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Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

Associate Editor

Observer of the hospitality industry for 33 years. Always on the look out for genuine hotel and restaurant experiences.

Chef

Book review: The Bull & Last, by Ollie Pudney and Joe Swiers

03 December 2020 by

Located in an enviable location on the edge of London’s Hampstead Heath, the Bull & Last is so much more than just another boozer.

News

Boost to hotel company share prices on news of possible Covid vaccine

09 November 2020 by

Hotel companies were among a plethora of businesses worldwide which celebrated the news of a breakthrough in a vaccine for Covid-19 with a boost to today’s share prices.

Plymouth 1620 hotel development site on the market after developer walks away News

Plymouth 1620 hotel development site on the market after developer walks away

05 November 2020 by

A prominent hotel development site adjacent to the historic Plymouth Hoe in Devon is available again[...]

Free online service for home deliveries and takeaways opens up to chefs News

Free online service for home deliveries and takeaways opens up to chefs

05 November 2020 by

A platform that will provide chefs with a free route to market for ready-made meals during[...]

London hotel investment crashes by 35.4% News

London hotel investment crashes by 35.4%

05 November 2020 by

Hotel investment volumes in London declined by 35.4% year on year during the third quarter of[...]

The Lindum hotel in Lytham St Annes sold to expanding Inn Collection News

The Lindum hotel in Lytham St Annes sold to expanding Inn Collection

05 November 2020 by

The Inn Collection has increased its portfolio to 16 properties with the acquisition of the 88-bedroom[...]

Extensive refurbishment of Henley’s Red Lion hotel to follow sale of property News

Extensive refurbishment of Henley’s Red Lion hotel to follow sale of property

03 November 2020

The 35-bedroom riverside Red Lion hotel in Henley-on-Thames is to undergo a major refurbishment after being sold to hotel developer Grace Leo and Singapore-based shipping entrepreneur Tim Hartnoll, off a guide price of £7.5m.

Operators turn to takeaway and delivery as long-term strategy ahead of second lockdown News

Operators turn to takeaway and delivery as long-term strategy ahead of second lockdown

02 November 2020

Deliveries and takeaways could become a long-term business strategy for restaurants even once Covid restrictions are lifted for operators.

How to handle resistance to restrictions from grumpy guests Advice

How to handle resistance to restrictions from grumpy guests

29 October 2020 by

Just when you think your staff have enough to cope with, here come the customers who[...]

Franck Arnold on why he fell for London's grande-dame, the Savoy Profiles

Franck Arnold on why he fell for London's grande-dame, the Savoy

21 October 2020 by

Franck Arnold’s appointment as managing director of the Savoy could not have come at a more[...]

How London hotels have been hit hardest by the pandemic Hotel

How London hotels have been hit hardest by the pandemic

23 September 2020 by

The current parlous performance of London hotels cannot be underestimated. For a city that for years[...]

Profiles

Minute on the clock: Tej Walia, Foxhills

09 April 2020 by

Tej Walia, general manager at Foxhills Club & Resort, tells Janet Harmer how the family-owned business[...]

Hotel design: The Prince Akatoki London Hotel

Hotel design: The Prince Akatoki London

06 March 2020

A serene Japanese ethos is at the heart of the new Prince Akatoki luxury hotel brand, with the first of what is intended to be a global brand now established in London. Janet Harmer pays a visit

Cancellation of major corporate events increases concern of long-term impact of coronavirus News

Cancellation of major corporate events increases concern of long-term impact of coronavirus

02 March 2020

The cancellation or postponement of three major international conferences impacting the hotel and travel sectors has highlighted the damage the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) virus is set to do to the global hospitality industry.

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