OK, so these might not be the most glamorous sides to your business, but once you've got the opening night organised, the website built, the staff smiling and the gleaming kit ready and waiting in the kitchen, there are a few other boxes you simply have tick (you'll thank us in the end)
(10 November 2004 15:31:00)
Following the £66.4m acquisition of Hotel du Vin by property group MWB, owner of rival chain Malmaison, what plans are there for the boutique chains now? Karl Cushing met up with the main protagonists to find out
(10 November 2004 12:06:00)
How do you make your future customers realise what you already know: that your new business is the best thing to have happened to them for years? Dan Bignold asked two marketing experts, consultant Pamela Carvell and Alias Hotels marketing director Rupert Kenyon, for answers
(10 November 2004 11:47:00)
What's wrong with pricing?
(10 November 2004 11:07:00)
Marc Wilkinson left his job as chef-manager of the Latymer restaurant at Pennyhill Park hotel to open his 30-seat Restaurant FraŒche in the Cheshire conservation village of Oxton in May. Here are his thoughts about establishing a supplier network, plus a few words of wisdom from three fellow chefs
(09 November 2004 17:03:00)
A 24-year-old molecular chef from Leeds has become the youngest winner of the overall Excellence Award at the annual Restaurant Rémy Awards.
(09 November 2004 16:31:00)
Hospitality and catering firms must play a more active role in designing vocational training if they are to solve their staffing problems, concludes a new survey commissioned by Foundation Degrees.
(09 November 2004 11:46:00)
A special one-off award was made today at the Condé Nast Johansens hotel awards in memory of Julie Dunkley, who died this March after working for the publishers for seven years as a hotel inspector.
(09 November 2004 11:39:00)
Double-digit growth in airport and healthcare catering helped boost annual turnover by 5% at contract caterer Elior in the year to 30 September 2004.
(08 November 2004 17:04:13)
Stuart Johnson, publishing director at Condé Nast Johansens, is returning to his hotelier roots as the new general manager of Brown’s hotel in central London.
(08 November 2004 14:19:00)
Many local authorities' policies on licensing reform are too vague, because councils still don't know what fees they will charge to fund the reforms, claim solicitors.
(05 November 2004 9:58:00)
The continuing popularity of travelling on low-cost airlines has resulted in an unexpected bonus for airports’ operator BAA, with more people buying food before take-off.
(04 November 2004 14:58:00)
Contemporary Hotels is to launch two London hotels and grow its provincial hotel portfolio before expanding into mainland Europe.
(04 November 2004 10:51:00)
Restaurants would see more customers come through their doors if a ban on smoking in the workplace were introduced, according to a survey by American Express Establishment Services.
(04 November 2004 10:41:00)
Tourist board VisitBritain is predicting that 2004 will prove a record year for international visitors.
(04 November 2004 10:11:00)
The OCS Group has snapped up Reading-based contract caterer Just Deli in a deal it claims makes it the UK’s sixth largest contract caterer.
(03 November 2004 17:25:00)