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Erskineville's troubled Imperial Hotel sold for $6.5 million

The iconic Imperial Hotel in Erskineville has been sold, with its new owners undertaking to put an end to the venue's recent troubles. The hotel was twice...

Here's why you should reuse your hotel towels

Anyone who has stayed at a hotel before is familiar with the small signs in the bathroom that ask hotel guests to consider reusing their towels in an effort...

Historic Sydney sandstone building to gain three storeys in hotel conversion plan

Conversion cost tipped at $252 million Comment: selloff betrays public legacy Up to three storeys would be added to one of Sydney's sandstone landmarks in...

Knox Council says law prevents naming and shaming of two eateries

KNOX Council has received 107 complaints about food outlets in the area this year but only two fines have been issued, and the council won’t name those...

Canberra cafe Patissez's 'freakshake' craze reaches the UK

It's the food phenomenon that has taken sweet-toothed Canberrans by storm, and it seems similar desserts to Patissez's "freakshakes" are reaching watering...

Council officers cleared over cafe approval

Brisbane City Council officers accused of colluding with a developer to allow a café to be built without going through public consultation have been cleared...

How restaurant uniforms are evolving

The female floor staff at Australian chef Skye Gyngell’selegant London restaurant Spring waft through the high-ceiling rooms of Somerset House, dressed...

Mantra hotels on expansion path

Hotel owner and operator Mantra Group is rapidly expanding its portfolio to take advantage of the improving tourism sector and new hotel/apartment offerings. Over...

Not all Australians are food obsessed!

Hands up who’s tired of TV cooking shows and celebrity chefs being treated like rock stars? There’s a strong possibility you belong to the ‘Just...

Tasmanian businesses searching to fill 143 chef vacancies statewide

THE burgeoning popularity of reality TV cooking shows is yet to translate to Tasmania’s work force, with almost 150 chef vacancies statewide. Despite...
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