Gong’s eye-catching pendants make a stylish addition to the award-winning boutique hotel, The Gallivant 

Lighting can make or break an interior design scheme and as The Gallivant select Gong’s beautiful designs,  Jo Plismy of Gong, considers the part lighting has to play in boutique hotels. 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO CREATE THE PERFECT DATE NIGHT FOR A MEMORABLE VALENTINE’S DAY

Leading discovery and booking platform DesignMyNight offers consumer insight and ideas for hospitality operators who want to feel the love and boost their business this Valentine’s Day. 

BAXTERS SPOONS UP FIVE NEW RECIPES AS PART OF FAVOURTIE SOUP RANGE

Focusing on the essence of what a comforting bowl of soup means to its customers, Baxters has developed and refreshed five of its fan favourites soup recipes, Cream of Tomato, Minestrone, Cream of Chicken, Carrot and Coriander and Country Garden.

GIVE THE GIFT OF KNOOPS CHOCOLATE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

LUXURY CHOCOLATE DRINKS TO WARM THE HEART DURING THE MONTH OF LOVE

Knoops, the UK’s cult chocolate drinks brand, has launched the sweetest range of gifts for the most romantic time of the year.

61% of consumers want to celebrate traditional events more often as English and Welsh plan celebrations for Burns’ Night

“Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.” Robert Burns

 Aviko 2023 Food Trends Report

Aviko has released its must-read annual Food Trends Report, an accessible and practical guide for operators to thrive in 2023.

With hospitality on the road to recovery following the pandemic, Aviko’s Food Trends Report 2023 delves into what foodservice operators can anticipate in the year ahead, the market challenges and how to navigate them, what consumers expect, as well as a look at the hottest food trends that are shaping menus.

Six opportunities for global hotel development

In light of the tumultuous global challenges which have dramatically affected the hospitality industry, now more than ever we need to fully understand the reality of developing properties in international contexts.

For owners, developers, investors, managers and other professionals involved in hotel development and investment, the operating environment has shifted to such a degree that as we begin 2023 we need to consider how to respond to the latest challenges. For every challenge, however, there is opportunity. Here are six opportunities for global hotel development projects.

GAIL’S UNVEILS REUBY TOASTIE RECIPE

The recipe uses the GAIL’s dark sourdough, made with wheat and wholemeal flours.

A dark, chewy, bitter-sweet crust, and tight, tacky crumb deliver a complex, wholesome flavour that make it the perfect platform for a toastie. The choice of cheese for this toastie is the semi-hard Mayfield Swiss cheese by Buchanan’s Cheesemonger. It has a creamy, sweet, nutty flavour that holds its own against the other flavours in this sandwich.

GAUCHO FURTHER STRENGTHENS ITS POSITION WITH THREE NEW OPENINGS FOR 2023 AND A RECORD-BREAKING TRADING YEAR

Rare Restaurants, the 22-strong restaurant group consisting of Gaucho and M Restaurants headed up by Martin Williams, announces further expansion of its modern Argentinean steak-house brand. Three new Gaucho sites will open in the next three months, including its first London opening since 2009. These openings come following a record-breaking year with double digit ebitda on turnover of £73m, up from £55M.

Döner Shack kicks off 2023 with two new multi-unit franchisees

Döner Shack, the Berlin-inspired street-food concept, continues to experience tremendous growth with the addition of two new multi-unit franchise partners, Bobby Sidhu and Omar Chagani. The UK’s leading fast-casual franchise brand will be boosting its presence across the UK with 20 new stores across the West Midlands and London over the next three years.

Breaking the stranglehold of single use plastic bottles with outstanding water purification and beverage dispending solutions at home, work, and play

Bluewater is a global Swedish water purification and beverage company on a mission to end the need for single-use plastic bottles, most of which end up in the world’s oceans.

Sybron launches first own brand with new biotechnology cleaning range – SyBio

Sybron, a leading UK supplier of cleaning, hygiene and catering products to some of the largest names in hospitality, has launched its first own brand with SyBio, a range of biotechnology-based cleaning products.

Partnering with BioVate Hygienics, Sybron has developed a range that replaces harmful, non-renewable chemicals with adaptive biotechnology that cleans, disinfects and protects.

Kricket to host Fried Chicken Challenge with a star studded line up on Tuesday 7 February

The country’s top restaurants and chicken shops will compete in a challenge in aid of The Childhood Trust this February at Kricket Brixton

£15 tickets include unlimited Keralan Fried Chicken and two Kingfisher beers

SEARCYS APPOINTS MARTIN DIBBEN AS HEAD OF CHAMPAGNE

British restaurateur and events caterer, Searcys, as it firms up its exciting calendar of ticketed events for 2023 announces the appointment of Martin Dibben in a new role as Head of Champagne.

Having previously worked with the group on the events side of the business for five years, Dibben will be responsible for the wine lists across Searcys’ portfolio whilst leading on Champagne experiences and masterclasses.

Love Island villas you can book for an unforgettable holiday

Pocket Wanderings compiles the best Love Island style villas you can book for an unforgettable luxury holiday with friends – including two of the actual villas featured in the popular reality show.

HARD ROCK CAFE THROWS THE ULTIMATE AMERICAN FOOTBALL PARTY IN LONDON FOR THE BIG GAME

  • The legendary Hard Rock Cafe, synonymous with American food and good times, will offer exclusive package deals to watch this year’s big game on Sunday 12 February 2023.
  • Packages start from £59, though fans who want to go all out can pay £99 for an extravagant VIP offer at Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus.
  • Expect a lively atmosphere and Big Game entertainment at the home of the American burger in London.
  • Bookings:  Hard Rock Cafe London and Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

CafeCulture are suppliers to the outdoor hospitality industry

The brand is part of the JPR Graphics group established in April 2003 with a long background in corporate design and brand promotion. With workshops near Paddock Wood in Kent we operate UK wide with installations by our own highly experienced teams.

Wilder Journeys: True Stories of Nature, Adventure & Connection edited by Laurie King and Miriam Lancewood

Follow the call of the wild with these incredible true stories from an international group of nature lovers, nomads and adventurers!

Featuring over 50 contributors such as Lemn Sissay, Angela Maxwell and Hamza Yassin.

Published 14th March 2023 by Watkins (UK) / Penguin Random House (USA).

YOOBIC Communities Give Restaurants a Secret Weapon to Combat Employee Turnover

Frontline employee experience software pioneer unveils brand new features to boost morale, build a culture of community, and keep employees engaged

CHARITY DINNER AT MICHELIN-STARRED BENARES MAYFAIR RAISES OVER £150K FOR PAKISTAN HOSTED BY JEMIMA KHAN & BEN GOLDSMITH

Tuesday evening (10th January 2022), a special fundraising dinner was held at Michelin-starred Benares Mayfair in support of UNICEF’s Pakistan Floods Appeal and the Pakistan Environment Trust.

Hosted by Ben Goldsmith and his sister Jemima Khan, who is a UNICEF ambassador and writer and producer of the new film WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? (released 24 February), guests enjoyed a specially created tasting menu from Executive Chef Sameer Taneja whilst raising over £150,000 for the two charities.

AWARD-WINNING BAR OPERATOR ARC INSPIRATIONS ANNOUNCES SHEFFIELD FIRST WITH NEW LANDMARK VENUE

Premium bar operator Arc Inspirations is set to expand its successful portfolio of award-winning venues into a new city with the introduction of Manahatta, Sheffield.

The group currently operates 18 premium bars across the North of England, under the brands of Banyan Bar & Kitchen, BOX and Manahatta. The company has secured planning permission for the new site located in the Yorkshire city of Sheffield and will be transformed into a Manahatta bar launching in February.

Glion Institute of Higher Education partners with The Vendôm Company for second edition of “EXCELLENCE by Vendôm” luxury recruitment fair

Glion Institute of Higher Education, a leading business school specialising in hospitality and luxury, has joined forces with The Vendôm Company for the second edition of the EXCELLENCE by Vendôm trade show later this month. Dedicated exclusively to recruitment in the luxury sector, the event will be held at the Hôtel Le Marois in Paris on 26th January and is also available online on 25th, 26th and 27th January.

New Lighting Designs for On-Trend Hospitality Interior Design

Research has shown just how important interior design is to consumer spending habits and wellbeing when it comes to hotels and restaurants.  Industville’s lighting is designed not just to furnish the room but to define it.  With a new trend of modern, sleek, industrial style interiors, their new lighting designs are perfect for creating this elegant, sophisticated look in any establishment.