As a senior reporter, Katherine focuses on hotel news, analysis and features.
Antonio Carluccio Foundation extends grants to £500,000
The Antonio Carluccio Foundation, established by the late restaurateur, will be awarding grants this year of up to £500,000 in response to the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on the hospitality industry."
Accor to divert quarter of £245m dividend towards staff support fund
Accor has announced it will be diverting a quarter of its €280m (£245m) proposed 2019 dividend towards a fund to support its employees.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen parent company cuts off funding
Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s parent company Famous Brands has decided not to provide further financial assistance to the brand following a deterioration in sales and the closure of UK restaurants last month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
National Living Wage increases by 6.2% today
Operators are reminded that the National Living Wage (NLW) rate increases by 6.2% to £8.72 from today."
Marriott hit by second data breach
Marriott International has announced that it may have been hit by a second data breach affecting up to 5.2 million guests.
Patisserie by Nigel Smith falls into administration
Cookeze, the Lancashire-based event catering firm partly owned by chef Nigel Smith, which traded as Patisserie by Nigel Smith, is the latest hospitality business to have been hit by the coronavirus crisis.