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Earl Enterprises, the UK-based company set up by Robert Earl, plans to expand its Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppe and Earl of Sandwich brands

Planet Hollywood founder launches UK company to drive expansion

By Emma Eversham

Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl has created a company in the UK to drive expansion of the movie themed restaurant concept and increase the footprint of his Buca di Beppo Italian restaurants and Earl of Sandwich sandwich bars. 

The Hospitality Guild’s executive director Suzy Jackson helped knock down a wall inside Hospitality House with the contractors, Claremont Group Interiors

Hospitality House: Funding raised, work begins

By Luke Nicholls

Work has this week begun on Hospitality House – the Hospitality Guild’s flagship training and development hub in north London - after £1.1m of industry and public funding has been raised to develop the venue.

Novus Leisure operates 52 premium bars in the UK, including those in the Tiger Tiger brand

Novus Leisure on track for record profits

By Luke Nicholls

Bar and nightclub operator Novus Leisure has announced it is on track for record profits of nearly £20m for the 12 months to June in a financial update this morning.

Tourism stats: Britain's appeal is recovering

Tourism to Britain increases 11%

By Lorraine Heller

Britain is on its way to recovering its appeal as a holiday destination for international tourists, according to encouraging data on tourism figures so far this year.

IHG increases profits by a third

IHG increases profits by a third

By Lorraine Heller

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has increased its first quarter profit by more than a third on the back of strong growth in the US and China.

Visitors to Britain will likely spend an extra £0.34bn than last year

British tourism set to rise in 2011

By Becky Paskin

Britain is on target to attract 300,000 more visitors next year as confidence amongst overseas travellers returns.

Marriott will invest $2.7bn in expanding its international hotel business

Marriott plans for 100,000 more hotel rooms

By Lorraine Heller

The hotel chain Marriott plans to add over 100,000 hotel rooms to its international operations over the next two years, the group told investors this week

A Canadian pizza restaurant could be the next concept from the man behiind Bodean's

Bodean’s founder in pizza launch

By Stefan Chomka

The founder of Belgian mussel and chips concept Belgo and more recently the US BBQ rib chain Bodean's is bringing another overseas concept to the UK later this year - Canadian-style pizzas