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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.

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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.

News

HMRC: no flexibility on new employee furlough

09 November 2020 by

Employees who changed jobs during October and were not included on their new company’s PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) system until the last day of the month will not be able to access the government’s extended furlough scheme.

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[...]

Battle royale: how the owners of the Queensberry hotel have fought for survival Hotel

Battle royale: how the owners of the Queensberry hotel have fought for survival

04 November 2020 by

Alongside suffering the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, the Queensberry hotel in Bath has endured a[...]

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

Just when you think your staff have enough to cope with, here come the customers who want to sneak in a table for seven and walk around maskless. We find out how to help your staff take care of the[...]

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[...]

Book review: Tasting Victory by Gerard Basset People

Book review: Tasting Victory by Gerard Basset

02 April 2020 by

I always knew the late Gerard Basset was special. But reading his newly published autobiography, written[...]

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.

UK tops list of European hotel transactions in 2019 News

UK tops list of European hotel transactions in 2019

02 March 2020

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

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