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New London Hotel Openings 2021

The spate of trendy new hotel openings this year is set to continue with the announcement of several exciting new upcoming additions and launches. Beaverbrook Townhouse The country house hotel Beaverbrook is teaming up with Cadogan Estates to open Beaverbrook Town House on Sloane Street, Chelsea. Planned for summer 2021 debut, the highly anticipated property will be…

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I was on the phone with a client in London today and I was baffled by his positivity and optimism. Yes, it’s going to be tough for weeks, probably months ahead but the world still needs to function, and we are all playing our part in it. This particular client is a Michelin star restaurant…

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Michel Roux dies aged 79

Legendary French-born chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has died aged 79. He passed away peacefully last night surrounded by his family at home in Bray, Berkshire, following a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Michel’s son Alain and daughters, Francine and Christine, on behalf of the family said: “It is with deep sadness that the…

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Chancellor announces business rates cut, coronavirus loan and will fund statutory sick pay for two weeks for hospitality firms following coronavirus outbreak

Chancellor announces business rates cut for hospitality firms following coronavirus outbreak, abolished for small companies: Hospitality businesses will have their business rates cut this year while small firms will see them abolished altogether following the coronavirus outbreak. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the emergency measure in the Budget today (Wednesday, 11 March) in a bid to…

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The 2020 food scene powered by pop-up restaurants

At Arvantis, we think that pop-up restaurants will deliver new life and excitement to eating experiences around the world this year. Over the last decade casual dining has seen a dramatic growth but is now contracting just as quickly. Some famous restaurant names have disappeared recently including chains like the Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Gaucho and…

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Izumi’s latest Copenhagen restaurant is designed to reflect its Nordic-Japanese menu

Pan-Projects and Mok Architects drew upon Nordic and Japanese aesthetics to design this restaurant in Copenhagen, which features oak surfaces, translucent screens, and paper lanterns. Izumi is a Danish restaurant chain, which serves Japanese food with Nordic influences. Its latest outlet occupies a busy street corner in Copenhagen’s northern suburb of Charlottenlund. The 120-square-metre restaurant has…

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Sustainability in the hospitality industry: embracing green initiatives

Historically, the hospitality industry has had a dramatic environmental impact through water and energy consumption, use of goods (both consumable and durable) and waste creation. That’s why an increasing number of hoteliers and hospitality professionals have started turning their focus on the importance of sustainability in the hospitality industry and implemented environmentally friendly initiatives to…

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