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Tux at the ready: Entries for The Independent Accommodation ‘Oscars’ now open
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Tux at the ready: Entries for The Independent Accommodation ‘Oscars’ now open

·         Entries are officially open for this year’s annual eviivo Awards, recognising the very best of the UK independent hospitality sector ·          Independent hosts and hoteliers invited to submit their entries until 24th June   ·         The ceremony will take place in central London in October at a James Bond-themed dinner event Entries are now open for the 2019 eviivo Awards, the annual ceremony honouring the finest hosts in the UK hospitality industry.  The awards, now in their sixth year, have been dubbed the ‘Oscars’ for independent accommodation and shine a light on the best B&Bs, guest houses, hotels, pubs, restaurants with rooms, and other independent serviced or self-catered accommodation that the UK has to...

London Hilton on Park Lane’s Pastry Chefs Rise to the Challenge to be Crowned UK’s Best Tasting Afternoon Tea
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London Hilton on Park Lane’s Pastry Chefs Rise to the Challenge to be Crowned UK’s Best Tasting Afternoon Tea

The prestigious Mayfair hotel, the London Hilton on Park Lane scooped the award for the UK’s ‘Best Tasting’ afternoon tea at this year’s Afternoon Tea of the Year Awards, which took place at Westminster Boating Base on Friday 14th June 2019. The culinary team, led by Executive Chef Anthony Marshall, along with Bake Off: The...

Bluebird to show The Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club
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Bluebird to show The Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club

Alongside a Perfect Serves Cocktail Menu To celebrate The Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club, Bluebird Chelsea and Fever-Tree have joined forces to be the number one place for tennis fans during the tournament, and have created a special Championship G&T. Bluebird’s iconic courtyard has been decked out in tennis memorabilia, think Fever-Tree deck chairs for...

The Italian Job 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Royal Lancaster London
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The Italian Job 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Royal Lancaster London

The Italian Job is best known for Michael Caine’s illustrious character ‘Charlie Croker’ and car chases through Turin. However, the film also featured Royal Lancaster London, where Croker celebrates his release from prison. In the 1960s, the recently opened hotel was alive and swinging, with The Beatles celebrating their after-party for the release of their...

Expedia Agrees to Pay Over $300K for Cuban Travel Sanctions
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Expedia Agrees to Pay Over $300K for Cuban Travel Sanctions

The United States government fined travel technology company Expedia Group $325,406 for breaching Cuban travel sanctions between 2011 and 2014. According to a U.S. Department of the Treasury report released Thursday, Expedia and its associated brands helped 2,221 people with travel-related services between the U.S. and Cuba, which is a violation of the former Cuban...

Travelers Grow Wary of the Sharing Economy
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Travelers Grow Wary of the Sharing Economy

As the summer vacation season gathers steam, new revelations about the sharing economy are coming to light. In particular, millennials—who have driven the sharing economy to new heights—are beginning to revert back to more traditional services while baby boomers are embracing alternative travel methods in larger numbers. Overall, the likelihood to use sharing economy services...

Hospitality Action Launches ‘Cook Behind The Book’ Series Of Literary Lunches with Celebrated Chefs
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Hospitality Action Launches ‘Cook Behind The Book’ Series Of Literary Lunches with Celebrated Chefs

The charity will host a series of food-focused discussions across some of Britain’s most-loved boutique hotels.    Industry trade charity, Hospitality Action, has collaborated with renowned UK gourmets to bring together a love of good food and literature with its literary lunch series. The first event of the series will be hosted by Prue Leith...

KERB Reveals First Taste of Seven Dials Market Line-Up
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KERB Reveals First Taste of Seven Dials Market Line-Up

KERB alumni Club Mexicana, Yum Bun and Square Rootare amongst the inspiring independent female founders to join London’s leading street food organisation KERB has announced the first taste of the traders taking residency at Seven Dials Market, when it opens in the heart of London this September. The first five to be announced is an...

New Apollon Beach on the Athenian Riviera
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New Apollon Beach on the Athenian Riviera

Introducing a private hidden gem – perfect for families – by Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso The summer is here, and this year the most prestigious spot to be is on the Athenian Riviera. This season, Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso member of the Leading Hotels of the World introduce a hidden gem: brand new...