Pitch perfect – Kandima Maldives scores with soccer fans thanks to their full-sized pitch.

There’s nothing like a kickabout when football season is in full swing, but imagine the joy of honing your soccer skills whilst enjoying Ocean views and feeling a cooling sea breeze on your face.

Welcome to the beautiful game in paradise. Kandima Maldives’ football pitch is situated on the end of a 3km island, surrounded by lush vegetation and offering sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.

THE TRAFALGAR ST. JAMES OPENS ITS ICONIC ROOFTOP & LUXURY EVENTS SPACE FOR PRIVATE HIRE THIS CHRISTMAS

CELEBRATE THE YULETIDE AT FIVE-STAR HOTEL WITH LAVISH LUNCHES, CHAMPAGNE RECEPTIONS & FESTIVE DINNERS 

Luxury five-star hotel,  The Trafalgar St. James, located on the edge of Trafalgar Square, is opening its iconic Rooftop restaurant and bar and Biblio, its luxury events space, for private hire this Christmas.

Individuals and businesses can book either part or all of the venues, with the hotel’s seasoned events team on hand to deliver the best Christmas party experience, from lavish lunches to champagne receptions and festive dinners.

Guests wanting to avoid late night travel can choose from one of the hotel’s artfully designed guestrooms or suites, with room rates available from £260 per night.

2019 Independent Hotel Show Awards Shortlist Revealed

The shortlist has been revealed for the Independent Hotel Show 2019’s Independent Hotelier and Hotel Innovation awards. Celebrating the luxury and boutique hotel sector’s independently spirited hoteliers and the most innovative properties, the impressive collection of nominations was judged by an esteemed panel of top hoteliers and hospitality experts.

The Independent Hotelier Award recognises an excellent hotelier with a reputation for pushing boundaries and creating exceptional guest experiences. The winner must be committed to the development of their team, the success of the establishment and the industry at large.

FINISHED TO PERFECTION

Tomatin Distillery Release Two New Limited-Edition Expressions

Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery has today announced the release of two new limited-edition expressions, a 2009 Caribbean Rum Finish and 2006 Amontillado Sherry Finish.

GIN-credible! Nelson’s Distillery & School Launches Gluggle Jug Gin

Today, Monday, 9th September, ​Staffordshire-based Nelson’s Distillery & School (www.nelsonsdistillery.co.uk) have begun selling the long awaited Gluggle Jug Gin.

Created in collaboration with Craft Gin Club, the famed gin subscription club which successfully won the investment of Dragon’s Den’s Sarah Willingham, Gluggle Jug Gin featured in their June Gin of the Month box, and sold out within just 1 day.

Removing beef and lamb from menu reduces food-related carbon emissions dramatically at Cambridge University

A Sustainable Food Policy at the University of Cambridge, which includes removing beef and lamb from the menu and promoting plant-based food options, has had a dramatic effect on food-related carbon emissions at the University, a report released today reveals.

In October 2016, the University Catering Service (UCS), which is responsible for 14 outlets across the University of Cambridge and over 1,500 hospitality events each year, implemented the policy, which focused on the areas with the biggest impact without compromising on cost. These were:

M Restaurants announces winner of the Young Chef of the Year competition 2019

Matthew Hurry of Laurent Café Royal crowned 2019’s Young Chef of the Year at awards ceremony held at M Victoria

M Restaurants has revealed the overall winner of the 2019 Young Chef of the Year competition at a winner’s dinner held at M Victoria Street this week. From 16 finalists, Matthew Hurry from Laurent Café Royal claimed poll position after being awarded the most points from paying customers and guest judges at his pop-up at M Victoria earlier in the year.

Category winners for the Future Food Awards revealed

Nine businesses have been selected to go through to the grand final at Bread & Jam on 3 October 2019.

On 28 August the co-founders of the Future Food Awards met at the FoodTalk offices in Ashford to judge the shortlisted finalists in each of the nine categories. After much deliberation, due to the high standard of entries, the judges – Speciality Food magazine editor Holly Shackleton, FoodTalk founder Sue Nelson and Bread & Jam founder Jason Gibb – have unveiled the finalists and winners in each category.

THE NEWT IN SOMERSET HOTEL & SPA

Celebrating all things Somerset, a 23-room hotel with state-of-the-art spa now opening

The Newt in Somerset, a working country estate near Bruton, is now opening its hotel and spa to guests. Set within Hadspen House – a Grade II*-listed Georgian manor house – and its Stable Yard, the hotel has 23 individually designed bedrooms. Guests are encouraged to embrace country living and explore the historic estate and surrounding area. The bucolic setting has inspired a garden-to-table menu in the restaurants, as well as botanically-based treatments in the world-class spa.

Glamping and Wellness: A Business Owner’s Guide

The benefits of glamping for your mental and physical wellbeing are being talked about more and more – all that fresh air, communing around a campfire and sleeping out under the stars have been proven to reduce blood pressure, boost creativity and dramatically improve the quality of your sleep.

But what about the benefits to the glamping site owner?  How and why should you maximise upon this outdoor wellness revolution?

Sheena Corry, owner and co-founder of The Forge will be speaking at The Glamping Show this September and here she shares some of her insight on the greener side of your outdoor tourism business …