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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Hotel design: pastel perfection at Eastbourne beachfront hotel, Port

20 August 2021 by

The darkly dramatic exterior of this new Eastbourne hotel conceals a pastel palette within, along with design-led rooms and a showcase for local artwork.

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Clan Cameron: general manager Ben Danielsen on reopening Cameron House hotel in Loch Lomond

12 August 2021 by

Cameron House on Loch Lomond has been rebuilt with a new ethos, where the hotel has repaired the mistakes that led to its tragic fire and is now looking forward to offering its brand of thoughtful luxury, where staff consider[...]

Covid-19 should encourage a narrowing of the gender pay gap, says report News

Covid-19 should encourage a narrowing of the gender pay gap, says report

21 July 2021 by

The social inequality highlighted during the pandemic should lead to greater “inclusion, diversity and fairness” across[...]

Pandemic slashes Travelodge revenue by 60.9% News

Pandemic slashes Travelodge revenue by 60.9%

20 July 2021 by

Travelodge recorded a 60.9% fall in revenue to £284.4m during 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic forced[...]

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[...]

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

A Cumbria hotel is to undergo an extensive refurbishment to transform it from a three- to a five-star property following its acquisition by property investment company Stratsmore Holdings.

June sales in managed pubs and restaurants near 2019 levels News

June sales in managed pubs and restaurants near 2019 levels

19 July 2021

Sales in Britain’s managed pubs, restaurant and bar groups dropped just 1% from the same month in 2019 amid Covid-19 challenges.

Pandemic slashes hospitality turnover by 30% News

Pandemic slashes hospitality turnover by 30%

19 July 2021 by

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 by

Following investment from Starwood Capital and significant renovation works, the 142-year-old Grand hotel in Birmingham is[...]

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[...]

Compass repays £25m of furlough cash News

Compass repays £25m of furlough cash

14 May 2021

Foodservice company Compass has repaid the £25m it received in furlough money for its staff during the six months to 31 March 2021.

April pub and restaurant sales down 26% on 2019 News

April pub and restaurant sales down 26% on 2019

14 May 2021

Managed pub and restaurant groups recorded a 26% slump in like-for-like sales during April compared to the same month in 2019, according to newly published figures.

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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