Latest Hotel Industry News

Regional hotels set for ‘record growth’ in 2017

2016-09-22 09:38:37 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

UK regional hotels are set to see record growth in 2017, but London properties will continue to struggle. Read more

Star grading system extends to glamping sector

2016-09-20 11:09:52 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

The star grading system used to measure quality and facilities at hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation is being extended to glamping venues as they grow in quantity and popularity. Read more

Starwood Capital Group to launch Principal hotel brand

2016-09-20 11:02:47 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group is to launch a new urban lifestyle hotel brand called Principal. Read more

UK hotels increase refurbishment investment by 57 per cent

2016-09-19 10:32:56 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

UK hotels have increased their refurbishment spending by 57 per cent in the past year to drive their competitiveness, according to new research from business financiers Funding Options. Read more

Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts MD to retire after 17 years

2016-09-19 07:28:19 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

Hotel management company Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts has announced that managing director for the UK, Robert Crook (left), is to retire and be replaced by hospitality executive Nicholas Northam (right). Read more

How hospitality can prepare for the next business rates assessment

2016-09-19 05:56:22 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

Ahead of the next revaluation of business rates in April next yearRichard Wackett, a partner at Montagu Evans, addresses hospitality operator's potential concerns. Read more

National Chef of the Year 2017 finalists

2016-09-19 04:17:11 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

These are the finalists for the National Chef of the Year 2017 competition, which will be held at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday 4 October. Read more

Hotel guests now want ‘affordable luxury’ above nearly everything else, says BDRC

2016-09-16 10:47:07 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

Hotels hoping to capture both business and leisure travellers should focus on affordable luxury to generate bookings and please guests, especially among Millennials, BDRC Continental has said. Read more

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 12/09 - 16/09

2016-09-16 09:28:27 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick. Read more

Stuart Bowery appointed chairman of the Master Innholders

2016-09-16 07:58:43 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

Stuart Bowery, general manager at Grosvenor House, has been named as the new chairman of the Master Innholders. Read more

Hotels risk losing business to Airbnb, says BDRC Hotel Insights panel

2016-09-16 07:47:15 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

Hotels are almost certainly losing business to the sharing economy platforms such as Airbnb, a panel has suggested at this years BDRC Hotel Insights Forum 2016. Read more

Alexander Boyd replaces Adam Handling at the Caxton Grill Westminster

2016-09-16 04:24:10 +0200 | Source: Big Hospitality

Alexander Boyd is now executive head chef at the Caxton Grill St Ermins Hotel Westminster, the venue formerly overseen by Adam Handling before he left to set up his own venture, The Frog. Read more