Articles By Date 01 September 2006 - 30 September 2006
Results: 201 - 250 of 2002

Nick Basing has been the group chief executive of Paramount since the former pub operator bought ailing restaurant group Groupe Chez Gérard in April 2003 for £15.2m.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Rooney Anand is chief executive of brewer and pub operator Greene King, which has brewed ale at Bury St Edmonds in Suffolk since 1799.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

David Orr is chief executive of City Inn, the owner and operator of a collection of large, four-star city centre hotels with an award-winning approach to design.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Giles Thorley is chief executive of Punch Taverns, which was created in 1997 from an original estate of pubs bought from Bass and is now the operator of more than 9,500 leased and tenanted pubs. It is the UK’s largest pub operator and reported a pre-tax profit of £200.5m on a £770m turnover in the year to 20 August 2005.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Ted Tuppen is chief executive of Enterprise Inns, the UK’s second largest pub operator with an estate of around 7,700 leased and tenanted pubs.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Tim and Kit Kemp are the co-founders of Firmdale Hotels, which has built up a collection of six stylish boutique properties in London employing around 600 staff. The group made a profit of £1m in 2003-2004 on a turnover of £14m.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

The definitive guide to the top players in the UK hospitality industry whose actions are having the greatest impact in 2006.

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(20 September 2006 18:18:00)

The second CatererSearch 100 brings you the 100 most influential people whose achievements are having the biggest impact upon the hospitality industry in 2006. It tells you where they’ve been, where they are now and where they are going.

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(20 September 2006 17:53:00)

The definitive guide to the top players in the UK hospitality industry whose actions are having the greatest impact in 2006.

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(20 September 2006 17:40:00)

Choice Hotels Europe (CHE) – owner of the Comfort Inn and Sleep Inn brands - has appointed Michael Prager as its new chief executive.

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(20 September 2006 16:44:00)

The owner of a Greek restaurant in central London has been fined £24,000 after hygiene inspectors came across a "foul smell" in his kitchen.

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(20 September 2006 16:42:00)

Raymond Blanc is chef-patron of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, an award-winning 32-bedroom country house hotel with a 100-seat two-Michelin-star restaurant and a cookery school for amateurs and professionals alike.

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(20 September 2006 16:19:00)

Gordon Ramsay’s first gastropub is set to be the Narrow Street Kitchen and Dining Room in London’s Limehouse.

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(20 September 2006 12:12:00)

What the restaurant critics think of the food in eateries around the UK and the world...

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(20 September 2006 11:34:00)

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin have retuned to profit in the six months to June, thanks to improving market conditions and tighter cost controls.

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(20 September 2006 10:53:00)

Dawnay Shore Hotels (DSH) has revealed its plans to triple the number of its top-end Signature branded properties.

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(20 September 2006 10:45:00)

Out of Town Restaurant Group (OTRG) has launched all-day concept the Lounge in Sheffield’s Meadow Hall.

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(19 September 2006 16:33:00)

Managed pub chain Barracuda has revealed it has a £35m “war chest” that it intends to use to almost double its presence within the next five years.

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(19 September 2006 16:07:00)

Darren Bunn, former head chef of Michelin-star Orestone Manor Hotel, has acquired the lease of the Chasers Arms free house and restaurant in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.

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(19 September 2006 15:25:00)

Fast food giant McDonald's has launched a training and lifestyle website to offer its 67,000 UK employees access to GCSE-equivalent qualifications.

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(19 September 2006 15:01:00)

Work rights in the UK for Romanians and Bulgarians are likely to be restricted if they join the European Union next year, Home Secretary John Reid has revealed.

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(19 September 2006 14:46:00)

Wales aims to introduce a ban on smoking in enclosed public places from 2 April, 2007, stealing a march on England.

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(19 September 2006 14:28:00)

Anthony Demetre and Will Smith’s latest venture, Arbutus, was named Best New London Restaurant at the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards 2006.

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(19 September 2006 11:16:00)

Paramount owner Dawnay Shore Hotels (DSH) has enjoyed a strong start to the year as it continues to upgrade its estate.

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(18 September 2006 19:47:00)

A New York restaurant is being sued for $15m (£8m) by two waitresses who say they were fired because they were too fat.

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(18 September 2006 18:48:00)

A record number of entrants achieved graduate status in this year’s Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards.

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(18 September 2006 18:17:00)

Contract caterers have threatened to raise prices for the supply of school meals or pull out of the market completely if their profits continue to fall because of the Government’s ban on junk food.

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(18 September 2006 13:20:00)

Television actor Neil Morrissey is ploughing £5m into renovating his country hotel - after losing £1,375,664 on it in a year.

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(18 September 2006 13:07:00)

John Young CBE, chairman of London brewery and pub operator Young & Co, has died at the age of 85 after a long battle with cancer.

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(18 September 2006 12:09:00)

Essential news from around the world, including: Armani Hotels to build two new hotels in New York; Hyatt takes over at Bonaventure hotel; Bill Linehan promoted at InterContinental; Solare Hotels increase Japanese portfolio

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(18 September 2006 11:43:00)

A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry. News includes: Mothers in revolt over healthy school dinners; Conran pockets £30m from restaurant sale; Punch buys rival pub group for £164m; Religious tourism set to treble in Scotland; New hotel chain will build a hotel in seven days

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(18 September 2006 11:06:00)

Luxury country house hotel Bovey Castle has been sold by its owner, Peter De Savary, for £26.4m to Hilwood Resorts and Hotels.

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(15 September 2006 17:06:00)

Alpha Airports, which had its shares temporarily suspended from the London Stock Exchange early this year, has made two senior appointments as it looks to rebuild its executive team.

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(15 September 2006 14:43:00)

The great and the good of the food world will be battling it out to prove their culinary knowledge next week at the “Better Foodie” charity fundraising quiz.

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(15 September 2006 14:41:00)

Could I clarify the British Hospitality Association's position on the employment of immigrant labour in the hospitality industry (Caterer, 24 August, page 6)?

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(15 September 2006 12:25:00)

The new common standards for hospitality accommodation have received some criticism in recent issues of Caterer and Hotelkeeper, but there are two sides to every story.

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(15 September 2006 12:12:00)

I have been very interested in the recent letters regarding the work/life balance of those working in the catering industry (J Kerr, Caterer, 17 August, and J Rollinson, Caterer, 24 August).

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(15 September 2006 12:07:00)

I am writing in reference to your article "Sophisticated guests opt for independents" (Caterer, 24 August, page 9).

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(15 September 2006 11:57:00)

Hoteliers can now enter this year's Considerate Hotel of the Year Awards, which reward the best environmental performers.

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(15 September 2006 10:52:00)

De Vere’s Cavendish hotel looks set to be bought by the Barclay brothers for £100m, according to The Times newspaper.

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(14 September 2006 16:42:00)

London & Edinburgh Swallow Group went into administration this morning after apparently incurring “heavy losses”, Caterer can reveal.

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(14 September 2006 16:28:00)

The UK hotel industry is experiencing its best performing year since 2000 and looks set for steady growth over the next three years, according to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

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(14 September 2006 15:50:00)

London hotels boosted revenue per available room (revpar) by 24% in the week ending 10 September, according to figures from hotel benchmarking service The Bench.

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(14 September 2006 15:35:00)

Industry figures and opposition MPs have hit out at proposals to introduce a new tax on restaurant and take-away meals to boost the coffers of local authorities.

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(14 September 2006 14:35:00)

The senior management team at Conran Restaurants has completed a management buyout from parent company Conran Holdings this week.

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(14 September 2006 14:25:00)

The chief executive of Travelodge has warned local authorities of a consumer backlash if they continued with “deeply unpopular and economically dangerous” plans to introduce a bed tax.

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(14 September 2006 12:19:00)

Restaurants throughout the UK might soon have to display the results of their hygiene inspections if a London pilot scheme is successful. Chris Druce reports

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(14 September 2006 0:00:00)

London hotels boosted revenue per available room (revpar) by 24% in the week ending 10 September, according to figures from hotel benchmarking service The Bench.

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(14 September 2006 0:00:00)

Hotels in the West Midlands saw revenue per available room (revpar) fall by 5% during the month of July.

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(14 September 2006 0:00:00)

The battle for the £80m house wine contract at JD Wetherspoon has been won by incumbent Fetzer despite the controversial efforts of drinks giant Constellation Europe to push its brands.

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(14 September 2006 0:00:00)

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