DELPHINA HOTELS & RESORTS TO HOST THEIR LONGEST EVER SEASON FOR 2022

Opening from 14th May until 1st November, this year Delphina hotels & resorts will showcase an exclusive new ‘Natural’ Romance Package as well as brand new luxury Villas to sleep eight!

Delphina hotels & resorts is an award-winning luxury, wellness and ‘green’ Sardinian hotel group and a popular destination for British holidaymakers, with twelve 5* and 4* hotels, 2 exclusive residences, 6 SPAs and 24 villas, all immersed in the unspoilt coastline between the Costa Smeralda, the La Maddalena Archipelago and the Golfo dell’Asinara.

Travel Like a Millennial: Cultured Trips and Social Snaps Are Your Essentials

Millennials have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generational group. What that means is that the world is being led by millennial preferences and consumer behaviour, and for the next few years, they will dictate the way the world goes around.

The Rum Renaissance: Is Rum the new Gin?

  • Rum identified as key growth area within UK spirits in 2022, seeing strong share gains of 1.7% in On-Trade compared with 2019,[1] and growing twice as fast as total spirits in Off-Trade[2]
  • UK now the third largest rum market in the world, with premium driving its growth – a subcategory forecasted to grow by 9.1% by 2025[3]
  • Rum category sits at heart of booming UK cocktail culture, featuring in 5 of the top 20 cocktails across the On-Trade, and 3 of the top 10 cocktails made at home[4]

Introducing World-Renowned Gastronomic Indulgence at xenodocheio Milos  

xenodocheio Milos is delighted to offer guests an authentic gastronomic hotel experience in the heart of Athens. The very first luxury boutique hotel of the world-renowned Greek restaurant, estiatorio Milos, the recently opened xenodocheio Milos will carry the inspiring story of the Milos Brand to its next chapter. With restaurants in seven locations spread across two continents, chef Costas Spiliadis’ esteemed culinary legacy returns to its roots, in Athens, offering Mediterranean dishes, cooked with precision, using excellent quality ingredients. Presenting culinary excellence, unparalleled service and premium Greek wines, guests are in for authentic epicurean adventure at this luxury hideaway in downtown Athens.

Making your outdoor dining space work all year round

It’s well documented that the pandemic hit the hospitality industry hard, but it also encouraged businesses to be more creative with their space – particularly when reclaiming outdoor space to facilitate social distancing . Where al-fresco dining might previously have been saved for the height of summer, covid restrictions forced venues to consider opening their outdoor spaces all year round and to repurpose otherwise unused spaces such as car parks into outdoor dining areas.

BOTTOMS UP! FRIDAYS LAUNCHES BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH WITH UNLIMITED DRINKS AND US-STYLE SHARING PLATTERS

Fridays, part of newly listed Hostmore plc, today introduces Bottomless Brunch seven days a week which is available to book now via its website!

Coca-ColaTM  joins forces with Tomorrowland,  one of the biggest and most influential music festivals in the world

This summer, Coca-Cola™ & Tomorrowland invite music lovers across Europe to “FEEL Every BEAT of Tomorrow, TODAY™”

After a two-year hiatus, where key pillars of the music industry were disrupted – especially live events – Coca-Cola™ is bringing together the unexpected and unconventional to bring fans closer to unforgettable music experiences, both in real life and across digital. 

3 Cocktail Ideas for World Cocktail Day

Horses Neck

~ Catoctin Creek

This cocktail is served at The Chesapeake Room on Barracks Row in southeast DC. Recipe courtesy Henry Lewis and Jay Davis at The Chesapeake Room.

Les Roches creates Sustainable Development specialisation within Bachelor program

Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is making sustainability a degree specialisation by dedicating the last semester of its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Global Hospitality Management to the subject.

Robert Welch Designs invests in cloud software implementation with BrightBridge to meet needs of evolving customer expectations

Award-winning designers and producers of cutlery, tableware and kitchenware, Robert Welch Designs is making a significant investment in digital transformation, to reflect the evolution of customer requirements and demand for real-time data, in an omnichannel space. It has chosen specialist business software firm BrightBridge to design and implement this complex project. Cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution Oracle NetSuite will facilitate improved service for customers spanning the retail, hospitality and trade sectors.

HILTON LONDON METROPOLE RADICALLY TRANSFORMS THE GUEST EXPERIENCE WITH MULTIMILLION POUND RENOVATION

LARGEST HILTON OUTSIDE THE US MAINTAINS ITS POSITION AS EUROPE’S LEADING CONFERENCE & EVENTS HOTEL WITH CREATIVE REFURBISHMENT

Hilton London Metropole, the largest Hilton outside of the US, will maintain its position as Europe’s leading conference and events hotel with an impressive multimillion-pound refurbishment that will radically transform and upgrade the guest experience.

Post-Pandemic Dressing: Why Brits Became Eager to Sport Their Best Attire

The COVID-19 pandemic led many to say goodbye to their beloved pieces of clothing and instead opt for more casual and comfortable outfits. Even the office, where we would normally dress smart, was moved into our own homes – so the necessity to dress well for work was suddenly gone.

Pop-up Power: The Rise of Pop-up Shops and Events

As the world evolves and becomes more digitally focused, and everything can be ordered and delivered within the blink of an eye, it becomes more difficult for brands to stand out against their competitors. Younger consumers are increasingly craving novel and interesting experiences, and combined with the changing landscape of the traditional high street having to battle the online giants, you have the perfect scenario for the pop-up economy to prosper.

Home Working and Vehicle Hiring: How to Save Precious Money as a Self-Employed Worker

Self-employment is often a great lifestyle choice, and it offers you the opportunity to benefit from a wide range of advantages. You have the freedom to shape your own work schedule; hire and collaborate with people you get on with; actively pursue your passions and ambitions; and grasp an array of diverse, fulfilling tasks.

Evoca Group has the perfect coffee solutions morning, noon and night

Morning noon and night, people want coffee and these days, that means quality coffee. Evoca’s peerless product portfolio has all the solutions – in one place…

COOKHAM COCKTAIL CLUB GIN NO.5 SCOOPS UP TWO GIN GUIDE 2022 AWARDS

Brand new kick-ass premium sipping gin, Cookham Cocktail Club Gin No.5 (CCC Gin No.5) has scooped up two awards at the world’s largest and most prestigious dedicated gin competition, The Gin Awards 2022. Taking home awards for the world’s best new contemporary gin (42% ABV and below), and the best English contemporary gin (42% ABV and below), this outstanding achievement comes just a few months after Cookham Cocktail Club, a Berkshire-based at-home cocktail experience club, burst onto the scene. 

SANPELLEGRINO MIXERS PARTNERS WITH ITALIAN FOOD DESTINATION, EATALY, TO CREATE A VIBRANT SUMMER TAKEOVER

  • Leading Italian sparkling drinks brand, Sanpellegrino, partners with Eataly to celebrate the launch of its new, premium mixers range
  • Italian by nature, the new Sanpellegrino Piazza Bar brings Italian culture to the heart of the city, enhancing early-evening ‘aperitivo moments’ during the two-month pop-up
  • Two special Aperitivo Evenings will allow guests to enjoy expertly mixed Italian cocktails, served by guest mixologists      

UNO, DOS, TEX-MEX!

FRIDAYS LAUNCHES NEW TEX-MEX RANGE

Fridays, part of newly listed Hostmore plc, has announced the addition of an exciting Tex-Mex range to its new and best-ever menu.

Fridays is tapping into its all-American heritage with sizzling new Tex-Mex menu items including: Fri-jitas, Quesadillas, Tacos and an exciting range of ‘Mex’tras.

DUTCH BARN ORCHARD VODKA LAUNCHES INTO WAITROSE

Sustainable spirit secures distribution in over 220 stores nationwide

Recently launched Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka, the first product to come out of Ellers Farm Distillery, is now available in over 220 Waitrose stores nationwide.

Santa Maria invites operators to tap into the indulgent dish trend with the launch of comforting Cheddar Cheese

As the trend for indulgence continues, Santa Maria is introducing a new Cheddar Cheese Sauce to foodservice. A versatile off-the-shelf option for chefs, the sauce is ideal for dipping, topping and filling.

Its full-bodied Cheddar flavour and smooth pourable format are set to help food operators transform run-of-the-mill ingredients into premium comfort dishes, indulgent sauces and crowd-pleasers satisfying the cheesiest diners’ cravings.

LENDLEASE ADDS TO ELEPHANT PARK’S CULINARY VARIETY WITH TWO NEW F&B OPERATORS

Lendlease has announced the signing of two new F&B operators – RAREBIT and Cheeky Chicos – at Elephant Park, the £2.5bn regeneration project spearheaded by Lendlease and Southwark Council.

IT’S LOLLY LAUNCHES ANOTHER MAJOR APP ENHANCEMENT – SCAN AND GO

Boosting efficiencies, and creating an unobtrusive check-out experience.

Staying competitive in hospitality and retail means juggling lots of demands including keeping on top of rising prices, reducing costs and managing inventory. In a market where inflation is rising, adopting technologies that provide the tools to gain competitive edge is one way to manage costs, satisfy customers and boost profits.

Free online course on the global luxury industry announced by Glion Institute of Higher Education

As a centrepiece of Glion Institute of Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, the London and Switzerland-based institution has announced a free online course dedicated to the luxury industry with a special focus on the ever-evolving luxury customer relationship.