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

25 February 2020 by

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.

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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 a 2.7% rise in pre-tax profit to €89.7m (£75.16), for the year to 31 December 2019.

Grant Campbell joins Nobu Hotel London Portman Square as general manager News

Grant Campbell joins Nobu Hotel London Portman Square as general manager

18 February 2020 by

The soon-to-open Nobu Hotel London Portman Square has appointed Grant Campbell 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 by

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has opened two hotels in London as it sets to launch a[...]

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 by

The UK hospitality industry has called on the new chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak to[...]

Nottingham's Alchemilla is sole new UK recipient of four AA rosettes News

Nottingham's Alchemilla is sole new UK recipient of four AA rosettes

17 February 2020 by

The Alchemilla restaurant in Nottingham has been named as the only new recipient in the UK[...]

The AA to offer online booking function following launch of new website News

The AA to offer online booking function following launch of new website

14 February 2020

The AA has launched a new website featuring more than 12,000 hospitality businesses as the first step to offering an online booking function.

Highbullen hotel, golf and country club offered for sale for £5m News

Highbullen hotel, golf and country club offered for sale for £5m

14 February 2020

The 39-bedroom Highbullen hotel, golf and country club near Tiverton, Devon, has been put on the market with a £5m price tag.

Cedric Horgnies appointed general manager of Monkey Island Estate News

Cedric Horgnies appointed general manager of Monkey Island Estate

13 February 2020 by

Monkey Island Estate on the River Thames in Berkshire has appointed Cedric Horgnies as general manager[...]

Luton launch for first Sadie hotel in Europe from Best Western News

Luton launch for first Sadie hotel in Europe from Best Western

13 February 2020 by

The first hotel in Europe to operate under the Sadie brand from Best Western is to[...]

Robin Hutson: how the Pig is boosting rural economies News

Robin Hutson: how the Pig is boosting rural economies

13 February 2020 by

The opening of a Pig hotel can boost a rural economy by hundreds of thousands of[...]

Coaching Inn Group acquires the Rutland Arms in Bakewell News

Coaching Inn Group acquires the Rutland Arms in Bakewell

13 February 2020 by

The Coaching Inn Group has continued its buying spree with the acquisition of the 33-bedroom Rutland[...]

Pub opening hours extended for the 75th anniversary of VE Day News

Pub opening hours extended for the 75th anniversary of VE Day

12 February 2020

Pub drinking hours in England and Wales are to be extended for two hours on the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day on Friday 8 May.

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The Polizzi Collection created for Olga Polizzi's three hotels

12 February 2020

Hotelier Olga Polizzi has created an overarching brand for her portfolio of three properties across the south of England.

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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