Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

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

Hotel

The Londoner, the 'cruise ship' of hotels, opens its doors on Leicester Square

22 September 2021 by

The largest in a spate of luxury hotel openings in the capital, the Londoner in Leicester Square hopes its expansive range of facilities will draw guests back into the city centre – and keep them there.

News

MasterChef: The Professionals winner Stuart Deeley overseeing new Hampton Manor restaurant

21 September 2021 by

MasterChef: The Professionals 2019 champion Stuart Deeley has headed up the launch of a second restaurant at Hampton Manor as the West Midlands hotel ramps up its expansion plans.

Zak Jones to head launch of new restaurant at Crimple Hall News

Zak Jones to head launch of new restaurant at Crimple Hall

15 September 2021 by

Zak Jones, the former owner of the Chancery and the Clerkenwell Dining Room in London, has[...]

Rising food prices drive inflation rate up to 3.2% News

Rising food prices drive inflation rate up to 3.2%

15 September 2021 by

Rising food prices have bumped the annual rate up by 3.2%, following the largest monthly increase[...]

Interstate announces Nicholas Northam’s retirement News

Interstate announces Nicholas Northam’s retirement

15 September 2021 by

Nicholas Northam is to retire as executive vice president of Interstate Hotels & Resorts at the[...]

Pan Pacific's Anne Golden on bringing Singaporean service and flavour to London with its first UK property Hotel

Pan Pacific's Anne Golden on bringing Singaporean service and flavour to London with its first UK property

15 September 2021 by

The opening of the Pan Pacific London hotel in the City presented general manager Anne Golden[...]

Tatale restaurant to open at the Africa Centre next year News

Tatale restaurant to open at the Africa Centre next year

14 September 2021

A contemporary pan-African restaurant is set to open in January at the recently relocated Africa Centre in Southwark, south London.

Levy UK + Ireland confirms three-year extension to Chelsea FC contract News

Levy UK + Ireland confirms three-year extension to Chelsea FC contract

14 September 2021

Foodservice caterers Levy UK + Ireland has confirmed a three-year extension to its contract as the official catering partner of Chelsea FC.

Support from government and landlords limits decline in turnover at Rosa's Thai Cafe News

Support from government and landlords limits decline in turnover at Rosa's Thai Cafe

14 September 2021 by

Government support measures and a reduction in rents helped to minimise the fall in turnover across[...]

Hospitality staffing shortage pushes UK job vacancies over one million for first time News

Hospitality staffing shortage pushes UK job vacancies over one million for first time

14 September 2021 by

The explosion in hospitality job vacancies has helped push the number of employment opportunities over the[...]

Steady rise in business for contract caterers as workers cautiously return to the office News

Steady rise in business for contract caterers as workers cautiously return to the office

14 September 2021 by

Contract caterers are reporting a steady increase in business as a growing number of workers return[...]

London hotels to host US travel agents in bid to kick-start tourism News

London hotels to host US travel agents in bid to kick-start tourism

13 September 2021 by

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 will be among a host of events promoted to 40[...]

August hotel occupancies and room rates rise to highest levels in 18 months News

August hotel occupancies and room rates rise to highest levels in 18 months

13 September 2021

London hotel occupancies and room rates in August increased to their highest levels since the start of the pandemic, according to preliminary information published by data company STR.

The Old Course hotel reveals its refurbishment ahead of the Open Championship Hotel

The Old Course hotel reveals its refurbishment ahead of the Open Championship

03 September 2021

The good times are returning to the Old Course hotel, as it gears up for St Andrews to host next year’s Open golf championship.

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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