Chakana will have an ‘ancient Incan temple’ theme with rare artifacts and ‘treasures’ on display throughout

Mahiki owner opens ‘mythical’ nightspot in the West End

By Luke Nicholls

Nick House, the entrepreneur behind famous London nightclubs Mahiki and Whisky Mist, has formed a new team of ‘future stars’ for the opening of Chakana, a new Latin-pacific late-night lounge-bar and dance club in London’s West End.

Merchant's Tavern, Gymkhana, Rosewood London and The Cross in Kenilworth were among the big openings this autumn

Hospitality Openings: September/October 2013

By Luke Nicholls

New London restaurants including Merchants Tavern, Boulestin and Gymkhana domintate our Hospitality Openings gallery for September and October – although some innovative hotels and pubs also feature…

The 80-cover venue is one of two new restaurants to open this autumn at the St Giles Hotel

Hudson’s House joins VQ at St Giles Hotel

By Luke Nicholls

Hudson’s House, an ‘unselfconsciously hip’ bar and restaurant, has officially opened within the St Giles Hotel in central London after a soft launch period.

MEatLiquor opened its second site in Brighton last month

MeatLiquor heads north

By Mark Wingett

MeatLiquor, the fast-casual concept led by Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins, has confirmed it plans to open its first site in the north, in Leeds, near the Trinity shopping centre, next spring, as it works on a further two projects.

The HotStats sample is composed of 592 hotels with an average hotel size of 177 bedrooms

Hotel chains have reasons for optimism after strong showing in August

By Luke Nicholls

As expected, year-on-year figures for London’s hotel market were down last month, due to the uplift during the 2012 Olympics. But when comparing August 2013 with the same month in the pre-Olympic year of 2011, profits and revenues were up significantly. 

Hospitality Openings: August/September 2013

Hospitality Openings: August/September 2013

By Emma Eversham

August and September are traditionally quiet months for new openings within the hospitality world, but the few restaurants, hotels and pubs that did open during this period were big ones - the London Edition hotel and its restaurant Berners Tavern and...


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