Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

Observer of the hospitality industry for 33 years. Always on the look out for genuine hotel and restaurant experiences.

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A pig's tale: the story of Robin Hutson's Pig hotels

29 September 2021 by

As the eighth Pig hotel opens its doors to guests, founder Robin Hutson looks back on creating his litter of hotels and his loyal staff relate what makes working for the phenomenally successful brand so special. Janet Harmer reports

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How the Galgorm Collection is expanding its outdoor spa concept across Northern Ireland

24 September 2021 by

The Hill brothers are expanding their spa-focused Galgorm collection of hotels across Northern Ireland, with two recent hotel openings and another to follow in 2024.

Former Adams' head chef Keiron Stevens to join JM Socials News

Former Adams' head chef Keiron Stevens to join JM Socials

23 September 2021 by

Keiron Stevens, the former head chef at one-Michelin-starred restaurant Adams in Birmingham, is to return to[...]

Ellen Chew brings Mrs Chew's Chinese Kitchen brand to London News

Ellen Chew brings Mrs Chew's Chinese Kitchen brand to London

23 September 2021 by

Birmingham’s Mrs Chew’s Chinese Kitchen has arrived in London with the launch of a site at[...]

Accor joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance News

Accor joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

22 September 2021 by

French hotel giant Accor has become a member of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.

Majority of consumers in favour of deposits for restaurant bookings to discourage no-shows News

Majority of consumers in favour of deposits for restaurant bookings to discourage no-shows

22 September 2021 by

More than half of consumers are in support of paying a deposit for a restaurant table[...]

The Londoner, the 'cruise ship' of hotels, opens its doors on Leicester Square Hotel

The Londoner, the 'cruise ship' of hotels, opens its doors on Leicester Square

22 September 2021

The largest in a spate of luxury hotel openings in the capital, the Londoner in Leicester Square hopes its expansive range of facilities will draw guests back into the city centre – and keep them there.

MasterChef: The Professionals winner Stuart Deeley overseeing new Hampton Manor restaurant News

MasterChef: The Professionals winner Stuart Deeley overseeing new Hampton Manor restaurant

21 September 2021

MasterChef: The Professionals 2019 champion Stuart Deeley has headed up the launch of a second restaurant at Hampton Manor as the West Midlands hotel ramps up its expansion plans.

New investment company snaps up Hampton by Hilton Waterloo and Doubletree by Hilton York News

New investment company snaps up Hampton by Hilton Waterloo and Doubletree by Hilton York

21 September 2021 by

Hotel management company Michels & Taylor (M&T) has taken over the operation of two Hilton-branded properties[...]

Supercity Aparthotels to expand into Leeds News

Supercity Aparthotels to expand into Leeds

21 September 2021 by

Luxury serviced apartment operator Supercity Aparthotels is to open a new site in Leeds.

Brightstar Hospitality to revive the Grosvenor hotel name at new property News

Brightstar Hospitality to revive the Grosvenor hotel name at new property

21 September 2021 by

Brightstar Hospitality has acquired the 76-bedroom Villare hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon for an undisclosed sum.

Bain Capital Credit heads investment in Gail's Bakery News

Bain Capital Credit heads investment in Gail's Bakery

16 September 2021 by

Global credit company Bain Capital Credit and financial food fund EBITDA Investments have acquired a substantial[...]

Rising food prices drive inflation rate up to 3.2% News

Rising food prices drive inflation rate up to 3.2%

15 September 2021

Rising food prices have bumped the annual rate up by 3.2%, following the largest monthly increase on record.

Interstate announces Nicholas Northam’s retirement News

Interstate announces Nicholas Northam’s retirement

15 September 2021

Nicholas Northam is to retire as executive vice president of Interstate Hotels & Resorts at the end of the year after more than 40 years in the industry.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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