The executive head chef at Edinburgh's Hilton Caledonian hotel was fired after complaints that he switched suppliers to secure tickets for Celtic football matches, an employment tribunal was told.
(29 November 2002 11:03:43)
Concern is growing among hoteliers in South Africa that an increase in business over the past six months, led by an influx of British tourists, will be short-lived following a recent attack.
(29 November 2002 9:58:01)
Talks between PizzaExpress and the venture capital group headed by Hugh Osmond have collapsed before they could even get to the stage of a formal bid.
(29 November 2002 9:54:54)
Westminster City Council won a bizarre civil case against Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries (WDB) last week after its officials objected to people "moving rhythmically" to music at two Pitcher & Piano bars in central London.
(29 November 2002 9:53:36)
When a 22-year-old salesman for shaving company Gillette persuaded his parents to stump up £7,000 to buy a roadhouse on the River Stour in 1952, there was no concept of the country restaurant, or indeed the country hotel, and rationing was still in force.
(29 November 2002 9:51:17)
Whitbread has put the 13 Swallow hotels it took off the market at the beginning of the year back up for sale, with a price tag of £65m.
(29 November 2002 9:43:44)
Three-Michelin-starred chef Michel Troisgros has signed up to become a consultant at the Lancaster hotel in Paris.
(28 November 2002 11:37:14)
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(28 November 2002 11:35:35)
While manufacturers have long argued that glassware should have a dedicated glasswasher and not be put into a general purpose dishwasher with soiled tableware, Winterhalter now claims to have developed an under-counter machine that will wash both glass and crockery.
(27 November 2002 15:45:13)