Neil Kirby worked his way up from pot washer to general manager at London's Grosvenor House before opening his own hotel, The Langham, in Eastbourne in 2005. He has just published his first book, Celebrity Hotel
BigHospitality has been in search of some of the more unusual and innovative ideas being run by restaurants, hotels and pubs this weekend to find out how they're intending to grab the Valentine's trade.
Steven Doherty was the first British chef to run a three-star kitchen – Le Gavroche in the ’80s. He now manages Braehead cook school in Scotland and is chef/proprietor of retailer Lakeland’s flagship café in Cumbria
Georgia Hall was employed by Searcy as sales and marketing director two months ago to help raise the profile of the company that is behind St Pancras Grand, 40/30 The Gherkin and The Pump Rooms in Bath
Heinz Beck, excecutive chef at the three Michelin starred La Pergola in Rome, has recently launched Apsleys - A Heinz Beck Restaurant at The Lanesborough Hotel in London. He shares his thoughts on the industry