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Quote of the Week

“It was a difficult comparison. Gaddafi senior was nuts, he was completely insane but negotiating with him was actually easier than negotiating with Philip Green.”

Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS


Tweet of the Week

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Chancellor George Osborne said in an interview with the Financial Times the reason for cutting corporate taxes is to create a “super competitive economy” in the downturn.

Others have said the unpopular policy is revenge, so that the Leave campaigners feel the negative consequences of their actions.

However Ed Conway from Sky has said in the tweet above that the UK already takes money from companies at half the rate from the USA.


Story of the Week


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Chef Adam Handling recently launched his new restaurant venture The Frog, in Ely’s Yard, Spitalfields.  The restaurant offers Adam’s distinctive cooking style – combining technical savvy with the best possible produce, and a lightly theatrical touch.

Adam started as a trainee chef at Gleneagles and went on to win Scottish Chef of the Year 2015. At only 27, Adam believes strongly in the importance of providing platforms for young creativity, in any form, to be both showcased and developed.


News of the Week


The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Awards of Excellence 2016 announces the finalists.

The AAE is for young professionals in the hospitality industry, known for recognising and encouraging the most talented ambitious Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Waiters. Since it began in 1983 over 500 young professionals have achieved the award, setting them off on highly successful career paths.

To achieve the Award candidates had to attain a score of over 70% in the tasks set and judged by industry luminaries chaired by John Williams MBE, Executive Chef, The Ritz London and Chairman of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.

To view the full list of finalists click here.

Global Hospitality News

Two-in-one hotels set to grow in Europe. Hotels where two brands are run by the same operator and located next door to each other or within the same building, are set to grow. Find out more.

The most expensive hotels in Europe: 2016 summer survey. Hotels in Greece, Italy and France take the top spots this summer as the most expensive. Read more.

Turkey specialist Anatolian Sky folds just days after Istanbul terrorist attacks. The travel operator has ceased trading, leaving more than 1,000 customers concerned for the security of their bookings.
Read more.

glh Hotels launches ‘Choose Your Own Room’ booking site. The new website allows guests to select their exact room they want to stay in before making a reservation.
Find out more.


Corners of the world

“I work in room service at a 5-star hotel – these are the biggest things I wish guests wouldn’t do”. Find out what a hotel employee from a five-red-star hotel says can make a truly great stay. Read More.

Iceland’s creative heart: makeshift museums, public art and blissful isolation. Reyjavik’s young creatives are decamping to remote east Iceland. Find Out More.

Is the Olympic city really safe for tourists? Rio is polluted, dangerous and often overwhelming but is it the best place to go as a tourist? Read More.





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