Sarah Williams group F&B manager at Firmdale Hotels on wine

Uncorked: Sarah Williams

By Joe Lutrario

The group F&B manager at Firmdale Hotels on Tenerife’s Suertes del Marqués, women working in wine and refusing to stock Prosecco.

Canton Blue Chinese restaurant at The Peninsula London hotel

Latest opening: Canton Blue

By Joe Lutrario

The Peninsula London’s Chinese restaurant is an opulent-yet-refreshingly-bold affair that celebrates the ‘spice-trade union of Asian and British cultures’.

Vincenzo Arnese director of wine at Raffles London at The OWO

Uncorked: Vincenzo Arnese

By Joe Lutrario

The director of wine at Raffles London at The OWO on Diego Masciaga, Champagne showers and his mission to highlight wineries that are following sustainable practices.

Rafael Cagali second restaurant Elis to launch this autumn at Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel

Rafael Cagali's second restaurant Elis to launch this autumn

By Joe Lutrario

Rafael Cagali’s second venture at Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel will be named Elis in tribute to his mother’s first restaurant and will offer a more relaxed interpretation of the two-star chef’s Brazilian-Italian heritage.

SHIOK! patisserie at Pan Pacific London by Cherish Finden

Latest opening: SHIOK!

By Joe Lutrario

Cherish Finden’s standalone patisserie at the Pan Pacific London is pitched squarely at the luxury market.

The Aubrey Japanese restaurant Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge Maximal Concepts

Latest opening: The Aubrey

By Joe Lutrario

An izakaya restaurant has replaced the site left vacant by Bar Boulud at five-star hotel Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge.

Chef Mauro Colagreco to make UK debut next year with restaurants at Whitehall hotel Raffles London At The OWO.

Mauro Colagreco to make UK debut next year

By Joe Lutrario

Acclaimed Argentine-born chef Mauro Colagreco is to make his UK debut late next year with a brace of restaurants and ‘avante garde chef’s table’ at upcoming Whitehall hotel Raffles London At The OWO.

The Ned to open in New York

The Ned to open in New York

By Joe Lutrario

Soho House founder Nic Jones is to bring The Ned to New York next year in what looks to be a push to expand the brand to multiple overseas locations.

Adam Handling Chelsea restaurant to close

Adam Handling Chelsea to close

By Joe Lutrario

Adam Handling will close his fine dining restaurant at Chelsea’s Cadogan Hotel in October after reaching a ‘mutual agreement’ with the Belmond-owned property.

Zetter Group acquired by Orca Holding hotel group

Zetter Group acquired by Orca Holding

By Joe Lutrario

Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyan have sold The Zetter Group to Orca Holding, a specialist hospitality investor owned by entrepreneur Laith Pharaon.

Will restaurants, pubs and hotels be open for the summer holidays?

The Lowdown: The Summer Holidays

By Joe Lutrario

Domestic holidays could be permitted as early as July as part of the Government's ambitious plans to jump start the tourism sector.

Adam Reid's The French restaurant re-opens bookings

Manchester’s The French re-opens bookings

By Joe Lutrario

Chef Adam Reid’s The French restaurant in Manchester has re-opened bookings, allowing prospective diners to book tables of two only from 1 June.

Nick Beardshaw chef Kerridge's Bar & Grill London restaurant

Flash-grilled: Nick Beardshaw

By Joe Lutrario

The head chef at Kerridge's Bar & Grill in London on Domino's, not completing MEATliquor's triple chilli challenge and cheap truffles. helps overbooked hotels relocate their guests

New website aims to solve hotel overbooking issue

By Melodie Michel acts as a bidding platform between hotels with too many guests and hotels with empty rooms, aiming to save operators time when relocating customers.

Guests can now book seven days in advance with HotelTonight

HotelTonight extends booking window to seven days

By Carina Perkins

Last minute booking app HotelTonight is now offering guests the chance to book seven days in advance, which it claims will boost conversion rates for its partner hotels.

When searching for a hotel you have to remain flexible -  your perfect property might not come up in the town or village you want every day

Property: Buying a hotel

By Carina Perkins

In the third part of our special feature on property, we ask experts for their tips on hunting for a hotel and calculating the future profitability of any potential property.


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