Category Archives: News


Looking to treat the kids for less this May half term holiday? Great value family fun is on the menu at American-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant chain TGI Fridays, where children will be able to enjoy a main meal from the kids menu for free, when ordered alongside any adult main meal.  

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Mixes Up an Experimental New Cocktail Menu and Epicurean Event Line Up for Summer 2023

New Cocktail Menu for Skyline Rooftop Bar, Rooftop DJ Sets, Live Music and Al-Fresco Dining Join Summer Offering at Five-Star Property

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, the five-star hotel and former flour mill on Giudecca island, is delighted to unveil a range of epicurean offerings across the property this Summer. From a brand-new cocktail menu at the Skyline Rooftop Bar to a thrilling roster of special events at the hotel’s various bars and restaurants, there’s no finer destination in the city of canals to indulge in the dolce vita this season.

ISS Guckenheimer makes substantial progress towards their goal of being the first caterer in the U.S. to halve food waste

ISS Guckenheimer aims to be the first major caterer in the U.S. to halve food waste. An initial deployment of Winnow has already seen significant reductions in food waste, saving $2.6 million annually and diverting over 1 million meals a year from the trash. 

Spotlight On: Energy Saving Radiator Designs

From hotel en-suites and lobbies to restaurants and retails spaces, when undergoing renovations it makes sense to upgrade the heating system to energy efficient radiators that will save money, as well as the planet. These clever designs offer excellent heat efficiency and look stunning in any room.

Best Rooftops in the Country this Summer

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport– Boston, MA

The opportunities of automation: extra time for inter-human interaction

In 2016, the image of “Connie” at the front desk of the Hilton McLean hotel in Virginia went around the world. She was one of the hotel industry’s first intelligent robots.


Bookings up 14% for Easter weekend as consumers defy the cost-of-living crisis to celebrate the first bank holiday of the year

Leading hospitality technology provider, Zonal, has revealed new insight showing a 14% increase in bookings over the Easter bank holiday weekend compared with 2022.

Liberty Charge rebrands to Believ to promote ‘cleaner air for all’

Liberty Charge has rebranded as Believ, in order to better reflect its proposition of being able to offer all charging speeds, to mark its launch into the business sector, and ultimately to support its mission of ‘cleaner air for all’.

Summer Of Sports

Whether at the stadium or at home, ready-made brands like Gunner offer a hassle-free way to enjoy a refreshing drink without missing any of the action.

New survey flags waste management opportunities in hospitality

A new survey of the hospitality industry has revealed a lack of understanding about waste management that could be stopping hotels, pubs and restaurants saving thousands of pounds a year.

phs Wastekit, a leading supplier of balers and compactors, conducted a survey to gauge attitudes towards waste management and identify the current waste management practices used by a range of sectors including hospitality.


• Smirnoff has secured exclusive vodka sponsorship with The Allegra Group across their global coffee festival portfolio for 2023
• Festivals taking place in Amsterdam, London, Paris, São Paolo, New York and Milan
• Smirnoff will hero the iconic Espresso Martini serve
• Each festival to feature a sponsored Smirnoff cocktail bar
• Four festivals to offer Smirnoff cocktail masterclass sessions

Chip chip hooray for the Coronation!

As the country throws out the bunting once again and comes together at restaurants, bars and street parties everywhere to celebrate the King’s coronation, we’re doing our bit in helping operators do what they do best with some coronation inspiration!

Japanese Restaurant Group Taro to Launch Sixth Site in Walthamstow

Taro Japanese restaurant group is to open a sixth London site in Walthamstow this month on Monday 20th February.

Plants are key to a luxe look on a budget

phs Greenleaf’s Stephen Dieppe shares his top tips for boosting your curb appeal without breaking the bank

The benefits of using plants in hospitality designs are well known but, with costs soaring, how can hospitality businesses create a luxe look that attracts customers and boosts sales on a budget?


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.

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.

phs Greenleaf appoints Stephen Dieppe as Managing Director

phs Greenleaf has announced Stephen Dieppe as its Managing Director after four years with the group.

Stephen joined the phs Group in 2018 as Head of Sales for Hotel, Retail and Catering in the hygiene division, before being promoted to Sales Director for phs Greenleaf in 2020.  

Pan-Asian restaurant Gura Gura opens in The Yards, Covent Garden

Brand new pan-Asian restaurant Gura Gura has quietly opened its doors late last month in The Yards, Covent Garden. The restaurant, from experienced restaurateur Gobind Chona, offers a modern menu with flavours from across Asia spotlighting Japanese, Thai and Chinese elements alongside a playful cocktail list. The dramatic dining areas and downstairs bar are designed by Orphic Design Studios.

Defying Gravity: How To Make a Wickedly-good Gravity-defying Cake

A special occasion calls for pulling out all the stops, especially when it comes to cakes and treats! If you haven’t yet stumbled across a gravity-defying cake on social media, prepare to have your mind blown…

Four Mug Mocktails You Need to Try Today

Mixology is an exciting activity that anybody can do from the comfort of their home. What we should keep in mind, however, is that cocktails don’t need to be boozy. Substitute the alcohol for something else and you’ll get the same delicious drink minus the hangover.

Maybe you’re teetotal, or perhaps you just fancy trying something new. Either way, you can still have fun with at-home mixology! Here we explore four tea and coffee mocktails that you can make today.

Can I Keep My Garden Furniture Outside All Winter?

As brownish leaves twirl down from the trees and the sun starts to descend in the early afternoon, your garden suddenly looks far less hospitable than it did in the warm summer months. Winter may indeed be on its way, but it does not mean that your eco-friendly gas BBQs or outdoor reunions should come to a halt altogether.

With miserable, unpredictable weather on the agenda for the next foreseeable future, it is only natural to have some doubts and concerns about your outside furniture. Will it survive the rain, the frost and – possibly – the snow?

Here we look at what you can do to ensure that your garden fittings are not hampered by the hostile winter climate.

Top 6 Most Popular Coffee Cocktails and How to Make Them

Whether you want to impress with your new cocktail skills or have a craving for an espresso martini that you cannot shake, knowing how to create the perfect coffee cocktails at home can help bring that bar atmosphere to your dining room. Adapt recipes to your liking, such as using amaretto coffee to increase flavour intensity or practice presentation with garnishes, serving up class and style.

New Mediterranean-style student residence at Les Roches Marbella

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, Les Roches Marbella has officially unveiled a brand new Mediterranean-style student residence.

The new Bahia student accommodation is located in the direct vicinity of the campus and offers students individual and double rooms, as well as junior and superior suites with en-suite bathrooms and technological amenities. Also available are 34 apartments with fully-fitted kitchens, air-conditioning and smart TVs. Four restaurants are open to students on-site.