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Katherine Price

Katherine Price

Senior Reporter

As a senior reporter, Katherine focuses on hotel news, analysis and features.

Environment secretary says beer gardens likely to reopen first
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Environment secretary says beer gardens likely to reopen first

29 May 2020 by

George Eustice has said restrictions on hospitality businesses won’t be loosened until July, but that beer gardens are likely to be the first areas to reopen.

West Midlands put forward to test early reopening of tourism and hospitality
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West Midlands put forward to test early reopening of tourism and hospitality

29 May 2020 by

Leaders in the West Midlands have called on the government to allow the area to become a national testbed for an early reopening of the tourism, hospitality and cultural sectors.

Operators raise concerns over Scotland’s lockdown route map
Liverpool grants £450,000 outdoor spaces fund to aid recovery of hospitality businesses
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Liverpool grants £450,000 outdoor spaces fund to aid recovery of hospitality businesses

26 May 2020

The mayor of Liverpool has announced plans to create more European-style covered outdoor seating areas in the city to help businesses make up for the internal space they will lose as a result of social distancing restrictions.

Manchester’s first boutique hotel set for refurbishment
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Manchester’s first boutique hotel set for refurbishment

22 May 2020

Manchester’s first boutique hotel, the Great John Street hotel, is set for a refurbishment that will see the property reduce its number of bedrooms from 30 to 24 for the creation of a ‘supersuite’

DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen to remain closed and staff made redundant
Brits keen to visit their local hospitality businesses ‘as soon as possible’
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Brits keen to visit their local hospitality businesses ‘as soon as possible’

21 May 2020

Almost a third (31%) of Brits are planning to go to the pub within a week of being allowed to do so, increasing to 53% in London, and 30% plan to dine out within a week of restaurants reopening.

Whitbread seeks to raise £1b through rights issue
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Whitbread seeks to raise £1b through rights issue

21 May 2020

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has announced its intention to raise £1b through a rights issue to ensure it emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic “with a strong balance sheet and in the best position possible”.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.