Barbecues, brass bands, fifties-themed dances and Coronation menus are all playing their part in hotel celebrations this weekend as hotel groups predict strong bookings from the British public, encouraged by special offers to take city breaks.
(31 May 2002 9:43:38)
Who will be investing in the global hotel market this year? What funds will be available? And what sort of deals will be on offer? These will be among the questions addressed at Hotel Funding Now, a one-day briefing about the state of the major funding market for hotel development and acquisitions.
(30 May 2002 15:43:01)
The Spirit Group, a subsidiary of the recently floated Punch Taverns, has come under attack from a pub managers’ union which claims the company has failed to recognise the working time regulations.
(30 May 2002 15:25:25)
Henry Harris, former executive chef at London restaurant Hush, will be returning to the kitchen next month when he and former Fish! operations director Eric Garnier open a new restaurant in South Kensington.
(30 May 2002 12:35:41)
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(30 May 2002 12:32:23)
The number of pubs sold by Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries (W&DB) caused turnover to drop in the first part of 2002, the group said this week.
(30 May 2002 11:53:58)
Six Continents bowed to pressure from major investors last week when it announced that it would buy back up to £1b-worth of shares by the end of the year if it had not found a sensible investment for its large cash pile.
(30 May 2002 11:47:30)
The Irish tourist board, Bord Failte, has sounded a warning over the rising costs facing Ireland's tourists, in comparison to prices elsewhere in Europe.
(30 May 2002 11:25:12)
The UK's incoming tourist trade is recovering, but it will be at least another year before the number of foreign visitors returns to pre-foot-and-mouth levels, the British Incoming Tour Operators Association (BITOA) has predicted.
(30 May 2002 11:11:19)
Britain's ethnic restaurants are being allowed to recruit more staff from abroad than ever before, according to the latest figures. But the number of unfilled jobs in the hospitality industry as a whole continues to increase, as Ben Walker reports.
(30 May 2002 11:09:59)
Once all the Jubilee flag waving has stopped there will be five new cities in the UK. Already popular as tourist destinations, these former towns received their new status in honour of the Queen's Jubilee and can now look forward to even more visitors. David Goymour reports.
(30 May 2002 11:04:23)
In June 1952, Egon Ronay, at 26, was the youngest restaurant manager in London.
(30 May 2002 10:55:38)
Adam Peirson of Claridge's, London, Barry Johnson of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, and Alessandro D'Angelo of Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire, have each won a five-day trip to the USA following their successes in the Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence.
(30 May 2002 10:16:13)