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Katherine Price

Katherine Price

Senior Reporter

As a senior reporter, Katherine focuses on hotel news, analysis and features.

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Travelodge chief executive Peter Gowers to step down

27 November 2020 by

Travelodge chief executive Peter Gowers is stepping down from his role at the end of the year to “seek a new challenge”.

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Travelodge retains 578 of its hotels

27 November 2020 by

Travelodge has announced it has retained 578 of its 592 hotels despite an acrimonious company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and competing bids for leases.

Fuller’s chair says the country needs hospitality fully open – and soon News

Fuller’s chair says the country needs hospitality fully open – and soon

26 November 2020 by

Fuller’s chairman Michael Turner has said the country needs its hospitality businesses fully open again “for[...]

Mitchells & Butlers confirms 1,300 redundancies News

Mitchells & Butlers confirms 1,300 redundancies

26 November 2020 by

Mitchells & Butlers has confirmed it has had to make approximately 1,300 redundancies alongside site closures.

Individual Restaurants portfolio sold in £40m deal News

Individual Restaurants portfolio sold in £40m deal

26 November 2020 by

The Individual Restaurants estate, including Piccolino, the Restaurant Bar & Grill, Opera Grill and Bank brands,[...]

Shiva Hotels on its two major London openings, Middle Eight and the Guardsman, in between lockdowns Hotel

Shiva Hotels on its two major London openings, Middle Eight and the Guardsman, in between lockdowns

26 November 2020 by

Shiva Hotels has defied the current climate to open two hotels: the locally inspired Guardsman near[...]

Two Lights restaurant announces closure News

Two Lights restaurant announces closure

25 November 2020 by

Two Lights restaurant in London’s Shoreditch has announced it is closing as Covid-19 restrictions have made[...]

Boparan signs second franchise partner for Slim Chickens roll-out News

Boparan signs second franchise partner for Slim Chickens roll-out

25 November 2020 by

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has signed a second franchise partner to accelerate the growth of its[...]

Mark Hix takes on lease of the Fox Inn in Dorset News

Mark Hix takes on lease of the Fox Inn in Dorset

25 November 2020 by

Chef-restaurateur Mark Hix has taken on the lease of the Fox Inn in Corscombe, Dorset, and[...]

Second hospitality protest to take place next month News

Second hospitality protest to take place next month

25 November 2020 by

HospoDemo will return to London’s Westminster for a second protest next month.

Leon to explore a CVA to ‘move forward’ with landlords News

Leon to explore a CVA to ‘move forward’ with landlords

24 November 2020

Fast-casual chain Leon has confirmed it is exploring a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) in light of current trading conditions, following a report in Sky News.

Bird appoints Andrew Clover as MD to deliver five-year expansion plan News

Bird appoints Andrew Clover as MD to deliver five-year expansion plan

24 November 2020

Fried chicken and waffles chain Bird has appointed Andrew Clover as managing director to deliver an ambitious expansion plan with several new site launches planned for early 2021.

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