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London took the top spot again in 2013

Top 10 most visited UK cities 2013

By Melodie Michel

According to figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 2013 saw the top seven unmoved, with London still unsurprisingly number one. 

Hospitality Openings: April/May 2014

Hospitality Openings: April/May 2014

By Carina Perkins

Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes new restaurant ventures from chefs Jason Atherton and John Burton-Race, the long-awaited Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard and new concepts Dindin Kitchen and The Juice Well.

People on the Move in Hospitality: May 2014

People on the Move in Hospitality: May 2014

By Carina Perkins

We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels and restaurants including The Trafalger Hotel, InterContinental London Park and Terre à Terre.

Hotelympia 2014 guide

Top 10 things to do and see at Hotelympia 2014

By Carina Perkins

Hotelympia is fast approaching and the hospitality industry getting ready to descend on the ExCel centre in London on 28 April - 1 May for the biennial event.

The Roux Scholarship is the premier competition for chefs in the UK and ranks among the most prestigious in the world

Roux Scholarship 2014: In Pictures

By Luke Nicholls

Tom Barnes, sous chef at Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume in Cartmel, has won the 2014 Roux Scholarship. Relive the hotly contested final with BigHospitality in our exclusive photo gallery. 

Hospitable cities: The ‘staycation’ trend is bigger than ever, with 41 million Brits choosing to holiday at home last year

Travellers’ Choice: Top 10 UK tourism hotspots

By Luke Nicholls

London is the third-best travel destination in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s sixth annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations. But which UK cities make up the top 10?

Jason Atherton prepared dinner for 200 guests from across the UK food and hospitality sector

Food for Good Ball 2014: in pictures

The UK food and hospitality industry gathered at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the Food for Good Ball last week, raising an incredible £132,000 for the ongoing Food for Good campaign.

Refreshing options: Our '10 of the best' gallery should help to fill your shopping list

Non-alcoholic drinks: 10 of the best

By Luke Nicholls

If this series of special features hasn't already inspired you to take a closer look at your non-alcoholic drinks offering, this picture guide of 10 of the hottest pieces of kit to help to shake up your liquid sales.

Development Chef Awards 2014: In Pictures

Development Chef Awards 2014: In Pictures

By Carina Perkins

The Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2014 took place in London yesterday, recognising and rewarding the best menus, dishes and multi-site chefs across the restaurant and pub sector.

Laura Morgan, Stephanie Dennett, Scott Golding and Emma Sweet have all taken up new positions at Brakspear

People on the Move in Hospitality: March 2014

By Luke Nicholls

We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Hampton by Hilton, Brakspear and The Fable.

Michael Blizzard is the new head chef of the re-launched Avenue restaurant in St James's

People on the Move in Hospitality: February 2014

By Luke Nicholls

We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Lancaster London, Avenue and One Kensington. 

Swish kit: Whether its a fully bespoke range or just a smaller piece of kit your after, this photo gallery should help

Equipping your kitchen: The latest products in pictures

By Luke Nicholls

From large bespoke oven ranges to small salamander grills, chefs' requirements' for their perfect kitchen are often as varied and fanciful as they are mind-blowingly expensive. But hopefully this picture guide of 15 of the hottest pieces of...

Dagmara Glesmer-Salamon has become the general manager of Vapiano's Great Portland Street branch

People on the Move in Hospitality: January 2014

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including the Dorchester Collection, Vapiano and Anglian Country Inns. 

Sally Beck has been appointed as the new general manager of Lancaster London

People on the Move in Hospitality: December 2013

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Lancaster London, Luxury Jersey Hotels and L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

R200 2013 Awards: In Pictures

R200 2013 Awards: In Pictures

By Emma Eversham

Restaurant operators headed to Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch last month to find out the winners of this year's R200 Awards. 

Sixtyone, Steam & Rye, The Smugglers Cove and Sign of the Don were among the big openings in November

Hospitality Openings: November 2013

By Luke Nicholls

London is again the hub of all things new in our photo gallery for November, with Angela Hartnett's second solo venture, a Prohibition era-themed bar and a cocoa-based fine-dining restaurant all featuring among the latest hospitality openings. 

Peter Gowers has been appointed as the new chief executive of Travelodge

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2013

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including and Travelodge, The Savoy and The Cadogan Arms.

Merchant's Tavern, Gymkhana, Rosewood London and The Cross in Kenilworth were among the big openings this autumn

Hospitality Openings: September/October 2013

By Luke Nicholls

New London restaurants including Merchants Tavern, Boulestin and Gymkhana domintate our Hospitality Openings gallery for September and October – although some innovative hotels and pubs also feature…

Simon Walley and Charlie Skelton have joined the Houndgate Townhouse hotel in Darlington

People on the Move in Hospitality: October 2013

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including and Levy Restaurants, Jurys Inn and Mr Cooper's House & Garden.

Stephen Mannock, general manager, King's Head Hotel

People on the Move in Hospitality: September 2013

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with this last month seeing a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including 

Hospitality Openings: August/September 2013

Hospitality Openings: August/September 2013

By Emma Eversham

August and September are traditionally quiet months for new openings within the hospitality world, but the few restaurants, hotels and pubs that did open during this period were big ones - the London Edition hotel and its restaurant Berners Tavern and...

Twenty-six-year-old Jamie Porter has been appointed as head chef of the St Moritz Hotel in Cornwall

People on the Move in Hospitality: August 2013

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with this last month seeing a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including ME London, Allium Brasserie and Inventive Leisure. 

While London's burger wars reached fever pitch, a number of new restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars launched in the last month, including Aqua Shard

Hospitality Openings: June/July 2013

By Peter Ruddick

While the hospitality industry was gripped with burger fever - both Five Guys and Shake Shack opened in Covent Garden in the same week - it was another busy month for restaurant, hotel and pub & bar launches as our exclusive photo gallery shows. 

Toby Stuart has been appointed as executive chef of Village London

People on the Move in Hospitality: July 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including DoubleTree by Hilton, Cotidie and Just Falafel.

A number of new hospitality venues opened their doors within the last month including long-awaited restaurants from Bruno Loubet and Aqua Restaurant Group which launched Hutong at The Shard this week

Hospitality Openings: May/June 2013

By Peter Ruddick

Long-awaited restaurants, including Bruno Loubet's The Grain Store and Hutong at The Shard, dominate this month's hospitality openings photo gallery which also documents concept launches, refurbs and re-brands carried out by hospitality businesses...

Spencer Burge has been appointed as head chef of Bertram's Restaurant

People on the Move in Hospitality: June 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including The Midland, One Canada Square and Brakspear. 

Jamie Oliver's Diner was one of a number of new restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars to launch within the last month

Hospitality Openings: April/May 2013

By Peter Ruddick

New London restaurants, including a diner concept from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and the first venue to open in The Shard, dominate our hospitality openings gallery for April/May 2013 although innovative bars and hotels also feature.

Claudio Cardoso is the new executive chef of Sushisamba

People on the Move in Hospitality: May 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Cameron House, Sushisamba and Drake &...

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay was relaunched in March during a busy month for new restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars

Hospitality Openings: March/April 2013

By Peter Ruddick

Two new restaurants from Jason Atherton, a major relaunch of a Gordon Ramsay flagship, a new premium pub concept and the UK debut for a European hotel brand - the last month has seen a flurry of new hospitality venues as this latest opening photo gallery...

Richard Edwards has been apointed as head chef of Lords of the Manor

People on the Move in Hospitality: April 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Starwood, Pizza Express and Fuller's.

Robby Jenks has been appointed as the head chef of the restaurant at the newly redeveloped Amberley Castle

People on the Move in Hospitality: March 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Amberley Castle, Hakkasan and Travelodge.

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction was one of the key hospitality openings in the first three months of the year; the period also saw Keith McNally finally bring Balthazar restaurant to London

Hospitality Openings: January-March 2013

By Peter Ruddick

The first three months of the year have seen a slew of long-awaited restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars opening their doors to the public. BigHospitality has rounded up some of the top launches, including venues from Keith McNally, Isaac McHale and...

Neil Walker has been appointed the leisure club manager at The Belfry

People on the Move in Hospitality: February 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including Flemings Mayfair, Portobello House and Stonegate.

Our very own Team GB at the Bocuse d'Or

The Bocuse d'Or 2013 in pictures

By Emma Eversham

The UK team scored highly at the Bocuse d'Or 2013 in Lyon last week, taking fourth place in the international competition - our highest ever result - as well as picking up the Best Meat and Best Commis awards. 

BigHospitality was given exclusive access to the UK team of pastry chefs preparing for this week's World Pastry Cup or Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie

Behind the scenes with Team UK at the World Pastry Cup

By Peter Ruddick

The UK team came ninth this week in the 13th World Pastry Cup or Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie and were also awarded the prize for best poster - BigHospitality was given exclusive access to the team in training and competition for this special photo...

Brian Wallace has been appointed as the new chairman of budget hotel chain Travelodge

People on the Move in Hospitality: January 2013

By Luke Nicholls

In our exclusive People on the Move in Hospitality gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs and hospitality institutions...

Chicken restaurant Wishbone was one of several new hospitality businesses to launch in the last two months of 2012 - check out the top new openings for November and December in our exclusive photo gallery

Hospitality Openings: November/December 2012

By Peter Ruddick

As 2012 drew to a close, some of the year's big trends - street food, chicken restaurants and food-led pubs - continued to dominate hospitality openings. In our latest photo gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the top new restaurants, hotels...

Kevin Connor has been appointed as head chef at The Queens hotel

People on the Move in Hospitality: December 2012

By Luke Nicholls

In our exclusive People on the Move in Hospitality gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs and hospitality institutions...

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