As a senior reporter, Katherine focuses on hotel news, analysis and features.
The Ritz London sold to Qatari investor
The Ritz London has been sold to a Qatari investor, with all employees to continue to receive their full salaries while the hotel is closed due to coronavirus."
Birmingham NEC and Manchester Central to become temporary hospitals
The Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Manchester Central convention centre will also be turned into temporary hospitals, it was announced yesterday.
Shetland’s Scalloway hotel falls into administration
The 23-bedroom Scalloway hotel on Shetland has fallen into administration following “a difficult couple of years trading” and in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 17 jobs made redundant.
MP urges hotels housing homeless people to remain open
The minister for local government and homelessness has urged hotels providing rooms to support homeless people to remain open, and those that have closed to reconsider."
SSP expects coronavirus to hit second-half revenues by up to 85%
SSP has said revenues have been down approximately 80%-85% in the UK and continental Europe over the last week and is also assuming a “very pessimistic scenario” for the second half of the year.
The Caterer interview: Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons and the Venue Group
As well as being one-quarter of British folk rock band Mumford & Sons, Ben Lovett is chief executive of the Venue Group. He reveals how he put together a crack team of hospitality professionals and is establishing a New York[...]