Andy Murray buys Hometown Hotel
Our editor knows Dunblane well and has enjoyed visits to the lovely Cromlix House hotel; it was sad to hear of its closure last year, so it is very good news that Dunblane’s most famous export, tennis star Andy Murray, has bought Cromlix House for £1.8 million and plans to re-open it next year as a five-star, 15 room destination hotel. This will create 40 new jobs in Murray’s home...
Luke Johnson tells HT how he made £120 million in...
In our latest (Dec12/Jan13) issue, just out, Britain’s most successful hospitality entrepreneur exclusively tells Hospitality Today readers about the key ingredients for success in the hospitality business - and he has made £120 million (so far). Open our latest issue directly at HospitalityToday.net or from our website at HospitalityToday.com
Exclusive HT interviews with industry leaders
In HT’s current issue (#9), we have exclusive interviews with Angela Brav (European CEO of IHG, the world’s largest hospitality business), Thomas Dubaere (MD of Accor UK & Ireland), and Simon Vincent (European President of Hilton Worldwide) - as well as coverage in video, words and pictures of the first-ever Hospitality & Tourism Summit last month. To open and read the issue...
The questions over "spare bedrooms"
In our April/May issue, just launched, we are raising some serious questions about the safety and compliance of the thousands of spare bedrooms being sold to paying guests as B&B accommodation on “accommodation marketplace” websites. There are ten times as many listings on just one website (Airbnb) as the total number of established B&Bs in London. Read our Leader on page 4...
Ours is the fifth biggest industry
Yesterday when Evan Davies interviewed our editor on the ‘Today’ programme, he seemed sceptical about the idea that the hospitality industry turns over £90 billion. Yes, our industry is the fifth biggest employer in the UK, accounting for 2.44 million jobs (one in every 13), turning over £90 billion and directly contributing £46 billion in ‘Gross Value Added’ to the UK...
1.2.12 - and now we are one, too
It is 1.2.12 today, and our first birthday. Hospitality Today starts its second year today with the launch of Issue #7, our Feb/Mar issue.
"Olympics won't bring tourists" - VisitBritain
Yesterday, VisitBritain admitted that the Olympics will NOT boost visitor numbers next year. The best it hopes for is flatlining: “maintaining current visitor levels would be a good outcome” says Chief Executive Sandie Dawe. This of course bears out predictions made in Hospitality Today magazine, including the current issue (click here to open & read) in which the figures were...
2011 was good for champagne, at least
2011 was a year of economic extremes, but also weather extremes - even in the Champagne region. Dominique Demarville, Chef de Caves of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, tells HT about the harvest: ‘’It’s been a very challenging year, yet exciting too. The yield is good and nature has provided us with healthy grapes, especially the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Pinot Meunier in some areas was damaged by...
The Olympics: will London tourism lose out?
We have been sold the idea of tourism being a big gainer from the Olympics - but analysis of past host city experiences - and actual booking data for 2012 - show otherwise. We examine what the games will mean for tourism in Hospitality Today’s Dec/Jan issue - click here to read now.