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ALTAR Furniture's Great Tape tables is part of the Modern Nostalgia trend while Williams' Refrigeration's coldrooms shows how the kitchen is now theatre

Hotelympia 2016 identifies industry trends

By Emma Eversham

The growth of free-from food, de-formalised dining and the kitchen as theatre are some of latest trends in the hospitality sector that will be explored in more detail at Hotelympia 2016. 

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finalists revealed

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finalists revealed

By Liam Garrahan

VisitEngland, the national tourist board, has announced the finalists for its Awards for Excellence, paying tribute to businesses and individuals who are at the top of their game with customer service and practice.

Malissa Fraser, Chris Tonner and Scott Fraser of Cue Barbecue

Aberdeen restaurant relaunches as Cue

By Liam Garrahan

Aberdeen-based Beetroot Restaurants Ltd has announced the opening of CUE Barbecue, which replaces the company’s The Courtyard restaurant after a one-month renovation process.

Competition for sites is expected to heat up this year

Competition for restaurant sites to heat up in 2016

By Emma Eversham

The disparity between the supply of and demand for restaurant sites will remain in 2016 and will stretch to more parts of the UK as the market continues to swell says property agency Christie & Co. 

NRB Top Fifty awards open for nominations

NRB Top Fifty awards open for nominations

By Liam Garrahan

The Northern Restaurant & Bar Top Fifty awards 2016 are now open for nominations, with the ceremony set to take place at the Northern Restaurant & Bar convention in Manchester on 15 March.

Michelin buys Bookatable

Michelin buys Bookatable

By Liam Garrahan

Michelin has completed the purchase of the online restaurant booking service, Bookatable, in a move to develop its online restaurant reservation market in Europe.

Big Hospitality Conversation set for Dundee

Big Hospitality Conversation set for Dundee

By Liam Garrahan

The Big Hospitality Conversation is to take place in Dundee later this month, with over 50 Scottish hospitality and tourism businesses expected to attend.

Seven hotel trends for 2016

Seven hotel trends for 2016

By Liam Garrahan

Huge company mergers, robot room-service, record-breaking occupancy figures and the announcement of the National Living Wage; 2015 was a busy year for the hotel sector, but what does 2016 have in store? BigHospitality casts an eye over the coming year.

Stanneylands Hotel bought for £4m

Stanneylands Hotel bought for £4m

By Liam Garrahan

Former Prima Hotels property, Stanneylands Hotel, has been bought by the owners of The Mere Golf Resort & Spa for £4.15m.

Scottish hotel performance slips in November

Scottish hotel performance slips in November

By Liam Garrahan

Scottish hotel performance showed a year-on-year decrease in November as occupancy and room rates across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen tumbled, according to the latest LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report.

Spotlight on Service

Service hiccups: Gold Service Scholarship finalists 2015

By Liam Garrahan

Everyone can have a bad day every now and then, as the Gold Service Scholarship finalists have been discussing. In the latest in our Spotlight on Service campaign, we reveal to you some of the moments that left the best in the business rather red-faced.

Hospitality Openings: November 2015

Hospitality Openings: November 2015

By Liam Garrahan

BigHospitality monthly round-up of openings includes the highly anticipated German Gymnasium as well as a first solo venture for Jun Tanaka.

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2015

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2015

By Liam Garrahan

BigHospitality rounds up a number of appointments across the hospitality sector including the arrival of a management team for Oxford’s first Hilton, The Robert Parker Collection and El Gato Negro.

Accelerated decline for Aberdeen hotels in October

Accelerated decline for Aberdeen hotels in October

By Liam Garrahan

Hoteliers in Aberdeen faced further troubles in October with the Granite City’s RevPAR dropping sharply year-on-year as the declining oil industry continues to take its toll, according to the monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report.

Chefs' Choice Awards 2015: Winners revealed

Chefs' Choice Awards 2015: Winners revealed

By Stefan Chomka

Restaurant magazine's annual Chefs’ Choice Awards reveal the best commercial products, suppliers, brands and equipment, as voted for by professional chefs from across the country.

All containers in the range are 100mm deep and are freezer safe.

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Mitchell & Cooper launches Pac’n’Vac

By Lauren Houghton

Catering equipment specialists Mitchell & Cooper has launched the Pac’n’Vac container range for safe food storage. 

The Ovention Shuttle has three catalytic converters, a USB port and a front panel cooling system

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Gamble launches Ovention Shuttle

By Lauren Houghton

Gamble Foodservice Solutions has launched the Ovention Shuttle, an oven which allows high capacity conveyor cooking.

The tap delivers boiling, chilled and sparkling filtered water instantly

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Zip HydroTap G4 launches in the UK

By Lauren Houghton

Instant boiling water specialists Zip Heaters UK Ltd has launched its new drinking water appliance the Zip HydroTap G4 in the UK. 

Singstation combines Lucky Voice developed software with a touch interface

Lucky Voice launches Singstation

By Lauren Houghton

Lucky Voice has launched Singstation, a new commercial karaoke machine for bar and leisure operators.

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