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The Aubrey Japanese restaurant Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge Maximal Concepts

Latest opening: The Aubrey

By Joe Lutrario

An izakaya restaurant has replaced the site left vacant by Bar Boulud at five-star hotel Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge.

Chef Mauro Colagreco to make UK debut next year with restaurants at Whitehall hotel Raffles London At The OWO.

Mauro Colagreco to make UK debut next year

By Joe Lutrario

Acclaimed Argentine-born chef Mauro Colagreco is to make his UK debut late next year with a brace of restaurants and ‘avante garde chef’s table’ at upcoming Whitehall hotel Raffles London At The OWO.

The Ned to open in New York

The Ned to open in New York

By Joe Lutrario

Soho House founder Nic Jones is to bring The Ned to New York next year in what looks to be a push to expand the brand to multiple overseas locations.

Adam Handling Chelsea restaurant to close

Adam Handling Chelsea to close

By Joe Lutrario

Adam Handling will close his fine dining restaurant at Chelsea’s Cadogan Hotel in October after reaching a ‘mutual agreement’ with the Belmond-owned property.

Zetter Group acquired by Orca Holding hotel group

Zetter Group acquired by Orca Holding

By Joe Lutrario

Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyan have sold The Zetter Group to Orca Holding, a specialist hospitality investor owned by entrepreneur Laith Pharaon.

Will restaurants, pubs and hotels be open for the summer holidays?

The Lowdown: The Summer Holidays

By Joe Lutrario

Domestic holidays could be permitted as early as July as part of the Government's ambitious plans to jump start the tourism sector.

Adam Reid's The French restaurant re-opens bookings

Manchester’s The French re-opens bookings

By Joe Lutrario

Chef Adam Reid’s The French restaurant in Manchester has re-opened bookings, allowing prospective diners to book tables of two only from 1 June.

Nick Beardshaw chef Kerridge's Bar & Grill London restaurant

Flash-grilled: Nick Beardshaw

By Joe Lutrario

The head chef at Kerridge's Bar & Grill in London on Domino's, not completing MEATliquor's triple chilli challenge and cheap truffles.

Hotel-overbooking.com helps overbooked hotels relocate their guests

New website aims to solve hotel overbooking issue

By Melodie Michel

Hotel-overbooking.com acts as a bidding platform between hotels with too many guests and hotels with empty rooms, aiming to save operators time when relocating customers.

Guests can now book seven days in advance with HotelTonight

HotelTonight extends booking window to seven days

By Carina Perkins

Last minute booking app HotelTonight is now offering guests the chance to book seven days in advance, which it claims will boost conversion rates for its partner hotels.

When searching for a hotel you have to remain flexible -  your perfect property might not come up in the town or village you want every day

Property: Buying a hotel

By Carina Perkins

In the third part of our special feature on property, we ask experts for their tips on hunting for a hotel and calculating the future profitability of any potential property.

Travelife would like to expand its reach in the UK

Travelife aims for UK expansion

By Melodie Michel

Sustainability certification provider Travelife has revealed plans to increase its UK presence as part of a target to certify 3,000 hotels worldwide by 2017.

Bidroom, which launched worldwide earlier this month, is currently available for hotels in London and Edinburgh

New hotel booking website 'gives OTAs the boot'

By Luke Nicholls

The co-founder of a new booking website that allows hotels to bid for guests believes the current Online Travel Agency (OTA) model is an ‘unsustainable, tangled web that only serves the intermediates’.

Andy Townsend believes a willingness to 'get your jacket off' and learn from the bottom up is the best route to success in hotel management

Andy Townsend: Career Profile

By Emma Eversham

'Serial hotelier' Andy Townsend is chief executive of Legacy Hotels and Resorts, the hotel management company he set up in 2005 following a stint as a divisional director at Macdonald Hotels. The father of five has worked in the industry for...

Hotel Gotham will open within the former Midland Bank headquarters, designed by Edwin Lutyens, in 2015

Bespoke to open Hotel Gotham in Manchester

By Emma Eversham

The Bespoke Hotel Group has announced plans to develop a historic building in Manchester into the 60-bedroom Gotham Hotel, which chairman Robin Sheppard wants to be 'the sexiest hotel in Europe'. 

QBic Hotel London City's 171 bedrooms are all designed around the 'Cubi', an all-in-one living box

Qbic: ‘Game-changing’ budget hotel concept hits London

By Luke Nicholls

Qbic, an innovative boutique budget hotel concept that focuses on ‘giving back to the community’, has made its UK debut in the City, with plans to open 10 more properties across the country over the next seven years.  

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