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Lake District hotel group teams up to extend tourism offer to Japanese market
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Lake District hotel group teams up to extend tourism offer to Japanese market

Japanese connections have led to a pair of hospitality and tourism businesses in Cumbria to join forces on a collaborative venture. As part of its work with the Lake District Japan Forum, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has partnered with Hidden Lakeland to offer tailored tours for Japanese tourists from three of its hotels...

Absolute Taste win multi year catering partnership for The Open
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Absolute Taste win multi year catering partnership for The Open

With The 149th Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club only seven months away, Absolute Taste are delighted to announce they have been appointed by The R&A as catering partner to the iconic Championship. With a wealth of experience catering at major sporting events both across the UK and internationally, Absolute Taste promise to deliver...

Upping the Andes: Elephant Park provides new home for two local restaurants
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Upping the Andes: Elephant Park provides new home for two local restaurants

Two restaurants that share a south London heritage and an international flavour have signed contracts to open new premises at Elephant Park, the £2.3 billion regeneration project being delivered by Lendlease and Southwark Council in Central London. Popular Ecuadorian restaurant, Miko’s, will move from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre, into a 1,200 sq ft...

Wilson Associates welcomes new Regional Managing Director
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Wilson Associates welcomes new Regional Managing Director

Acclaimed designer, modernist, and industry veteran Darrell Long has joined Wilson Associates as Regional Managing Director. Under Long’s leadership, the firm’s Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Dallas studios will further expand to redefine the hospitality industry by inspiring, enriching, and engaging the human experience through design. “Design is imperative, and touches nearly every aspect of...

GMI announces contract to build new £25m Hampton by Hilton hotel in York
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GMI announces contract to build new £25m Hampton by Hilton hotel in York

GMI Construction Group has announced the award of a contract by Avantis Hotels to build a 143-bedroom Hilton York Piccadilly hotel in the heart of York city centre. Construction work on the £25M project has commenced with the hotel due for completion in the first quarter of 2021, at which point it is expected that...

Liverpool one lands UK’S largest Virgin Holidays store
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Liverpool one lands UK’S largest Virgin Holidays store

Virgin Holidays brand new V Room store in the Liverpool ONE shopping centre Boutique travel specialist, Virgin Holidays, has officially launched its largest UK ‘v-room’ concept store at Liverpool ONE, managed by Grosvenor Europe. The flagship 2,000 sq ft ‘v-room’ on South John Street offers a luxury, immersive experience for visitors booking holidays, with brand...

APG & LCP announce the launch of a joint venture
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APG & LCP announce the launch of a joint venture

Today it was announced that APG has partnered with London Central Portfolio (LCP), leading real estate investment advisory in Prime Central London, to acquire the Harrington Hall Hotel in South Kensington. This will be the first in a programme of acquisitions to provide an all-suite, lifestyle hotel brand in the very centre of London catering...

Icelandic Group Centre Hotels Launches Full Rebrand and Website, Designed by Leading London Agency I-AM
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Icelandic Group Centre Hotels Launches Full Rebrand and Website, Designed by Leading London Agency I-AM

Icelandic hotel chain, Center Hotels, has hired international branding and customer experience agency I-AM to launch a bold group-wide re-brand to reinforce their position as the most loved hotel group in Iceland and beyond. With the entrance of various international chains intensifying the increasingly competitive Icelandic market, Center Hotels decided it was time to enhance...

Matt Worswick appointed Executive Chef at The Shanghai EDITION
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Matt Worswick appointed Executive Chef at The Shanghai EDITION

Globally renowned hotelier and designer Ian Schrager and restaurateur JasonAtherton are delighted to announce that Matt Worswick will be joining the team at The Shanghai EDITION as Executive Chef from February 2020. Worswick will be taking over from Scott Melvin, who departs at the end of the month. Melvin launched the hotel in July 2018...

New General Manager takes the reins at Edinburgh Hotel
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New General Manager takes the reins at Edinburgh Hotel

CAIRN Group-owned DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing has welcomed experienced hotelier Gavin Tannock as its new general manager. A native Scot hailing from Glasgow, Gavin will manage the day to-day running of the 147-bedroom property which proudly overlooks the River Forth. Gavin’s passion for travel is clear as he’s keen to boost tourism...