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.