The chief executive of Whitbread Alison Brittain and chef-restaurateur Thomasina Miers headed the contingent of hospitality industry personalities to be featured in the New Year’s Honour List 2019.
Affectionately known as ‘Big John’ to his team, John Andrews, head concierge at the five-red-AA-star, 69-bedroom Goring hotel in London, is described by managing director David Morgan-Hewitt as “knowing London ... Read more
On 6 June, 120 firefighters were called to the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London in Knightsbridge to tackle a fire in the inner courtyard. Thanks to the hotel team’s training, the entire building was evacuated ... Read more
The judges celebrated many of the ways that Robert Bates proved himself worthy of this year’s award, but one summed it up when they described him as a “true hotel chef”. Bates has taken the Belfry and made mark ... Read more
When Jonathan Slater announced that he was stepping down as managing director of the five-AA-star, 80-bedroom Chester Grosvenor hotel in March 2015 after more than 30 years in the role, it was widely assumed th ... Read more