Wyboston Lakes Resort chef is served the top honour at international competition

Wyboston Lakes Resort is proud to announce that one of their young chefs Leanna Bromley-Higgs, has won the IACC Copper Skillet Global Chef of the Year competition at this year’s conference held in Philadelphia.

IACC recognises the vital role that foodservice plays in conference venue operations and stages an Annual Copper Skillet Global Chef of the Year Competition. The international competition is designed to highlight the artistry and skills of IACC-member conference venue chefs from around the world and to honour their contributions in providing unparalleled conference experiences. Each chef creates a serving with mystery ingredients, then cooks it on two gas stoves with just two pans, aiming to present a restaurant-standard dish.

Welcome Systems launches free PMS to tackle hotel sector slowdown

UK hospitality booking software specialists Welcome Systems Ltd has launched a free version of its Welcome Anywhere property management system (PMS) to support hotels in the face of an anticipated slowdown for the sector during 2018.

Welcome Anywhere is designed specifically for independent hotels, B&Bs and guest houses, many of which are hesitant to explore new technology in the face of tough market conditions, explains Welcome Systems Managing Director, John Jones.

STRAND PALACE HOTEL APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF SALES

Strand Palace Hotel has appointed Kelly O’Neill as Director of Sales.

Kelly brings with her a wealth of international hospitality industry experience, having worked for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Australia and Hilton Hotels in the United Kingdom.

Kelly will be responsible for introducing the new Strand Palace room offering to the market during the refurbishment phase, as well as increasing current revenues for existing rooms.

THE QE2 OPENS IN DUBAI

The legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 is starting a new chapter in her storied history

as a floating hotel, dining and entertainment destination in Dubai

 

The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) will open its doors to the public on the 18th of April 2018 following highly anticipated international interest.

PCFC Hotels – part of the Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation – has reinvented the legendary vessel as the latest must-see tourism destination, in a city renowned for its world-class attractions.

Multi-million pound refurbishment begins at Ramada Leicester Stage

The London Town Group is to undertake a multi-million pound refurbishment of The Ramada Leicester Stage hotel to rebrand as the Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston.

The hotel’s remodelling and refurbishment plan is now under way, with a substantial amount of the work to be carried out for a planned reopening in late Summer 2018.

Fuller’s Three Guineas pub goes vintage with Bright Goods LED lighting

Innovative Filament Lamps offer retro-style with LED efficiency

Leading LED filament brand, Bright Goods announces the installation of decorative, antique-style LED lamps into The Three Guineas, a Victorian Fuller’s owned pub within Reading train station. An array of hand-crafted LED filament lamps from the Bright Goods range were chosen to complement the newly refurbished pub, enhancing the many traditional features of the Grade II-listed station building and showcasing the contemporary interior.

CLARIDGE’S HAVE DECIDED TO GO ALL THE WHEY WITH WHEY’D PROTEIN

– Luxury 5-Star hotel, Claridge’s, are now stocking whey’d protein in their gym in Mayfair.
– whey’d is made using only the purest form of fast-acting whey from sustainable farms in Ireland

– Perfect for elite athletes, casual gym-goes and everyone in between.

whey’d, who hit the market earlier this year, offering a unique and sleek design for their simple to use, easily accessible and highly functional single-serve protein sachets have just secured themselves a luxury spot in Claridge’s Gym in Mayfair.

Virtual online presence for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has become one of the first hotel and hospitality chains in the UK to make widespread use of the technology that allows guests to explore its hotels prior to booking.

Already seven hotels, including Macdonald Compleat Angler at Marlow in the heart of Buckinghamshire and Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh, can now be explored through 360 degree online tours and by the end of 2018 that figure will have risen to around 20 hotels and resorts in the group’s portfolio.

Coffee machine manufacturer’s sales chief appointed to Made in Britain board

Fracino’s head of global sales and marketing, Peter Atmore, has been appointed to the board of Made in Britain.

Peter will contribute to the strategic decision of Made in Britain which promotes the British manufacturing sector in the UK and around the world.

With sector expertise spanning almost four decades, Peter has built a powerful track record and reputation in operational and leadership positions. He has also been instrumental in Fracino’s continued expansion at home and overseas since joining the multi award-winning espresso machine manufacturer two years ago.

New owners and aspiration for Rutland Arms Hotel, Newmarket, Suffolk

Review Hotels Ltd has acquired the 3-star Rutland Arms Hotel, located at the top of Newmarket’s high street. The company, which also owns Newmarket’s 4-red star Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, purchased the highly regarded former coaching inn for an undisclosed sum in March this year, expanding its portfolio in Suffolk.