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    The Grand Hotel Birmingham will open again this summer

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    Starwood Capital Group has confirmed that The Grand Hotel will open its doors again this summer following a restoration project to return the city centre landmark to its former glory.  The luxury hotel, a Grade II listed building, will be home to 185 rooms and suites, retaining the building’s mix of French Renaissance, Victorian and […]

    Searcys reveals no or low alcoholic pairings for diners

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    British restaurateur and events caterer Searcys has announced a new sommelier training initiative for 2020, focusing on non-alcoholic pairings to match with lunch and dinner menus. The company cites research suggests that more consumers are drinking no and low ABV drinks, seeing a £22.4 million growth with a reported 20.4% of consumers now opting for […]

    Chefs on request with eho chef

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    Trying to organise a formal event or small gathering,and looking for talented and creative chefs and cooks? Welcome to eho chef, the matchmaking platform that is a perfect addition to any PA’s little black book of contacts. eho chef is an innovative time-saving platform that can help with your culinary search, quickly and efficiently. Simply post your request on […]

    Venues and corporate event organisers ‘need to improve hospitality knowledge’

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    UK events caterer and restaurateur Searcys and venue marketplace platform HireSpace have released findings from a new report identifying the key drivers for event planning decision making. The survey findings based on in-depth research, conducted by international insight specialist MMR, reveal for the first time two distinct mindsets when it comes to event booking and […]

    Six Day London – Bikes, beats, beers: track centre hospitality from £114

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    Winner of the BT Sport Industry Awards ‘Entertainment Experience of the Year’ Phynova Six Day London is back for its fifth edition, taking place Tuesday 22nd – Sunday 27th October 2019. The world’s best riders will take to the boards of the Lee Valley Velopark, taking on the toughest test in track cycling across six gruelling days […]

    Rugby World Cup 2019: A corporate travel conundrum?

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    Healix International highlights some of the risks businesses should account for when sending travellers to Japan… In an age where the Far East doesn’t seem so far, over 400,000 visitors from across the globe are set to descend on Japan for the Rugby World Cup this September. Among these will be die-hard rugby fans lucky […]

    Watford FC hospitality is top of the League, say VisitFootball

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    The independent customer experience assessors from LiveTourism, commissioned by the top-flight’s governing body, scored Watford FC’s Vicarage Road Stadium’s hospitality experiences above all of English football’s biggest clubs. Mandy Lane, Managing Director for LiveTourism, said: “The focus and attention to detail in providing the best possible hospitality experience is a credit to all the staff […]

    Hotel meeting spaces and the way we work

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    The way we’re working is changing and the modern office of today is embracing flexible work spaces, creative interior design and employee wellbeing. But what has this got to do with the hospitality industry? Vanessa Jackman, sales and marketing director at Valor Hospitality Europe looks at why hotels offering meeting and event spaces need to […]

    The CHS Awards 2019 are now open for entries

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    The deadline to apply for the CHS Awards, which will once again showcase the best of the UK hospitality industry, is March 1, 2019 Free to enter, the CHS Awards will return this year to once again recognise and celebrate groups and individuals within the UK hospitality industry that do not normally get an opportunity […]

    Opinion: The importance of having a personalised approach in hospitality

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    First impressions count for everything in business, making the importance of offering a personalised approach even more crucial. Natalie Joyce, head of entree reception services at Vacherin, shares her tips to ensure businesses are delivering the best service to clients.  In the words of the author Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will […]