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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.

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 difficult time. However, he explains that taking up the mantle of the property was an opportunity he could not miss.

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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 has consistently achieved the highest room rates in the country, it has been shocking to witness its dramatic decline as a result of the[...]

UK tops list of European hotel transactions in 2019 News

UK tops list of European hotel transactions in 2019

02 March 2020 by

The UK accounted for nearly one quarter of all European hotel transactions achieved in 2019.

Frederick Forster appointed head chef of Read's in Faversham News

Frederick Forster appointed head chef of Read's in Faversham

28 February 2020 by

Former National Chef of the Year and Roux Scholar Frederick Forster has been appointed head chef[...]

Firmdale puts its people first with a new staff training academy Hotel

Firmdale puts its people first with a new staff training academy

28 February 2020 by

The positive working environment across Firmdale Hotels just got even better with the launch of a[...]

Boutique caterer Vacherin joins CH&CO News

Boutique caterer Vacherin joins CH&CO

28 February 2020 by

Boutique operator Vacherin has become the latest company to join catering giant CH&Co.

Norton Motorcycles' Priest House hotel escapes being wound up for not paying tax News

Norton Motorcycles' Priest House hotel escapes being wound up for not paying tax

26 February 2020

A Derbyshire hotel, which was part of the collapsed Norton Motorcycles empire, has narrowly avoided being wound up for non-payment of tax.

Barclay family in High Court drama over secret recordings at the Ritz hotel News

Barclay family in High Court drama over secret recordings at the Ritz hotel

25 February 2020

A schism at the heart of the billionaire Barclay family – owners of the Ritz London hotel – has been revealed in a hearing at the High Court.

Dalata enjoys 2.7% boost in pre-tax profit in 2019 News

Dalata enjoys 2.7% boost in pre-tax profit in 2019

25 February 2020 by

Ireland’s largest hotel group Dalata has reported a 9.3% increase in revenue to €429.2m (£359.6m), with[...]

Chestnut to reopen the Three Blackbirds in Suffolk following 2018 fire News

Chestnut to reopen the Three Blackbirds in Suffolk following 2018 fire

24 February 2020 by

East Anglia-based pub group Chestnut is to reopen the Three Blackbirds in Woodditton, Suffolk, two years[...]

Longleat sells Bath Arms to Beckford News

Longleat sells Bath Arms to Beckford

18 February 2020 by

Longleat Enterprises, the owner of the stately home and safari park in Wiltshire, has sold its[...]

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Michael Voigt appointed general manager at the Goring hotel

18 February 2020 by

The Goring in London’s Victoria has appointed Michael Voigt from L’oscar as general manager.

Travelodge plans 20 hotels in London in next five years News

Travelodge plans 20 hotels in London in next five years

17 February 2020

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has opened two hotels in London as it sets to launch a further 20 properties across the capital over the next five years.

UKHospitality calls for new chancellor to boost the sector in forthcoming budget News

UKHospitality calls for new chancellor to boost the sector in forthcoming budget

17 February 2020

The UK hospitality industry has called on the new chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak to take steps to boost the sector by slashing business rates and undertaking a reform of the apprenticeship levy

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