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

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 &

DoubleTree by Hilton hotel incorporates Starbucks into beverage offering

DoubleTree by Hilton is stepping up its beverage offering thanks to a partnership with coffee chain Starbucks. The chain’s Swindon hotel will now offer the full Starbucks experience on site for all guests and non-guests. The drinks service will offer both sit in and take away options, meaning that guests can utilise the lobby area

Tricon plays key role in kitchen strategy as The Ned comes into fruition

Foodservice consultancy Tricon has capped off three years of work at the already famous Ned hotel in London where it was instrumental in developing a kitchen strategy which allows for effective and discrete food distribution around the listed building.      Tricon worked closely with both architects and engineers to achieve a workable solution, in conjunction

Proud Inns reckons it can slash gas bill by 50% using British-made grills

A growing North East England pub and hotel group has equipped its kitchens with cooking appliances from Synergy Grill as part of an effort to reduce catering bills. Four SG630 Synergy Grills have been installed in each of the four restaurant kitchens run by Proud Inns in Durham and the surrounding area. The group has bought in the

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