Thanks to strong performances by core brands Premier Inn and Costa, Whitbread’s revenue grew 8% to £1.5b for the first half of 2016.
Small Business Saturday, the annual campaign that puts small companies in the spotlight, is encouraging independent hospitality businesses to get involved on 3 December.
Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton and former Butcombe Brewery managing director Guy Newell have bought the Kensington Arms pub in Redland, Bristol.
Cycas Hospitality and Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) are set to open two Marriott International hotels as a dual branded hotel development in Slough in the first quarter of 2019.
Grantley Hall in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, has submitted a second planning application to Harrogate Borough Council detailing plans to build a function space on the site.
US-based French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is to open a restaurant at the Connaught hotel in Mayfair, London, in spring 2017.
Aurelie Altemaire, former head chef at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, is to helm the restaurant of the Novotel Canary Wharf in west London, the tallest Novotel in the world, opening in January.
Raymond Blanc, Bruno Loubet and Ashley Palmer-Watts are joining forces with Park Plaza Westminster Bridge executive chef Walter Ishizuka to host this year’s Christmas fundraising dinner for Hospitality Action
Porlock Vale House, a former hotel and Olympic equestrian training ground in Porlock Weir, Somerset, has been bought for £1.95m by wealth management specialist Mark Pendarves.
Caterer ISS will compel all its franchise partners to meet NHS hospital food targets, it has announced on the release of the Campaign for Better Hospital Food’s brand league table.
Durban-born chef Jarad McCarroll has been appointed as head chef at the Tom Sellers-run Restaurant Ours in South Kensington. McCarroll succeeds launch chef Daniel Phippard, who left the restaurant last month.
The Grade-II listed Grey Street hotel in Newcastle is undergoing a £1.2m, 32-week phased development to transform it into a boutique spa and conference venue.
Casual Dining Group (CDG) has secured its first UK franchise deal, which will see its Belgo brand become the main restaurant at the Crowne Plaza hotel on London’s King’s Cross Road.
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