Hotelier & Hospitality Design - October 2022

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October 2022: Industry News, Hotel Openings, Outdoor Furniture, Technology, Lighting...

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Contents October 2022

Contact Us Dan Draper

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Publishing Director 01843 595818 jodie@jetdigitalmedia.co.uk

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Hotelier & Hospitality Design Magazine is the leading publication and established web resource in the business. Providing comprehensive reporting on hotel industry news and exclusive coverage of the latest ecological-friendly green hotels and bar designs, HHD Magazine keeps you updated on the latest hotel trends in technology and innovative ideas.

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Industry News Hyperion Tiles embraces the trend for statement tiles with collections featuring leading designer brands, Ca’ Pietra, Minoli Tiles, Grespania, Siminetti and Bert & May…

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ith bathrooms getting an upgrade and self-care is serious business, what was once a place to get clean is transforming into a retreat, a place in which to relax and unwind in a tranquil spa-style atmosphere. to facilitate this transformation, Hyperion Tiles holds an impressive portfolio of tiles in a variety of patterns, colours, shapes and sizes, which are available to update any space, from a hotel bathroom to a personal spa. The extensive tile collection will provides designers with a multitude of design options, from the ceiling, to a splashback, or a statement backdrop for the shower. “Bathrooms everywhere are getting an upgrade as we are taking self-care more seriously than ever,” said Richard Skeoch, Director, Hyperion Tiles. “One of the best ways in which to transform this room into a bathing haven is with wall tiles”.

“You no longer need to update an entire bathroom if you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, which will evoke a spa-style atmosphere for your hotel guests. Simply keep your existing sanitaryware and add decorative wall tiles, which will instantly lift the décor.” added Skeoch. The Venti Boost Cold Mix porcelain stoneware tiles by Minoli replicate traditional encaustic tiles, and add subtle movement and shading to wall and floor surfaces. In addition to porcelain solutions, Hyperion Tiles works with an extensive range of textures and colours specialising in providing bespoke wall and flooring solutions including stone and mosaic tiles, engineered wood flooring, bamboo, luxury vinyl and luxury wall panels.

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The new Jungle Hexagon wall and floor tiles, designed by artist Clarissa Hulse in collaboration with Ca’ Pietra are perfect for making a statement across multiple surfaces. Available in a palette of Jungle Green, Midnight Blue and Spring Leaf Green, it adds pattern, shape and colour. On a more monochromatic note, Celosia Calacata from the Marmorea series of wall tiles by Grespania is a textured tile made from highquality marble, and adds surface interest as a more subtle subtext.

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FIRST LOOK: Boys Hall restaurant with rooms opens in Kent Boys Hall, a new boutique hotel housed inside a Jacobean manor house, is open now following a careful restoration.

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et amid three acres of gardens, the family-owned property has initially opened as a 70 cover oak-beamed restaurant with two outside terraces and a wood-clad pub, while multiple reception rooms, private dining spaces and 10 ensuite bedrooms are set to follow in December.

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Grade-II listed Boys Hall was originally built in 1616 and has been renovated under husband and wife team, Bradley and Kristie Lomas.

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Bradley was the former operations director of East London Pub Co, and Kristie is the founder of Drink, Shop & Do as well as Keystone Crescent members club in London’s King’s Cross. The hotel features five grand suites each with super-king beds and spacious bathrooms, as well as extra touches such as rolltop bathtubs in the room, window seats overlooking the estate and original four-poster beds. A further three bedrooms will have ensuites, some with bathtubs and two cosier rooms with ensuite showers. The hotel restaurant, headed up by Great British Menu Chef Robbie Lorraine, will centre around seasonal, local produce and feature daily changing dishes which champion elevated takes on home-cooked favourites.


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The pub is open to both residents and the public, while a premium wine cellar found underneath the space has capacity for around 4,000 bottles and features speciality vintages from English wineries as well as producers from around the world. There are plans to add further elements to the property in the

future, including treatment rooms and eight luxury cabins set around a wild pond. Kristie and Brad Lomas commented: “We have loved every minute of restoring this timeless and beautiful period property. We cannot wait to see life back in the venue with people being able to enjoy themselves whether they choose a cup of tea in one of the reception rooms or a Gin & Tonic out on the lawns admiring the gardens. “Located in the heart of Kent we are very lucky to have some incredible producers and suppliers work with us. It’s been such a privilege to be able to combine

our background and love of home comforts and become a part of the rich history of this house, which we immediately fell in love with. It’s been the privilege of a lifetime to combine our backgrounds and love of home comforts and become a part of the rich history of this house and its stunning, evolving gardens. We want our guests to feel at home and for everyone who stays in the first year, a tree will be planted in the gardens.”

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Highlights from the opening menu include Marmite-glazed celeriac steak with chickpea chips, roasted Portobello mushroom, oven dried tomato and peppercorn sauce, followed by brown butter rice pudding with pickled blackberries and parsnip crisps for dessert.

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Turning small steps into giant leaps

A seamless solution for hotel and spa fitness facilities Peloton Commercial has welcomed a brand new Precor StairClimber to its premium fitness equipment portfolio. The Precor StairClimber is designed to cater for exercisers of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. It has thoughtfully devised, easy-to-negotiate step-on and step-off platforms, as well as its trade-marked Dynamic Step Control™ – which creates a consistent step for each exerciser’s size and speed – and offers an impressive range of between 20 and 165 steps per minute. This makes Precor’s Stairclimber the ideal solution for a hotel or spa fitness facility as it can offer guests a seamless one-size-fits all solution. Mind the gap The new Stairclimber also has a unique design feature that protects both the machine and users’ personal belongings. Anything dropped through a gap in the steps falls onto the ‘lost item slide’ and is returned to the user at the foot of the StairClimber, rather than getting lost in the workings of the machine.

Scott Trinder, Peloton Commercial UK Sales Leader – Clubs & other verticals, says: “Our premium StairClimber turns small steps into giant leaps, enabling hoteliers to stay one step ahead thanks to a range of important benefits. It’s all about our vision to ensure fitness is foremost by providing the best fitness experience possible, whether that’s ease of use for the exerciser, with the largest step surface in the industry, or reliability and simplicity for the hotelier, through features including Dynamic Step Control™, an Active Status Light and a maintenance-free driver system based on our proven Elliptical components.” The ever-dependable StairClimber, which is the only US-made StairClimber, has been three years in development. It was put through its paces with testing beyond industry standards, negotiating 30 different assessments and more than 10,000 hours of lab and field trials pre launch to ensure its durable, high-performance components withstand the test of time.

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Part of Precor’s 800 line of products, the StairClimber is available in either Black Pearl or Storm Grey to match Precor’s other cardio and strength equipment, allowing hotels to create a high-end sleek look.

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The Radiator Centre to Launch New Designs at HIX 2022

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Hotel Interiors Experience celebrates the best in hotel interior design and for the cutting edge in hotel heating, visit The Radiator Centre on Stand U18. The team will be showcasing a number of innovative new designs which not only offer the best in functionality but make an original style statement too. From award-winning towel rails to iconic radiator designs, heating has never looked so good. Read on for a taster of what will be on display...

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Winner of a Reddot 2022 Award, the Window is all radiator but with the additional benefit of also being a contemporary towel rail when needed. This elegant, modern design is available in a water version or electric only. Three colour combinations are offered as standard, or customers can choose from an additional 80 colours and finishes. Manufactured from carbon steel, Window is available in two sizes.

The Scaletta heated towel rail is an iconic, award-winning towel rail thanks to its original design and versatile use. Available in an electric-only floor mounted version, this offers the freedom to easily move the towel rail as required. A fixed wall mounted version is also offered. Scaletta is manufactured in aluminium with the option of a temperature regulator and optional shelf for additional storage.

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Sfere is part of a range of ‘extra slim’ radiators, consisting of a single heating body that incorporates the usual water ways found on conventional radiators. It can be used individually as a standalone towel rail or displayed in a group to offer a unique bathroom heating solution. Sfere is manufactured from carbon steel and is available in over 80 colours and finishes. Ideally used in conjunction with a remote valve set.

Teso is a fine example of how a bathroom radiator does not have to look like a standard towel rail and yet can provide all the functionality required – storage, drying and hanging. Taking up less room than a standard radiator but offering plenty of space to place towels and robes, the Teso can be hung horizontally or vertically. Teso is available in a wide range of colours with the choice of a chrome, matching or complementary colour for the bar.

Ball jointed towel rails convey a sense of the traditional. Retro is available in a myriad of colours and choosing a bold or on-trend shade easily creates a unique and more contemporary look. The Retro is available either wall or floor mounted; water fed or electric only. One width with a choice of eight heights offers further versatility.

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Whether you need simple plants and trees that don’t need tending to or you’re going for a full artificial landscape with turf, hedges and more, we have existing products and the capacity to create custom designs for any need and budget. We’ll offer a no obligation quote to help you plan your projects and we can tailor our service to ‘fir’ your needs.

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Sustainable pairings with Naturewall Opposite interior combinations can create the ideal design update. With 2022 focusing more and more on bringing natural materials and colourways into commercial spaces and the home, Naturewall’s statement wall coverings add in an organic element, creating a comfortable environment for all. The designers of the Scandi-inspired panels are committed to ensuring products are not only style-conscious but also sustainable, with a variety of eco-friendly, easy-to-install designs. Manufactured by craftsmen in the UK using high-quality materials, each range has its own story. The wall panels are easy to install and accessible for all those looking to bring the outdoors in. Using FSC-certified timber, the premium collection of sustainable, on-trend wood panels are readily available throughout the UK.

Combine different materials Teaming natural wood with marble is an understated art form. The contrast of the cool marble against the warmth of wood balances ambiance and texture.

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The SlatWall panels are the perfect accompaniment for eco-friendly furnishings and home styling. This popular design repurposed over 3 million

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recycle plastic bottles in 2021 to create the PET felt used for the acoustic backing that provides class A absorption. SlatWall Acoustic Natural Oak (Grey Felt) £129.99

Supersize a small space Ordinarily, lighter colours and airy elements are the ‘go to’ update to deceive the size of a space. Adding dark, dramatic textures to small walls can often create a big visual opportunity. Opting for minimal furniture in similar textures but with opposing, tones will elevate the scheme and keep it eye-catching. The Reclaimed Pine Planks are made from 100% recycled pine that was previously used as snow fencing. It has naturally weathered in harsh environments, creating an authentic product that adds distinctive texture and character. Reclaimed Pine Planks £79.99

Statement Colour When selecting colours to use in neutral spaces, choose bright statement hints. Yellow and turquoise shades make for a cheery enhancement. When paired with natural walnuts and teak woods these hues will create a welcoming aesthetic. Entirely crafted from used Javanese houses and boats, meaning no new trees are cut down to produce the panels making them extremely sustainable. Java Teak Panels £99.99


It’s a Wrap! B Corp global category first for ‘green disrupter’ Easydry eco-towels 100% compostable eco-towel, Easydry - is officially the better way to dry

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Corporation announced Easydry as the first brand globally in its category to receive B-Corp certification. Easydry, the entrepreneurial disposable eco-towel company, also achieved a top rank certification score within their native market, Ireland. Scoring 98.7 (significantly higher than the average 50.9 scored by applicants and the 80-qualification score), Easydry now has the second highest B Corp score in Ireland and is the only company in the world within their category. Easydry eco-towels are available globally, including in the UK – serving leading brands in the professional hair salon business and the beauty industry – as well as supporting hotels and hospitality in their drive to improve their carbon footprint. Now their towels are also available for personal, and even pet use. As more industries and individuals are turning to these superabsorbent natural wood fibre towels which are entirely biodegradable and 100% compostable in 12 weeks, a movement - that is set to change how we dry forever - gains momentum.

Lower carbon footprint than traditional towels The carbon footprint of materials that go into creating and maintaining traditional towels far outweighs that of Easydry’s 100% biodegradable

Key ‘Life Cycle Analysis’ findings include: • Easydry fibre production uses 10 to 20 times less water than cotton production • Easydry uses approximately 42 gallons of water to produce 1lb of fibre compared to between 1,850 and 7,660 gallons of water required per 1lb of cotton fibre for traditional towels • No scientific evidence exists to support the belief that cotton is ecologically superior to industrially produced cellulose fibres • Cotton has one of the greatest environmental impacts of all agricultural commodities during its processing (WWF) • Modern man-made cellulose fibres have a clear potential in reducing the environmental impacts over cotton and petrochemical synthetic fibres (University of Utrecht)

The B Corporation Certification process for Easydry The B Corporation Certification assessment required testing Easydry on their social and environmental performance and the company’s ability to show full transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving - to supply chain practices and input materials. B Corporation companies have proven

to show the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Easydry’s B Corporation report summary concludes: “Easydry have now established themselves as the pioneers of disposable towels and reference-point for sustainable products within the hairdressing, barber, and beauty industry. Having achieved FSC Chain of Custody certification for the entire supply chain and the trio of OK Compost Industrial, OK Compost Home and Seedling certificates, Easydry continues to push the barriers of sustainability worldwide.”

Putting purpose before profit From the outset, Easydry was a company designed around its mission to be sustainable. The brainchild of founder and CEO Anne Butterly, Easydry’s journey to achieve the ultimate green certification started almost 20 years ago. Anne Butterly’s vision was to turn the eco-credentials of ‘disposable’ on its head – showing how a sustainably manufactured non-washable towel could outperform traditional towels. Anne B u t t e r l y, Founder and CEO, Easydry said: “We are the first and only disposable towel company in the world to have achieved this prestigious B Corporation Certification. This is a fantastic validation of everything that we have been striving for over the last two decades. B Corp is a rigorous process and I am so proud that we not only performed so well in the Environment score with 40.8 but also in the Workplace score gaining 21.8. Easydry is all about the planet – but also all about our people, without whom we wouldn’t have been able to achieve B Corp status.”

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and compostable towels. Easydry towels are two to three times more absorbent than cotton towels and can absorb up to 10 times their weight in moisture. Easydry commissioned an independent ‘Life Cycle Analysis’ to compare their eco-friendly, disposable towels with cotton ones. The report includes a comparison of water and toxic chemicals usage, carbon emissions and the use of land that would otherwise be suitable for crop cultivation.

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LEDFlex Illuminates Ivy Asia across the UK Located in the heart of London’s most exclusive neighbourhood, The Ivy Asia is the home to delicious Asian-inspired cuisine, incredible entertainment and lavish cocktails, set within a unique and vibrant décor.

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he maximalist décor in The Ivy Asia is just as important to the overall experience as the cuisine. From the illuminated floor crafted from green, semi-precious stone to the cherry blossom trees with twinkling leaves, The Ivy Asia is designed to transport diners to a world beyond their imagination.

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Lighting plays an integral part in enhancing this Asianinspired interior as well as creating a lustrous yet cosy ambience for diners while highlighting focal designs details, architecture and artwork for an experience that stuns the senses. Lighting designer 18fifty specified LEDFlex premium lighting solutions to be integrated within this iconic restaurant chain across London, Guildford, Brighton, and Cardiff.

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To set the ambient lighting, coffers in the ceiling throughout the restaurant use Lumen Line in 2300K from LEDFlex’s flagship Flexi Range. To create the golden illumination of the upper wall detail, corridors, and staircases, the 4mm wide Nano Flex HE in 2400K has further been integrated. The luminaire is additionally used to create a warm ambience within the seating booths. Decadent focal areas of the restaurant such as the bar front, sushi bar, and private dining areas have been downlit using High Lumen Ultimo Neon Silicone in 2200K. As attention is drawn to the front of the bar, the rear is subtly backlit

using Nano Flex HE in 2400K. The lighting scheme is also purposefully implemented to draw attention to eye-catching art and mirrors. While Ultimo Neon Silicone SV in 2200K is used to flexibly outline the mirrors, the stunning backlit artwork on the walls is illuminated using Lumen Line in 2300K. The clever and considered interior design in combination with bespoke LEDFlex lighting solutions met the client’s expectations perfectly, ensuring that these luxury experience dining venues will be ingrained as an unforgettable adventure into the world of Asian inspired cuisine.


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Take Your Restaurant Profits to the Next Level With Technology

But how can you better understand which technology will benefit your restaurant the most by adding value, increasing margins, providing really useful functionality, and lowering your purchase and ledger costs? Admittedly, choosing a new or replacement restaurant reservation, table or booking management system can sometimes feel like a bit of a minefield. There can be way too many choices of software available, and most restaurant, pub, café or bar owners would rather spend their time building their business. However, let’s simplify the choices. It’s clear that having all of your key data in one place to run a busy restaurant means you need an online, cloud-based system, where everything is available at the touch of your fingertips and 100 per cent reliable and secure. Not only this but everything within the system needs to integrate flawlessly. It’s impossible to emphasise enough the importance of making sure everything in your existing and future systems works jointly and without conflict, giving you the confidence that the system can be scaled-up as your restaurant grows. Here are the seven key areas that should be included in any restaurant software choice you make and which MUST integrate effectively:

1. ePOS On a daily operational basis, electronic point-of-sale, or ePOS, is a crucial integration. Without this, transactions appearing in one system will have to be manually reconciled to another. An interconnected flow of data between systems means there are never any mis-matches resulting that waste time and money.

2. Payments Demand for e-payment tech among the public has never been higher. Customers want to book and pay for their restaurant reservations online so connect perfectly with a reputable payment provider such as Stripe, or a consolidating payment gateway like Worldpay to see the cash start rolling in.

3. Marketing Linking your customer database within your restaurant technology to an offthe-shelf email and SMS marketing campaign programencoyrages new and existing customers to spend more, make more reservations and engage with your special offers.

4. Social media It’s difficult to imagine a modern restaurant which doesn’t allow customers to book via Facebook. Any software products you review that don’t feature this integration should be treated with caution, because without this additional sales channel you will be missing out on revenue.

5. CRM Contact Relationship Management or ‘CRM’ systems take basic email marketing platforms to the next level by delivering a far more granular approach to managing customers’ data. They essentially provide an A-Z customer journey with a range of tools that allow the restaurant to interact directly with their audiences and better understand their spending habits.

6. Booking channels Restaurant reservation systems will always offer online booking on the restaurant’s website. However, in an increasingly competitive sector this might not be enough to fill the restaurant to capacity and unless the restaurant management software has an integration with the channel in question

there will be a lot of time-consuming manual data transfer to deal with. Do yourself a huge favour and pick a fullyintegrated system which will accurately transfer bookings, customer data and transactions between platforms so you can concentrate on running your restaurant to the maximum.

7. Deliveries The boom in dine at home, particularly during the pandemic, created a lifeline for many restaurants and has seen significant growth in a number of national and international brands. The best restaurant reservation and preordering systems will integrate with a range of partners, or even one multiconsolidating partner, to converge the orders into consistent and manageable information which is automatically sent to the site’s main system. A platform like Favouritetable’s online restaurant management system features all of the above and more as a single suite of functionality that turns compliance into happy customers, including modules for online booking and pre-ordering, special event bookings, table pre-ordering and payment, and timeslot scheduling. Add to this an intuitive booking diary, graphic table plans, marketing module and customer database, and you’ve got a system that’s been built by a team who are restaurateurs at heart, and understand the everyday challenges your business faces. Of course, the other and perhaps most revolutionary aspect of Favouritetable is its price. We opted for a fixed, monthly-subscription model, rather than top-slicing the restaurant’s hard-earned cash like so many of our competitors do. This being the case, just switching to Favouritetable alone will have a positive impact on your restaurants’ finances – food for thought!

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‘No time for creativity’ say UK Chefs as New Study Reveals Price Hikes and Staff Shortages in Catering Firms are Worsening Due to Lack of Innovation New industry survey reveals top concerns amongst catering staff who say happiness, training and food wastage are amongst those aspects being ignored every day

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new, independent survey of contract catering firms across the UK, has revealed the top concerns faced by operations managers, head chefs and general managers, as the sector continues to navigate a dynamic, largely unpredictable, post-pandemic world. The study, commissioned by P2P (Procure-to-Pay) catering technology firm Zupa, set out to delve deeper into the key challenges impacting day-to-day operations, as the resilience and innovation of UK catering firms is called into question. The study revealed that rising costs is the top concern for 27% of staff. Poor kitchen management was a close second (25%), a further 24% of respondents also cited lack of staff as a key concern, as well as food shortages (24%). Perhaps more worringly, 99% of respondents say that multiple aspects of their day to day job are being overlooked due to time-consuming manual processes. Staff happiness and productivity is also suffering at the hands of poor team cohesion and outdated processes with 44% highlighting this as a major issue. A further 40% of catering staff believe that lack of training and resource is to blame for low morale amongst their teams, while another 20% admit they are frustrated by unnecessary complexity and outdated technology, which they say is making the problems worse.

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Food wastage and sustainability is also reportedly being overlooked within catering firms, due to legacy systems and high volumes of manual admin, with 40% admitting this is a real problem for the sector.

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Ollie Brand, CEO at Zupa commented, “This latest survey combined with the events of the last couple of years, perhaps highlights that there is no return to the ‘old normal’. We now have a ‘new normal’ defined by unpredictability that requires aptitude, not just acceptance of uncertainty and change,” he continued, “Innovation is paramount and recognition that the right technology can help is critical to creating positive change in this sector. However, the survey does raise concerns as many are still failing to make the connection between outdated, manual processes and key operational concerns raised by their staff.” The survey also revealed that lack of creativity and innovation is a key challenge for the industry. Lack of training, coupled with poor business vision may also be connected to issues around chef creativity as many blame lack of creativity for several of the sector’s top worries. Chef creativity in particular, was called out by over 20% of respondents who say chefs don’t have the time to innovate. Many of the respondents are chefs themelves, and when asked what they would do with more time in their working day, 65% said they would invest in the creativty of their cooking and menus.

The research also showed an acknowledgement from respondents, that technology would help their business. Just over half (51%) of respondents said they are looking for technology that is easy to use. A further 48% said that technology fits with the culture of their business and there is also enthusiasm around the prospect of introducing new technology, with 43% saying they are excited by the introduction of new technology. Brand added, “Despite the obvious gap between outdated processes and business functions being side lined, it is clear that workers are over stretched and that this is having a knock on effect on the productivity of catering teams – and quite likely the quality of customer service. Staff attrition and low morale are endemic in this sector, and this comes at a time when the focus should be on business priorities like retention, development and improvement of customer service. Technology has the ability to transform operational performance and profitability for the better, so the time is ripe for change.”


Modern Minimalism The Huntsworth Project by Havwoods An immaculate two-storey home, the Huntsworth project is located in the heart of Marylebone in London. Exuding a minimalistic style, it’s the perfect property for new homeowners seeking the fast paced life of the city.

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Exuding a naturally darker shade with cooler grey undertones, the wooden planks offer a soft aesthetic while being durable and long-lasting - perfect for homes with heavy footfall. The Scandi decor across the interior includes a colour palette of soothing creams with touches of brown, perfectly pairing with the flooring. The interior is further complemented by natural materials such as rattan and linen, with luxurious brass accents on the hardware for the ideal final touch.

The flooring continues from the main living area onto the stair treads and up the stairs for a smooth flowing feel. Laid in different formations, the planks subtly separate the two distinct areas of the property, whilst still remaining cohesive. Thanks to the addition of Havwoods, this striking apartment showcases statement style with an airy and open-plan space, perfect for contemporary living. www.havwoods.com/uk info@havwoods.com +44(0)1524 737000

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onsisting of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and living space, the property is a combination of original charm and elegant craftsmanship. Subtle detailing and contemporary colour palettes have been used throughout each room with hints of black for intrigue and charm. Havwoods’ Ferro Selection 70mm Block flooring from the Italian Collection has been used across the downstairs in a block pattern, creating a seamless transition from room to room across the property.

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As any regular readers of this column will know pairing American craft beer with food is a regular theme but this time the case for matching hops with hospitality is eloquently put by Adam Dulye, the Brewers Association’s Executive Chef and world-renowned beer and food pairing expert, in a new video produced by the Craft Beer Channel at Westminster Kingsway Catering College.

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he Brewers Association is a trade organisation representing small and independent American craft brewers and recently visited the UK to host a beer and food pairing showdown curated and led by Chef Adam but developed, cooked and served exclusively by third year students. By introducing the concept of beer with food at an early stage in their careers the Brewers Association aims to pass on knowledge, passion and interest that student chefs can apply as they advance into the professional kitchen.

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Watch the video opposite to find out why beer deserves its place at the table and how it can help your business. Beer’s wide flavour spectrum make it an ideal partner for almost any type of food and can elevate both to a higher level.

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In a wide-ranging discussion about the merits of beer with food versus wine, Dulye says:

“People are more open-minded than ever before. When you go out now, you’re looking for an experience. Beer can, and should, be part of that experience and absolutely has a place even at high end restaurants. Menus are all about balance now and that balance should exist between beer, wine and spirits. Small pour sizes of approximately 100ml are also advised so guests may sample several different beers in one sitting and not feel committed to one large pour. It’s all about trust. If the diner has a memorable experience with good food, good beer and good service they will return time and time again”

Caterers and chefs are welcome to make use of the wealth of free resources, available on www.brewersassociation.org or www.Craftbeer.com The UK is the largest European export market for American craft beer accounting for 8.4% of all exports. It is available from Athletic Brewing, the Cascade Club, or select national wholesalers. www.brewersassociation.org


THE ARCHIVE COLLECTION BY HADELAND GLASSVERK

Modernist Beauty As far as modernist lighting goes, there are very few models that come close to the ARCHIVE collection from Norwegian glassblowing studio, Hadeland Glassverk. With its mid-century lines and sleek Scandi geometry, this on-trend capsule collection represents Norwegian design history. Influenced by a post war period within architecture and product design, spanning the 1930s to the late 60s, this defining era of style and taste continues to inform and inspire creatives today. It was during this eponymous period that the design team at Hadeland launched a series of lights that were utilitarian, industrial and created to do one thing – illuminate the homes and businesses of Norway in an affordable yet functional fashion.

with today’s interior spaces. The introduction of table and floor lamps across 8 of the original designs, allows for enormous scope to achieve aesthetic interior schemes with lighting that is both authentic and stylish. The full ARCHIVE portfolio including a selection of sizing and colour options is on display at Hadeland’s new showroom within Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

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The beauty of Hadeland’s designs is that they are born out of handcrafted timber molds, which the company retains in its archive by Lake Randsfjorden, an hour outside of Oslo. What this means is that almost a century after their first production, these original lights have once again been brought to life and presented to a new generation of design enthusiasts. Using the original wooden molds, the lights went back into production with minimal revisions, other than the beautiful fittings which are now available in brass, black and brushed steel, as well as a simple colour palette which is sympathetic to the original period but in keeping

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Comprising a minimal profile and restrained detailing, the lights were an enormous success, defining a period of Scandinavian design known today as Midcentury Modern. So it was of great excitement that the contemporary team at Hadeland rediscovered these gems and re-launched them 90 years later.

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Toshiba’s New Generation R-32 VRF Air Conditioning System Helps Decarbonise Hotels and Reduce Running Costs

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he latest version of Toshiba’s flagship Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air condfitioning system, SHRM Advance, operates on lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) R-32 refrigerant. The combination of R-32’s lower GWP and reduced refrigerant charge enables SHRM Advance to deliver a significant reduction of up to 80%* in equivalent carbon emissions, while reducing running costs and delivering outstanding comfort for guests. Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd (TCUK) is a joint venture between Toshiba Carrier Corporation and Carrier, which is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions. This all-new VRF air conditioning system gives hotel owners an ultra-efficient, high-quality cooling and heating solution, enabling establishments to achieve bestin-class sustainability credentials, while reducing running costs.

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“With the race to achieve net-zero, hotel owners and operators are under increasing pressure to minimise their carbon footprint,” said David McSherry, Head of Toshiba DX, Residential and Light Commercial, TCUK. “In addition to the significant sustainability benefits, as the price of R-410A – the refrigerant used in VRF systems to date – rises and availability falls, R-32 offers a very attractive optimum alternative, with significantly lower GWP, reduced costs and improved energy efficiency. SHRM Advance represents a win-win for hotel operators and the environment.”

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The new VRF system incorporates technical innovations that help enhance comfort performance and energy efficiency. These include the ability to select either three-pipe heat recovery or two-pipe heat pump operation, a new twin-rotary compressor with liquid injection, split heat exchanger, subcooling plate heat exchanger, a new high performance fan motor, and a unique thermodynamic circuit, all contributing to class-leading efficiency of SEER up to 8.9 and SCOP up to 4.67. For system designers, a new generation of innovative flow selectors with up to 12 ports gives enhanced flexibility and optimises the ability of SHRM Advance to deliver simultaneous cooling and heating. This is controlled

Safe operation is a key design priority and is ensured by an advanced integrated leak detection and shut-off valve system.

automatically, enabling seamless energy transfers between areas of the building requiring heating and cooling, ensuring a comfortable and productive indoor environment at all times, whatever the weather outside. An advanced heat recovery function provides heat to the indoor unit with minimal input from the condensing unit, further improving energy efficiency and helping to minimise carbon footprint. If required, SHRM Advance can also be customised to operate as a two-pipe heat pump system. For installers, the fully packaged SHRM Advance is available in 8 to 24HP capacity units, giving flexibility to meet the needs of any commercial building project. A new compact chassis height of just 1.69m helps integration on site, while it is possible to connect up to 69 indoor units per system. A full range of 13 different types of indoor unit are available, from 0.3 to 10HP capacity.

Control is enhanced by Toshiba’s TU2CLINK communication system, giving improved speed and connectivity. A full line-up of wired and central remote controllers is available, offering full compatibility with the new R-32 safety devices. Monitoring solutions include the Wave Tool Advance (available from App store and Google Play) and Link Adaptor, enabling quick and easy servicing. “The world is heading toward a decarbonized future. SHRM Advance enables hotel owners and operators to contribute to the decarbonisation effort, while saving money and ensuring excellent comfort conditions throughout the year,” added David McSherry. “For both new-build and refurbishment projects, the system is a major step toward net-zero, and it is available now.”

As well as conventional indoor units, SHRM Advance is available with a fresh air ventilation duct and a medium temperature water module. Supported by a 70-200% diversity ratio, full system customisation is possible to overcome site-specific project constraints. For applications requiring enhanced levels of indoor air quality, Toshiba’s one-way and four-way cassettes offer plasma/ionizer air purification, while the high-wall unit has an ultra-pure filter. Safe operation is a key design priority and is ensured by an advanced integrated leak detection and shut-off valve system. To ensure regulatory compliance at the design stage, equipment selection software takes account of mandatory requirements, based on floor area and refrigerant quantity. For each proposed project design, it gives installers and consultants full guidance to ensure regulatory compliance and ensure total peace-of-mind.

Toshiba's SHRM Advance on R-32 refrigerant reduces air conditioning carbon emissions in commercial buildings by up to 80%.

*Compared with similarly sized R-410A systems. The precise percentage will depend on the system design for each installation.


“Now Is the Time to Invest in Our People.” Vine Hotels Activates Career Development Strategy on the Back of Strong Growth

Following the acquisition of the Bredbury Hall Hotel in Cheshire and The Old Rectory in Handsworth, the hotel group has announced the introduction of enhanced staff development programmes. This will see the company significantly invest into its teams to maximise their potential and performance, and to develop its next generation of leaders. A new Leadership in Action learning programme is available to ten trainees per annum, each of whom has been selected from within the company as promising candidates for managerial positions. The successful prospects will complete an intensive 12-month training schedule that covers all aspects of hotel management. The course is specifically designed to equip them with the skills, aptitudes, and confidence for effective leadership, as well as establishing and embedding the ‘Vine Hotels Standards’ of leading others across the business. Being rolled out alongside this is a new Shadow Board made up of 12 employees from any of Vine Hotels properties, which will meet quarterly with chief executive, Garin Davies. The Shadow Board will provide a platform for idea sharing and gauge valuable employee input on issues relevant to the business. Candidates have been nominated from across the entire company and are from all disciplines and levels of seniority. It’s envisaged that through this project, the senior

leadership team will understand better how the company is being run and gain input from those ‘on the ground’ that will be channelled into improving processes and efficiencies. As well as being given the unique opportunity to shape the future of the hotel group, Shadow Board members will be paid for their time in addition to their annual salary. Heather Stewart, human resources director at Vine Hotels explains more about the strategy and the reasoning behind its introduction: “We came into 2022 in a strong position and that is down to the exceptional teams we have in place across all our properties. At Vine Hotels we recognise the many ambitious and talented individuals who want to be given clear career pathways to help them reach their full potential. “The Leadership in Action programme will formalise and communicate the progression people can make to management level and ensure that when we attract the best people to the company, they want to stay and grow with us as a business. I hope that it demonstrates to our team that we appreciate their ongoing commitment, diligence, and enthusiasm. “Another huge positive is that through our Shadow Board, we are now able to use the views and creativity of our team, who we know are brimming with ideas. As a management team the most important thing we can do is listen to our employees, who understand

the inner workings of the hotels in a way that isn’t possible unless you are operate in those roles every day. She concluded: “Vine Hotels is an independent group with ambitious growth plans around owning and managing properties across the UK. Initiatives such as these are crucial as we expand our workforce to manage an increasing number of hotels and venues. Within our exciting growth, I find it essential that we can provide valuable training, development, and clear career paths to ensure we attract, and keep, the best people in our business.” Vine Hotels is a UK based hotel management and development company, which as well as running its growing portfolio of 12 hotels also provides a range of services from management contracts to acquisitions, health checks, turnaround solutions and consultancy. It recently acquired Bredbury Hall Hotel in Cheshire, adding to its existing portfolio of owned and managed venues. Other recent additions include the Charlecote Pheasant, Stratford and The Dartmouth Hotel and Spa, Dartmouth, and The Old Rectory in Handsworth. For more details, visit: www.vinehotels.co.uk

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ine Hotels has announced two staff development initiatives aimed at identifying and accelerating talent through its ranks as the business continues to expand.

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Onwards And Upwards, Wardington’s Original Mark Meteoric Growth and its Fourth Birthday With New Products And Expansion. • From 4 gins to 22 premium, handcrafted spirits in four years • New product launches 2022 – Ludlow Earl Grey Gin No.8 & Ludlow Whisky plus Fruit Gins for Christmas 2022 • Expansion – opening in 2023, a new, enlarged distillery and visitor centre in Ludlow

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ince its launch in September 2018, Ludlow based Wardington’s Original has gone from strength to strength in a very short time; in addition to increasing its gin range from 4 to 8 products, the entire range now includes vodka, rum, whisky, liqueurs, and eau de vie, with a new range of fruit gins launching soon. The award-winning brand continues in its aim of creating premium, hand crafted spirits that can be enjoyed neat. The two newly launched products, Ludlow Earl Grey Gin, and Ludlow Single Malt Whisky have gained wide customer approval, with the first batch of the latter being sold out in 3.5 minutes! New for the Christmas season are a range of fruit gins, encompassing rhubarb and Apple, Raspberry and Strawberry, Blood Orange and Pomelo and Elderflower and Quince.

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The latest edition to the gin family, Ludlow Earl Grey Gin No. 8, uses the finest juniper, coriander, angelica root and orris, all harmonised with bright citrus notes of bergamot orange and a delicate hint of fragrant bog myrtle from the Scottish Highlands — this having been released to mark the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, recalling the countryside of Balmoral. The premium Ludlow Single Malt Whisky is crafted in what is believed to be the smallest commercial whisky distillery in the UK, using a wood fired German column still, a rarity in the British Isles. Having rapidly sold out twice, make sure you get your order in quickly for the next batch due for release in November.

— beautiful creations distilled with the finest ingredients bring something unique to savour and enjoy. I am also a fan of single malt whisky — the stories, the landscapes, the characters that form something magical, hence the development of our Ludlow Single Malt Whisky, created in its unique still. Our journey so far has been meteoric, and I am pleased our latest products have received great plaudits from customers — we are confident that this will continue with our new range of fruit gins. We are also pleased to announce that we will be expanding to a brand new distillery in 2023, where we will offer distillery tours, a gin school, a shop and gin garden’.

Master Distiller, Shaun Ward comments ‘creating handcrafted spirits is a fascinating process — we simply love it. I am a big spirits fan

Order soon in time for Christmas stocking: www.wardingtons.co.uk


Biophilic design: the new colour collection from Formica Group has it covered Formica Group, the world’s leading and original creator of laminates, has launched a striking and sophisticated new collection, drawing inspiration from the natural world to create a range of complementary palettes.

Nina Bailey, European Design Lead for Formica Group explains: “The new collection encompasses a sense of organic sophistication. Both the new colours and woods resonate with current culture and the ongoing trends for natural and earthy interior environments, combined with the move towards artisan design and the handmade approach.” For the past two years as the world shut down, people adapted to living their lives almost entirely from home. Working, shopping, exercising – even online doctor appointments – were conducted from the comfort of our living rooms. People sought comfort and reassurance from their surroundings, resulting in an interior design trend for indoor plants, and colours and textures derived from nature.

N o w, a s the worl d reopens, commercial, hospitality and leisure spaces are embracing socalled biophilic design – incorporating nature and natural inspiration into interiors - as they welcome back employees and entice customers into their stores, hotels, restaurants and other public spaces. Nina agrees: “It was important to us that our new collection evoked a sense of calm that the natural world provides – even our richer colours are deeply connected with organic hues. “Redefining commercial interior design is where we excel, and as retail, hospitality and offices reopen, this is a golden opportunity to rethink how those spaces are used and presented.”

Introducing the new collection: Plain colours “There are three series in the new plain colour additions – Greens, Reds and Night, and one single colour, Brite White,” explains Nina. “The earthy, grounding colours bring the outside in, and range from light blush terracotta to the deepest blue/black. These shades are uncompromisingly rich, luxurious and elegant. Our Brite White addition is already a firm favourite around the world, and we’re excited to add it to our collection here in Europe.”

Plus Color It is “the ultimate laminate tool box for interior designers, providing the chance to experiment with colour and texture in multiple ways,” explains Nina, “the range taps into many core trends, such as tone on tone palettes and the tactile approach to sensory design. The addition of eight new on-trend colours to the Plus Color range, in a selection

of premium finishes that tap into texture trends for rhythmical repeats, matte soft touch and glossy finish options adds sophistication and grounding tones ideal for multiple uses and sectors.”

Woods Nina comments: “The wood additions to the collection link us to our immediate surroundings, with a focus on local European species, such as Oak, Ash, Walnut and Elm. As we learn to appreciate our habitats, we want to introduce its natural beauty into indoor spaces. Moving towards greyed and desaturated tones of woods in both warm and cool tones gives our woods palette a beautiful variety and balance of tone and colour.” The new Formica Collection recently launched in the UK at Formica Group’s new flagship showroom in London. The showroom charts the company’s history and rich pedigree in interior innovation, and is a hub for architects, designers and specifiers to learn how to incorporate Formica® laminate into projects.

To see the new colour palette and wood finishes for yourself, book a visit to Formica Group’s showroom by visiting: www.formica.com/ukshowroom

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he Formica® Collection introduces 15 new plain colours, 34 new wood patterns, and eight new Plus Colors in four premium finishes, addressing a growing trend in design that brings natural influences, colours and patterns into our interiors.

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Riso Gallo UK & Ireland Young Risotto Chef of the Year 2023Now Open for Entry Riso Gallo’s UK & Ireland Young Risotto Chef of the Year 2023 has officially opened for entries.

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t is the sixth year of the competition, aimed at young chefs aged 17-23 years, who are either in education or starting out in their professional careers. Entries are open until 1st December 2022. Entrants are asked to produce, photograph and tell us why they selected their risotto dish, and those selected will be asked to attend a regional heat to produce their recipe. Regional finalists will have their dishes judged by professional chefs at the top of their game at the Grand Final in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the 3rd April, where the winner will be named the Riso Gallo UK & Ireland Young Risotto Chef of the Year 2023.

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Riso Gallo, the first international brand in the sector to have produced rice from sustainable agriculture, is supplying Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with its range of sustainable rices for use in their catering facilities.

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Tottenham Hotspur was named the Premier League’s greenest club following a study carried out by the UN-backed Sport Positive Summit, with a range of sustainable measures implemented across their operations. The winner will receive an all expenses paid three day work experience with renowned judging chef Fabio Pisani and his team at the 2 Michelin starred Il Luogo in Milan, Italy.

Fabio Pisani commented;“It’s always a pleasure for me – and for us, at Aimo e Nadia Group – to support the Riso Gallo’s UK & Ireland Young Risotto Chef of the Year. This competition is a great opportunity not only for the young chefs to grow but also for us to meet a different culture and food perspectives, share new ideas, and imagine - together - different ways to honour and celebrate the finest rice.” The runner up will win a stage at the Italian Embassy in London. The final judging panel will include; Consultant Chef Paul Gayler MBE; Danilo Cortellini, Consultant Chef at The Italian Embassy; Adriano Cavagnini, Executive Chef at the Bvlgari Hotel; Fabio Pisani from Il Luogo in Milan; Davide Degiovanni Head Chef at 5 Hertford St, and Francesco Dibenedetto, Head Chef at Bibendum in London. Jason Morrison, MD Riso Gallo UK commented; “For over 165 years, Riso Gallo has supplied many of the top chefs across the world with Italian rice of the highest quality. We understand their passion and commitment to their craft, and the years of training they undertake. We launched this competition to help foster and reward the next generation, who can inject personality, passion and creativity into their own vibrant, exciting risotto dish. Our UK & Ireland Young Risotto Chef of the Year has gone from strength to strength each year.”

Regional heats will take place at: •

Scotland - City of Glasgow College - Thursday 12th January

North - Middlesbro College - Friday 13th January

South West - Reading College - Wednesday 18th January

South East - North Herts College - Thursday 19th January

Midlands - Loughborough College - Friday 20th January

Northern Ireland and Ireland SERC - Friday 27th January

Wales - Grwp Llandrillo Menai’s campus, Rhos-onSea - Tuesday February 21st

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Lost Property to open its doors in historical City of London Opening in July 2022, the capital’s newest hotel offers stylish bedrooms, atmospheric dining and bar at ‘Found’, premium coffee house ‘Tattle’ and a celebration of the City of London’s rich history Lost Property is set to open on 19th July 2022 - developed by London based property developers, Dominvs Group, its opening marks the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton’s growing hotel portfolio of one-of-akind hotels. Location Situated in the City of London – Roman London’s original site and one of the capital’s oldest historical districts – Lost Property is within walking distance of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, and just 100 metres from St Paul’s Cathedral. The area continues to be a hive of activity, with eateries, bars, members clubs and cafes cropping up in an area that is now a melange of old and new. The City of London is the perfect place from which to explore the capital, with Central London, Shoreditch and South Bank just around the corner and the riverbank within walking distance.

Located in an area steeped in history and heritage, this interior design partnership between Ica and Rani Ahluwalia, founder and creative director of Key interior and Designs, captures the vibrancy of the local area; where modernity meets legacy and the curious come to play. In this stunning grade II listed building, guests can choose between 145 uniquely designed rooms and suites across six categories and six floors: Guest rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, St Paul’s Junior Suites and Family Rooms, of which several have prime views of the cathedral. The bright and light bedrooms are sleek and modern with marble bathrooms and an industrial touch – a nod to the hotel’s urban surroundings. Bespoke red and blue colour schemes were carefully selected to reflect the city’s heritage, and eye-catching colour-pops and patterns contrast with clean lines and timeless neutral walls. The interiors celebrate the intricacies of lost craftsmanship and innovative design, echoing the shapes and architectural forms found in St Paul’s Cathedral and the neighbouring streets. Food & Beverage The sense of mystery that is embedded in Lost Property’s DNA, runs right through to the hotel’s atmospheric ground-

floor bar and restaurant, Found, which offers a classic food and drinks menu with a nostalgic twist. The bespoke bar is eight metres long and crafted out of bright blue resin, with stunning Murano glass pendants creating mood lighting and a cosy feel. The centrepiece of this social space is an ornate chandelier, crafted from Murano glass and made of individual figurines of extinct birds forming the shape of a hovering eagle. The extinct birds represent a lost natural treasure, immortalised in this quirky hotel, and echoed in the bespoke wallpaper specially designed for Lost Property by Timorous Beasties. Nightly room rates start from £170, or Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool. Click here to read the full article.

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Jangro Gets Into the Christmas Spirit

Jangro launches its Christmas Supplies Catalogue 2022

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or the professional catering and hospitality businesses providing celebratory food, drinks, and parties in December, the festive season has already begun. Early planning is essential, so Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce that its 2022 Christmas Supplies Catalogue is now available to help businesses get ahead. The Jangro Christmas Supplies Catalogue 2022 is packed with festive essentials, including streamers, balloons, and colour co-ordinated tableware. Once again, Jangro is proud to supply the Tom Smith range of catering crackers, which combine social and environmental sustainability

with on-trend designs to bring every Christmas table to life. Made from recycled board, they are fully recyclable, and completely free from glitter and plastic – including the contents. For every case of the catering crackers sold, £2.00 is donated to the Trussell Trust, which is also the dedicated charity that Jangro is supporting this year. This worthy charity supports a nationwide network of food banks to provide emergency food and care to people locked in poverty. Jo Gilliard, CEO at Jangro comments, ‘Last year, pubs, bars and restaurants missed out on £3bn in sales over the festive period as the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant kept the public at home, resulting in a second “lost Christmas”

for financially embattled proprietors . Now all restrictions have lifted, there are high hopes for December 2022. Christmas is officially ON and is set to be bigger, better and more festive than ever! Therefore, preparing early is crucial. Not only to ensure you offer the best possible experience, but also to avoid any additional pressures at what is one of the most hectic times of the year for bars and restaurants.’ Available to view online, or as a hard copy from local distributors, the catalogue caters for a wide choice of budgets, with standard, superior, finest, premium and luxury collections. For more information, advice, or to place your festive order, please call 01204 795 955 or visit www.jangro.net.


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Tune in this Christmas and play music from * just 58p per day with TheMusicLicence Whether you’re setting the festive mood or creating a joyful atmosphere, music has the power to bring us together so we can celebrate this year with a cheer! If you are going to introduce Christmas music, or if you are already using music in your business, you’ll usually need a music licence. By purchasing TheMusicLicence you are supporting the future of music by helping to ensure its creators are fairly rewarded for their work. TheMusicLicence covers virtually all commercially released music available – millions of songs & recordings, including the most popular & well-loved music, not just from the UK, but globally.

A hotel/B&B/ Guesthouse that is 400sqm or less and has 15 rooms or fewer could use background music in hotel bedrooms, corridors and foyers via the TV or Radio for £212.89. (excluding VAT). Cost examples are subject to change due to inflation.

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