Breakfast Briefing – The latest hospitality news

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I always think loyalty’s such a tiresome virtue.”
 

Agatha Christie “Peril at End House”

 

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Jack Russell’s adorably terrible show run at Crufts.

The little pooch was never going to win Best in Show, but won a lot of hearts at Crufts.

Click here or the image to watch the clip.
 

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK

After bolognese-gate, Mary Berry shocks fans by admitting she’s never ordered a pizza

To view the full tweet, click here

 

NEWS OF THE WEEK

Cheltenham is hosting the biggest pop-up restaurant in the world this week

From the £900 a head Chez Roux to the world famous Guinness Village this is mass catering on a massive scale during the Cheltenham Festival.

With 12 restaurants, 34 temporary kitchens, 75 mobile catering units and 240 private boxes there are so many mouths to feed.

For the second year, guests are savouring the experience in the award winning £45million Grandstand, which includes the Royal Box and exclusive hospitality areas that attracts celebrities and racing elite.

An enhanced version of the sell-out legendary Chez Roux luxury hospitality experience has returned to the Festival led by culinary icon Albert Roux OBE and supported by son, Michel Roux Jr, and granddaughter, Emily Roux.

 

STORY OF THE WEEK

EP Food Tour

From empanadas and slices of Argentine steak at Gaucho to the Pacific flavours at Dickie Fitz, finishing with a flavoursome cocktail masterclass at the London Cocktail Club, we went on a tour satisfying any culinary craving and exciting and showcasing innovative concepts that take the market by force. Fitzrovia is a dynamic cross-section of the trends yet to hit the general arena and the proven. Here’s some of the restaurants that we visited:

– Pide Oven
-Kua Aina
-Gaucho
– Dickie Fitz
– Ethos Food
– London Cocktail Club Goodge Street

Whether you feel like authentic Latino’s flavours or trying meat-free specialities or are in the mood for exotic Hawaiians tapas- in this one area, your taste buds can be satiated by flavours from across the world.

 

EHOTELIER HOSPITALITY NEWS

Marriott International named as 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Marriott International has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Read more.

DreamCheaper uses ‘robots’ to make hotel stays cheaper. “Everyone knows” that hotel prices fluctuate over time, says Leif Pritzel, Managing Director of DreamCheaper. Further information here.

Airbnb closes $1 billion funding round with war chest for growth. Airbnb closed a funding round of more than $1 billion, valuing the home-sharing start-up at about $31 billion, according to three people familiar with the company. Read more.

 

GLOBAL HOSPITALITY NEWS

Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit ‘will take 10 years’. British Hospitality Association says hotels and restaurants could go bust unless ministers allow staff from EU countries to remain in jobs. Read more here.

Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design has Revealed their Winner. The Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design has revealed the winner for its Asia classification. The Ceremony was held at The Capital Theatre in Singapore. Find out more.

These Are the Best Hospitality Companies to Work for in the USA in 2017.  Hospitality companies throughout the U.S. employ more than 8 million and generate some $355 billion in total labor income, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and in addition to being a major employer, the industry is also known for, well, being hospitable to the millions of guests who enter their properties every day. View the 5 main players here.