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Newswire - 28th July 2015

Newswire - 28th July 2015

This Week: Martin Williams' M to open in London Victoria, Luxurious lodge retreat opens in Bath this August, Lasan Group to open lobster and ribs restaurant Nosh and Quaff in Birmingham, Lake District wedding venue goes up for sale, Robinsons to invest £23m in estate over five years and finally, restaurants are taking business from pubs.

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28 July 2015Newswire Topics: Agency , Bath , Birmingham , Finance , For Sale , Hotels & Guest Houses , Investments , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Manchester , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants

2015 Summer Budget and the Business Rates review update

2015 Summer Budget and the Business Rates review update

The summer budget will unfortunately provide little comfort for leisure operators looking to reduce their business overheads. The main concerns will come from future rental increases, rising Business Rates and the introduction of the "living wage" at a minimum hourly wage rate of £7.20 from April 2016 for employees over 25.

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23 July 2015Industry updates Topics: Finance , Hotels & Guest Houses , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants , Valuation

Newswire - 21st July 2015

Newswire - 21st July 2015

This week: CDG in talks to acquire La Tasca, Oddfellows given go-ahead for second hotel, CBPE confirms sale of Côte Restaurants, Backlash builds in Hackney against council's plans to stop granting new licences, Gaucho steak house chain put up for sale, Restaurants and pubs are being urged by council leaders to display US-style calories signs in a bid to tackle Britain's obesity crisis.

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21 July 2015Newswire Topics: Development & Alternative Use , Finance , Hotels & Guest Houses , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Manchester , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants , Sold

Newswire - 14th July 2015

Newswire - 14th July 2015

This week: Admiralty Arch and Old War Office hotels could 'compromise national security', Casual Dining Group acquires Las Iguanas, Stonegate Pub Company launching new 'game-changing' employee training mobile app, OTAs are a heavy burden on hotel profits, says HVS, Azzurri acquisition of Coco Di Mama 'means fast rollout' and finally Wetherspoon is opening four pubs on the same day in July.

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14 July 2015Newswire Topics: Change of Use , Development & Alternative Use , Finance , Hotels & Guest Houses , Investments , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants , Sold

Birmingham Leisure Property Focus

Birmingham Leisure Property Focus

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Birmingham's Big City Plan published in July 2011 highlights the soaring ambition of the UK's second city, a status disputed in some quarters. Since then there has been a stream of good news for the local economy and property markets. In a report by Start Up Britain, Birmingham is named as the UK's most entrepreneurial region outside of London, and a "start-up hotspot".

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10 July 2015Regional Focus Topics: Birmingham , Hotels & Guest Houses , Investments , Leisure & Nightclubs , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants

Newswire - 7th July 2015

Newswire - 7th July 2015

This Week: Revolution Bars FY lfls up 3%, Wetherspoon's to invest £10m on Glasgow hotel development, London Brewing Co expands Bohemia brewpub capacity to supply on-trade, New mega hotel group created by Lone Star, 'Staycation' searches up 64% following heatwave and Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is targeting the nation's growing band of dog lovers with a new 'Pooches in Pubs' campaign.

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07 July 2015Newswire Topics: Brighton , Development & Alternative Use , Finance , Hotels & Guest Houses , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants , Scotland

UK Leisure Sector- Q2 2015

UK Leisure Sector- Q2 2015

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After a brief, indeed very brief, pause for breath in the lead up to the General Election in May, the leisure property market has witnessed a hectic couple of months with a number of key transactions demonstrating appetite and confidence in the UK hotel, pub, restaurant and leisure sector, is as strong as ever.

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06 July 2015Quarterly Updates Topics: Hotels & Guest Houses , Investments , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants

Newswire - 30th June 2015

Newswire - 30th June 2015

This week:Eden Hotel Collection unveils £2m Bovey Castle renovation, Scottish seafood restaurant Gamba named Restaurant of the Year 2015, Admiral boosts support for new licensees, Fred's ends Tesco link up, Hastings Hotels unveils grand plans for new hotel and a Lord of the Rings themed micropub is to open in Staffordshire.

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29 June 2015Newswire Topics: Development & Alternative Use , Finance , Hotels & Guest Houses , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Pubs & Bars , Scotland

Newswire - 23rd June 2015

Newswire - 23rd June 2015

This week we cover: JD Wetherspoon to open four new hotels, Beannchor announce plans for £4m Belfast hotel, Burger & Lobster Confirms Milsom Place in Bath, Carlsberg launch probably the best alcohol-free beer in the world, BT revolving restaurant to open to public for a fortnight and finally, budding publicans can now download a new mobile app which gives them the chance to run their own virtual tavern.

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23 June 2015Newswire Topics: Bath , Development & Alternative Use , Hotels & Guest Houses , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants

Newswire - 16th June 2015

Newswire - 16th June 2015

This week: Britannia Hotels has acquired two former Hotel Collection properties in deals thought to total £12.5m, England's pubs are paying almost six times more in Business Rates than can be justified by their turnover, PizzaExpress eyes delivery concept expansion, Enterprise is to turn their pubs into 'mini-stadiums' to drive customer involvement during the Rugby World Cup. Farncombe Estate opens third hotel and Sat Bains opens new dining concept, Nucleus.

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16 June 2015Newswire Topics: Bath , Bristol , Development & Alternative Use , Finance , For Sale , Hotels & Guest Houses , Leisure & Nightclubs , London , Pubs & Bars , Restaurants