Hospitality Today Aug-Sep 2016 - Page 3 | 3 “Our vision is to double profit and reach 650 stores in the UK” Steve Richards, CEO of Casual Dining Group Page 20 “Many pubs have turned to investment from VCTs in order to stay afloat” Susanna Gilmartin of Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP Page 24 “Ormer Mayfair will serve Jersey seafood with a distinctive Mayfair twist” Shaun Rankin on opening Ormer Mayfair Page 16 “A strong summer season is not great news for the sector and the country” Tracey Crouch MP, Minister of Tourism Page 8 Marco Pierre White launches new Italian brand - p18 In this issue . . Hospitality TODAY 4 7 8 EDITOR David Weston DESIGN Tony Crowther Hospitality Today Magazine Belfry House Batts Field Bruton BA10 0DX Published by Special Publishing Ltd. Registered in England No. 3217188. To advertise in these pages, see: 12 14 16 20 24 The high cost of the ‘Lowcost’ model In-room entertainment The hospitality market after the Brexit vote Direct bookings “worth nearly double” OTA bookings Arena: Face2Face with Dennis Hogan of Compass Eating out: trends, news and analysis Steve Richards of Casual Dining Group Do pubs face VCT tax threat? Front cover: Steve Richards, CEO of Casual Dining Group - see p20