Michael Warren spent 17 years at Hotel du Vin and Malmaison, helping with the development and expansion of the brand. He recently took on a managing director role at Harbour Hotels, and plans to use his wealth of experience to push the company forward.
The hotel-restaurant entrepreneur, who co-founded the ground-breaking Hotel du Vin, has built his latest concept The Pig into a successful four-strong group. He discusses kitchen gardens, the power of a name and training young entrepreneurs
In the second instalment of our look-back at the top stories of 2012, we digest two more of the hottest topics featured on the website this year - the rise of the dreaded restaurant no-shows and MWB Group Holdings' appointment of administrators.
Gary Davis, chief executive of Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin, has committed to opening 12 new hotels in the next three years as he denied reports the businesses are up for sale following the administration of MWB Group Holdings.
MWB Group Holdings, owner of the boutique hotel chains Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, has suspended its shares from the London Stock Exchange to enable it to discuss how it will repay debts owed to its subsidiary company MWB Business Exchange.
Village Hotels has been relaunched as De Vere Village Urban Resorts by newly-appointed chief executive Robert Cook, who has revealed target locations for the expanding brand and created a new restaurant concept, declaring the hotel brasserie 'dead'.
Malmaison owner MWB has announced plans to open its first new hotel since refinancing last year to reduce its debts and just one week after Gary Davis joined as chief executive of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin.
Robert Cook, former Malmaison and Hotel du Vin chief executive, has been named as the successor to Gary Davis, former Village Hotels chief executive for De Vere, confirming what appears to be a direct job swap between the pair.
Restaurants and hotels, including PizzaExpress, Hotel du Vin & Malmaison, The Capital hotel and the Grand Imperial London, tell BigHospitality about new products, special events and promotions they’re running to attract more customers.
Malmaison and Hotel du Vin owner MWB Holdings has reported a challenging trade period over the last four months with economic uncertainty and concerns over the impact of the Euro crisis blamed for a drop in revenue in food & beverage.
The Academy of Food and Wine Service has launched a training framework that it hopes will continue the momentum created by the BBC2 series Michel Roux's Service, which aimed to raise the profile of front-of-house careers.
Malmaison and Hotel du Vin owner MWB Group Holdings said today it had experienced a 'strengthening of the business' across both brands in September with room rates and customer food and drink spend both up on the previous months
THE Academy of Food & Wine has announced that the UK Sommelier of the Year 2008 is Gearoid Devaney from Tom Aikens restaurant. Devaney beat off competition from Isa Bal of The Fat Duck, and Cyril Thevenet from the Hotel du Vin group in the final.