Hotelier & Hospitality Design - October 2023

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October 2023: Industry News, Hotel Openings, Luxury Furniture, Technology, Lighting...
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October 2023 To speak to a member of the team, please call 020 805 09659 or email The perfect finish to any bathroom To make life easier, we give many of our taps and showers a flawless contemporary chrome finish. No need for chemicals. Just a quick wipe with a wet cloth and you’re done. Brilliant. FORCHROME S O TITNAILLIRB LLEWSTCELFER NO Y O U TURNTOBRISTAN 3895 Hotelier and Hospitality AW.indd 1 13/09/2019 15:45 6 13 16 Incredibly beautiful and sustainable countryside destinations Bewitching blooms that’ll give guests a spooky welcome this October HOLLYWOOD’S DANNY TREJO BRINGS “TREJO’S TACOS” TO WEST LONDON FOR UK DEBUT



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EDEN FURNITURE offer a wide range of upholstered chairs, armchairs, sofas and footstools for lounge, dining and bedroom areas.

Traditional made furniture with solid beech frames finished in a choice of frame colours and any fabric for upholstery.

Wobbly tables can be a thing of the past thanks to the patented StableTable technology.

STABLETABLE is a unique patented fully automated solution which is hidden with the pillar of the table base allowing the legs to adjust to uneven surfaces.

Available for both indoor and outdoor use in a range of heights, shapes and sizes. Can be supplied as base only or complete with a stylish OnTop 12mm Compact Laminate top.

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Carrier Launches Multiple Lines of Commercial High Temperature Heat Pumps Helping Customers Meet Decarbonisation Goals

Carrier has introduced a comprehensive new line of high temperature and very high temperature heat pumps for use in industrial, commercial and public buildings and district heating. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.

Designed to reduce both carbon emissions and energy costs, the new line consists of AquaForce® and AquaSnap® air and water source heat pumps with varying capacities from 30 to 735 kW and water temperatures from 82 to 120 deg C with low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin refrigerants. The high temperatures enable the heat pumps to replace fossil fuel boilers in heating applications such as apartment blocks and residential estates, commercial buildings, food manufacturing, industrial drying, biogas production and chemical plants. These innovative products support Carrier’s 2030 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goal of reducing its customers’ carbon footprint by more than 1 gigaton.

In addition to harnessing heat from ambient air and the ground, the heat pumps capture wasted heat from a wide range of sources, including

data centres, leisure facilities, hotels and restaurants, process water, flue gases and sewage systems. Heat collected can be used for comfort heating and domestic hot water production in large buildings and facilities. The heat pumps can also be applied in industrial applications, and in district and local heating networks where high temperatures or very high temperatures are required.

“The expansion of the AquaForce and AquaSnap ranges is a crucial step in delivering our commitment to support the European Green Deal and helping decarbonise the heating segment in Europe,” said Raffaele D’Alvise, Marketing and Communications Director, Europe Commercial HVAC, Carrier. “With a focus on high temperature, performance, reliability and efficiency, these heat pumps are an excellent solution for customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable

future by replacing or integrating with fossil fuel generators in hybrid systems.”

The units come ready to connect to Abound, Carrier’s cloud-based digital platform that enables real-time, intelligent outcome-based results that make buildings more efficient and responsive. To minimise operating costs, users can opt for one of Carrier’s BluEdge® service options to keep heat pumps operating at peak performance and efficiency throughout their lifecycle. This leads to predictive maintenance rather than preventive maintenance, saving time and money.

For more information on AquaForce 61CW water-source heat pumps, visit 61CWD & 61CW-Z. The AquaForce 61CA air-source heat pump details can be found at 61CA, and the specifics for the AquaSnap 61CG series of water-source heat pumps are available at 61CG.

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Incredibly beautiful and sustainable destinationscountryside

Going on holiday is a wonderful way to have a break, see new places and enjoy some calming alone time, or time with family and friends. There are so many amazing places in the UK to choose from, whether you want to hike, experience some cultural delights, or simply want to relax at the beach. With plenty of accommodation options too, you should be able to find a break that matches your specific criteria.

But how can you do this without harming the planet? Whilst it’s true that avoiding international flights cuts down the carbon footprint of your travel, there’s still an impact associated with going on holiday. With more and more people concerned about ensuring their lifestyle is eco-friendly, there’s certainly a need to extend your sustainable practices to your holidays as well. To get your green holiday planning started, we take a look at some of the best sustainable destinations to visit in the UK.

The Lake District

As the name suggests, the Lake District is an area of the UK that is renowned for its natural beauty, and as such, it’s the perfect place for holidaymakers who love to spend their time hiking and exploring the great outdoors. It’s also a great choice for families, with plenty to keep little ones entertained, and lots of opportunities to try new activities such as kayaking and sailing together.

There are several current and historic initiatives in place in the Lake District to encourage sustainable tourism in the area. As you can imagine, the lakes are a popular choice for holidays, and as such there have previously been some issues around overcrowding, litter and damage to natural landscapes. The Lake District National Park board are aiming to combat this via improving public and low-carbon transport options, targeted signage to help increase awareness of how to be eco-friendly, and schemes to repair footpath erosion. You can do your bit by making an effort to leave no trace of your visit, walking or using bikes where you can, and choosing sustainable accommodation.


Whilst there’s plenty of natural beauty to be found in Cornwall in the form of beaches and hidden coves, the county is also home to the famous Eden Project, a haven for plant biodiversity. The iconic bubble domes house the largest indoor rainforest in the world, and the site is run as an educational charity, aiming to increase awareness about why we should protect all the plants in our world. They’re also championing the use of geothermal energy on the site, increasing our knowledge of this renewable energy source. What better place to visit as an eco-friendly holidaymaker?


A group of islands off the northeastern coast of Scotland, Orkney is a popular holiday destination for wildlife and history enthusiasts, but it’s also aiming to become a world leader in the ecotourism industry. In fact, the islands’ tourism strategy states that they want to be a world-class sustainable destination by 2030, so it’s the perfect place for eco-conscious visitors.

The islands are already leaning into the natural landscape here, utilising wind turbines, wave power, tidal generators and a hydrogen powered ferry. There are also more EV chargers than petrol stations, making it an ideal place for a sustainable roadtrip or campervan adventure. You can even hire an EV camper on the islands, so there’s no need to purchase your own. Simply turn up and enjoy the fantastic landscape, safe in the knowledge that you’re helping protect it for years to come.

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• Notable awards including winning at World Rum, Gin Guide Awards and SIP (California) in 2022.

• Traditional distillery that ferments, distils and ages its products.

• Unique local area product ingredients.

Founded by Liz and Andy Bradbury in 2017, and based on the Helford river Cornwall, Rosemullion Distillery truly set a course to success when they established their family run Artisan distillery in the orchard of their 1870s house close to the river. 60 awards have now been garnered covering their Gins and Rums, making them one of the most awarded Artisan distilleries in the UK.

In 2022 Rosemullion won multiple awards to add to its previous tally. These included a Gin Guide Award for its Rosemullion Summer Gin and, most notably, a haul of 9 awards in the Sip Awards 2022. The Sip Awards covered 3 Platinum wins for Rosemullion’s Harvest Gin (including best flavoured gin), Dark Rum and Dry Gin; they were also awarded a Double Gold for the Summer Gin and 5 Gold Awards for their Seafarer’s Gin, Spiced Rum, Gold Rum, White Rum and Chocolate Rum (which also received an innovation award).

The Sip Awards are the only internationally recognised consumer judging spirits competitions. Commenting on their success, Director, Andy Bradbury comments ‘like all the entrants worldwide we work really hard to get our spirits noticed, both nationally and internationally so these awards certainly gave us a licence to celebrate! We are hopeful this recognition will help us expand our hospitality stockists in 2023’.


Directly influenced by the area of outstanding natural beauty in which they live and work, all their products benefit from Helford rainwater in the fermentation and distillation process, complemented by local Cornish ingredients including fruit from their own orchard and vines. Rosemullion Distillery is also one of a very small number of Artisan distilleries which creates its own base spirits from scratch. The family is dedicated in its commitment to authenticity and constantly strives to protect and perfect the distiller’s craft; to ensure these aims are maintained it only makes 300 bottles at a time, with all spirits produced by hand using a bespoke copper still.

In terms of product contents, the Dry Gin uses carefully selected botanicals, including Juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and black pepper. The Summer Gin is a traditional juniper gin with a kick of citrus and local Cornish summer fruits including raspberry, redcurrant, blackberry and blackcurrant. The rums are based on molasses fermented, distilled and oak aged in location.

Promotion for leisure and tourism sector planning specialist

Aleisure and tourism sector planning and development consultancy has boosted its services with the promotion of a senior industry specialist.

Lichfields, which continues to invest in developing and growing its national operations, has promoted Ian York to planning director based at its London office.

With over 20 years’ experience of planning consultancy work on major sports stadia, leisure and tourism projects across the country, Ian provides expertise and insight in strategic project management and negotiation, public consultation coordination, and due diligence for property acquisitions, as part of the large specialist team at Lichfields which advises leading sport, leisure and tourism clients across the UK.

The promotion comes on the back of his extensive track record working with Haven, Merlin Entertainments - owners of a range of visitor attractions including Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Legoland, Alton Towers Resort and Thorpe Park - and Warner Leisure Hotels among a host of major leisure and tourism sector developers, owners and operators.

Ian said: “Development work in the UK leisure and tourism sector is seeing significant growth and planned investment post Covid. To bring forward projects successfully requires specialist knowledge and services, so I’m really looking forward to drawing on my experience as we grow our presence further in the sector and work with clients to deliver projects that make an important contribution to the sector and UK economy more generally.”

Awarded ‘Consultancy Practice of the Year 2023’ at the sector-leading Property Week Resi Awards, Lichfields currently employs 240 across its nine offices.

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Lichfields has promoted Ian York to planning director based at its London office. Legoland, one of the many attractions owned by Merlin Entertainment



Delamere has announced it has introduced 240ml glass bottles of its flavoured milk range which are now available to catering and hospitality customers.

Its larger 500ml range of flavoured milks is one of the best-selling flavoured milk brands in the UK. The new 240ml drinks in smaller glass bottles are single serve and designed for cafes, pubs, hotels and any food service setting. Deliciously smooth and tasty, the drinks have all the goodness of milk and appeal to adults and children alike. The glass bottle is on trend and along with the aluminium lid, is fully recyclable.

The range includes the existing popular flavours Chocolate, Banana, Strawberry and Iced Coffee. A new flavour will be added to both format sizes later this year. The range is ambient but is best served chilled, making it easy to stock, chill and serve over ice. They can also be used as a cocktail base or heated in the winter months, adding to their versatility.

John Ord, Delamere Flavoured Milk Sales Manager said: “Our flavoured milk range is a top seller in the convenience, wholesale and garage forecourt channels, but our hospitality customers were asking for something slightly smaller, and for children in particular.

“We listened and the new single serve, 240ml size is perfect for cafes, pubs, hotel mini-bars, restaurants or any food service setting.”

For more information on stockists and availability of the Delamere 240ml Flavoured Milks please contact:

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SELINA Launches Innovative Shareholder Benefits Programme THE SELINA MEMBERS CLUB

Selina continues to pioneer innovative solutions for engaging and building loyalty among millennial and Gen Z travellers

Selina Hospitality PLC (“Selina”; NASDAQ: SLNA), the fast-growing lifestyle and experiential hospitality company targeting millennial and Gen Z travellers, today announces the launch of the Selina Members Club, an innovative shareholder benefit program. This program is aimed at deepening retail shareholder engagement and revolutionising the way the company builds relationships with its investors. A step beyond traditional shareholder programs, the Selina Members Club forms a community around shared values and lifestyles, underlining our commitment to stakeholder inclusion and brand camaraderie.

The Selina Members Club features three membership tiers: Blue Moon, Pink Moon, and Black Eclipse, each providing a unique set of benefits. Selina’s valued shareholders, upon enrollment and verification that the eligibility requirements have been met, can enjoy accommodation and food and beverage discounts, room upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, access to co-working spaces, and exclusive event invitations. The program, designed to offer personalized experiences, also includes additional benefits such as accruing more points on stays, late checkouts, and free room upgrades - all to enrich the Selina experience.

“Today, investing extends beyond the balance sheet. It’s a reflection of personal values and aspirations,” said Rafael Museri, Selina’s Chief Executive Officer and CoFounder. “The Selina Members Club allows our eligible shareholders to become part of the Selina community, experiencing firsthand the lifestyle that defines our brand. This reciprocal relationship deepens our connection with shareholders and elevates our brand in the experiential hospitality market.”

Shareholders can unlock these unique benefits by verifying their shares in US-based brokerage accounts. Upon verification, they are promptly enrolled in the relevant membership tier provided they have held their shares for a certain period of time, and details of their exclusive benefits and how to redeem them are sent directly to them. As we embark on this exciting

journey, the Selina Members Club symbolises Selina’s commitment to our shareholders, reinforcing our core values, and redefining experiential hospitality.

”The Selina Members Club is not only a strategic move to strengthen relationships with customers who are also shareholders; it serves as an expression of gratitude for their steadfast support. As we tread a new path in the experiential hospitality market, our shareholders form a vital part of our community,” said Sam Khazary, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Development at Selina. “We extend a special thank you to retail focused investor relations agency, Equity Animal, along with our technology partner, Stakeholder Labs, for their collaboration in creating the Selina Members Club.”

To join the Members Club, shareholders are invited to visit the verification portal and click on the “Connect Brokerage” button to connect their US brokerage account. Once verified and all eligibility requirements have been met, shareholders will receive an email confirming their membership tier, their benefits, and how to redeem them. Shareholders can anticipate receiving their benefits within five business days postverification.

For further information on the Selina Members Club, its unique benefits, and how to become a part of this exclusive community, please visit

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Bewitching blooms that’ll give guests a spooky welcome this October

Floristry pro at Atlas Flowers, Kate Blott, gives expert advice on how to give your floral arrangements an eerie makeover for Halloween. Why is it relevant? Search data shows we’re already seeing nearly 4.6 thousand monthly searches for “Halloween flowers”, with gothic florals, moody colour schemes, and natural decor set to trend this October.

“Floral design is at the heart of hotel and hospitality decor, welcoming guests and visitors with a reflection of each passing season.” begins Kate Blott, the floristry pro responsible for Atlas Flowers’ creative marketing. “And Halloween is no different, floral arrangements can be used to add a subtle nod to the spooky celebration, whether for a table, sideboard or for those with larger lobbies and entryways, a striking floor-standing display.”

“This year, floral decor is set to be even more significant, with the rising popularity of embracing nature within interior design, and ‘Halloween flowers’ already experiencing monthly search volumes of 4.6k. First, thinking about colour schemes, hoteliers and floral stylists should mix and match darker gothic colours such as blacks and moody oranges with more natural, muted tones to ensure their displays live up to the trends of 2023. If you can’t get your hands on the specific shade you need, consider using floral spray paint instead, whether to enhance the existing colour or change it up completely.

“Something else to remember is to get a good range of heights, contrasting textures, and shapes. For example, with a table arrangement, you could start with dark pampas grass and build out with black or orange palm spears. Add some lagurus or phalaris in either black or orange, and maybe some flax in similar tones. Trailing, tumbling foliage looks amazing falling over the edges of your vase, so I recommend using long eucalyptus stems around the edges. Populus or nicolii also work well as their stems are finer, allowing them to hang in a fluid way.

“Depending on the style of your hotel or venue, if you want to add some more classic Halloween decorations to your display, it’s possible to get mini pumpkins that can be affixed to stiff wire and pushed into a floral foam block. And if you’re going for more of a kitsch look, decor items on bamboo picks can be added in the same way, such as ghosts, or jack o’lantern faces.”

And, in case you’re not familiar with the brand, Atlas Flowers is one of the UK’s leading wholesale suppliers of natural floral products. Founded in 2006, Atlas Flowers works with many growers and factories around the world to source the best quality dried, preserved, fresh and faux products.

I Ching Radiator awarded the Best of the Best at Red Dot Design Awards

The distinction “Red Dot” has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design and now the I Ching has joined this exclusive group of innovative products to receive one.

The I Ching is a radiator like no other, appearing more like a piece of art and making a bold design statement. It’s minimalist, simplistic form hides a complex technical component and it’s 24 volt low voltage with transformer kit makes it safe even when positioned in wet areas, such as above a bath or in a walk-in shower.

Nick Duggan, MD at The Radiator Centre comments, ‘The I Ching is a really innovative and flexible product so I wasn’t surprised when it won. It’s not like anything we’ve seen before in terms of its streamlined appearance, having no wires or technical components visible, despite the advanced technology it has. It can also be operated by a digital, wireless thermostat which can be programmed for a week, helping to manage energy consumption.’

Depending on the space available customers can choose to install anything between one and five of the heating panels which come in four different lengths and can be hung vertically or horizontally, to create a totally unique design.

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I Ching, the stainless steel heated towel rail designed by Elisa Ossinoa and available from The Radiator Centre, has captured the attention of the 43 judges at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards.  Beating thousands of entries from over 60 countries, it won an award in the Product Design section and in the most prestigious category: the Best of the Best.

An efficient, methodical and thorough laundry process is critical in a hotel setting. Not only do guest-facing flatworks like sheets, towels and robes need to be laundered to a high standard, but there is a whole range of other factors to consider – from infection control to the cleanliness of items used by hotel staff (uniforms, tea towels, and cleaning sundries to name but a few).

If you’re a hotel manager seeking to improve on-site laundry services, this guide may be able to help. We’ve gone back to basics, giving you a complete overview of the processes and considerations that hoteliers need to be aware of when it comes to laundry.

Which garments require regular laundering in hotels?

Even in the smallest boutique hotels, the amount of day-to-day laundering required can come as a surprise. There’s a whole variety of fabrics, garments and flatworks to get through, so hotels will require a robust commercial laundry setup that can cope with highvolume loads.

For the sake of clarity, here’s a complete look at all the items that come through a hotel laundry’s doors on a near-daily basis:

• Flatwork: This includes sheets, pillows, linen, bedding, tablecloths, napkins and tea towels.

• Terry fabrics: Including towels, bath mats, dressing gowns, robes and spa-related accessories.

• Personal clothing: From guest attire to staff uniforms, clothing forms a significant part of the laundry load for many hotels.

• Cleaning sundries: Cloths, rags, dusters, towels, and mop heads must all be laundered regularly to ensure that the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene are adhered to at all times.

Things to consider when managing a hotel laundry

Given the unique requirements and challenges associated with hotel laundries, it’s vital that managers consider all elements when planning, budgeting for, and managing laundry facilities day to day. The choice of

The key considerations of hotel laundry rooms

commercial washing machines, tumble dryers and professional ironers is key, but varies depending on many different factors.

Hotel location, size, type and rating: Laundry facilities are dictated by a hotel’s size, type, location and rating. For instance, a four-star establishment near the coast will have significantly different laundry requirements than an affordable, inner-city hostel. As such, laundry managers should carry out a full requirements assessment to ensure they allocate enough staff and resources to the type of laundry their property needs.

Contamination and infection control: With a considerable turnover of guests and visitors, hygiene and infection control are of the essence in hotel laundry facilities. Much like in care homes and hospitals, it’s essential that contaminated items are kept entirely separate from freshly laundered items, whilst ‘Dirty’ and ‘clean’ laundry zones are vital to ensuring this.

Building layout: The location, size and shape of the laundry room has an influence on which industrial washing machines, commercial tumble dryers and ironers are installed. Larger laundry rooms may have the luxury of bigger equipment and an optimal layout for operatives, whilst smaller sized laundry facilities may opt for space-saving or stackable laundry equipment.

Transportation and processing: Dirty garments and fabrics must be transported to the laundry facility as quickly as possible so as to avoid contamination, uphold hygiene standards, and maintain peak levels of service and a positive guest experience. Consider the processes involved along with the timings and routes, so that staff can transport items to the laundry with minimal disruption.

We hope this guide has shone a light on the basic processes and considerations associated with hotel laundry facilities. If you’re interested in hotel-ready professional laundry appliances, take a look at JLA’s range of commercial laundry equipment.

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Hollywood’s most prolific ‘Bad Ass’ actor, Danny Trejo (Machete, Spy Kids, From Dusk Till Dawn, Heat), is bringing his iconic Mexican brand, Trejo’s Tacos, to the UK with the launch of its first site in West London’s Notting Hill from end of Q4 2023. With its cult following, Trejo’s Tacos has cemented itself as one of the biggest success stories within the Los Angeles restaurant scene, and now the hotly anticipated arrival of Trejo’s Tacos in the UK marks the first instalment of a Europewide rollout strategy over the next five years.

Located on the iconic Portobello Road, Trejo’s Tacos is a two-storey destination restaurant over 3,000 sq’ ft large, able to house 70 covers for inside dining and a further 30 covers for alfresco dining on the outdoor terrace. As a flagship restaurant and concept showcase, it will immerse clientele in an elevated Mexican dining experience; from an opulent cocktail bar serving the finest tequila and mezcal infused drinks, to an illicit underground speakeasy with a second bar featuring DJs for the after-dinner crowds. Catering for the morning and local market crowd will include Trejo’s world-famous breakfast burritos and tacos.

Famed for its brand of ‘mindful Mexican cuisine’ using fresh, clean, and sustainably sourced ingredients, the menu will feature all the beloved signature dishes. From the slow-roasted pork carnitas taco, served with fresh pineapple and fermented hot sauce, to Anthony Bourdain’s proclaimed favourite – the streak asada taco with pepita pesto - to a host of unmissable staples including shrimp tostados, Baja-style beer-battered fish, blackened salmon, and beef-brisket. There is also a diverse and plentiful range of gluten free, celiac friendly, vegan, paleo and pescetarian dishes including its asada-style mushrooms, young jackfruit, and roasted cauliflower taco which the Los Angeles Times proclaimed as “Recipe of the Year.”

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Continuing the Mexican celebration, Trejo’s will serve a premium range of local craft beers and focus on agave-based tequila and mezcal spirits with a wide selection of fresh-fruit infused margaritas including its signature frozen OG Margarita and its Lavender Paloma, which combines tequila with smoky mezcal and fresh lavender, marrying traditional Mexican fare with a dash of Los Angeles.  As a renowned advocate for non-alcoholic beverages, Danny Trejo’s recently launched in-house brand of ‘Trejo’s Spirits’ includes its zero-proof tequila alternative crafted from a blend of essences, extracts, and distillates from around the world, ensuring a ‘kickass drink that tastes like a full-on celebration’.

Trejos Tacos is the result of two passions colliding; a family heritage of Mexican cooking passed down through generations, and a 40-year career as one of Hollywood’s most beloved acting icons, with over 500 credits in television and film to his name. Following a serendipitous conversation on the set of ‘Bad Ass’ with veteran film producer Ash Shah, the two cooked up a shared vision for Trejo’s Tacos, opening the first taqueria in Los Angeles in 2016 followed quickly with openings in Hollywood, the Original Farmers Market, Santa Monica and downtown LA. The taco empire now boasts seven restaurants including Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts.

Through its partnership with Live Nation, Trejo’s Tacos has firmly secured its cult status as the go-to food concept in the US festival and events circuit. Plans are also afoot to expand this partnership to UK festival audiences including Glastonbury and Wilderness.

Actor, restaurateur, and bestselling author, Danny Trejo, said: “When we launched Trejo’s Tacos in LA, our aim was to serve a better version of Mexican food that won’t clog your arteries. In Mexican cooking, recipes are handed down through generations, and that’s what inspired this whole concept: generations of my family’s recipes. We’ve taken out the stuff that isn’t healthy, without losing the great taste and flavour.”

“When it comes to restaurants, everyone asks me: what’s my secret? Restaurants usually die within their first year. We’ve opened seven in four years. People come for the food, good service, and a feeling of community. People come back for the good food…and because they feel at home when they step back inside a Trejo’s Tacos.  That’s all.”

“I’m so ready to bring Trejo’s Tacos to London. I love the creativity that the city inspires, and I can’t think of a better place to launch internationally than with our friends in London. I’m excited that we found the perfect time and team to bring Trejo’s to its second home.”

The London based venture is spearheaded by leading restaurateur Jerome Armit, the driving force behind The Crazy Bear Fitzrovia, Truffle Hunting’s pub group including Newman Street Ttavern and The Princess Victoria, Crazy Homies and Soho’s El Camion - and film producer and financier Sean O’Kelly (Deep Fear, Iron Sky, Margin Call), who will jointly helm the operation as Co-CEOs. The advisory team also includes Yianni Papoutsis, founder of MEATliquor credited as ‘The Godfather of the street food revolution.’ The shared vision is to elevate the fast food and casual dining market by bringing healthy, sustainably sourced, tasty, and contemporary eating to a lifestyle conscious crowd.

Co-CEO of Trejo’s Tacos UK, Jerome Armit, added: “When Sean and I set out on this journey, we knew we were onto something special. Mention it to anyone who’s been to LA and they’ll tell you it’s the first place they visit. We knew there was a huge gap in the market here in the UK for authentic and healthy Mexican Food. We could not be more excited to be working with Danny and Ash to bring this world-leading brand to the UK. The diversity and cultural hub of West London’s iconic Portobello Road is the perfect home for our first site. We can’t wait to open our doors later this year.”

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WINDFALL – Born to be bespoke

Windfall started to design and manufacture bespoke chandeliers and after 13 years, we still dedicate most of our time making special designs for our discerning clients, and finding a solution for each individual project.

Bespoke starts with our so called bespoke collection, where all items are tailor-made in shape, size, composition and colour, and ends with creating something completely new.

Windfall is all about bespoke, we need this challenge, this empty sheet of paper and the exchange of scribbles and thoughts with clients, designers and architects.

Brainstorming with our team and finding new techniques with artisans and technicians, to visualise and build the impossible.

A special baby are our bespoke staircase chandeliers, always one of a kind and a landmark for every private residence, hotel or cruise ship.

We have made chandeliers up to 18 meters, that need special requirements regarding statics, structure and lighting.

Not to forget the challenge of finding a good possibility for service and cleaning.

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Sybron launches first own brand with new biotechnology cleaning range – SyBio

Sybron, a leading UK supplier of cleaning, hygiene and catering products to some of the largest names in hospitality, has launched its first own brand with SyBio, a range of biotechnologybased cleaning products.

Partnering with BioVate Hygienics, Sybron has developed a range that replaces harmful, nonrenewable chemicals with adaptive biotechnology that cleans, disinfects and protects.

The SyBio products combine probiotic, enzyme and plant-based ingredients to maximise performance with minimal environmental impact. The range consists of concentrated cleaners, sanitisers and detergents delivered through wall-mounted dispensers for optimal dosage control.

“BioVate Hygienics has pioneered biotechnology-based cleaning products and shares our passion and forward thinking for sustainable cleaning and the development of green cleaning methods,” explains sales and marketing director, Sybron, George Mason. “Our objectives are to deliver environmentally friendly products that provide safer applications and improved performance along with reduced costs.

“Our partnership with BioVate Hygienics provides the expertise and innovation to develop an extensive and diverse range. Developing our

own range has given us more control to deliver specialist products for every cleaning requirement, as well as the opportunity to offer a superior cleaning performance that is cost effective and with minimal impact on the environment. All products are highly concentrated formulas, which based on cost-in-use figures provides a 15-20% saving against other ranges.”

SyBio uses plant-based & biobased surfactants, utilising the latest biotechnology and has 30 times more actives than any other biotechnology-based cleaning range. What is more, using SyBio provides long-term protection. After use, SyBio leaves a layer of good bacteria that protects surfaces against dirt and pathogens for up to 30 days.

“The more you use SyBio, the cleaner and safer your environments become,” explains George. “Using naturally-derived ingredients reduces

toxicity compared to traditional chemical-based cleaning products. Using science-based biotechnology increases performance and sustainability across your cleaning protocol. SyBio’s concentrated formula also brings cost efficiencies along with a huge reduction in plastic.”

Sybron’s biotechnology products are non-hazardous in their ready-to-use format and are UK- manufactured in line with Sybron’s core values of moving traditional cleaning forwards to be more effective, safer and sustainable.

“Our dedicated teams work with customers to offer the best cleaning products specific to their business, including complete installation of dispensers and ongoing support,” concludes George Mason.

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8 in 10 Brits Have Experienced a Slip in the Shower

A new study conducted by leading shower tray manufacturer, Just Trays, has revealed that out of 1,000 UK residents surveyed, 82.2% of people have experienced a slip in the shower.* And yet, whilst over half of consumers view the thought of slipping in the bathroom as a concern, many do absolutely nothing about it.

Slips in showers can pose significant hazards, especially to older or more vulnerable individuals who may have mobility difficulties. In fact, Age UK reported that 6 people over the age of 65 fall every minute in the UK***, with around 3.4million people over 65 suffer a fall that causes a serious injury (or even death).

All of these falls come with a large price tag. For slips on a wet floor, the most basic injury can result in a compensation claim in the region of £7,430 (according to Legal Expert**), which causes a huge strain on the hospitality industry. On a national level, unaddressed fall hazards in the home are also estimated to cost the NHS in England £435 million.

Yet despite all of this concern, in JT’s recent study, only 32% of people stated that they religiously use an anti-slip mat in the shower*, with most of the nation choosing to shower without, because it ‘ruins the aesthetic’ of the bathroom (21.6%), it’s ‘an additional thing to clean trap dirt’ (50.6%) or they simply ‘don’t like the feel of them’ (27.5%).

John Schofield, Sales and Marketing Manager at the leading shower tray manufacturer Just Trays, said: “It’s concerning to see the extent to which consumers are still putting themselves at risk with the safety of their showering experience, with 8 in 10 adults having experienced a slip in the shower.

“Our survey also discovered that 41% of people didn’t know they could add an anti-slip coating to their showers*, to avoid all of the drawbacks that they dislike about anti-slip mats. So

• Latest study conducted by shower tray expert, Just Trays, reveals the reality of shower safety concerns

• Over half of Brits worry about slipping in the bathroom but don’t do anything about it

• Furthermore, 41% of people didn’t know they could add an anti-slip coating to their showers

it’s clear that there is still some education to do about antislip trays. For most consumers, the term ‘anti-slip’ brings to mind the image of unsightly rubber shower mats that ruin aesthetics, age quickly, and generate a build-up of dirt, which is difficult to clean.

“We have invested in anti-slip properties which have been built into the skin of all of our shower trays, providing consumers with the reassurance they need to minimize slips and falls without sacrificing on look and feel.

“The call for accessible showering solutions is not just a passing trend – it reflects the growing awareness and commitment to inclusivity and accessibility within bathroom design. Anti-slip shower trays can ensure that people of all ages and physical abilities can shower with complete confidence and ease.

“Here at JT, 1 out of 5 of our shower tray sales to retailers are now anti-slip, which has seen continuous growth over the last 10 years since we launched the innovation. By offering anti-slip as an additional feature, there’s a fantastic margin-opportunity for our customers to take advantage of here, benefitting everyone in the process. Yet, there’s still some way to go before every sale features anti-slip technology – so it’s up to bathroom retailers to start educating their clients on why anti-slip is the future of bathroom innovation.”

JT has been designing, innovating, and producing shower trays from its headquarters in Leeds for almost 35 years, cementing its position as the UK’s number one shower tray manufacturer.

To find out more about JT’s award-winning products and services, please visit the website.



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