The Breakfast Briefing

Quote of the Week

“This is not brill but I won’t carp about it. I would feel out of plaice throwing fish and would doubtless flounder.”

“I’m not throwing fish anywhere. I am not a fish-thrower.”

Jacob Rees-Mogg in response to reports that he was planning to throw fish into the River Thames near Parliament as a protest against the Brexit transitional deal.

Tweet of the Week

Russian election in 10 seconds

Summary of the Week

“You are welcome to perform cartwheels in the lobby”

The Great Service Debate – Part Two of Six

Recently six more industry leaders arrived to the Goring Hotel for another stimulating debate on great service and how we can achieve this across the industry. Click below to discover why cartwheels in the lobby can enhance great service and find out if storytelling, greater flexibility and a high human approach can create better guest experiences…

Click here for the summary

Event of the Week

Join us on ‘The Way Of The Gods’

On Monday 18th June 2018 EP is walking from Bologna to Florence in beautiful Italian surroundings to raise money for two important causes. This seven day walk includes visiting many renowned locations and enjoying delicious and authentic food and drink along the way.

The walk is for everyone who wants a new challenge and there is a great group coming together for this first walk. The more taking part the more that can be raised for the charities (RACA’s Adopt a School Trust and Crista Cullen’s Elephant Conservation).

This activity is also about supporting people by broadening their thinking. Our argument is that the thinking of today has become too narrow and that this is negatively affecting business and its people.Broader minded people who are immersed in experiences and given opportunities outside of their day to day lives think differently, they become better professionals by taking this thinking into their workplace which in turn creates a better culture and better teams.

To find out more and register interest please contact

Article of the Week

What’s your real legacy?

So often over the last twenty years it has been said that many CEOs just cannot invest real time, money and effort into the people piece as their tenures are expected to be short and the core priority has to be shareholder value. The base of the argument is that the average lifespan for many CEOs lies between 24 and 36 months and therefore the focus is forced to be on profit and value generation as this determines the rewards and prosperity of the shareholder and leadership teams.

Read the full article here.

eHotelier Hospitality News

AccorHotels’ luxury brand unveils four new SO/ hotels

Four exciting new hotels – Berlin, St. Petersburg, Auckland and Vienna – join the SO/ portfolio

‘Optimistic with a hint of caution’ was the sentiment at IHIF 2018

Last week, over 2,300 delegates from over 80 countries gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin for the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF).

‘Trump Slump’ leads Spain to overtake US in global tourism

Spain is expected to become the second most popular tourist destination in the world, according to GlobalData.

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