Europe

Greyhound Café to open London restaurant

Greyhound Café pulls into London

By Mark Wingett

Trendy Thailand-based restaurant concept Greyhound Café is heading to the UK and hopes to eventually expand across Europe by way of a franchise model.

Barista visas 'won't solve hospitality staffing crisis'

Barista visas 'won't solve hospitality staffing crisis'

By Sophie Witts

Introducing short-term ‘barista visas’ for EU migrants would only worsen the long-term staffing crisis in the UK’s restaurants, pubs and cafes, hospitality recruiter The Change Group has warned.

London hotels struggle to attract Chinese tourists

London hotels struggle to attract Chinese tourists

By Sophie Witts

London’s luxury hotels are falling behind the rest of Europe by failing to attract high-spending Chinese tourists, according to a report by the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

Sharing economy: VizEat is to food what Airbnb is to accommodation. Photo: Jessy Zeitoun

VizEat, the Airbnb for food, to expand in the UK

By Emma Eversham

VizEat, the European food platform designed to give travellers access to meals and food experiences provided by locals, is set to grow in the UK after receiving an extra £31m in investment.  

K+K Hotels sold to US investors

K+K Hotels sold to US investors

By Sophie Witts

A portfolio of 10 four-star hotels in major European cities has been sold to a joint venture between Goldman Sachs and US-based Highgate Hotels.