How to Build a Hotel

Bruceshaw launches its first Bruceshaw Voice of 2020 with an investigation into the hospitality sector. Amid political and economic uncertainty, it seems that for the hotel industry, including new developments, business is still booming. Nevertheless, a new hotel project in any economic climate is a serious undertaking with large financial commitments.

So, what does it take to build a hotel?

Camden Town Brewery to launch a Blooming good lager

Camden Town Brewery announces Blooming Hells, the first spring lager in its Seasonal Hells range

Camden Town Brewery has announced its latest beer to the Seasonal Hells range, Blooming Hells Lager. This limited-edition spring lager is inspired by the rain, shine and bloom of British Springtime.

Brewed using fruity southern hemisphere hops from New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, Blooming Hells is crisp and fresh with citrus and fruit-salad aromas.

Bella Cosa: welcoming a new look and menu for 2020

Bella Cosa (Drewry House, 213 Marsh Wall, E14 9FJ) has now reopened following a complete refurbishment. Centred on regional Italian food its new look allows for a more casual dining experience – from a quick lunch to a special dinner, Bella Cosa has you covered.

Head chef Francesco Mammetti leads the kitchen and brings with him a wealth of experience thanks to working in kitchens such as Camillo Benso and Novikov, Mayfair. On the menu is a succinct selection of pizza, including create your own, as well as Classic Pasta dishes including a creamy Carbonara or a fishier Linguini Frutti de Mara. A trio of Risottos’ include an indulgent lobster option whilst seasonal Italian classics change throughout the year; current winter highlights include Lamb Cutlet, Fregola & Pesto Sauce and Pan-Fried Seabass with Leak and Potato.

Make Mum’s Day with a Private Chef Experience from SUPPER STARS

SUPPER STARS, the private chef experience which recently launched in the UK after success across Spain and Portugal, has unveiled five special Mother’s Day menus, designed by a quintet of chefs to make mum feel truly special.

The ideal gift for busy mums who love to socialise – and the perfect present from sons and daughters who want to really pamper mum and show how much they care – each menu has been carefully created to reflect each chef’s individual food influences and experiences. Mum can sit back and entertain friends and loved ones as the chosen chef creates each gourmet course.

The UK’s most accessible cities

The UK, at this present moment, has 69 different cities, some more popular than others. London has a population of approximately seven million, whereas the UK’s smallest city, St Davids, in South-West Wales, plays home to a mere 1600 people. As each of these 69 cities attempt to edge each other out on the leaderboards of best city to visit, they are all becoming a stand-out destination for tourists.

In 2019, the sign of a good city is how much it can offer in terms of catering for each type of visitor. Accessibility has proved to be a major talking point over the past number of years, particularly with the development and growth of Trip Advisor. No matter where a guest goes, they should have the right to enjoy themselves and indulge in the sights like everyone else.

THE DIRTY TRUTH OF SOAP!

Britain’s hotels are sending 20 million soap bars to landfill every year

The Lowry Hotel in Manchester leads the way in reducing carbon footprint of hospitality industry

Manchester hotel is encouraging others in the industry to get on board

Ever wondered what happens to the half-used soaps and mini toiletry bottles you use in hotel rooms? Research suggests that approximately 20 million bars of soap are being wasted every year in the UK*.

The five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester has announced it’s taking a huge step in its sustainability programme by signing up to a revolutionary toiletry recycling scheme, which will stop its 50,000 soaps used by guests going to landfill every year.

Bristol hoteliers say immigration plans are unworkable

Hoteliers in Bristol say a points-based immigration system would be unworkable and would have a devastating impact on the hospitality industry.

The Government wants the system to start on January 1 2021 in bid to deny visas to what it calls “low-skilled” workers and to discourage employers from relying on ‘cheap labour’ from Europe.

DEMAND FROM MILLENNIALS SPIKES TREND FOR ‘GREENER’ TRAINING IN 2020 FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR

Younger generations don’t want to learn via paper-based methods as 40% of millennials admit they’d choose a job based on a company’s sustainability plan

With the highest percentage of millennial employees (49.9%) across any sector, the hospitality industry is facing increased demand from ethically-driven workers looking for more innovative and sustainable investment in their training and career progression. As businesses look to make changes during 2020 in line with boosting staff engagement and retention, employee engagement technology firm Eko (www.ekoapp.com), has experienced a significant upsurge of hospitality businesses specifically looking to shift their training offering in line with a ‘greener’ mindset.

Premier League fixtures live on Sky Sports in April: Show Man City vs Liverpool and Spurs vs Arsenal

Sky Sports has announced its latest batch of live Premier League fixtures, with Liverpool’s title chase and the north London derby both chosen on the April schedule.

The first weekend of the month kicks off with Manchester City hosting Jurgen Klopp’s dominant league leaders on April 5 at 4.30pm – and, as things stand, could be the day Liverpool win Premier League title.

THE LANDMARK LONDON RANKED THE BEST HOTEL TO WORK AT IN UK IN 2020

FIVE STAR HOTEL ACHIEVES FOURTH POSITION IN THE SUNDAY TIMES ‘100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR’ LIST 

 The Landmark London has been ranked the best hotel to work at in the UK in 2020 in The Sunday Times100 Best Companies to Work For’ list. The establishment, which is owned by Khun Jatuporn, owner of Lancaster Landmark Hotel Company, achieved fourth place overall on the list, which ranks UK businesses of all types.

#Roastdoesburgers soon to launch at Roast restaurant

It’s a Thursday night. You’ve had a tough day at work and ended up in one of Borough Market’s excellent boozers, three pints deep, with James from accounts. There’s talk of making it a ‘big one’ but you are both in need of some stomach-lining sustenance if you’re ever going to make it past 9pm. In steps #Roastdoesburgers, a fun and indulgent late-night burger menu, served exclusively from 8.30pm-late.

Pints. Camera. Action! And the winner is…..The Grapes in Abingdon

The winners of Sky’s Pints. Camera. Action! competition have been announced.

Andrew Fudge and Kylie Buckle, licensees of The Grapes in Abingdon, a high street pub with a community focus, were drawn from thousands of pubs who entered and they will now have a TV advert and advertising campaign created especially for their business.

Guaranteed to educate, inspire and motivate; the UK’s leading hospitality and foodservice event Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) returns to ExCeL next week

With only one week to go, Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) 2020 is set to deliver an all-encompassing event, uncovering the latest trends, showcasing the latest product innovations and hosting the industry’s top speakers.

With over 600 exhibitors across four shows, it is your one stop shop to sip, savor, test and sample a range of products and services that will help boost your business and give it that much sought-after edge.