Breakfast Briefing – The latest hospitality news

Quote of the Week

“This line from Scottish Labour makes them sound like Ant n Dec. “In accordance with standard procedure, Kezia Dugdale will be interviewed on her return [from the jungle] and have the opportunity to present her account of events.”


Paul Waugh, Executive Editor, Politics, HuffPost UK. Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will not be suspended for an “unauthorised leave of absence” to appear on I’m A Celebrity, the party has announced.

Tweet of the Week

“We’ll open the most popular suggestions up to a public vote. Once they’ve been vetted by a very serious panel of civil servants and had their comedy value assessed by a vigorous, five-stage process of course.

Don’t forget we already have gritters with the following names:
– Brad Grit
– Gritney Spears
– The Subzero Hero
– Mr Plow
– Usain Salt”

After many tweets the winners were:
Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney
And David Plowie

Video of the Week

“OK, I’ve just seen the back-flipping robot. We need Sarah Connor, and we need her now.”

Dan Hodges. View the video by clicking below:

Have you seen our innovation website?

Event of the Week

Crista Cullen MBE and Elephant Conservation Gala Dinner – May 2018

Crista was one of the GB Women’s Gold Medal Winning Olympic Hockey Team in Rio. She also won Bronze in London 2012. Her life and work today has turned towards elephant conservation and this is a cause that EP are delighted to support.

To register interest please contact:

Gallery of the Week

Hospitality Insights Conference – 14th November 2017

Over 200 people attended the full day event held at Nomura International in London with guests flying in from across Europe. 26 speakers took to the stage for keynote’s, open discussions and short statements. Content ranged from consultants providing their thoughts on mergers and acquisitions to an open debate on the commercial model and whether it’s actually broken.

View the full gallery by clicking the below images:

Book of the Week

Pre-order your copy today

This stunning new hardback publication includes many of the Hospitality Industry’s unforgettable characters – including Ken McCulloch, Anton Mosimann, Fay Maschler, Terence Conran, Robin Hutson, Sarah Willingham Harry Murray, Gary Rhodes, Alastair Storey, Albert Roux and Ufi Ibrahim. EP has collated over 400 impressive photos in a never seen before book. This full-colour edition will captivate anyone working in the sector, especially hotels, restaurants, foodservice and those interested in seeing real people.

£30.00 plus P&P – special pre-order 20% off

eHotelier Hospitality News

ASEAN and China underline strategic tourism partnership. As the inaugural ASEAN-China Tourism Cooperation Year comes to a close, tourism leaders hail closer institutional ties and look forward to continued strong two-way growth.

Marriott unveils IoT hotel room of the future. Partnering with Samsung and Legrand, Marriott hopes to deepen personalised guest experiences.

VisitBritain announces partnership to promote regional England’s Heartland. VisitBritain has announced a partnership with Birmingham and the surrounding areas to promote more of England’s regions to overseas visitors.

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