As a senior reporter, Katherine focuses on hotel news, analysis and features.
Compass successful in £2b equity raise
Catering giant Compass has been successful in its £2b share placing, having yesterday announced the move to allow it to "weather" the profound impact of the coronavirus crisis."
Housing minister considering allowing hospitality businesses to use streets for al fresco dining
Granting ‘blanket’ permission for restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars to use pedestrianised streets for outdoor dining, is being considered by housing and local government minister Robert Jenrick.
Hotel bosses call for industry to work together towards hygiene standards
Hotel bosses have called for a united approach to hygiene standards on a webinar today that included the chief executives of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Radisson Hotel Group and BWH Hotel Group.
Accor announces additional €560m banking credit facility and reports ‘initial signs’ of recovery
Accor has announced that it has signed an agreement with a consortium of five banks for a new €560m (£499m) Revolving Credit Facility (RCF)."
David Urquhart Group’s hotel businesses to be wound up and sold
The hotels subsidiary of the David Urquhart Group is set to be wound up as three of the group’s companies lodged proposals to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) earlier this month.
Plans to transform Perth Prison social club into a training café for ex-offenders
A new social enterprise called Starting Step is hoping to transform HMP Perth’s former social club into a café and bistro to train ex-offenders in hospitality skills.