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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Canteen Collective launches £400,000 investment round

22 June 2022 by

London-based sustainable café chain Canteen Collective has launched a £400,000 crowdfunding campaign to fund its expansion plans.

Business

Bournemouth gets a new luxury hotel with the Nici

22 June 2022 by

The first hotel in a new luxury brand has opened in Bournemouth. Its founder Nicolas Roach explains how he hopes the glamorous Nici will introduce new energy into the town’s hotel scene

Restaurant Associates to cater for new Games of Thrones Studio Tour in Belfast News

Restaurant Associates to cater for new Games of Thrones Studio Tour in Belfast

07 June 2022 by

Restaurant Associates has won the contract to provide the catering for the new Game of Thrones[...]

The Inn Collection Group reopens police station in Northallerton as a pub News

The Inn Collection Group reopens police station in Northallerton as a pub

07 June 2022 by

A former North Yorkshire police station has been transformed into a pub with 30 bedrooms following[...]

Leonardslee taps into the English wine market Business

Leonardslee taps into the English wine market

13 May 2022 by

A desire to tap into the English wine market led Penny Streeter to acquire Leonardslee, an[...]

British Sign Language course launched for hospitality staff News

British Sign Language course launched for hospitality staff

06 May 2022 by

Hotels and restaurant staff are being encouraged to learn some simple sign language phrases to help[...]

Green light for new 60-bedroom hotel at Warwick Castle News

Green light for new 60-bedroom hotel at Warwick Castle

06 May 2022

A new 60-bedroom hotel at Warwick Castle will extend the opportunity for guests to stay overnight at the West Midlands tourist attraction.

Government rumoured to have scrapped planned changes to tipping laws News

Government rumoured to have scrapped planned changes to tipping laws

05 May 2022

Speculation is growing that the government plans to backtrack on plans to ban hospitality businesses taking a cut of staff tips or service charge.

Back to the Floor 5 breaks fundraising record in fun-filled evening Business

Back to the Floor 5 breaks fundraising record in fun-filled evening

21 April 2022 by

Hospitality Action smashed a fundraising record at Back to the Floor 5, when hoteliers acted as[...]

Menuwatch: The Victoria, Oxshott, Surrey Sector

Menuwatch: The Victoria, Oxshott, Surrey

13 April 2022 by

As a cosy pub with a menu of elevated British classics, the Victoria brings delight to[...]

New Soho hotel Chateau Denmark is breaking all the rules Business

New Soho hotel Chateau Denmark is breaking all the rules

23 March 2022 by

In London’s Denmark Street, Chateau Denmark's rooms pay homage to gothic, punk or Victoriana, with staff[...]

Llandudno's Hydro hotel under investigation after guests fall ill News

Llandudno's Hydro hotel under investigation after guests fall ill

18 March 2022 by

Environmental health officers have been called in to investigate cases of viral gastroenteritis at the Hydro[...]

Hunton Park hotel in Watford sold off guide price of £16m News

Hunton Park hotel in Watford sold off guide price of £16m

18 March 2022

The 62-bedroom Hunton Park hotel in Watford, Hertfordshire, is to undergo a £3m refurbishment after being sold to Neal Khanna off an asking price of £16m.

UK hospitality industry offers hotel rooms and jobs to Ukrainian refugees News

UK hospitality industry offers hotel rooms and jobs to Ukrainian refugees

18 March 2022

A hotel owner in Shropshire has called on fellow hoteliers to open their hotels to homeless Ukrainians.

As a current holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Jacobs Media Group extends its condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll.

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