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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Fire-damaged Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa to reopen following refurbishment

12 May 2021 by

The 90-bedroom Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa will reopen on 1 June after a serious fire caused extensive damage to the building two years ago.

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April occupancy rate of 28.6% recorded at London hotels

12 May 2021 by

London hotels recorded an occupancy rate of 28.6% during April, the last full month that lockdown restrictions applied, according to preliminary figures published by data company STR.

Gino D'Acampo and Innside by Meliá hotels announce restaurant partnership News

Gino D'Acampo and Innside by Meliá hotels announce restaurant partnership

10 May 2021 by

Spanish lifestyle hotel brand Innside by Meliá has signed up Italian celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo to[...]

Andina to return with new Shoreditch restaurant on 19 May News

Andina to return with new Shoreditch restaurant on 19 May

10 May 2021 by

Peruvian restaurant Andina has confirmed that it will open its new flagship site in London’s Shoreditch[...]

Ed Burrows and Charles Randall on new nature-inspired hotel brand Wildhive and their first property Callow Hall Hotel

Ed Burrows and Charles Randall on new nature-inspired hotel brand Wildhive and their first property Callow Hall

07 May 2021 by

Ed Burrows and Charles Randall are the partners behind Wildhive, a new nature-inspired brand that is[...]

Marketing tactics to tempt guests back to city centre hotels this summer Marketing

Marketing tactics to tempt guests back to city centre hotels this summer

06 May 2021 by

With international and corporate guests likely to be few and far between this year, city centre[...]

A stop-start star: the long-awaited opening of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square Hotel

A stop-start star: the long-awaited opening of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

20 January 2021

The opening of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square has been long in the making. With the original July launch pushed back due to the first national lockdown, the hotel’s restaurant got off to a flying start in December – before[...]

Menuwatch: Sorrel Chef

Menuwatch: Sorrel

20 January 2021

After more than 20 years as a head chef, Steve Drake is feeling comfortable that the dishes he cooks today are not only delicious and intriguing, but also logical.

Andrew Stembridge and Federico Ciampi open the Oscar Wilde-inspired Mayfair Townhouse, a hotel with drama in its design Design

Andrew Stembridge and Federico Ciampi open the Oscar Wilde-inspired Mayfair Townhouse, a hotel with drama in its design

09 December 2020 by

The Mayfair Townhouse has joined the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio as the second London property in[...]

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

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

HMRC: no flexibility on new employee furlough 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[...]

World’s top chefs head to Wales next year to compete in global competition News

World’s top chefs head to Wales next year to compete in global competition

09 November 2020

The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Gwent, is to be the focus for the gathering of some of the world’s leading chefs in October 2021.

Green light for 100-bedroom hotel and three restaurants in Mansfield News

Green light for 100-bedroom hotel and three restaurants in Mansfield

05 November 2020

A 100-bedroom hotel at the heart of a £12m regeneration development in the Nottinghamshire market town of Mansfield has been given the go-ahead.

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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