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September 2014

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Industry News CleanRim The Gap wall-hung WC is easy to clean, inside and out Helping to maximise hygiene levels in the bathroom or washroom, Roca has introduced a wall-hung version of its innovative CleanRim The Gap WC. With a close-coupled WC already available, this new model means that not only is the pan itself simple to clean thanks the WC can also be wiped clean with ease. With the CleanRim The Gap wall-hung WC there is simply nowhere

Designed by Antonio Bullo, CleanRim The Gap WC from Roca features modern and stylish lines, and is the latest product in the popular collection of basins, WCs, furniture and baths. This latest addition to The Gap collection from Roca is not only a hygienic option for domestic and commercial situations, but it also helps reduce water wastage too, as the wall-hung version can be water, including Roca’s Duplo-N concealed cisterns.

performance thanks to innovative technology neatly hidden behind With a sleek design on the outside and the latest the scenes. With CleanRim The Gap, water is delivered via a innovations maximising hygiene levels on the distributor at the back of the pan, rather than through the holes inside, Roca’s CleanRim The Gap wall-hung WC is the ideal solution for commercial and domestic situations.

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The brand is rolling out a large-scale international communication campaign with an all-new angle on the hospitality experience. As you will probably remember, Pullman announced its global repositioning strategy a year ago, and one of the big breakthroughs back then was an advertising campaign featuring the brand hotel and resort spirit and design, which we created with the DDB Group. Then, artwork by British photographer Nick Meek and a new tagline - Design Your Journey - enhanced this project's distinctive identity. Design Your Journey, all around the world Today, Pullman is unveiling its new identity worldwide. The advertising campaign is rolling out in top-tier newspapers and upscale magazines across Europe today. The brand is also keen on reaching out to frequent travelers, and therefore stretching its magazines including Air France Magazine and Lufthansa Magazine, as well as billboards in the main international airports including Dubai, Frankfurt, Jakarta, London, New Delhi, Paris, Riyadh and Sydney.

feeder markets for Pullman hotels and resorts around the world, explaining why the largest share of the billboard campaign was allocated to this region in general and Asian megalopolises such as Shanghai, Singapore and Bangkok in particular. This campaign also reached trendsetting business publications such as The Wall Street Journal Asia and the this July. But the brand is not stopping there: in August and September, it will be presenting Pullman's new identity in Brazilian lifestyle media. At the same time, the Pullman Sao Paulo Ibirapuera will be

UNWTO and France debate areas of further cooperation UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and the French Minister of State in charge of Tourism, Fleur Pellerin, met to discuss the new tourism strategy of France as well as how to further strengthen the collaboration with UNWTO. Issues on the agenda included visa facilitation, taxation and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Paris, 30 June 2014). Mr. Rifai commended the decision of France to place tourism as a national ‘cause’ and welcomed the 30 measures recently announced by the Government to promote the competitiveness of the sector, in particular the visa facilitation measures. These include, among other, the extension of the ‘visas in 48 hours’ initiative, launched in China in early 2014, to several Gulf countries, South Africa and India. Ms. Pellerin explained that the measure had translated into an exponential growth in the number of visas issued in the Chinese market from 30 to 250%. “The call by President Hollande to place tourism as a national cause clearly shows the value that is awarded to the sector in France as a means to create jobs and improve the balance of payments”, said Mr Rifai. “France is a tourism leader, the most visited destination in the world, and is aware that keeping such position in today’s competitive market requires strong cross-cutting policies that support the sector. At UNWTO we particularly welcome the measures adopted by France to promote visa facilitation, one of our priorities, as we trust that, as our research shows, job creation”, he added.

Warwick Castle opens two deluxe Tower Suites Tower, rooms familiar to generations of kings, queen and noblemen. Evoking the opulence of the Victorian era, the apartments – The Peacock memory to spend the night resplendent in their own private chamber at the Castle which enjoys a wealth of Royal connections. Tower and comprises of an opulent bed chamber replete with four-poster bed in addition to contemporary en-suite facilities. All aspects of the accommodation, including the furniture and fabrics, have been designed mediaeval architecture which includes vaulted ceilings. Geoff Spooner, General Manager at Warwick Castle, said: “Awakening in a hand-carved four-poster bed in a private Tower Suite is no longer a fairytale: we’re making our guests’ dreams come true whilst remaining faithful to the heritage of the Castle by ensuring the Suites are furnished with bespoke crafted items that resonate with their fully-restored surroundings. Spending the night in a Tower Suite will be a magical experience, memorable for years to come.”

Warwick Castle has provided generations of aristocracy and Royalty – including Anne Neville, the wife of Richard III, and the Earls of Warwick – with a comfortable home, while other notable guests over the centuries include Henry V, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. The rooms that have been restored to become the Tower Suites housed Edward IV during his enforced stay at the Castle in 1469, part of a plot by Richard Neville, Week-end Project, which will take place in Earl of Warwick to rule England. Most recently HRH The Prince of Wales Sao Paulo from August 14th to 17th. visited the Castle in June 2014 to mark its 1,100th anniversary and enjoy Afternoon Tea in The State Dining Room.

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Industry News The carpet pays homage to Lutyens at Abbey House Hotel Designed by famed architect Edwin Lutyens, the Abbey House Hotel in Cumbria has a palette of bespoke carpets from Wilton Carpets Commercial that draw inspiration from the architect’s interior

are completely unique to Abbey House Hotel, the seven bespoke designs in a mixture of woven axminster for the public areas, restaurant, bar, corridors and function rooms and tufted carpets for the bedroom, form an integral part of the interior. APM Design provided Wilton Carpets Commercial with the brief and design direction for the carpet, with the manufacturer’s design manager Julie Robertson developing the design detail and using a combination of ontrend colours from both the Optimum and Elements palettes to coordinate perfectly with the luxurious jewel toned velvet and plaid fabrics. Throughout all areas slate and zinc base tones combine with fashionable plum, aubergine, lime and teal to create a colours. A constant contemporary plaid design

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fresh elements and additional colours creating individuality in different areas, from beautiful organic scrolls to the stunning large scale overlaid lace-like effect in the Grand Hall. In each area, Wilton Carpets Commercial has shown its expertise in planning and design. Taking inspiration from the hotel’s breathtaking manicured gardens, the corridors are resplendent in an eloquent plum and aubergine scroll


down the corridors and makes feature areas; while the reception, bars and lounge enjoy a muted take on geometric patterning based on an original tile. In the main bar this inspiration continues, with the tileinspired design overlaid by a clever contemporary damask to soften the look.

IHG® adds three more Holiday Inn Express® hotels to its UK portfolio InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the signing of three more Holiday Inn Express® hotels in the UK: Holiday Inn Express® London – Vauxhall Nine Elms, Holiday Inn Express® Leigh – Sports Village and Holiday Inn Express® Wigan in Greater Manchester. Ltd, the 132-room Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms will open later this year. The property will be rebranded from an existing hotel into a Holiday Inn Express. Located very close to Vauxhall Cross and the Nine Elms Battersea area, this hotel will form part of one of London’s largest regeneration projects. the redevelopment which is set to attract additional demand. The hotel has excellent public transport connections and is just a few minutes’ walk from Vauxhall Rail and Tube Station. Meanwhile, the 135-room Holiday Inn Express Leigh – Sports Village will open this summer operating under a franchise agreement with KS Hotels Limited. The recently built property will feature six meeting rooms, a bar, lounge and dining area, as well as an on-site car park with 165 car park spaces. Leigh Sports Village is home to Leigh Centurians Rugby League Football Club, and also hosts Blackburn Rovers and the Manchester United youth team. The well-connected multi-purpose venue accommodates concerts and boasts a conference venue with a 250 delegate capacity. The site is close to Manchester and Liverpool, as well as the towns of Warrington, Bolton and Wigan. Holiday Inn Express Leigh – Sports Village will be the only hotel in the Leigh Sports Village complex.

Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the opening of Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park in the city’s hot new hi tech hub. Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park marks the second Aloft Hotel in Bengaluru. Managed by Starwood, the hotel is owned by the Prestige Group, a leading real estate developer in commercial and residential assets. With 191 stylish guest rooms including 13 Suites, Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park is located within the 4.5 million square feet Prestige Cessna Business Park which houses marquee IT companies. The hotel’s stylish urban design, buzzing bar and vibrant social scene is set to make Aloft the hottest destination in this fast growing market. Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park boasts atmospheric public spaces where guests can mix and mingle, read, work or play a game of pool at the Re:mixSM lounge or grab a drink and enjoy “Live @ Aloft Hotels” that showcases live band performances by emerging artists at the signature w xyzSM bar. Spacious loft inspired guest rooms feature the brand’s signature 9 feet high ceilings, oversized windows, an ultra-comfortable platform bed and walk-in showers with Bliss Spa® bath amenities. Designed for the millennial traveler in mind, Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park offers fast and free WiFi throughout the hotel. Each room is equipped with a unique plug-and-play connectivity solution that connects most electronic devices entertainment centre.


neighbourhood. Located between the statue of George Washington and the Eiffel Tower, the site was selected by the prince for its proximity to the Seine and its strategic

Originally built in 1896 as the home of French imperial Prince Roland Bonaparte, the most historic areas of the former Palais Iéna were listed in 2009 with French institution Monuments Historiques, an initiative undertaken by the Shangri-La group. Today, the iconic building once again welcomes Parisians and world travellers within its

and social scenes. The prince commissioned architect Ernest Janty, renowned for his reconstruction work at the Louvre and Tuileries palaces for Napoleon III, to design an elegant home and reception areas for receiving notable guests.

his residential palace to Parisian society. Palais Iéna: The Private Residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte

Throughout the four years of construction from 1892-1896, Parisians, since it was a blend of architectural styles from both the 17th and 19th centuries, known simply as “eclectic style.”

The rediscovered history of the building and its cultural all began in May 1891, when Prince Roland Bonaparte bought nearly 3,000 square metres (33,000 square feet)

Steiner and Houguenade, who also rose to fame for their craftsmanship on the Louvre and the Tuileries Palaces, featuring the family coat of arms (lion heads and antlers).

The palace was divided into two distinct wings: The Iéna wing comprised the family residence and reception halls, accessed from 10 avenue d’Iéna, facing north. The ground level featured a two-storey ceiling and mansard roof with bullseye glass windows to draw in light, and a courtyard entryway and ornate gates ensured a private, residential feel to the expansive palace, a characteristic the building retains even today despite its bustling location. carriages, followed by meticulous reception in one of the three reception salons, which included a fumoir and a billiard room styled in Greco-Roman design. The foyer, whose alcoves today compose the hotel lobby, the Pyrenees, the Alps and Tuscany. Guests entered in the centre of a rotunda whose vaulted ceiling featured zodiac symbols, which still remain today. The Fresnel wing comprised the prince’s extensive library, study, and collections of art, accessed from rue Fresnel,

facing south. As in a private castle, the building’s two wings are joined together by a vestibule and a secondary staircase in addition to a Staircase of Honour. Designed by Ernest Janty and crafted from forged steel and polished brass by the Moreau brothers of the Château of Chantilly fame, the staircase embodies the grandeur of the estate. A bronze statue of a child holding a torch still stands today before the staircase, which leads to the residential salons and the prince’s library on the upper level. Past the library, entering from the rue Fresnel, one notes a superb arcade of masonry, specially crafted to house the prince’s stables.

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Ramadan observance at Manchester Furniture Show 2014

Once again, the Manchester Furniture Show will take place during the month of Ramadan. The show organisers have taken advice from Manchester Central Mosque and will be providing a suitable prayer room and washing facilities, during the build-up, open days and breakdown of this year’s event. Show director, Theresa Raymond, said “we want all of our exhibitors and visitors to feel comfortable and welcome at the show. If anyone has any special requirements we are always happy to do our best to provide them. We have many exhibitors and visitors who are Muslim and we hope these facilities will make their trip to Manchester easier to manage.” The Manchester Furniture Show takes place from 13 – 16 July at Manchester Central. For further information, please contact:

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unique offerings but also develop their teams by investing in their own establishments and also the industry at large.

A highlight of the industry’s only dedicated event for the independent, luxury and boutique hotel sector; the Independent Hotel Show Awards return for a third year.

2014 Nominees:

Nominees for the two prestigious awards – Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014 and Outstanding New Hotel of the Year 2014 – have been selected by the Awards Committee – a including Telegraph Travel Writer, Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Pride of Britain Hotels, Peter Hancock, Managing Director of Ace Hotel, Chris Penn, Chief Executive of The Ellerman Group, Ciaran Fahy, Owner of The

Craig Bancroft and Nigel Haworth – Northcote Manor Kit and Tim Kemp – Firmdale Hotels Mark Sainsbury, Michael Benyan and Jason Catifeoglou – The Zetter and Zetter Townhouse Ian Schrager - Ian Schrager Company David Levin - The Capital Hotel Tim Hart - Hambleton Hall and Harts The Outstanding New Hotel of the Year 2014 The Outstanding New Hotel of the Year Award recognises new entrants to the

Concept Venues, Mark Fuller, CEO of Nadler Hotels, Robert Nadler, CEO of impact through their commitment to Mr & Mrs Smith, James Lohan, General dynamism and innovation over the last Manager of The Ampersand, Roberto three years. Last year’s winner, The Pig in Brockenhurst has continued to excite Managing Director of The Independent and inspire the industry with its original Hotel Show. format and unique dining experience. With the entrants shortlisted and nominees selected, it is now time for you to place your vote here to help determine the show’s two winners for 2014.

The shortlisted properties for 2014 have all been selected by the Awards Committee as delivering outstanding service and guest experiences, providing personality, style and grace

Full details of all of the nominees can be found below as well as online at awards, and in The Concierge show e-newsletter. Winners will be announced at the Independent Hotel Show Awards evening on 21st October 2014.

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The Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014 The Independent Hotelier of the Year Award recognises hoteliers who have


the independent luxury and boutique hotel sector. Last year’s award went to Terence and Vicki Conran and Peter Prescott from East London’s celebrated Boundary Hotel.

2014 Nominees: Chiltern Firehouse, London The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, County Durham Ham Yard Hotel, London No 131, Cheltenham The Pig on the Beach, Studland, Dorset The Wild Rabbit, Oxfordshire Tim Etchells, Managing Director of The Independent Hotel Show concludes:

“The Independent Hotel Show Awards continues to be a highlight of the show, celebrating the innovation and diversity that is the lifeblood of the industry. We The shortlisted nominees for 2014 have hope that you will cast your votes for all been selected for their pioneering the two awards and make a date in your spirit and commitment to pushing diary for the Awards evening on 21st boundaries. Innovative and creative, they are leaders of properties with


Exclusive Brands and Great New Products Announced for Sleep 2014 Sleep, Europe’s favourite and most established annual event dedicated to hotel design, development and architecture, announces an unparalleled line-up of design-led products for this year’s exhibition from an exceptional array of brands which share an ethos of quality craftsmanship and a commitment to serving the hospitality industry. The exhibition brings together a handand new exclusive brands to Sleep along with recognised industry names from around the globe all featuring their latest designs. New to Sleep this year is French contemporary lighting design and manufacturer Designheure who will present its two latest collections: the smartly tailored Couture takes the bow-tie as its inspiration for a series and the striking Nénuphar, a modular system whose sculptural shape allows enormous creative scope for designers. Acrylic Couture debuts at Sleep with its prize-winning Italian-manufactured metacrylic panels in which fabrics and other materials are suspended to achieve intensely radiant 3D effects that offer boundless opportunities for bespoke high-end projects.

Washlet toilet launched this summer which totally cleans itself and can be operated via a remote control. Their minimal designs are featured in exclusive wellness resorts across Europe. Also debuting at Sleep is Sara Newman Design with collections of glassware, interior accessories, lighting and intricate, playful box-framed collages. With a background in interior design, Sara clearly understands the creative process from project conception to handover from both sides of the table and will be on hand to discuss project requirements. Naturalmat Company is at the forefront of using entirely sustainable and renewable raw materials to produce a premium, long-lasting product. The company will showcase its luxurious beds and mattresses handmade in

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Events The Restaurant Show helps businesses boost their food and drink repertoire 6-8 October, Earls Court 2, London For three days Earls Court 2 will be transformed into a new product and trend discovery hub for establishments with a food and drink offering. The Restaurant Show will bring together the industry’s hottest talent including top chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice owners, the show provides a unique platform to source the latest product launches, network with industry peers and uncover push-button trends that will take foodservice provision to the next level. Elizabeth Rigden, The Restaurant Show commercial manager said: “The Restaurant Show aims to deliver an engaging event at which businesses with food and drink offerings can improve their menus and attract customers through the door. Whether you’re a Michelin starred restaurant, 5 star hotel, restaurant chain, independent pub or garden centre with a café, there are products and trends information for all.

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“Our suppliers offer everything from basic breakfast items to high-end ingredients and top shelf liquors, as well as retro furniture to feed visitors ideas for their businesses. The show attractions are also designed to offer insight into key trends such as healthy eating, provenance and free-from, all of which will be impacting menu design over the coming years.”


At the show more than 350 suppliers will showcase their most recent launches with visitors able to source everything from food and drink products to EPOS and furniture for a 360 degree experience. Visitors can also glean information in the Centre Stage theatre where cooking demonstrations with leading chefs, panel debates on hot industry topics, and food and drink matching will provide plenty of food for thought; while visitors can take a break in Street Food Feast to learn about and sample the best of the booming street food scene. For more information visit: Follow the Restaurant Show on twitter: “Like” the Restaurant Show on Facebook: This is a trade event, no under 18s will be admitted

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The FLOORING SHOW 2014 21st - 23rd September

First staged in Harrogate in 1962, The Flooring Show has demonstrated

Birmingham. Although recent years have been hard for the industry as well as the show, the 52nd edition – which starts on Sunday 21st September – will feature over 140 coverings and related products and services, many highly relevant to the hotel and hospitality sector; this is a healthy increase over 2013. A great deal of effort is being made by the new management team to develop a content-rich event this year, starting with the Trends Hub - displaying and designs from around the world. The Campaign for Wool and British Wool Marketing Board will put on a major celebration of wool carpet, including a Wool Trends Centre in Hall C, supported by the industry’s leading carpet brands - Adam Carpets, Axminster Carpets, Brintons, Brockway Carpets, Bronte Carpets, Cavalier Carpets and Ulster Carpets, feature inspirational room sets and a Wool Education hub. Seminars relating to the contract and commercial

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Enrichment Theatre seminar programme, which takes place on each day of the show. Also this year there will be two Demo Zones, spearheaded by the CFA - FITA – NICF, and running across all three days of the show, to allow a much greater range of installation issues to be covered.


provided by Martin Curtis of Curtis Wool Direct Ltd. A large wool installation will be created by the artist Angela Wright, whose works have been presented around the world; it is hoped that this stunning area will encourage end users, contractors, interior designers and architects to come and see what wool is all about. The exhibition, seminars, demonstrations and networking opportunities are all free of charge to trade participants. Free parking at the venue’s underground car park is open to all visitors, and there will be free internet access throughout. For more information, or to register, please visit


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investment offering which include the latest in pension’s developments. Auto Enrolment Solution BlueSky also offers the Real-Time Auto Enrolment Solution (RAE), an online tool for employers to assess the workforce and satisfy its Auto Enrolment responsibilities. The system automatically assesses and communicates with all employees and includes opting in and out tools online. Developments post the 2014 Budget The Government made a number of announcements and recommendations in and post the 2014 Budget.

Pensions Legislation From October 2012, legislation has stated that all employers in the UK have had to automatically enrol its employees into a qualifying workplace pension scheme. All employers in the UK must comply with Auto Enrolment legislation and have been assigned a ‘Staging Date’, information on ‘Staging Dates’ can be found in the Download section of the BlueSky website.

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Scribbles, the bar that also serves as pizzeria, coffee house and ice cream parlour, has just reopened after a speedy but extensive refurbishment. It’s 40 year old owner Faith Simpson, bought the restaurant outright in 2010, but decided it needed a revamp four years later. “I don’t think you can expect people to come in your business and spend pennies and pounds if you are not willing to reinvest in that business yourself,” she said. She originally planned to do a minimal facelift, but after meeting Sandro Formisano from New Concept, decided she needed something more far-reaching. “Sandro has a big personality. He’s not just trying to sell you his product, he tries to understand your business and he Maxim Range bar gantry, which sets the place alight with frozen glass shelving and LED alternating lights. She said: “Sandro said the bar has to be the focal point. Everything else will come from there.” The old orange counter was replaced with a black marble bar, capped with a new eye-catching Peroni font. Plastic table are used to zone the space, with pale avocado decor in the front, for the restaurant and black leather in the back for the bar area. Drink sales at the table-service-only restaurant have gone through the roof thanks to the simple trick of placing wine glasses on the tables at 4pm. Several tables of four were replaced with more marketable tables of two at Formisano’s suggestion – and as a result Simpson is taking full advantage of the 95 covers. A week after work began, Simpson reopened her doors to the public and said the place was hardly recognisable. “It’s amazing what was achieved,” she said.”The place doesn’t feel like the same business because it has a completely different look.”

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New Concept Sales Director Richard Pearson said: “Scribbles were only looking to change the display cabinet before sitting down with Sandro.


“After the meeting, they decided to change the whole place. Sandro Sat down with Faith and advised on what he felt best for the Restaurant to which Faith took on board leading to a full front of house refurbishment. We did all the furniture -- tables, chairs, full Bar System including the ice cream freezer and refrigerated patisserie, -and all was installed within two days of arrival.”

Leading global provider of security and safety solutions Allegion (formerly known as Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies) introduces CISA eSIGNO, the latest in its access control solutions designed industry. The CISA eSIGNO Contactless Lock, with its elegant and compact Italian design, requires no wiring or invasive work on the door ensuring a simple installation whether on new projects or upgrading of an existing system. The system can also be easily integrated with previously installed CISA contactless locks.

lighting, which can house goods as large as a laptop. The safe is opened using 4 – 6 digit user codes and emergency override. The new safe also offers the end user peace of mind with a 300 event audit trail which can be easily downloaded on to an SD memory card and connected to any PC. The CISA eSIGNO range offers a simple, stylish and cost effective way to upgrade security. Within the hospitality market, whether it is building access or safety of guests and their personal valuables, security is paramount and through these innovative products hotel owners’ users can rest assured they are providing customers with security of the highest levels.

The new lock is opened simply by holding the card up to the reader utilising contactless technology, which minimises wear and tear. The CISA eSIGNO Contactless Lock range is also available in a wireless battery powered version which Please visit for further offers the possibility of complete control information on the CISA eSIGNO range or get in over the entire system from a central station even in the event of a power failure. touch with us using the online contact form. The new CISA eSIGNO Outdoor Electronic Cylinder offers the hospitality industry a quick and easy solution to upgrade from mechanically operated locks to electronic access control. The cylinder can be easily installed in to doors of any material and meets all the standards of conventional

The battery powered cylinder requires no wiring upon installation and is available in dual electronic lever or single cylinder versions as well as an IP66 version for outdoor installations. Also available is the CISA eSIGNO Hospitality Safe including a 90-degree door opening and automatic interior LED

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Solve Your Food Waste Problems Every day commercial kitchens across the UK generate thousands of tonnes of costly food waste. It has to be stored, transported and disposed waste state where we no longer throw food away. But until we achieve this goal, the EnviroPure EPW system offers an environmentally sustainable and economically attractive way to dispose of food waste. EPW is an aerobic food waste decomposition system providing rapid break down and elimination of food waste on-site where it is generated. decomposition process to produce a grey water bi-product that meets or is complete elimination of food waste in 24 hours. It is effective with all proven track record in a wide range of different catering facilities such as hotels, schools, prisons and restaurants across America. problem, with capacities from 54kg up to more than 6000kg a day. It can be used as a stand alone unit or integrated into a building wide system with a central unit taking waste from remote stations installed in different parts of a building, such as the dishwash and food prep areas or even multiple kitchens. Spares Ltd. For more information call 01543 577778.

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For information and brochures, or to arrange to come to a free SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency® ‘Rational CookingLive’ seminar, contact your dealer, freephone Rational UK on 0800 389 2944 or see Visit the iPhone store 56for the Rational SCC Expert App.

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The Multifunctional Combi Steamer An advanced combi steamer like the Rational SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency® is a truly multifunctional cooking appliance – it can roast, poach, bake, toast, braise... it can even pan fry fish and cook chips. All at the touch of a button, and all with consistent quality. “The Rational ethos is to be a partner in the kitchen, from giving training and advice to developing programmes and processes to prepare chefs’ signature dishes,” says Lee Norton, managing director of Rational UK. “Our development chefs will go to a hotel and work with the customer’s kitchen team to find the best way to cook a whole variety of recipes. We can then programme the processes into the SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency, so that even untrained staff can duplicate perfect results.” The latest Rational is even simpler to use, because it intelligently adjusts to the way each chef works.


Because it is multifunctional, a SelfCookingCenter saves space, replacing 40 to 50% of standard appliances, reducing the kitchen footprint by at least 30%. Options such as the Ultravent condensation hood, which eliminates unwanted cooking fumes and steam, can do away with the need for extra, expensive extraction systems and is ideal for FOH, theatre-style kitchens. The latest Rational SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency has up to 30% more capacity, cuts energy consumption by up to 20% and reduces production times by up to 30%, compared to previous models.

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The SelfCookingCenter allows mixed loads of foods to be cooked at the same time. For example, it takes all the juggling out of preparing a full English breakfast. All the chef has to do is load the combi steamer, select the food and how it needs to be cooked and that’s that. The combi does the rest, fully automatically. A full breakfast of toast, eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, hash browns, fried bread and mushrooms can all be cooked perfectly, together - in as little as six minutes.

Rational offers customers a complete package of menu development support. “We also run free demonstrations and training sessions at venues throughout the UK and Ireland, where chefs can learn about the latest combi cooking 22 techniques,” says Lee Norton.

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Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd launches new Temptest® 1 thermometer incorporating rotational display

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‘The manufacturers of the Thermapen® bring you another totally innovative product that can be read from any angle, in either hand - making temperature readings that much easier!’


The Temptest® 1 features a Patented automatic 360° display, which rotates in 90° increments enabling the user to read the temperature in any position i.e. left hand, right hand, vertical or horizontal. This feature can be 'locked' by the user, if required. Additionally, the Temptest® thermometer features an intelligent backlit LCD display, which illuminates the display when ambient light levels are low, making the thermometer reading easier to read whatever the time of day. The new Temptest® 1 smart

thermometer incorporates a large, easy to read digital display, with a precise read-out of temperature over the range of -49.9 to 299.9 °C with a 0.1 °C/°F resolution and an accuracy of ±0.4 °C (-49.9 to 200 °C). The thermometer will power off automatically after ten minutes, maximising battery life. This feature can be disabled. The thermometer is housed in a waterproof IP67 case with an ergonomic rubber seal, both include ‘Biomaster' additive to reduce bacterial growth. As well as being waterproof, it is 'probably'

one of the fastest reading contact thermometers on the market today. The true temperature of a product can be measured in just three seconds. Both low battery (icon) and open circuit indication are displayed, when applicable. Each Temptest® 1 is powered by two AAA batteries with a minimum life expectancy of 5000 hours in normal use without the backlight. Each thermometer is supplied with a permanently attached, pointed stainless steel food penetration probe (Ø3.3 x 80 mm) with fast response tip which measures the true temperature in under 3 seconds, which is typically 50% faster than traditional thermometers.



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FRIMA offers free month-long trial of latest VarioCooking Center Caterers can try out the new, multifunction, compact FRIMA in their own kitchen FRIMA UK is offering chefs the opportunity of a free trial of the new or call FRIMA UK on 0845 680 3981

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trial lasts up to four weeks and there is no obligation to buy – though the company expects many chefs will want to keep the hi-tech unit


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NOTHING BUT THE BEAN Stirring up the coffee market with Sowden SoftBrew It’s reckoned that Britons currently buy some 186 million capsules for single cup coffee brewers in a year at a cost of some £56 million, virtually all of them destined to end up as Does all this ecological disaster in the making produce a better tasting coffee? Quite the contrary, says Milan-based For quite a few years as the coffee boom has taken hold in the UK the trend has run in favour of expensive machines

SoftBrew coffee pots

What Sowden offers is a return to a simple jug and water in stainless steel that uses nothing but ground coffee and of the coffee, allowing coffee drinkers to readily experiment

2014) acknowledged this in naming the Sowden SoftBrew pots among the ten “smartest smart gadgets …trying to save the world,” noting that the porcelain pots “majorly cut down” Prestige hotels programme designs, also come without the breakage problems often associated with glass infusion brewers of the French press variety, which make them particularly suited to the hospitality Recognising this, Sowden’s UK subsidiary, Sowden at Home Ltd, is presently running a marketing programme designed to offer attractive discounts on SoftBrew teapots as well as Among the early takers on the programme is the contemporary design-conscious Captains Club Hotel of Christchurch,

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Robert Wilson, director of Captains Club Hotel, commented: “We bought the Sowden SoftBrew coffee pots earlier this


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Winterhalter at The London Edition Hotel The MTR 2 at The London Edition Hotel is a multi-tank warewasher that can process up to 188 racks per hour. It has a heat recovery system that reclaims energy from waste steam and vapour, using it to pre-heat the incoming cold supply. “There’s no point in serving the very best food if the plates and glasses aren’t spotless. We’ve used Winterhalter before and we know it’s the market leader, it has a great track record with us for utterly reliable results,” says Phil Carmichael. The Edition has twelve UCM Energy under counter glasswashers. Each can process up to 48 racks per hour. The UC Energy is the only undercounter machine to feature a mini heat exchange recovery system, which extracts heat from vapour in the machine and uses escapes from the machine when the door is opened. The UC’s VarioPower feature allows the user to adjust the power and pressure to take account of how delicate or dirty the glasses are.

even the smallest can process up to 90 litres of water per hour, removing 98% of particles.

Phil Carmichael with his Winterhalter MTR warewasher.

intervals. Winterhalter provides a total solution for warewashing, from pre-sales advice to after-sales service, training and maintenance. machines, cleaning chemicals and detergents. For further details, call Winterhalter on 01908 359000 or email or visit, or

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With the RoMatik reverse osmosis (RO) system ensure perfect glass and dish washing results, with no smears or odours. Traditional systems are often too large for the site.


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Are you letting your guests down with your hotel’s tea offering? Too many hotels are serving substandard tea rather than quality whole leaf, and letting their guests down as a result. It’s well known that guests have increasingly higher expectations of their hotel visits, and when it seems everything is premium from the complimentary welcome champagne to the bathroom toiletries, it’s an enormous disappointment for them when they have to drink the sort of poor quality, paper bag tea that can be found in any greasy spoon caff. Louise Cheadle, tea taster at teapigs, says: “Tea is a huge part of a hotel visit – the room tray is

Whole leaf tea is essential today. Cafes and restaurants on the high street have upgraded to whole leaf tea – a hotel offering should be a notch above the high teapigs, winner of Best Brand in Tea 2013/14*, offers a range of the best quality whole leaf teas which come in biodegradable tea “temples” - a roomy mesh bag that means serving loose tea but without the mess. The teas are available in large foodservice packs for your breakfast and restaurant and individually wrapped envelopes with display boxes for meeting rooms and bedrooms. They also offer loose leaf tea if you want the full afternoon tea experience. And they’ll also train your staff so they can make the perfect cuppa and advise guests too.

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NE W The GIGA X8 speedy professional coffee machine The NEW high-performance GIGA X8 Professional with its elegant finish comes with a unique speed function, allowing it to prepare perfect coffee in record time. The optimally extracted coffee is mixed with hot water inside the machine by means of an extra bypass, absolutely no flavour is lost during the process. The speed function and time-saving, intuitive operation along with a large water tank and coffee grounds container allowing for flexible and mobile use make the GIGA X8 Professional ideal for use in catering.

For further details on the NEW GIGA X8 and our range of professional and commercial machines contact: JURA Products Ltd, Vivary Mill, Vivary Way, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 9NW. Tel: 01282 868266 Fax: 01282 863411

Lighting With electricity costs continuing to soar, energy bills and carbon footprint by making the simple switch to LED lighting – all without compromising on ambience or performance. The Lumilife LED lighting range from LED Hut Trade is designed to provide the highest light quality whilst using up to 90% less energy than traditional bulbs. Lumilife GU10s, for example, are the spotlights – and are available in three colour outputs: warm white, cool white and daylight. Laura Dugdale, LED Hut Trade marketing manager says: “Hotels are under increasing pressure to reduce their energy consumption and their outgoings. Simply swapping over to LED lighting and impressive payback, all whilst letting hoteliers create the perfect atmosphere in a period setting or a modern lighting scheme for a new build, the expert LED Hut Trade team is on hand to help hoteliers choose the right energy-saving, high-performance LED solutions to meet their needs.” LEDs offer instant-on, consistent bright light and a long lifespan, meaning hotels way to cut costs and emissions in the long term. As well as meeting Part L of the Building Regulations, they also contribute towards BREEAM environmental ratings.

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Design Focus Muraspec showcases stunning new ranges in new London Showroom Muraspec has cemented its position as the leading supplier of commercial wallcoverings with the opening of its new showroom at 590 Kings Road, London SW6 2DX. Providing a central destination for architects, designers and customers, the new showroom offers the opportunity to browse a selection of Muraspec’s extensive ranges, and be inspired by the latest design developments. Muraspec excels in meeting the interior design needs of the hotel, hospitality and retail sectors with its wallcoverings. On display at the showroom is the eye-catching Geometrics wallcovering collection – Optic, Pleat, Solitaire and Element. Each of the four intricate yet simplistic graphic designs captures a different 3D-effect, in white and grey tones, for a totally modern look. With a timeless and stylish woven design and soft palette, mouthwatering choose from.


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wallpapers will also be spoilt for choice, as the spacious showroom is shared with new brand Fardis – exquisite designs complemented by a carefully curated fabric collection and wall art panels. The Muraspec showroom is open 6 days a week (Mon5). Those wishing to book appointments with a member of the team should call +44 (0)

years of British heritage, and prides itself on being a British manufacturing success story. With its own factory near Tonbridge in Kent, Muraspec can work closely with customers to provide a quick and responsive service to their needs.


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and painterly style creates interest, especially when paired with the co-ordinating Atlanta Talis, also recently introduced by Muraspec. With Muraspec’s wallcoverings designers have a whole host of durable choices to select from, without compromising on aesthetically-strong looks.

The company manufactures wallcoverings in hundreds of designs and colours, with a choice of backers in different weights and widths, as well as offering a bespoke service. In addition, Muraspec also offers of Impressions® 3D sculptured panels, Lumicor decorative

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New Concept

Beyond Catering Equipment New Concept Chairman and founder, Sandro Formisano, established New Concept in 1980 in Clydebank. Sandro began sourcing and importing high end Italian furniture for a small number of restaurants within the Italian community in Glasgow. After realising a gap in this growing market, New Concept was created. The New Concept team quickly established Italian catering equipment, furniture and modular bars. Sandro Formisano was awarded the title of Cavaliere by the Italian Government. The title, the equivalent of a Knighthood, was presented in acknowledgment of his work as an ambassador to Italy. New Concept provide the biggest range, of anyone we know, and our project planning is second to none. Our team of planning experts thrive on a challenge and we The showroom displays our vast array of eclectic furniture at the front of house: tables, chairs and bar stools ranging from classic to contemporary,thus providing a great vision for our prospective clients. This enables our clients to gain an understanding of what is readily available. Please come in and take a look around. Your investment with New Concept is not only in quality equipment but also in our sound market knowledge and over 30 years of experience, in choosing exactly what our clients need. choice for us in Scotland. We have worked with them on projects at Cameron always get hold of them.

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Joe Ginsberg Creates an Artisanal Boutique Experience for Midtown Hotel The Marmara Park Avenue, a 128-key artisanal boutique hotel in the heart of Manhattan, is one of the latest projects by Joe Ginsberg Design. Renowned for his contemporary paintings and multimedia work, designer Joe Ginsberg seamlessly blended nature with the pulse of New York, combining grandeur with modern sensibility to create a cosmopolitan oasis for The Marmara brand. All the custom details by Joe Ginsberg within the design of The Marmara Park Avenue weave an intriguing tale, from the intricate facets of the bronze entry door to a prudently perched diminutive owl. The jewel box entrance conservatory, its faceted glass panels, blackened steel frame and paved walkway, invite the outdoors into the lobby, providing a haven for an elegant hand carved bird abacus. A monolithic pair of starlit sculptural concierge desks greet you. Gem- toned accents and rich textures add a tactile contrast against a neutral palette. Two over scale seamless limestone, while the other boldly takes center stage in a sculpted, mirrored, stainless steel form. Soaring ceilings in the library, bespoke lounge furnishings and a tranquil water feature beckon guests to relax and linger. Polished epoxy with an inlaid wine vessels introduce Mediterranean charm at the gem-like wine utopia. The guest rooms feature exquisitely appointed details, works of art by the designer, and custom furnishings and textiles, many from Third Avenue Bridge inspired wall covering in Mylar reminds guests of the buzzing city. Bespoke applications and artisanal details by Joe Ginsberg have created a look exclusive to the hotel. From the architectural components to the sculptural focal points, convey the essence of a timeless metropolis. “Ultimately, our goal was to cultivate a distinctive personality throughout this interior,” said Ginsberg. “I didn’t want anything to look mass-produced. We were able to develop a warm and organic aesthetic that captures the true essence of a Joe Ginsberg Design project.” Joe Ginsberg Design is a singularly creative design studio based

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innovative design solutions across the architectural, interior design industries. The signature of a Joe Ginsberg interior is found in both its design and its fabrication. The studio is on-site and hands-on during fabrication, the pouring of concrete, molding and casting of glass, handcrafting of woods, and application of proprietary piece, architectural components, to large scale interiors, is Joe 54

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Allow your guests to sleep like Royalty It’s not by chance that we are called King of Cotton. Since we started many years ago our raison d’être has been to provide not only the widest range of hospitality bedding but also those special lines that elevate guest rooms to a higher level. Take for instance the Milano linen range with its superlative 1,000 threads per inch and bold triple cording. And the Santorini, with its complementary patterned and plain options, inspired by Mediterranean chic and style. We help our hotel customers to reign supreme in the desire to stand out. For our comprehensive range of cotton products simply visit our website. King of Cotton

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The Cafe/Bar refurbishment was awarded to GIA with a brief to enhance customer experience and to have greater family appeal. GIA were delighted to use their imagination and creativity. Our design originated from a local Mere which is home for wildlife, natural paradise. Functionality is one of GIA strengths and this, overlaid with pure imagination produced a facility strong on family appeal, with custom designed lighting and seating ingeniously linked back to the inspiration of the Mere. The space is a main artery into other facilities and therefore this had to be creatively integrated into the scheme without destroying the comfort and ambience of this imaginative creation. You can visit many times and you will always see something new.

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Why choose wood? The most persuasive argument is the fact that people respond so warmly to real natural timber - seeing it as a stamp of comfort and luxury. This is particularly pertinent in the hotel and leisure industry, where a sense of comfort and luxury is a sought after aspect in any interior scheme. Aesthetically and

of what goes underneath; from This form of heating is growing in popularity and whilst some solid

which is fully compatible with most electrical and hot water systems.

are a design classic which is here to stay. But there are other arguments just as strong for choosing solid hardwood. Old-fashioned concerns

include acoustic damping: Solid hardwood is a product naturally warm to the touch and is inherently quieter underfoot than cheaper enhanced by using sound-absorbing

addressed by the development of where transferred noise can pose problems. for areas where spillage may areas. Maintenance programmes turn their attention to the look of the the introduction of new generation was originally developed to maintain natural Oak remains the perennial developing for both the very light time in a busy hotel environment. the natural grain of the timber to hardwood has a major advantage pattern can be further enhanced by will not gap unevenly. It goes down easily and quickly and is ready to

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sealed in situ. This represents a considerable saving in man-hours and logistical planning.

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architects and designers. but solid hardwood remains one of the most traditional and best-

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Cubbins designs & develops luxury interior accessories for hotels and interior designers. Working with clients around the world, on projects such as hotels, yachts, restaurants and interior designers. A leading supplier of luxury interior accessories since 1999, Cubbins supply quality-handcrafted Guest room accessories. Stunning Bathroom Accessories carefully designed and crafted to house all unique accessories. Along with Hand Towel Boxes, Laundry bins and Waste Paper Bins the complete Bathroom Accessory set is made up of an amenities tray, tissue box, soap dish and cotton wool pot.

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HHD Thanks Donators for Luke’s “Mini-Moon” When Luke Williams, a 29 year old School Teacher, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer earlier this year, he set his sights on raising as much money for his chosen charities as possible.

With a huge fundraising campaign, ranging from Football Events, Dog Walking and a Gig to Golf Days & Auctions. Having already raised over £14,000 for Cancer Research UK, there are still a lot of events planned. Please visit http://www.williamsupcoming events and how you can get involved. IMG-20140807-WA0000Included on Luke’s

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Having seen the stories in the local press, JET Digital Media Ltd’s Managing Director, Tony Little, set about to contact clients who could help to arrange a honeymoon for Luke


Tony said “Seeing the way that Luke has dedicated his time to raising money for the charities that have helped him was really inspiring, and I thought we should try to do something for him to pay him back for his hard work and kindness .” After speaking to just a few clients, they were more than willing to help out and JET managed to organise: One nights stay in Mayfair at The Cavendish Hotel Tickets to the iconic Comedy Store for Wednesday Night

A meal at exclusive Mayfair Italian restaurant Novikov A Champagne Flight on the London Eye & Lunch before coming back at Drake & Morgans Bar Having contacted friend and fundraiser Liam Morris with the news of the trip, Liam commented “We are deeply grateful for all of the donated gifts which we have been able to put together to form a ‘Mini-Moon’ for Luke & Linda. Getting married forms part of Lukes bucket list, we hope that this short break in London can cap off whit is sure to be a beautiful wedding on Friday 8th August. This enables them both to escape from the crazy life they have had to endure over the past two or three weeks and have some quite time, alone together.” Although JET Digital Media Ltd are truly grateful for all of the above donations, they would also like to kindly ask people, if they can, to make donations to Lukes cause through his fundraising page and make a difference.

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Radisson Blu adopt the TopBrewer app controlled coffee machine – in major refurbishment biggest hotel investment programme in the North. As part of Phase One of the project, the hotel restaurant, Collage, has been completely transformed, doubling in size and providing panoramic views of the airport. Within the restaurant’s major behind the bar area to serve coffee to diner’s in a unique and stylish way. only, smartphone/tablet controlled professional bean-tocup coffee machine, allowing the barista to serve freshly brewed coffee at the swipe of an iPad or iPhone. A barista to individually customise drinks for the customer so that each guest can have their own personal favourite, whether that be extra espresso in their

bar, operated by the barista, and in full view of the iPad and iPhone, the barista can now use his barista customers how they can have their coffee ‘just the way they like it’ and save their favourite for their next visit to

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looks good, it’s interactive, and it provides a great


development is set to transform the airport’s guest bedrooms.

Food Waste Decomposition Systems Food waste represents the largest part of our refuse

or integrated into a building wide system with a central unit taking waste from remote stations installed in different parts of a building such as the dish wash and the UK market and will be showcasing the technology at

The ultimate solution in dealing with food waste is to reach a zero waste state where we no longer throw

perfect complement to the T & S portfolio of water

and now reduced water usage by recycling the grey food waste decomposition system that eliminates food system breaks down the food waste in a submersed

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A triangular site between Old Compton Street and Moor Street in the beating heart of Soho: tricky to top for the whole West End experience. Twelve Soho townhouses connected across a central well by aerial walkways of glass and steel. It’s early days – the hotel only opened in November 2011 – but rather harsh lighting and severe willing service. There are 85 in total, ship’s cabin-sized and as ingeniously designed: natural pillows and mattresses from Devon, triple glazing – urban life unrolls outside like a silent movie – HD TV, computer and Apple connection, kettle, hairdryer, neat all impress; frosted glass doors lead into monochrome wet rooms with Thierry Mugler shower gel and soap. If skint, go


Who needs a restaurant in this barrio?

Compton Street and serves unusually wholesome hot and cold food for midnight munchies: Mediterranean/charcuterie platters, good coffee and tea. A regular courtyard buffet and barbecue start this summer. At Z Soho, we have designed a new class of hotel accommodation for guests looking for a 1-2 night stay in central London locations - we call it compact luxury. Our room sizes start at 8m2 for a Single, and increase to 13m2 for a Queen room. All rooms include the

Samsung TVs, en suite shower rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. With rooms starting from under £100, this is designer label without the designer price tag. Situated in the heart of Soho, you

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club are only a minute’s walk from the hotel, and Leicester Square Underground Station can be reached within 3 minutes on foot


New Gourmet Lunch Menu at The Ba Renowned brasserie The Balcon has launched a new all-day lunch menu featuring a selection of playful small plates, a dedicated list of croque monsieurs and options of Market Specials. Perfect for foodies tight on time, the new menu will also provide a ‘Tray Rapide’ option - a gourmet threecourse lunch served in less than 45 minutes. Created by Head Chef Vincent Ménager, the new menu utilises the best of seasonal British ingredients from hand-picked suppliers, transforming them into classic dishes with a French twist. Signature dishes include small plates of Grilled squid and Jersey Royal potato salad, with a parsley lemon pesto (£5); and Braised Angus beef short ribs and carrot bourguignon (£7). Main courses include Native lobster, coquillettes pasta, with clams and an asparagus gratin (£21), and brasserie favourites such as the Cheddar cheese Scottish beef burger, with bacon jam, shallots, and mushroom ketchup (£14). Desserts will once again draw on modern classics such as a Baba, made with Dalmore single malt 12 year old whisky instead of rum (£6). The addition of Small Plates to the menu is ideal for those looking for a lighter meal, and dishes such as the Tart Flammekueche (£5/£10) are perfect for sharing. The list of Croque Monsieurs, include Morbier and asparagus rump with aged cheddar and mustard (£11). The restaurant’s Charcuterie Bar greets guests as they enter the dining room and, with bar stools overlooking the action, it is the perfect place to stop in for a quick bite and a glass of champagne. Recently appointed General Manager Nicolas Pesty said: “The Balcon has always been a place where the traditions of Paris are brought to life in the heart of London, and the new menu which Vincent and the team have created delivers this on a whole new level. We have kept the tradition of classic dishes, but tried to have a bit of fun with it all, whilst the addition of small plates and croque monsieurs will accommodate London’s appreciation for great food, in a relaxed atmosphere.” The new menu is available at The Balcon now, served between 11am – 11pm. The ‘Tray Rapide’ lunch menu is available between 11am – 2.30pm, Monday to Friday and priced at £18. The Balcon takes its inspiration from a Parisian brasserie with a

alcon Featuring ‘Tray Rapide’ Option

COUNTRY LIVING IN THE CITY THE WINDMILL IN CLAPHAM ADDS BOUTIQUE BEDROOMS The Windmill, an iconic pub on the edge of Clapham Common has a fabulous new look this summer. Now with 42 beautiful boutique bedrooms and surrounded by swathes of tranquil green space, it is the go-to destination for city dwellers, business executives and tourists looking for the best of both worlds. THE BEDROOMS As well as an extensive makeover, an additional 13 bedrooms have been added to the charming pub, all of which ooze quintessential British character and comfort. Elegantly styled and full of quirky touches, the 42 boutique bedrooms are bright and interesting kooky artwork, rotary-style telephones and vibrant scatter cushions. With freestanding roll top baths, large walk-in showers, king-sized beds and designed to really wow. The two Common Rooms offer commanding views of the surrounding greenery; whist the Master Suite boasts a spacious sitting area.

Plus, fully-stocked mini bars and Nespresso machines. Indulgence continues into the bathrooms, which are decked out with powerful rain showers and Algotherm toiletries. Complimentary WiFi, express check-in/check-out and in-room safes means it is perfect for leisure and business stays alike.

THE PUB & DINING ROOM With an elegant conservatory dining room and buzzy bar, The Windmill is the perfect place to wile away the hours over a hearty meal or pull up a stool for an after-dinner nightcap. Alternatively if the sun is shining, nab a spot on the stunning terrace to enjoy a long, languid lunch or sip mojitos. Beautifully prepared British dishes made from carefully chosen local produce dominate the menu. Home- grown fare includes ginger spiced scallops with beansprouts; spring pea and Dingley Dell ham knuckle risotto; and British asparagus en croute with duck egg, baby plum tomatoes, baby spinach and hollandaise. Young’s have served cask ales for over 180 years, so expect an extensive selection that changes seasonally alongside a wide range of draught and bottled lagers and a varied wine list.

THE FUNCTION ROOM Also, newly refurbished is the private Blue Room, ideal for business events, family celebrations and weddings. For seminars, training days and presentations, it can host up to 30 delegates and provides the latest technology and complimentary WiFi. With a wide range of menus, from sit-down dinners and buffets to cocktail and canapé receptions, it’s also the perfect venue for a celebration. THE LOCATION With 200 acres of green space on its doorstep and only a short journey into central London, The Windmill is well placed for those looking to discover the capital but also craving peace and quiet. Guests can browse the boutique shops dotted along the high street, take leisurely strolls on the Common or visit the nearby Venn Street Farmers’ Market before returning to settle on the sun-soaked terrace with a glass of crisp white wine. For business trips, the setting offers the

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being in the concrete jungle itself, with central London just 30 minutes away and Heathrow and Gatwick airports both only an hour’s drive. With stylish rooms, superb food, friendly staff and lots of thoughtful touches, The Windmill has all the ingredients for a relaxed country-in-thecity break.

Our love of a beautifully blended aroma inspired both our name, and the lifelong pursuit of exquisite fragrances with the power to seduce and captivate the imagination. Crafting the aroma is at the heart of everything that we create. From soap to candles, to body moisturisers and bath oils, they all start with the subtle art of perfumery.

Allow your guests to feel good with the essence of Arran journeying with us on a sensory escape to their own island sanctuary.

Hand Care | Travel Sets Guest Amenities | Turndown Gifts Bespoke Fragrance Development For further information contact our Hotel Services team on 01770 302 595 or

Hotelier & Hotel Design - September 2014  
Hotelier & Hotel Design - September 2014