Hospitality & Tourism

Solent hotel installs £200k open-plan grill kitchen after the model proves a big hit at sister property

Solent Hotel and Spa is now home to its own FYR Restaurant – a theatre style kitchen on the outdoor terrace where diners can watch chefs cook on an open fire grill. Run... READ MORE »

Southampton Eastleigh’s Holiday Inn unveils multi-million pound makeover

Southampton Eastleigh Holiday Inn, which is managed by Valor Hospitality, has completed work on a £3.5 million renovation. Work to upgrade the hotel’s entrance... READ MORE »

Bring on the next 20 years says MD as fast-growing motorhomes business holds big anniversary bash

They’re the third fastest-growing SME across the Solent – and they’ve just turned 20. Dolphin Motorhomes started out back in 2003 with four members of staff, five... READ MORE »

Winchester venues set the bar high with 11 pubs and restaurants celebrated at local awards

Food and drink venues from across Winchester came together last week for the city’s seventh annual Best Bar None Awards. Held on Wednesday 6th September at Winchester... READ MORE »

Paultons kick off partnership with Hampshire FA for ‘much-needed boost’ to community initiatives

Hampshire FA is teaming up with Paultons Park, their latest Official Community Support Partner, to help finance initiatives for those in need across the county. That... READ MORE »

We’re here to stay assures Rachael as she steers Solent LEP through uncharted waters

Back in March, the Chancellor announced the withdrawal of government funding from Local Enterprise Partnerships, or LEPs, across England. These partnerships have worked... READ MORE »

Council’s online event set to show pros of hiring young people with SEND in hospitality and catering

Hampshire County Council will host an online event for local hospitality and catering businesses later this month to encourage the recruitment of young people with... READ MORE »

Luck of the Irish or business savvy? Iain’s Southsea bar is staying afloat amid challenging times

Back in 2008, Iain Kirby left his role as Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy to take on a very different project. It would all revolve around a derelict estate agent on... READ MORE »

“This is only the start”: Hospitality veteran Simon is helping the industry get fit for a good cause

Fit for Hospitality is a new initiative providing guidance to employees in the hospitality industry on how to manage their physical and mental wellbeing – as well as a... READ MORE »

Bon voyage! Ferry operators celebrate 88 years at sea with heritage driving trail around Isle of Wight

A team of renowned Isle of Wight ferry operators are delighted to be celebrating their 88th anniversary under the Red Funnel name. Although the company is officially 162... READ MORE »