Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

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

News

World’s top chefs head to Wales next year to compete in global competition

09 November 2020 by

The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Gwent, is to be the focus for the gathering of some of the world’s leading chefs in October 2021.

News

Green light for 100-bedroom hotel and three restaurants in Mansfield

05 November 2020 by

A 100-bedroom hotel at the heart of a £12m regeneration development in the Nottinghamshire market town of Mansfield has been given the go-ahead.

Battle royale: how the owners of the Queensberry hotel have fought for survival Hotel

Battle royale: how the owners of the Queensberry hotel have fought for survival

04 November 2020 by

Alongside suffering the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, the Queensberry hotel in Bath has endured a[...]

Extensive refurbishment of Henley’s Red Lion hotel to follow sale of property News

Extensive refurbishment of Henley’s Red Lion hotel to follow sale of property

03 November 2020 by

The 35-bedroom riverside Red Lion hotel in Henley-on-Thames is to undergo a major refurbishment after being[...]

Operators turn to takeaway and delivery as long-term strategy ahead of second lockdown News

Operators turn to takeaway and delivery as long-term strategy ahead of second lockdown

02 November 2020 by

Deliveries and takeaways could become a long-term business strategy for restaurants even once Covid restrictions are[...]

How to handle resistance to restrictions from grumpy guests Advice

How to handle resistance to restrictions from grumpy guests

29 October 2020 by

Just when you think your staff have enough to cope with, here come the customers who[...]

How London hotels have been hit hardest by the pandemic Hotel

How London hotels have been hit hardest by the pandemic

23 September 2020

The current parlous performance of London hotels cannot be underestimated. For a city that for years has consistently achieved the highest room rates in the country, it has been shocking to witness its dramatic decline as a result of the[...]

Profiles

Minute on the clock: Tej Walia, Foxhills

09 April 2020

Tej Walia, general manager at Foxhills Club & Resort, tells Janet Harmer how the family-owned business is investing heavily in improving the resort’s facilities while also enhancing the experience for staff 

Book review: Tasting Victory by Gerard Basset People

Book review: Tasting Victory by Gerard Basset

02 April 2020 by

I always knew the late Gerard Basset was special. But reading his newly published autobiography, written[...]

Hotel design: The Prince Akatoki London Hotel

Hotel design: The Prince Akatoki London

06 March 2020 by

A serene Japanese ethos is at the heart of the new Prince Akatoki luxury hotel brand,[...]

Cancellation of major corporate events increases concern of long-term impact of coronavirus News

Cancellation of major corporate events increases concern of long-term impact of coronavirus

02 March 2020 by

The cancellation or postponement of three major international conferences impacting the hotel and travel sectors has[...]

UK tops list of European hotel transactions in 2019 News

UK tops list of European hotel transactions in 2019

02 March 2020 by

The UK accounted for nearly one quarter of all European hotel transactions achieved in 2019.

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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