Village Hotel Club Bristol
Village Hotel Club Bristol has opened following a significant £22.5m investment. The hotel in Filton, north of Bristol’s city centre in South Gloucestershire, is home to a gym, the Village Pub and Grill, a Starbucks coffee shop and the Village Hotels Business Club VWorks meeting and events space.
The hotel is equipped with smart technology, while each Club bedroom is fitted with an Amazon Alexa and includes free access to the Village Gym and VWorks.
The Village Gym features Technogym equipment and more than 100 classes a week, as well as a 20-metre swimming pool, luxury steam room and sauna.
General manager Jennie Stewart
Starting room rate £39
Burger & Beyond
Burger & Beyond has opened its first restaurant in London’s Shoreditch following residencies at Kerb Camden, Street Feast’s Woolwich Public Market and Camden Assembly pub.
Director Craig Povoas
Design Run For The Hills
Typical dishes Mushroom raclette burger; lamb nuggets with burnt onion dip; and burrata with crispy crumb and truffle
The Holiday Inn London – Heathrow M4, Jct 4
The Holiday Inn London – Heathrow M4, Jct 4 has unveiled a significant refurbishment to its public spaces. The lobby now features seating, games, TV and magazines as well as an e-bar. It is the first of a multimillion-pound refurbishment plan across the LGH portfolio.
Design Design Coalition
Operator LGH Hotels Management
The Macdonald Randolph hotel has transformed its grand ballroom after a £100,000 investment. The remodel, which took three months to complete, includes customised carpets and wallpaper. The event suite, which can accommodate up to 400 people, is lit by three chandeliers that are exact replicas of those on the Titanic.
General manager Simon Drake
American-inspired restaurant and bar Potus has opened at the Crowne Plaza London – Albert Embankment hotel in Lambeth. Each dish reflects different elements of the country’s cultural identity, while the signature cocktail menu has been inspired by past American presidents.
Executive chef Pablo Peñalosa Najera
Typical dishes New England clam chowder; truffle mac and cheese; and USDA smoked steak tartare
Public House by Nico
Public House by Nico, a modern British gastropub from chef Nico Simeone, has opened in Glasgow at the former Mallard bar site. The pub serves local ales, wine and fine single malt Scotch.
Head chef Nico Simeone
Design Severino designs
Typical dishes Curried monkfish, mussel, bok choi, lime; confit chicken thigh, salsify, Parmesan crackling
Japanese ramen bar Tonkotsu has opened at Dickens Yard in London’s Ealing, the brand’s eleventh restaurant across both London and Birmingham. The brand’s USP is its ‘signature stock’, made from scratch every morning, and its noodles are made using mid-century machines imported from Japan.
Typical dishes Seafood ramen; duck hiyashi with ponzu sauce; shiitake and bamboo shoot gyoza; and curried pumpkin and spiced corn ramen