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Jean-Christophe Novelli will be back behind the stove later this year with the launch of his restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton in Liverpool

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Jean-Christophe Novelli on his return to restaurants

By Joe Lutrario

After a six-year break from the restaurant industry, the UK’s most Gallic celebrity chef is back with plans to open a large brasserie at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Liverpool.

Bidroom aims to raise €320,000 through crowdfunding

Free booking platform Bidroom crowdfunding for expansion

By Melodie Michel

Bidroom, a no-fee website that allows hotels to bid for customers’ business without going through an online travel agent (OTA), has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take its concept to the next level.

Chapman will preserve the pub's atmosphere while adding a personal touch to the menu

Michelin-starred chef takes over Berkshire pub

By Melodie Michel

Chef Dominic Chapman, who earned a Michelin star during his time as head chef at The Royal Oak, has signed a lease to take over The Beehive, an Enterprise Inns pub in White Waltham, Berkshire.

Leverage social media tools and review sites to create an online presence without your own website

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How to use social media and review sites to build an online presence

By Elliot Adams

Not every business has the resources to create its own website, but by maximising social media and review sites, you can give yourself and your customer a voice. Here Elliot Adams, communications manager at Yelp, shares his tips on building an online...

In his 2013 Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne said the Government's plans will 'remove the cap on aspiration'

Autumn Statement 2013: What it means for hospitality

By Luke Nicholls

"Britain's economic plan is working," proclaimed George Osborne in his Autumn Statement earlier today as the Chancellor pledged to support 'the hard-working values' of the nation's high street restaurants, cafés and pubs. 

Topland Group is one of the UK's largest privately owned international investment firms

Topland plans ‘£1bn hotel business’ after Menzies purchase

By Luke Nicholls

The Topland Group’s acquisition of the parent company of Menzies Hotels from administration for close to £85m is part of the investment firm’s strategy to build a £1bn hotel business, with the creation of at least one new brand over the next year.