The January issue of Boutique Hotelier is now live and free to read online, with Sue Williams, general manager at Whatley Manor taking the spotlight as this month’s cover star.
The first edition of 2017 is jam packed with hotel industry advice and insight to help you get your year off to a bang and pave the way for the next 12 months.
Sue Williams joined Whatley Manor from Cliveden in October 2016 and as ever, BH was keen to get the inside scoop. In our exclusive interview, she reveals how Whatley Manor was always a tempting proposition for her and the big plans for the Relais and Chateaux property once she gets settled in.
We hosted a special roundtable session at the tail end of last year, in partnership with Tradelinens, discussing the topic of ethical luxury in the hospitality industry. Joining the debate were some top names, including The Zetter’s hotel director Graham Copeman who revealed some interesting insight into the way sustainability is approached at the group’s three properties.
Following the Brexit bombshell last year, it’s been reported that US travellers are making the most of the weak pound and travelling to our shores in their thousands. We spoke to those in the know to see how the impact of the referendum vote and the Us election filtered through to the luxury hotel market.
The January issue also features a kitchen design special, with top tips from industry experts on creating the perfect flow back of house and product profiles on the best space-saving equipment on the market, a must-read for any hotelier thinking of a kitchen makeover.
As well as all this, we sit down with Nick Mash, owner of the newly-opened Mash Inn to find out how his new property is surviving among the competitive set of Marlow, plus give you some top advice on how to negotiate the best deals with your suppliers.