The Le Méridien Grosvenor House and Waldorf hotels in London have been placed into administrative receivership by Royal Bank of Scotland, which said today that it intended to take back control of all 11 Le Méridien hotels in the UK and Ireland.
(31 July 2003 17:33:52)
During the past nine years Caterer has "adopted" some 50 businesses. In that time some have fallen by the wayside, others are still going strong. In September we will introduce new adoptees. But until then we catch up with some old friends, beginning with the Beechwood hotel in North Walsham, Norfolk. Jenny Webster reports.
(31 July 2003 16:58:57)
Book publisher Penguin is trying to find the source of an e-mail purporting to be a book written by this year's Catey Special Award winner, Jamie Oliver.
(31 July 2003 16:54:38)
Carl Leaver, managing director of budget hotel chain Travel Inn, is to take over from Paul Dermody as chief executive of De Vere Group.
(31 July 2003 16:46:18)
Oliver Peyton's planned 200-seat Inn the Park restaurant, which will open in London's St James's Park next spring, will exemplify a move by the Royal Parks Agency to "green up" its catering operation in concessions across the eight Royal Parks in the capital.
(31 July 2003 16:11:36)
The hotel industry is benefiting from resilient trade in the small business sector, according to a survey into business travel trends by travel and financial services company American Express.
(31 July 2003 16:10:36)
Edinburgh gets millions of visitors, so it's not surprising there are plenty of hotels and restaurants in the Scottish capital. And that means competition is very, very tough. Helen Adkins, Jenny Webster, Sara Guild and Jo Ewart report.
(31 July 2003 15:46:38)
The chairman's on line 1, Big Bertha's on line 2 - British workers make 15,000 calls to sex and chat lines from the workplace every hour. At an average of £1.50 a minute, these calls are costing British businesses more than £25m a year, according to BT research.
(31 July 2003 15:07:55)
It's the height of summer, and more and more Brits are choosing to holiday at home. Where? In a caravan, of course. On a visit to Devon, Mick Whitworth found out how caravan parks are keeping pace with the high street and catering to a more sophisticated holiday-maker.
(31 July 2003 15:03:23)