starred restaurants in England should be forced to display food hygiene ratings​ or face a fine, Councillors have warned. In December The Food Standards Agency found that just 55 per cent of Michelin venues scored the top hygiene score, compared to 83 per cent of chains.
  • Chef Jason Atherton is opening his first restaurant in the Philippines​ in his wife Irha's home town of Cebu. Described as a 'love letter' to his spouse, The Pig and Palm will serve a tapas-style serving menu with a 'Filipino twist'.
  • The Tate Modern is seeking 120 restaurant staff to work in five bars and restaurants as part of its new £260m extension.​ Launching in June, the ten-storey Switch House development will expand gallery space by 60 per cent and is expected to boost visitor numbers by 1m a year.
  • Travelodge has opened its first hotel aimed at Chinese travellers​ in anticipation of a surge of visitors from the region. Located near designer shopping outlet Bicester Village, the hotel offers 'noodle kettles', green tea and staff trained to welcome guests in Mandarin.

For all full run-down of this week's news see here.

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