As a senior reporter, Katherine focuses on hotel news, analysis and features.
Business rates revaluation postponed
A revaluation of business rates will no longer take place in 2021 in order to help reduce uncertainty for firms affected by the impact of coronavirus, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has announced."
Pan Pacific London appoints Lorraine Sinclair executive chef
Pan Pacific London has announced the appointment of Lorraine Sinclair as executive chef, who joins from Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in Vietnam, where she was director of culinary operations for four years.
Undervaluing inbound tourism ‘will hamper the UK economy’s recovery from coronavirus'
Tourism trade association UKinbound has issued a stark warning that the country risks damaging and prolonging its economic recovery if the inbound tourism industry does not receive long-term financial support alongside domestic and outbound tourism recovery plans.
Arora Group to develop four-star hotel on Staines riverfront
The Arora Group has been awarded the project to plan and develop a £182m hotel-led, mixed-use development scheme on Staines-upon-Thames’ riverfront."
Event and catering businesses ‘falling between the cracks’
Many event and catering businesses are “falling between the cracks”, outside the scope of government support schemes.
David Taylor joins Lore Group as chief operating officer
Hotelier of the Year 2018 and former vice-president – UK operations at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) David Taylor has joined Lore Group as chief operating officer.