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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Operators want to see technology innovations continue beyond pandemic

18 May 2021 by

Contactless payments, online booking systems and the Eat Out to Help Out scheme are the innovations the hospitality sector wants to keep going forward following the pandemic, according to new research.

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Claridge's appoints Nathan McCarley-O’Neill as director of mixology

14 May 2021 by

Award-winning mixologist Nathan McCarley-O’Neill has been appointed director of mixology at Claridge’s hotel, London.

Fire-damaged Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa to reopen following refurbishment News

Fire-damaged Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa to reopen following refurbishment

12 May 2021 by

The 90-bedroom Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa will reopen on 1 June after a serious fire[...]

April occupancy rate of 28.6% recorded at London hotels News

April occupancy rate of 28.6% recorded at London hotels

12 May 2021 by

London hotels recorded an occupancy rate of 28.6% during April, the last full month that lockdown[...]

My Million Pound Menu winners Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen to open new restaurant News

My Million Pound Menu winners Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen to open new restaurant

12 May 2021 by

Lee Johnson and Sinead Campbell, winners of BBC Two's My Million Pound Menu, have found a[...]

Chef Andrew Clarke creates new food offer for Hertford House News

Chef Andrew Clarke creates new food offer for Hertford House

11 May 2021 by

Chef and mental health campaigner Andrew Clarke has been appointed to devise menus for an independently[...]

Welsh restaurateurs 'desperate' for clarity on reopening of indoor hospitality News

Welsh restaurateurs 'desperate' for clarity on reopening of indoor hospitality

10 May 2021

Independent restaurant and pub owners in Wales are said to be “desperate” to know what restrictions they will have to follow when indoor hospitality reopens on 17 May.

Gino D'Acampo and Innside by Meliá hotels announce restaurant partnership News

Gino D'Acampo and Innside by Meliá hotels announce restaurant partnership

10 May 2021

Spanish lifestyle hotel brand Innside by Meliá has signed up Italian celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo to create a series of restaurants and bars across its UK properties.

Andina to return with new Shoreditch restaurant on 19 May News

Andina to return with new Shoreditch restaurant on 19 May

10 May 2021 by

Peruvian restaurant Andina has confirmed that it will open its new flagship site in London’s Shoreditch[...]

Ed Burrows and Charles Randall on new nature-inspired hotel brand Wildhive and their first property Callow Hall Hotel

Ed Burrows and Charles Randall on new nature-inspired hotel brand Wildhive and their first property Callow Hall

07 May 2021 by

Ed Burrows and Charles Randall are the partners behind Wildhive, a new nature-inspired brand that is[...]

Marketing tactics to tempt guests back to city centre hotels this summer Marketing

Marketing tactics to tempt guests back to city centre hotels this summer

06 May 2021 by

With international and corporate guests likely to be few and far between this year, city centre[...]

Gleneagles’ managing director Conor O’Leary on a new chapter for the historic hotel Hotel

Gleneagles’ managing director Conor O’Leary on a new chapter for the historic hotel

03 February 2021 by

Gleneagles has transformed itself, from slightly tired ancient pile to a contemporary, grand ‘playground’ with expansion[...]

Menuwatch: Sorrel Chef

Menuwatch: Sorrel

20 January 2021

After more than 20 years as a head chef, Steve Drake is feeling comfortable that the dishes he cooks today are not only delicious and intriguing, but also logical.

Andrew Stembridge and Federico Ciampi open the Oscar Wilde-inspired Mayfair Townhouse, a hotel with drama in its design Design

Andrew Stembridge and Federico Ciampi open the Oscar Wilde-inspired Mayfair Townhouse, a hotel with drama in its design

09 December 2020

The Mayfair Townhouse has joined the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio as the second London property in its collection. A relaxed approach to the public spaces and a quirky collection of art have created a notable addition to the capital’s top-end[...]

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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