The 70-bedroom LaLiT London hotel has appointed former Cinnamon Kitchen head chef Santosh Shah as its new executive chef. The LaLiT, set within the Grade II-listed former St Olave’s Grammar School near Tower Bridge, opened last year after a five-year restoration. Shah will be responsible for all food at […]
GG Hospitality expands team ahead of Manchester hotel opening
Kate Greville – who previously worked at Middle East-based Q Communications – is the new head of PR and communications.
The team will work with operations director Stewart Davies to focus on expanding the company’s brands including Hotel Football, Cafe Football, GG Events and Catering and the soon-to-launch boutique hotel in Manchester’s former Stock Exchange building – which will feature a restaurant by chef Michael O’Hare.
Researchers find millions of hotel door locks vulnerable to hacking
Researchers from IT security firm F-Secure found that a design flaw in Assa Abloy manufactured locks, which include Vision by VingCard software, meant that a master key could be created to open any room.
F-Secure found that an electronic key – even one that is long expired – could create a master key that could open any room in a given building. The firm has shared its finding with Assa Abloy, which has implemented software fixes, though many hotels are yet to have installed the update.
People on the move in hospitality: April 2018
Sneak a peak at the movers and shakers in Hospitality…
Mini Patel, Martin Cahill, Ruth Leigh, Tom Barnes, Jon Hendry Pickup, Craig Johnston, Gordon Ramsay Group, Stuart Geddes and Daniel Lee
Interview Q&A – Adrian Valeriano, vice president of Opentable
Opentable, the world’s leading restaurant booking service, is growing globally like never before, and continues to lead the conversation in the tech and restaurant spaces with products that anticipate the changing needs of restaurants and diners. Vice president Adrian Valeriano shares some insight into what could be next for our industry.
Clare Smyth is the first British chef to win elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef Award 2018
Clare Smyth, chef-owner of Core by Clare Smyth in London, has been voted as the elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef 2018 ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Bilbao, Spain on 19 June.
Accepting the accolade, Smyth said: “It’s an absolute honour to receive the elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef Award, particularly as the category is voted for by my peers and international food experts. This accolade is not for me but for all the women working in the hospitality industry around the world. I hope to use this platform to encourage and mentor more women to achieve success.”