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The Queen Hotel in Cheshire was one of the latest hotels to fall under the Best Western Premier brand

Best Western has record year for sales and new hotels

By Luke Nicholls

Best Western, the UK’s largest group of independently-owned hotels, has recorded the most successful year to date in its 44-year history, with overall sales up 17 per cent and 21 hotels added to its portfolio.

Heston Blumenthal's interview was one of the most-watched videos on BigHospitality in 2011

BigHospitality's Top 5 videos of 2011

By Peter Ruddick

As Christmas approaches and 2012 beckons, BigHospitality has reviewed our most popular videos of the year to give you the chance to see them again or catch a first viewing before 2011 draws to a close.

The Choice Hotels survey found 90 per cent of hoteliers think free Wi-Fi is the most important amenity for business travellers

Free hotel internet the priority for business travellers

By Peter Ruddick

The majority of hoteliers believe business travellers to their hotels value free Wi-Fi or internet as the best way to enhance their visit, while 60 per cent think a 24-hour security or reception is what their business guests value the most.

Novus Leisure operates the Tiger Tiger brand in several regional cities nationwide

Novus reveals strong pre-Christmas trading

By Luke Nicholls

Bar and restaurant operator Novus Leisure has announced strong pre-Christmas sales, forecasting a record festive period driven by corporate parties and events.

ast year’s X-Factor final saw Deliverance orders up by 26 per cent compared to the year’s average

X-Factor final weekend set to boost food delivery services

By Luke Nicholls

With an estimated 20 million TV viewers for this weekend’s X-Factor final, London-based high-end food delivery service Deliverance has revealed that it is one of the biggest dates of the year for the food delivery market.

The price of bottom end freehold pubs has fallen by 3.2 per cent nationally and 11.6 per cent in the north of England

Pub prices plummet with north of England worst hit

By Luke Nicholls

The price of bottom end freehold pubs has fallen by 3.2 per cent nationally and 11.6 per cent in the north of England, according to Fleurets’ latest annual survey of pub prices.

Molson Coors will embark on a three-week sampling tour for Animée beer

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Pink, girly beer won’t tempt women, says master beer sommelier

By Luke Nicholls

As Molson Coors launches a sampling campaign for Animée, its new low-calorie beer range designed for women, master beer sommelier Mark Stroobandt believes many brewers and pub operators are ‘getting it wrong’ when it comes to attracting the female beer-drinking...

The Choice Hotels survey found that 59 per cent of hoteliers believe the sector will see an upturn in 2012

Increased marketing is the key to 2012 success for hotels

By Luke Nicholls

The majority of hoteliers believe that the sector will realise a sustained upturn in 2012, while 82 per cent believe a hotels most important business priority over the next six months should be to step up its marketing activities.

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