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Forbes’ Cameo chair making a statement at the Aviator Hotel

December 2015


Innately stylish, Aviator blends the timeless glamour of aviation with seductive interiors and ultimate comfort. A perfect setting to use Forbes Group’s cameo chairs, as pictured below, to create a stylish event area with chairs that make a statement.

The Pig on the beach scoops Best Smith Hotel 2015

The Aviator Hotel in Hampshire opened in 2008 as one of the most striking design hotels in recent times.

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Last night saw Dorset gem, The Pig on the beach awarded the top title at the 2015 Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel Awards. The beautiful manor house, part of Robin Hutson’s ever-popular Pig portfolio, scooped the final accolade of the night and was named Best Smith Hotel 2015. The Mr and Mrs Smith Awards, now in their third year, gave out gongs to top boutique hotels across the globe in front of a packed audience of hospitality faces, hoteliers and press at Bankside Vaults in London. The Pig on the beach was up against a strong set of competitors in the category, including Halcyon House, a bright surf-motel on Australia’s east coast and Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. The Pig wasn’t the only UK boutique to come away victorious, as it was a successful night for the British sector with Dormy House, Ham Yard, Number 131 in Cheltenham and Chewton Glen named in some of the category shortlists. The Zetter Townhouse fought off stiff competition from the likes of the London Edition to be crowned Hottest Hotel Bar. James Lohan, co-founder of Mr and


Mrs Smith said: “The boutique hotel industry is at the cutting edge of hospitality. That’s what we want to celebrate with the Smith Hotel Awards – the places that do things differently, where you come back with stories of chefs creating impromptu dishes tailored just for you, or where the general manager personally drives you the scenic route to the airport. “From fledgling new arrivals like the Battery San Francisco (this year’s Best Newcomer) to established beauties that remain at the top of their game (such as Bellevue Syrene on the Amalfi Coast, home to the Sexiest Hotel Bedroom) there’s a host of incredible places out there. We hope this year’s hotlist of 12 winners inspires people to make 2016 the year they go out and find them.” More than 1,000 hotels in the Smith collection battled for a place in the 12 specially selected categories, including Best Pool, Best Hotel Restaurant and Hottest Hotel Bar. Over 22,000 hotel-loving members of the public cast their votes in September, after which shortlists were put to panels of expert judges, including Jeremy King, chef Sophie Michell, fashion consultant Yasmin Sewell and singer Jessie Ware.

The new ‘chameleonic hotel brand that adapts itself to the city’ will be located in Shoreditch and developed by internationally acclaimed studio Foster + Partners. The eight-floor hotel will feature 190 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, gym and meeting rooms.

Each city-located hotel aims to become a meeting point and destination for people to meet, experience and create.

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Federico J. González Tejera, CEO of NH Hotel Group said: “nhow brings in an up to now unseen level of hospitality and aims to become the benchmark for the most innovative cultural, social and artistic movements of big cities, globalized and constantly changing.”

nhow is already present in Milan, Berlin and Rotterdam and is expected to reach 12 additional destinations by 2018. In addition to the current nhow hotels opened and the one signed in London, The brand describes itself as ‘iconic, the company has two other ongoing nhow projects; one inspiring and surprising, at nhow in Amsterdam, called nhow hotels everything is unexpected, Amsterdam RAI and another with a different experience for development in Santiago de every consumer but a common Chile. sense of “wow”.’ The nhow brand will aim to become a real ‘hotspot’ for visitors to London when it opens as planned in 2019, appealing to both leisure and business travelers, as well as locals.

Le Bun to transform Zetter Hotel restaurant

December 2015

NH Hotel Group has announced that it is to bring its ‘nhow’ brand to the capital, in a move that will mark the brand’s debut in the UK when it opens in 2019.

Kebabs have become the latest fast food category to be given a makeover with a number of new players in London exploring the potential of the traditionally late-night staple. Black Axe Mangal for example, is the brainchild of Lee Tiernan, the former head chef of St John Bread and Wine. The kebab concept started life as a pop-up in Copenhagen, but Tiernan has now moved it to a 22-cover site in Islington. Opened late last month, Black Axe Mangal serves an eclectic selection of dishes inspired by Turkish grill restaurants with an emphasis on freshly cooked breads, offal and lesser-used cuts of meat. Dishes include Chinese duck doner kebab and anchovy-crusted pork jowl. Early next year, Ed Brunet and Stephen Tozer will open Le Bab in Soho’s Carnaby Street area. Brunet cooked at Le Gavroche and will be joined in his new kitchen by two more alumni from Michel Roux Jr’s famed Mayfair restaurant, former sous chef Manuel Canales Garces and former chef de partie Angus Bell.

French-American street food specialists Le Bun will be popping-up at The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell for a five-week residency ahead of launching their first permanent site next year.

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The team – which re-imagines French classics without the ‘pretension and formality’- will be transforming the space in to a ‘neon-filled, luxuriant Le Bun diner’ from 12 November.

A Le Bun statement described the Zetter as a ‘natural’ fit for the restaurant given the space’s roots in French cuisine.

A weekend brunch menu is set to feature Le Benedict Bun - with eggs, maple bacon, shaved asparagus, hollandaise, brioche and a Pig Cheek Hash.

The pop-up replaces Bruno Loubet’s Grain Store Unleashed, Guests are promised new dishes which ran for a limited period including Duck ‘Fries’ Poutine earlier this year after the chef - confit duck, red wine gravy, closed Bistrot Bruno Loubet at the homemade curds, chilli & coriander hotel after five years. – and Le Truffle Double Double Le Bun at Le Zetter will run until 20 two aged brisket & chuck patties, December. truffled veal jam, truffle mayo,


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Located on the second floor of Kingly Court,Le Bab will serve an ambitious menu that will include a selection of individual and sharing kebabs, including a roe deer shish with damson and isot pepper jam, cavolo nero kimchi, artichoke crisps and game mayo; chicken shawarma with turban squash hummus, chicken crackling, winter pickles, Le Bab toum and biber chilli; and pig’s head and its crackling, with kohlrabi and carrot slaw, red onion and pomegranate molasses. The look of the restaurant will reference its Middle Eastern and eastern Mediterranean cooking style. Camden Town Brewery, meanwhile, has opened a kebab shop close to its main brewery and pub operation called Camden’s Daughter. It serves kebabs made from sustainably sourced chicken and lamb alongside weekly specials and a large selection of beers from its owner as well as other brewers.


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Notch up steaming sales with Nespresso’s new barista machine

Nespresso has launched its new Aguila professional barista machine to help hotels to further drive their coffee business. The Nespresso Aguila 220, with a smaller footprint than the Aguila 420, has been designed to meet the needs and enhance the offering of all premium hotels, restaurants and cafes. The new machine adds to Nespresso’s impressive professional offering, which includes a complete machine portfolio, 11 Grand Cru coffees and top customer service. The Aguila 220 is a great combination of easy functionality and sleek, durable design. Its robust brewing unit enables high volumes of coffee to be served daily and its compact size means it is a convenient solution where space is tight. It comes with three programmable cup sizes, four one-touch recipes and 12 preprogrammed hot milk-based recipes, milk temperature regulation and two extraction heads. A handy added extra for the the Aguila 220 is that it comes with a direct link to the cash register to help cater for high-pressure environments and ensure smooth flow during peak times. “Our professional customers are very important to us and we are thrilled to extend the Aguila range to include the innovative and compact Barista machine, Aguila 220,” said Ian McDonald, commercial manager at Nespresso UK. “The Aguila range reflects Nespresso’s desire to provide our professional partners with the highest quality coffee, choice, convenience and service that consumers have come to expect of their coffee experiences.”


Le Meridien ‘unlocks happiness’ with second property in undiscovered Kingdom of Bhutan Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts recently announced the opening of Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront, the brand’s second hotel in the Kingdom of Bhutan following the successful opening of Le Méridien Thimphu late last year. In conjunction with the highly anticipated hotel opening, renowned American photographer Gray Malin has unveiled his newest series, “Bhutan, Land of Happiness,” which will contribute to Le Meridien brand’s Follow Me partnership - a multifaceted global art collaboration with that brings compelling video art installations and still photography into Le Méridien hotels around the world. Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront is situated on the edge of the Paro River, offering panoramic views of the Eastern Himalayas. The intimate hotel features 59 contemporary guestrooms and suites, all designed with a classic Bhutanese point of view. With an idyllic swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and signature Explore Spa, the hotel is poised to become the creative hub in

the destination. Located ten minutes from Paro International Airport, the only airport in Bhutan, Paro is home to several sacred fortresses and hidden monasteries, including Bhutan’s iconic Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) as well as Ta Dzong, the National Museum and the hotel’s Unlock Art™ partner, allowing guests of Le Méridien Paro complimentary access. Located in Bhutan’s capital city, Le Meridien Thimphu is a thirty minute drive from the breathtaking sights of Paro. With 78 thoughtfully-designed guestrooms and suites, the hotel is the largest in the country. Both hotels are captured creatively in Malin’s latest photo series, “Bhutan, Land of Happiness”, which juxtaposes the iconic landscape and traditional architecture of Bhutan with his modern interpretation of joy and happiness. To learn more the series please visit Work from Malin’s “Bhutan, Land of Happiness” collection is now available for purchase at

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Review: Amendoeira Golf Resort

Amendoeira Golf Resort:

One of the Algarve’s finest resorts where golf is just one of its many attractions The award-winning resort is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty presenting a landscape of diversity from rolling hills to verdant valleys of almond, olive and carob trees and is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. The resort that opened in 2011 is rated as one of Continental Europe’s most desirable golf and leisure destinations, providing the perfect spot for those looking to escape to the Algarve sunshine.


Guests at Amendoeira Golf Resort are always spoilt for choice both on and off the course as the resort offers amenities and activities to cater to golfers and non-golfers alike. The top 100 European ranked Oceânico Faldo Course is hugely popular amongst golfers from the UK and further afield. Designed by Sir Nick Faldo the course is certainly a challenging par 72. It has a slightly

different feel to it trimmed by cacti and ancient olive trees ensuring that careful positioning is certainly needed to have a chance of scoring well. Its neighbouring O’Connor Jnr course is another testing 18 hole layout. Not as tricky as the Faldo course but still its high number of water features require a skilled approach in order to get round with a score you would be happy with. Even if you do end up in the water or

EAT. DRINK. SLEEP December 2015

Review: Amendoeira Golf Resort

Oce창nico Group Oce창nico Group, the leading Algarve-based resort and golf owner-operator, proudly boasts some of the finest resorts in the Algarve with one of their flagship properties; Amendoeira Golf Resort located in central Algarve near the historic town of Silves just 45km from Faro airport.


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Review: Amendoeira Golf Resort

every camp runs smoothly, with a designated organiser on hand to cater to the team’s needs and the exclusive use of the immaculately maintained grass pitch has seen a number of European clubs train at the resort as well as the French and Irish national sides. The 6 tennis courts and 1km jogging path provide a great source of fitness with teams using the games room and sports bar in the main building as a base for meetings.

woodlands, you will still enjoy getting round this course due to its layout and peaceful nature. Amendoeira’s other golf offering is the Oceanico Academy Course, the par 3 floodlit 9 hole course offers up a fun challenge that can be completed in around half an hour. People of all ages and ability can enjoy getting round the course, whilst it is easy to see why pros use it to perfect their vital short game. In addition to golf it is fair to say that the all-encompassing resort is a haven for sports enthusiasts with another jewel in the Amendoeira crown being their Sports Club, complete with gymnasium, tennis courts, 5-a-side football pitches and the hugely impressive 11 a side pitch that has one of the best playing surfaces around!

But visitors aren’t just flocking to Amendoeira for its sporting prowess; some consumers are so taken by the resort’s location, facilities and level of service that they purchase second homes within the resort. The residential complex comprises spacious two bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments with mezzanine and luxurious three, four and five bedroom villas. The influence of Moorish architecture with cool, tiled courtyards, graceful arches and secluded terraces is allied to a comprehensive range of modern amenities, including quality finishes, fully fitted kitchen, air conditioning, under floor heating, electric shutters on the windows and a security system. Plus there is underground parking with lift access from the basement to each floor.

The apartment villages are surrounded by luxuriant landscaped gardens each served by a communal pool, while In fact it is the Amendoeira Sports Club villas boast generous sized plots, lush and its array of world class facilities and landscaping and a private swimming privacy that has attracted an increase pool. The majority of all properties in professional sports teams in recent enjoy fabulous views over the golf years. Amendoeira’s staff ensure that courses.


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Review: Amendoeira Golf Resort

Owners can make use of the two championship golf courses, as well as the Amendoeira Sports Club and club house with restaurant, bar and golf shop. Price for a two bedroom apartment of 108 sqm with 23 sqm of terraces start from €250,100 whilst a four bedroom villa of 432sqm with 265sqm of terraces starts at €1,267,500. Guests and home owners alike can use Amendoeira Resort as a base to explore one of Europe’s most delightful locations, the Algarve region of Portugal that is blessed by a superb climate, a spectacular coastline with miles of sandy beaches, intimate coves and rocky headlands. It offers a lifestyle like no other, where bustling cosmopolitan resorts contrast with the leisurely pace of a land where life is unhurried. The district of Silves in which Amendoeira is based is a town steeped in history, as it was the capital of the Algarve during Moorish times and became a prosperous town, rivalling Lisbon as a centre of culture. The resort is also in close proximity to Armação de Pêra beach, a popular town with many bars, restaurants and other amenities. Whilst in the Algarve you will be treated to some of the finest seafood in Europe – be certain to make space for a traditional seafood platter with plates and plates of shell fish cooked every which way adjourning the dining table over the course of a long and enjoyable dinner. But to really have a true taste of the Algarve is to enjoy their famous cataplana. This seafood dish is also the name of the special cookware used to prepare it, which is traditionally made of copper and shaped like two clamshells hinged at one end, sealed using a clamp on either side of the assembly. Better still don’t just taste it, attend a workshop such as at Tertulia Algarvia that gives you the opportunity to cook the famous dish under the watchful eye of the lovely Margarita,


“NFS worked with us as an extension of our team to ensure the installation of roomMaster was a trouble free implementation and the results are really fantastic. We instantly found the hotel easier to manage and quickly added to the software with the ability to offer gift cards, to encourage loyalty and present an easy way for an even wider audience to enjoy our services.”

December 2015


The Lovat Loch Ness Adds The Gift Of Booking Management With Nfs Roommaster Pms

Sanjay Saptarshi, Head of Hotel Operations at NFS added: “The Lovat is a fine example of a boutique hotel that is using technology exceptionally well across all areas of its business to deliver a great experience to guests both online and at hotel level.”

The Lovat Loch Ness has integrated NFS Technology Group’s specialist hotel management system to ensure the smooth running of hotel operations as well as the restaurant and bar facilities. Nestled in the heart of the magnificent Scottish Highlands, in Fort Augustus near Inverness, the stylish independently owned hotel is ideally featured as a golf destination alongside an opportunity for guests to enjoy the local experience in fishing, walking, historic sight seeing and even monster watching! Keen to maximize its presence on online booking channels and ensure an efficient process is maintained at hotel level to deliver a guest experience, the owner, Caroline Gregory, selected NFS’ roomMaster technology as a total solution provider. NFS’ roomMaster hotel system was seamlessly installed to deliver an effective technology solution for the hotel, fully integrated with Navarino/ SynXis for channel management and online bookings, with room availability and pricing being widely distributed to several online booking channels.


The hotel also chose to adopt a gift card programme to maximize guest loyalty, available as part of the roomMaster software suite. The gift card programme encourages return visits to the hotel and restaurant facilities and makes it easy to run promotions and special offers with full tracking of spend and a link to the guest profile. Says Caroline Gregory at The Lovat: “Our aim is always for our guests to experience the ultimate relaxing break, with the hotel creating a home from home experience, and offering a personal touch and calming atmosphere through our hotel and its facilities. “To ensure this occurs right from the booking experience, back of house needs to operate seamlessly to deliver a great guest experience. We had originally relied on various disjointed systems, such as a database, online booking, EPOS, accounting etc, but none had the ability to communicate with each other.

roomMaster from NFS is a fully integrated property management software for hotels from ten to more than 1,000 rooms. It easily and seamlessly handles reservations, sales ledger, point of sale, gift cards, sales and marketing functionality and the ability to make better rate decisions through dynamic yield management. Linking to leading channel manager Navarino/SynXis, roomMaster enables automatic updates to GDS’s and leading booking sites such as Expedia, Wotif, and Agoda. For maximum efficiency, reservations from booking sites and from the hotels own website are automatically captured by Navarino/SynXis and imported directly into the hotels’ roomMaster reservation system, eliminating the need to manually re-key reservation emails and faxes. For more information on roomMaster or further details on NFS Technology Group, please visit

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and modern technology that struck a chord with me the most. The walls, decorated with beautifully framed images from the 20’s shared space with a 50” LED smart tv which almost went unnoticed at first, fitting in with the rest of the decor perfectly to create a seamless, 360 degree space of astounding quality.

Located in opulent Knightsbridge, The Wellesley, one of the newer boutique hotels in the area is situated a stones throw from Hyde Park corner and a short distance from Harrods and London’s famous West End. Unlike other hotels in the vicinity which, don’t get me wrong, have a presence and grandeur to them that one would expect from the area, The Wellesley, located in a decommissioned London Tube station really stands out from it’s neighbors. With vintage style tile work adoring the façade and 3 prominent arches in the brick work, not dissimilar to some of the older underground stations still in use in London today, The Wellesley screams that it has something different to offer, even before you’ve stepped through it’s doors.

Once inside I was taken aback by the stunning interior design of the lobby, my thoughts then turned to what could be expected of my room if the communal areas looked as good as this. As expected, I wasn’t disappointed! The room, one of The Wellesley’s 14 onebedroom suites named after prominent figures of the 1920’s including Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill was immaculate in every way. Every aspect of the suite had a weight and quality to it that exceeds anything else I’ve ever seen before. Personally, it was the almost invisible blend of classic decorative features

The bathroom, with his and hers sinks and floor to ceiling marble was quite simply a work of art in it’s own right. Built in speakers recessed into the ceiling meant that not only could I have a shower in a bathroom that evidently cost more than some mid-sized family cars, but I could listen to the TV whilst doing so. It’s the harmonious blend of features such as these that exudes a quality that’s hard to beat.

The Cigar Lounge & Terrace plays host to Europe’s largest hotel humidor, commissioned by Italian humidor experts DeArt, it showcases over £1.5 million worth of cigars from around the world and is the biggest collection cigars sold on a stick by stick basis in Europe. Guests can also enjoy either of the two private covered heated cigar terraces featuring open fireplaces. Continuing the 1920’s decorative theme, the Crystal Bar includes glass display cases showcasing the hotels collections of whisky, armagnac and cognac, some bottles dating back to 1770! Needless to say, if you’re looking for some of the finest drinks available in the capital, this is the place to go.

Soft up lighting above the bed accented the coffered ceiling and brought a subtle depth to the room that highlighted the thought that went into the design process. Each room is decorated in a style fitting the property’s overall characteristics and I certainly got the impression that care and attention to the most minute of details was made to every one of the rooms The Wellesley has to offer. Decorative pieces echoing that of 1920’s art deco with a more modern twist, the lobby is the central hub connecting everything The Wellesley has to offer it’s guests, including: The Jazz Lounge, a nod to the locations former life as the iconic “Pizza on the Park” jazz and cabaret venue, showcases both up and coming and well-established artists. The interior design was something I’d quickly become accustomed to from my short stay, pure decadence, the centrepiece of the room is a grand piano, need I say more? A full list of upcoming performers can be found on their dedicated website:

The epitome of intimate dining done properly, the Oval Restaurant offers refined Italian cuisine from Executive chef Michele del Monaco made of fresh, seasonal ingredients. 1920’s art deco is featured throughout the restaurant in includes a stunning marble inlaid floor and breath taking crystal chandelier. Capable of a maximum of only 28 covers, you can almost forget you’re dining with other people and experience something truly unique from most dining locations in the city. To find out more or to book your stay at The Wellesley, click the link below and experience a stay unlike any other you’ve had before.

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Interior Design

Super Matt is finger print resistant and avialable in eight, on-trend co...

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DAZZLING DECO The extensive range of Kronospan, Egger, XyloCleaf, Woodlam and Galtee decors are all available directly from stock via Latham’s nationwide network of depots. Plus there are matching ABS edgings available for all decors as well as door and large size sheets. In addition, a brand new range of Kronospan Compact Grade Laminate is also available as part of Latham’s Washroom Solutions Collection with matching MRMFC (Moisture Resistant). Paul Morson, James Latham’s Group Product Champion for Melamine


commented, “We’ve invested heavily to ensure that James Latham is one of the leading laminate and melamine suppliers in the UK, so regardless of what our customer’s project requirements are, we’ll have the solution, and it’s all under one roof.

The enhanced range now includes:

“Many of our exciting new ranges, including Kronospan Super Matt and XyloCleaf which both come from Italy, are exclusive to Lathams and of course we are always searching for new decorative surfaces to strengthen our offering even further.”

Super Matt, a new and exclusive range of highly durable, finger print resistant, MFC decors from Kronospan Italy. Offering eight, on-trend colours, it reduces the need to be constantly wiping away unsightly finger marks and smears.

XyloCleaf, a collection of over more

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In a move which significantly strengthens its credentials as one of the UK’s leading laminate and melamine suppliers, James Latham is now offering a portfolio of more than 500 laminates as well as a massive range of melamines, many of them exclusive.

James Latham now offers a staggering 237 Egger decors in its range. Egger’s ZOOM collection ranges from intense uni-colours and exotic woodgrains to glass effect and authentic rough-cut wood and there is matching MFC and edging available for 112 decors. Part of the innovative Kronodesign portfolio, Krono Colour has been developed from global trend influences. From muted tones, exuberant primaries and every shade in between, it comprises 59 MFC decors.

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extensive range of Kronospan decors and includes moisture resistant melamine faced chipboard (MRMFC) as well as a range of matching compact grade laminate (CGL) Offering a collection of 120 matching laminate sheets, Krono Laminate offers a hardwearing, postformable decorative surface. Available in matching designs to selected Kronospan Melamine Faced Particle Board and MDF, it’s ideal for numerous applications.

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Hayley Heads Home Improvement Franchise Granite Transformations’ Chief Operating Officer, Danny Hanlon, having taken up an equivalent post in the Group’s North American operation, General Manager, Hayley Fenn now assumes dayto-day responsibility for running the UK and Ireland retail franchise, renowned for its high quality kitchen and bathroom makeovers. She will manage the head office team, oversee business growth across the showroom network and provide franchise owners with effective marketing, technical and operational support. She is one of a growing number of women engaged in senior management and ownership roles within the UK franchise industry, far above the average proportion in other sectors. Rather more unusual in having a key executive position with the main franchisor, Hayley (41) lives in Tunbridge Wells, near to the company’s UK headquarters in Decimus Park. She joined the franchisor, RSG Europe, more than ten years ago and was latterly promoted to Financial Controller, before becoming General Manager, having previously worked for AXA PPP Healthcare as a Subscriptions & Claims Supervisor. She holds a National Diploma in Business & Finance and has completed the foundation level of the Chartered


Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional qualification, equipping her well for the exacting financial aspect of her role. As General Manager, Hayley will be pushing for year-on-year Granite Transformations network growth, keeping abreast of interior design market trends and franchise owner requirements, and ensuring the right staff are in place to support the expanding business. A key project will be implementing a major network rebranding programme, which will see the transition to a new Trend Transformations brand identity and an even more diverse product portfolio, in addition to its unique core offering ‘the top that fits on top’. “I enjoy the challenges of running a successful franchise network and becoming a leading brand in the home improvements sector,” says Hayley. “No two days are ever the same in this business, making my job diverse and interesting. This year we shall be focusing on our rebrand and supporting our pilot franchise showrooms through the transition programme, making it one of the most exciting periods in our corporate history.” Fittingly, for the head of a leading name in home makeovers, Hayley has already remodelled four different houses, enabling her to move up the property ladder, and she is always on the lookout

for another new project. One of her latest installations was an Italian glass mosaic feature wall in the family kitchendiner, using an exclusive design from the parent company’s Trend tile collection, which forms part of the extended product portfolio. “I love the ability to refresh and revitalise the look of your home, without having to move, enabling you to explore new décor trends and personalise the living environment to suit your family and lifestyle,” she comments. “That’s exactly what we offer to our customers, without the usual debris, dust and disruption, and having our parent company as our manufacturer and supplier means that our showrooms are always at the cutting edge of interior finishes.” Hayley Fenn and her husband Nick have two children, Willem (6) and Isaac (4), and Nick is regularly involved in the social side of the business, attending franchise conferences, awards dinners and other occasions. For further enquiries and details of nearest showroom, contact 0800 044 5393 or visit

a group of independent European lighting manufacturers producing contract quality lighting for hospitality and leisure sectors. Our collection is both diverse but selective, focusing on new and innovative ideas and designed products for interior designers and architectural practices to specify in their projects. Baulmann Leuchten are a leading manufacturer of custom made decorative interior lighting for use in hotels, cruise liners, restaurants, spas and commercial and retail premises. Our product portfolio includes LED edge lit bathroom mirrors, guest room lighting, including LED reading lights, floor, wall and ceiling lighting. We also manufacture large public area lighting to a client’s own designs and budgets. The Baranska Design Studio is one of the most technologically advanced manufacturers of fused and blown glass in Poland. We produce bespoke public area lighting, table lamps, wall, ceiling and pendant lighting, sculptures, fountains and art installations. We also specialise in architectural and customised decorative wall art. Crestani are an Italian artisan manufacturer of ceramics. Our strengths lay in the detail and style of our hand decorated designs, many born from collaborations with leading creative designers. We produce sculptures, ceramic vases and pots, ceramic tables, floor, table and ceiling lighting as

well as ceramic objects, such as totems and animals and all, individually hand decorated. We also provide special made (short run) designs with custom finishes, ideal for hotel refurbishment projects. Crisbase are a Portuguese manufacturer of blown glass lighting and accessories. We produce table lamps, wall, pendant and ceiling lighting for hotels and own brand retail outlets. We have the facilities to manufacture “families” so that clients can add harmonizing objects, bowls and dishes that will complement the interior lighting and the overall design. Ineslam are a Spanish manufacturer of decorative plaster lighting and architectural lighting for use in hotels, restaurants, retail, leisure and commercial and domestic properties. We specialise in trim-less plaster ceiling down lights, “plaster in” wall lights, trough lighting and up and down plaster lights. We also produce direct and indirect plaster wall lighting and large feature lighting for corridors and public areas. If you are planning a full or soft refurbishment of your hotel, or perhaps require single piece feature lighting for your public area of restaurant then please visit our website www. to view our partners designs, or contact us directly to discuss your needs at



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Opening up a bar or restaurant is indeed one of the most lucrative businesses today. People’s penchant for hanging out and having fun, drinking and dining, unwinding and partying have driven the proliferation of bars and restaurants in our society. However, with so many bars and restaurants all over the country, it is important that you are able to create a unique identity for your business, a way to stand out among the crowd. One of the ways to do that is to purchase furniture that will give your venue a look like no other. Of course, furniture buying is not entirely for image’s sake. There are also other important factors to consider. To help you find the perfect kind of furniture, here are the questions you need to ask before purchase.

1. Will it complement the 2. Will it last? design and theme of my venue? Here, quality plays a major role. With quality comes The furniture in your venue should blend beautifully with the designs of the interior such as wall paint and other decorative elements. For example, if your bar or restaurant has that laid-back ambience, go for casual earth-toned overstuffed couches. If you are going for an ethnic style, pick artisan pieces. If your bar or restaurant has a contemporary visage, opt for modern furniture that are of bold colours and made of metal and glass. Now if it exemplifies a young and hip atmosphere, go for furniture that has upbeat colours and designs. 26

durability and permanence. Whatever you do, never sacrifice quality when you go furniture shopping. This is one of the most important ways to ensure that your furniture will last a long time doing service for you and your customers.

3. Will it give utmost comfort and convenience to my customers? There is no use buying furniture such as tables and chairs that will make your customers feel unwelcome and uncomfortable. People will go to your venue to unwind and have a fun break from the usual work grind so it is only right that you are able to provide them with furniture that will help them relax. Soft cushioned couches, bar stools with backrests and tables that are just high enough so they do not have to stoop down are just few of the many examples of such furniture.

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4. Will it attract customers to my bar or restaurant? When people peek into your bar or restaurant they will not yet get to taste your exquisite food or see that the service is efficient, the first thing they will see is the physical interior including the furniture. Because of that, it is important that you set up and decorate your venue with furniture that will give a fun and inviting ambience to lure customers.

5. Will it give my bar or restaurant a unique personality? As mentioned earlier, your venue should have a distinct personality that will make it stand out among other similar businesses. If it looks just like a carbon copy of the next bar or restaurant in town, chances are your bar will not be noticed. A way to ensure this is to let your personal taste be your guide when picking out furniture.

6. Will it fit the size of my bar or restaurant? It is also very important to plan the space inside your establishment so that you do not end up buying pieces that are too big or will cause the space to look too crowded. Make sure that the number of chairs and tables are sufficient but please ensure that there will be enough space to move around. When people fill up your bar or restaurant, it is essential that there is adequate room to allow a smooth flow of traffic among customers and employees as well.

7. Will it be a practical investment? We all know that buying furniture entails spending quite a sum of money especially if you are going for high-end and high-quality types of furniture. With that said, it is necessary to make sure that you are making a worthy investment. To ensure this, it is a good idea to opt for furniture with classic designs rather than follow trends so that it will not easily get outdated or out of fashion.

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New Trends Galore at the January Furniture Show

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The January Furniture Show, (NEC 24-27 January 2016) will be full of vivid colours, tactile textures and new designs. Over 450 exhibitors are getting ready to present their latest designs and innovations in furniture, home furnishings, lighting, flooring and fabric. The newest trends will be in copious supply. Seventies inspired riotous colours, big florals and fringing will mix with the more sedate Highland themes of tartans, tweeds and aged leather. Industrial looks with hard edges and grey metals, texture combinations will abound. Our expanding environmental awareness will be reflected in an increase in new products made from a wide variety of reclaimed materials, including wood, plastics and glass. For wild florals check out some of the new upholstery designs on the Whitemeadow stand in Hall 1, or see some of the flamboyant art pieces in Hall 3. Gentle florals will also feature, see some of the pretty fabrics on the Swaffer stand in the Fabric Pavillion in Hall 1, or head to Gallery Direct and Malini stands in Hall 3 who will be showing tranquil flower patterns on cushions and throws.

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The current trend for upholstery with a mix of leather and fabric will be at it’s best on the Tetrad and Carlton Furniture stands in Hall 1. Both will have wonderfully aged leather and woven fabric upholstered sofas and chairs. Tetrad’s Harris Tweeds have been made exclusively for them and are rich in heritage colours and traditional designs. Alternatively for a different feel glide your hand across the smooth tables with marble tops and metal legs on the VIDA Living stand in Hall 4. For different combinations see the Sophia range on the Bentley Designs stand in Hall 1 which combines antique finished wooden tops and silky painted cabinets. Leading the way in the industrial look is lighting, for some of the best head to Dar Lighting and CIMC in the Lighting Showcase in Hall 3. Designs in brushed metals incorporating their construction details and with cables as a feature, emphasise the starkness and uncomplicated attractiveness of the look. Furniture and accessories made from reclaimed materials will be big news at the Show. Baker in Hall 1 will have additions to their Reclaimed series, giving new life to old wood turning it into highly desirable cabinet furniture. Another company skilled in the use of making discarded wood attractive and useful again is Rowico, also in Hall 1, their shabby chic reclaimed tables and cabinets have a unique style. To see the colours come alive, feel the textures and marvel at the new make sure you don’t miss the January Furniture Show. For a full exhibitor list and to register your attendance go to:


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A new London boutique hotel has been given the Mitre Linen touch. The Mitre team has been working closely with the Shepherd’s Bush Boutique Hotel in the heart of London’s West End, which opened this summer. The hotel offers 4 Star Accomodation and facility Service. Mitre, who started working with the hotel when it was just a building site, gave each of the hotel’s 21 rooms their own individual design as well as personalising bespoke products. Products were selected from Heritage by Mitre, Mitre’s collection of timeless bed linen, towels, robes and soft furnishings. Luxurious white Ambassador bathrobes were personalised with the name of the hotel, while a pillow menu was devised with both firm and soft pillows from superior Abbey Collection. Beds were dressed with the beautiful 100% cotton Elegance range of bed linen.


Bathrooms were given a lavish touch with soft white microcotton Hampton towels which have the ability to absorb water almost instantaneously. Mitre’s soft furnishings team then helped to give each room its own style using a selection of different coloured bed runners, cushions and curtains in colours including chilli, duck egg and gold. Anita Jansone, Sales Manager for the Shepherd’s Bush Boutique Hotel, whose guests include leading financial companies and artists, says: “We have been delighted with Mitre’s hard work. The hotel prides itself on its homely feel and added value – offering guests complimentary extras such as bathrobes, slippers and organic toiletries makes us stand out. “Mitre has provided us with creative design advice as well as great quality products. Our guests really appreciate

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Budweiser launches latest on and off trade music activation Budweiser has announced that it will launch its latest music campaign in September of this year, as part of its Global Music Series. For the first time ever, Budweiser will be bringing epic music moments to venues across the UK to drive excitement around the wider lager category in association with music.

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With the summer festival season over, t Budweiser wants to extend live music opportunities by creating its own moments for fans across the country with its new campaign. This will comprise both t on and off trade activity, focusing on driving music fans to share unforgettable live music events this autumn in nine t venues across the UK, from Glasgow to Southampton.

Budweiser takes association with music to the next level in on and off trade with new experiential campaign Nine music venue takeovers launching across the UK Money-off coupons will drive off trade activation

Each venue has been hand-picked by Budweiser after a nationwide search to find locations with particular music heritage. At each venue, Budweiser will be activating great live music events and promotions during the autumn to offer consumers unique music experiences, and to drive the brand’s association with music in new and innovative ways. Budweiser is partnering with each venue to further support the inbar activity, and help increase awareness of the relationship between Budweiser and music amongst consumers. To make the events unique, Budweiser branded items will be incorporated to create even better moments for music lovers – this will include LED Budweiser cups and ‘Bowtie Equalisers’ – a Budweiser branded digital display, both specially created to react to sound and light up to the beat of the music. For off-trade, Budweiser will be distributing cross-retail money-off coupons, redeemable against a range of Budweiser products from a single 660ml bottle up to 20 x 300ml bottle packs. The coupons will be distributed via a select number of gig guides in the venue cities chosen by Budweiser. Isabelle Maratier, Senior Brand Manager for Budweiser commented: “Budweiser has made a firm commitment to music in recent years, but we wanted to take our association with music to the next level this year – helping to inject excitement into the lager category around music and recognise the people whose passion fuels it all; the fans. “Live music is a key volume driver for beer in all sectors, bringing people together for an experience often enjoyed with a pint. By partnering with authentic music venues, Budweiser wants to bring more of these epic music moments to fans, and enhance their experience in-venue. We can’t wait to bring this activation to gig-goers nationwide this autumn.”


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BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® ANNOUNCES THE ARRIVAL OF ‘THE GIN JOURNEYS AT SANDERSON’, AN EXOTIC JOURNEY TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH This September, the world’s number one premium gin[1], Bombay Sapphire, has partnered with iconic West End landmark Sanderson to create ‘Gin Journeys at Sanderson in association with Bombay Sapphire’. Consumers visiting the Sanderson terrace between 3rd September and 15th October will experience an exotic journey to the ends of the earth, travelling to the Mediterranean, West Africa and Asia to discover the beauty of Bombay Sapphire. Inspired by the 10 botanical ingredients in every drop of the gin and the journeys taken to source them, the six week long pop-up will transport consumers around the world through an immersive sensory experience. An exclusive menu of tempting Ultimate Gin & Tonic twists inspired by each botanical region will be on offer, alongside a bespoke selection of light snacks to compliment the exotic menu and stunning surroundings.

available to guide groups of consumers through an elevated sensory journey. During the bookable sessions, twelve consumers will have the opportunity to discover and explore the signature cocktails via a series of creative experiences. Designed to heighten the worldly inspiration behind the drinks through touch, sound, smell and sight, the masterclasses will also include the opportunity to learn more about the botanicals which are vapour infused at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill, to create the unique spirit.

Each fortnight consumers will be taken on a unique journey, travelling to a different exotic region from which the Bombay Sapphire botanicals are sourced. Alongside beautiful bespoke decorative touches, a limited edition Ultimate Gin & Tonic twist will be revealed, ensuring there is a new experience to be discovered upon every visit. The first signature serve, On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings based on the Mediterranean botanicals, from 6.30pm, Bombay Sapphire brand will feature an exotic atomizer filled ambassador Renaud de Bosredon will be to heighten the drinking experience

through the senses. Offering a retreat from the bustle of the city into a world of fantasy and wellbeing, Sanderson epitomises a modern luxury that is smart, yet pared-down and tempered. ‘Gin Journeys at Sanderson’ will run alongside the existing Sanderson Sessions, which take place every Wednesday, showcasing some of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming musical artists. Throughout the pop up, artists will be chosen to compliment the fortnight’s botanical region focus, providing an opportunity to discover new talent alongside a unique drinking experience. ‘The Gin Journeys at Sanderson in association with Bombay Sapphire’ will be open daily from 6pm until late, from Thursday 3rd September until Thursday 15th October. THE GIN JOURNEYS AT SANDERSON IN ASSOCIATION WITH BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, SANDERSON, 50 BERNERS STREET, W1T 3NG


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Jack Daniel’s, the world’s no.1 American whiskey, is linking up with on trade partners across the UK from this August bank holiday weekend and throughout September to encourage consumers to make every Friday a ‘Jack Friday’, with a host of drink and food led promotions and experiential activities on offer. The campaign will incorporate the extended Jack Daniel’s range as the brand aims to demonstrate its versatility and its appeal to the millennial audience’s tastes in new and different occasions. Entitled ‘Jack Friday’, the campaign aims to help participating outlets drive footfall and sales during busy weekend periods. The promotion name pays homage to the longstanding tradition at the Jack Daniel’s distillery where workers are given a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 on the first Friday of every month as a thank you for their continued hard work. Get involved Over 9,000 independent and managed operators around the UK are linking up with Jack Daniel’s to promote Jack Friday from the August bank holiday weekend. Managed retail groups taking part include Stonegate, iNTERTAIN, Deltic, Be@One and Glendola, with participating outlets receiving a range of Jack Friday branded materials including glassware, bar rails, posters and t-shirts. 50 Stonegate pubs will be hosting live music events and the remaining outlets within the group will be activating the promotion through branded materials such as POS kits and extra glassware. iNTERTAIN will be hosting Jack Friday sponsored barbecues as well as drink and meal deal offers. Other partnerships include Deltic Group, who will be hosting Jack Friday parties, and Be@One, who will include drinks promotions on their app. Glendola Leisure will be hosting a Jack Friday party at The World’s End in Camden. Leading category growth Crispin Stephens, Head of Commercial


Planning and Activation at Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands comments: “The opportunity for American whiskeys in the UK has never been stronger and as the category leader, Jack Daniel’s needs to lead by example through innovative and engaging marketing to drive this growth. The Jack Daniel’s range of premium Tennessee Whiskeys and flavours offers target consumers a range of ways to enjoy the smooth Jack flavour, catering to all occasions from casual dining to high energy moments; with Jack Friday, we’re aiming to really highlight the brands versatility. Jack Friday is going to be a great showcase for the brand and we’re delighted so many of our on trade customers are getting involved. With the current Americana trend continuing in the UK’s food and drink scene, we’re confident that Jack Friday will be a great success for all involved.” The American whiskey category is currently worth over £613m in the UK and growing by +6.6%. Jack Daniel’s is leading the way with Old No.7 worth over £421m (+2.5%) and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey remaining a driving force for growth currently worth over £57m and growing at 18.3% . National Burger Day Jack Daniel’s is also highlighting its BBQ food-matching capabilities by participating in this month’s National Burger Day on 27th August with Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 cocktails featuring at both M Restaurants and M.A.S.H. The brand and it’s on trade partners will be amplifying the promotion to consumers through social media activity on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. For further information about getting involved in Jack Friday, please contact the sales team at Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands on 01254277865 or email:

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Corona launches innovative out-of-home campaign to bring the beach to UK cities $PSPOBTMPOHTUBOEJOHBTTPDJBUJPOXJUIUIFCFBDIXJMMCF BNQMJĂśFECZBTQFDJBMPVUPGIPNF 00) FYQFSJFOUJBMBDUJWJUZ JO-POEPOT0ME4USFFU BOEEJHJUBMBDUJWBUJPOTBDSPTTBGVSUIFS GPVSMPDBUJPOT The OOH activity taking place at Old Street will implement an extended creative technique, with extra-large 3D Corona bottles emerging from the panels and a light-reactive mechanic. The x2 B96s and x1 B48 sheets will inspire passers-by to ‘find their beach’. Old Street’s OOH will play host to a beach with palm trees as well as a ‘Corona bar’ complete with Corona brand ambassadors who will direct people to nearby Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen to enjoy a Corona. Corona has partnered with leading bars across the UK to create elevated hospitality experiences that transport people to the beach mind-set, and Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen is the flagship bar for this activity. The experiential element will be created by Posterscope in conjunction with JCDecaux, and the activity will run from Wednesday 12th August to Sunday 16th August. Corona will also be running an outdoor campaign showcasing the brand at sunset. The large format digital displays will be situated at east-facing locations across London and Manchester - The Torch, Piccadilly One, Digital Gateway 1000 and Trafford Arch. As the final hour of daylight arrives in each location, a live countdown will begin with the sun slowly setting on the billboard, while it is simultaneously occurring in the sky behind it. Corona and Posterscope will be assessing weather conditions and reacting to key triggers such as cloud cover, weather and temperature to ensure that the advertisements are activated when sunsets are at their optimal. The campaign will run mid-August through to early September. Steph Okell, Marketing Manager for Corona said: “Corona is synonymous with the beach – a unique place to each of us – the place we go to unwind, enjoy ourselves and share amazing experiences with friends. We want Corona fans to find their beach anywhere – from Old Street to Manchester, whether through a beach in the city or a live sunset. The idea is to make a truly authentic out of home experience for Corona lovers – helping them to ‘find their beach’ in unexpected places.â€?


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solution and we liked the way the company operated, as they instantly understood our business requirements ” Sally Gale, Finance Director at River Cottage

pointOne’s award winning EPoS offers fast, easy to operate, touch-screen solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of the hospitality industry. From kitchen management, stock control, marketing solutions and head office management, through to innovative smart phone apps, pointOne delivers all the tools your business demands to succeed.

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Electrolux Professional Laundry Solutions


offering you peace of mind

myPRO laundry solutions The Professional heart for Small Hotels and B&B’s Long life, High speed. Top quality. Thanks to their Professional heart, Works today, works in 10 years’ time*: Washer and Dryer designed to last 3 times longer than domestic machines Time savings thanks to a variety of professional programs1 Warranty for professional applications

Saves water. Saves energy. Saves money. Quite simply, myPRO has a Green soul! The smart professional washing machine with A+++ energy efficiency Greater hygiene with dedicated disinfection programs Shorter drying cycle with Automatic Moisture Control

... and all the benefits you need on a sensible budget. myPRO gives you the advantages of a unique professional design with just the technology you need. A great and reliable investment that will serve you well for many years.

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* 3 cycles / day times 250 days / year. Follow us on Twitter @ElectroluxProUK

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