Welcome to the very first edition of Premier Hospitality. Premier Hospitality is a brand new magazine focusing on the latest developments in the leisure and hospitality industry. Each issue of Premier Hospitality will highlight projects currently taking shape throughout the UK and overseas, covering everything from restaurants and bars through to hotels and spas.
Our first edition of Premier Hospitality includes coverage of the recent Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2012, including features on award-winning projects such as Coach House (Best UK Café of Fast Food Restaurant), Les Grandes Tables de L’ile Seguin (Best UK & International Pop Up Restaurant) and The Drift (Best Standalone Bar or Club).
In addition, in this premier issue of Premier Hospitality we take a look at The Cube; we mix art and cuisine with the Tramshed; and we look at the most recent restaurants in the Ping Pong portfolio.
Designed to offer a memorable eating experience via a selection of different European locations, the Cube – Dining with a View – is a unique concept in continental dining. The main aim of the Cube is to provide an exquisite eatery that can travel from one location to the next, and to date the semi-transparent structure has taken in such destinations as Belgium, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden. The Cube was conceived by Belgian event agency, Absolute Blue and commissioned by Electrolux, before it was launched in Brussels in April 2011.
Meanwhile, housed within a Grade II Listed building in Shoreditch, London, Tramshed is the latest site from restaurateur Mark Hix and presents a unique dining experience which mixes fine cuisine with fine art. The £1.5 million site opened in June 2012 and features stunning artwork by leading artist Damien Hirst, including a striking central sculpture featuring a cow and a chicken encased in glass.
And finally, with a delicious offering of freshly prepared dim sum, Ping Pong provides a mouth watering dining experience at an affordable price. The brand has nine sites in London – including Soho, St Christopher’s Place and Southbank – and a number of international sites in Brazil, the Middle East and the USA. The two most recent sites to open in the Ping Pong portfolio are Ping Pong Brazil 2 and Ping Pong Washington 2.