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Harbour & Jones co-founder purchases Lowestoft hotel armed with new restaurant concept plans

Harbour & Jones co-founder purchases Lowestoft hotel armed with new restaurant concept plans

Nathan Jones, co-founder of Harbour & Jones Ltd, has bought Fishers Hotel in Pakefield for an undisclosed fee. Jones, who co-founded the London-based foodservice operator in 2007 with Patrick Harbour, is now a director at the firm following a merger with CH&Co last year. He has taken over the 16-bedroom hotel in Suffolk to operate

Whitbread takes on more ‘Hub’ projects for Premier Inn brand

Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn, has secured planning permission for a 294-bedroom ‘hub by Premier Inn’ hotel in between Marylebone and Paddington stations. It is one of seven sites that are now in the planning or construction stages. Granted by LB Westminster, the decision unlocks a major redevelopment of a site that Whitbread purchased freehold

Businessman to ‘give away’ his football-themed hotel if England win World Cup

Lawrence Kenwright, chairman of hotel group Signature Living, has vowed to give his hotel away for the evening and a free bar in one of his restaurants if England win the World Cup. Hotel boss Kenwright, who runs a string of properties in Liverpool, Cardiff, Preston and Belfast and is the co-owner of the renowned

Brasserie Blanc extends restaurant partnership with the Marriott hotel group

Brasserie Blanc, the French restaurant group led by acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc, will open its second Marriott hotel venue at major transport hub Manchester Airport. The newest addition to the group’s portfolio will be located within the newly-refurbished four-star Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel in Hale Barns, just minutes from the terminal. The classic and contemporary

Ex-Caffe Nero food chief hired to spearhead hotel group’s renewed kitchen push

The former head of international food for Caffé Nero has joined hotel group GLH with a remit to transform its F&B offering. Marco Zacharia, who joins as food and beverage director, is tasked with evolving the hotel group’s culinary offering to focus on delivering consistently compelling dishes across the hotel group’s five individual brands and

EXCLUSIVE: Hilton profits from ‘Ripple effect’ as specialist kit packs a punch with punters

A Wifi-enabled countertop device that prints beautiful high-resolution images and messages directly onto any foam-topped drink is providing operators with a completely new way to interact and engage with customers. Hilton London Tower Bridge, in the shadow of The Shard, is among the big names to have spotted its potential. FEJ headed over to find

Leading hotel chef relishing chance to rule kitchen roost

The new executive chef of one of the country’s top hotels and Michelin star restaurants has described how she is looking forward to putting her stamp on its kitchen and inspiring her brigade to even greater achievements. Lisa Goodwin-Allen, who has worked at Northcote in Lancashire for more than 17 years, was recently promoted to the top

Hotel group appoints head chef to lead revamped kitchen with three-metre wood-fired grill

A North West hotel group has appointed a head chef to run its new restaurant on the shores of Lake Windermere. English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has promoted Tyrone Blake to take the reins at the Blue Smoke on the Bay restaurant, part of the ongoing £16m redevelopment of Low Wood Bay Resort &

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