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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Spanish Michelin-starred chef Dani García to open tapas restaurant at Mondrian Shoreditch

13 May 2021 by

Details of the food concept and design of the 120-bedroom Mondrian Shoreditch hotel, which is set to open in July following a rebranding and major transformation, have been announced.

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Social distancing and sanitisation will become the norm in hotels, says report

13 May 2021 by

Around one-third of global hoteliers believe significant social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures are here to stay, according to a new report from business intelligence company Amadeus.

New lifestyle hospitality brand the Other House to launch two London properties News

New lifestyle hospitality brand the Other House to launch two London properties

10 May 2021 by

A new brand of all-suite hotels, made up of what is described as residents’ clubs, is[...]

Welsh restaurateurs 'desperate' for clarity on reopening of indoor hospitality News

Welsh restaurateurs 'desperate' for clarity on reopening of indoor hospitality

10 May 2021 by

Independent restaurant and pub owners in Wales are said to be “desperate” to know what restrictions[...]

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[...]

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

With international and corporate guests likely to be few and far between this year, city centre hotels need to offer a series of incentives that appeal to the domestic leisure market. We discover the marketing strategies likely to succeed in[...]

Gleneagles’ managing director Conor O’Leary on a new chapter for the historic hotel Hotel

Gleneagles’ managing director Conor O’Leary on a new chapter for the historic hotel

03 February 2021

Gleneagles has transformed itself, from slightly tired ancient pile to a contemporary, grand ‘playground’ with expansion on the cards.

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 by

The opening of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square has been long in the making. With the[...]

Menuwatch: Sorrel Chef

Menuwatch: Sorrel

20 January 2021 by

After more than 20 years as a head chef, Steve Drake is feeling comfortable that the[...]

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[...]

HMRC: no flexibility on new employee furlough News

HMRC: no flexibility on new employee furlough

09 November 2020

Employees who changed jobs during October and were not included on their new company’s PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) system until the last day of the month will not be able to access the government’s extended furlough scheme.

Harbour Hotels announces second property to launch in Salcombe in 2021 News

Harbour Hotels announces second property to launch in Salcombe in 2021

09 November 2020

Harbour Hotels is set to open its second property in Salcombe, Devon, in spring 2021, six years after it kick started the redevelopment of the Tides Reach hotel.

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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