While all three outlets will be open in time for the lucrative festive period, The Urban Pub Company is on the acquisition trail to open more outlets in 2012

Urban Pub Company begins ambitious expansion

By Luke Nicholls

The Urban Pub Company is set to roll out an ambitious expansion programme throughout Scotland’s central belt, which will see three new licenced outlets open their doors under three new brands by the end of this year.

The hotel is eight miles from Glasgow airport and provides a total of 319 bedrooms with meeting, conference and function facilities

Glasgow Hilton bought for £35.5m

By Luke Nicholls

Topland, the privately-owned international investment company, has purchased the Hilton Glasgow hotel for £37.5m in cash.

Martin Wishart plans to expand The Honours concept to Glasgow next

Pearls of Wisdom: Martin Wishart

By Joe Lutrario

Michelin-starred Scottish chef Martin Wishart is behind two fine-dining restaurants in Leith and Loch Lomond, as well as the recently opened The Honours in central Edinburgh.

Darin Campbell, who has recently returned to One Devonshire Gardens as executive head chef

Career Profile: Darin Campbell

By Emma Eversham

After learning part of his trade under 'mentor' Andrew Fairlie at Hotel du Vin's Glasgow restaurant One Devonshire Gardens, chef Darin Campbell went off to London to work with Marcus Wareing and Eric Chavot. He's now back at the Glasgow...

Katie O'Brien accepted business partner Paul Kitching's award on his behalf

Paul Kitching named best chef in Scotland

By Becky Paskin

Paul Kitching, chef proprietor of the Michelin-starred 21212 in Edinburgh has been named the best chef in Scotland in the Catering in Scotland (CIS) Excellence Awards.

Minister for Tourism John Penrose is behind the paper

Tourism Strategy: the low-down from John Penrose

By Becky Paskin

The government is on the verge of announcing a new tourism strategy that aims to increase the number of international and domestic tourists for the benefit of the hospitality and leisure industries.

Giraffe founders Juliette and Russel Joffe

Giraffe opens first restaurant in Scotland

By Mark Stretton

Giraffe, the world cafe-themed restaurant chain, has made its debut in Scotland, opening a location at the Union Square shopping centre in Aberdeen


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