Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

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

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What innovations will drive post-pandemic hospitality?

23 July 2021 by

The devastating wave of closures caused by the pandemic could be a driver for innovation in the sector. The Caterer’s Hospitality Business Leaders Survey 2021, compiled by CGA, discovered what operators have identified as potential growth opportunities.

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Go-ahead given for new hospitality quarter in Cardiff

21 July 2021 by

A hospitality-focused open-air courtyard in Cardiff’s historic Castle Quarter has been given the green light.

Requirement for double vaccinations in nightclubs is 'unworkable' News

Requirement for double vaccinations in nightclubs is 'unworkable'

20 July 2021 by

Yesterday’s government announcement that full Covid vaccination will become a mandatory requirement to enter nightclubs and[...]

Resident Hotels to launch Edinburgh property in 2024 News

Resident Hotels to launch Edinburgh property in 2024

19 July 2021 by

Resident Hotels is set to open its sixth property following the transformation of a 1960s office[...]

Promotion to chef-patron at Launceston Place for Ben Murphy News

Promotion to chef-patron at Launceston Place for Ben Murphy

19 July 2021 by

Ben Murphy has been promoted from head chef to chef-patron at D&D London's Launceston Place in[...]

Gilsland Hall hotel in Cumbria to be transformed into luxury property News

Gilsland Hall hotel in Cumbria to be transformed into luxury property

19 July 2021 by

A Cumbria hotel is to undergo an extensive refurbishment to transform it from a three- to[...]

Pandemic slashes hospitality turnover by 30% News

Pandemic slashes hospitality turnover by 30%

19 July 2021

Consumer spending on hospitality and turnover in the sector stand at around 70% of pre-pandemic levels.

Adam Bateman and Peter Kienast on breathing new life into Birmingham’s impeccably restored Grand hotel Hotel

Adam Bateman and Peter Kienast on breathing new life into Birmingham’s impeccably restored Grand hotel

30 June 2021

Following investment from Starwood Capital and significant renovation works, the 142-year-old Grand hotel in Birmingham is ready to welcome guests for the first time since 2002.

NoMad London's Kate Hart on bringing a British touch to the US brand Hotel

NoMad London's Kate Hart on bringing a British touch to the US brand

26 May 2021 by

NoMad is breaking into Europe with its first London property, which has seen a former magistrates’[...]

Operators want to see technology innovations continue beyond pandemic News

Operators want to see technology innovations continue beyond pandemic

18 May 2021 by

Contactless payments, online booking systems and the Eat Out to Help Out scheme are the innovations[...]

Claridge's appoints Nathan McCarley-O’Neill as director of mixology News

Claridge's appoints Nathan McCarley-O’Neill as director of mixology

14 May 2021 by

Award-winning mixologist Nathan McCarley-O’Neill has been appointed director of mixology at Claridge’s hotel, London.

Compass repays £25m of furlough cash News

Compass repays £25m of furlough cash

14 May 2021 by

Foodservice company Compass has repaid the £25m it received in furlough money for its staff during[...]

Spanish Michelin-starred chef Dani García to open tapas restaurant at Mondrian Shoreditch News

Spanish Michelin-starred chef Dani García to open tapas restaurant at Mondrian Shoreditch

13 May 2021

Details of the food concept and design of the 120-bedroom Mondrian Shoreditch hotel, which is set to open in July following a rebranding and major transformation, have been announced.

Social distancing and sanitisation will become the norm in hotels, says report News

Social distancing and sanitisation will become the norm in hotels, says report

13 May 2021

Around one-third of global hoteliers believe significant social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures are here to stay, according to a new report from business intelligence company Amadeus.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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