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The InterContinental on Park Lane performed better than many other hotels within the group

IHG profits drop by 34% in 2009

By Emma Eversham

The InterContinental Hotels Group saw its pre-tax profits fall by 34 per cent last year with global revpar down almost 15 per cent as corporate travellers continued to clamp down on business trips.

Operators have come up with  some innovative ideas for  Valentine's Day

What You're Doing: Valentine's Day special

By Emma Eversham

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.

Sam Harrison

After hours with...Sam Harrison

By Emma Eversham

Restaurateur Sam Harrison talks about his achievements, tips for running a restaurant and his future plans

Steven Doherty

Pearls of Wisdom: Steven Doherty

By Emma Eversham

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

Leanne Langman, general manager of The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

After hours with… Leanne Langman

By Becky Paskin

Leanne Langman, sister of Peach Pubs co-founder Lee Cash, became the youngest general manager in the group at the age of 24. She now heads up The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

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