Article Tag: Jason Caddy

In the Spa of the Moment

In the Spa of the Moment

Thu 7th February 2019

Spas are big business – so it’s no surprise that Scottish hoteliers are investing in either putting new spas in or improving their existing facilities. Over the last year the Old Course in St Andrew’s, The Bowfield Hotel & Country Club […]



HOT-FOOT IT TO SCOTHOT

HOT-FOOT IT TO SCOTHOT

Thu 7th February 2019

SCOTHOT RETURNS TO THE SEC GLASGOW IN MARCH – JASON CADDY TAKES A LOOK AT WHAT’S ON OFFER. Which hotelier worth his or her salt isn’t looking for an opportunity to meet with suppliers, network with others to share ideas and […]



Interview with Robert and Vivien Kyle

Interview with Robert and Vivien Kyle

Thu 15th November 2018

Robert and Vivien Kyle are the husband and wife team behind the Ayrshire-based RAD Hotel Group, which employs 500 people over six hotels, with a £15m turnover. Despite being one of the biggest employers in Ayrshire, they very much operate under the radar. 



HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PAID REVIEW FRAUD

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PAID REVIEW FRAUD

Thu 15th November 2018

A landmark ruling over fake TripAdvisor reviews in Italy, known as paid review fraud, has resulted in the world’s first prosecution and the likelihood is this will happen in Scotland. What do hoteliers need to know about this, and what can they do to look out for and report this type of activity in the meantime? Jason Caddy reports.



Design Focus: Hotel Indigo

Design Focus: Hotel Indigo

Wed 12th September 2018

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is massively contributing to what we can safely say is Dundee’s renaissance with the opening of Hotel Indigo – its flag-waving, celebration of all that’s standout about the city’s past and present. The design pops with the […]



Creativity: The Hotel Chef’s Holy Grail

Creativity: The Hotel Chef’s Holy Grail

Wed 12th September 2018

How can hoteliers encourage their chefs to be more creative? That’s the question we posed to a food and drink consultant, a hotel group’s cluster head chef, as well as some hoteliers of course…Here’s what they had to say. By Jason […]



We give you reasons to be cheerful

We give you reasons to be cheerful

Wed 12th September 2018

In among the distinct lack of April showers came the sunshine news that Scottish hotels outperformed the rest of the UK in 2017, and there are plenty more reasons for Scottish hoteliers to be optimistic in 2018 other than the sunnier […]



Tourists: to tax or not to tax? That is the question…and what to call it is another!

Tourists: to tax or not to tax? That is the question…and what to call it is another!

Tue 14th August 2018

The decade-old tourist tax debate has one thing in common with athlete’s foot – it doesn’t seem to want to go away, despite being about as welcome as an itchy rash to many in our industry. Jason Caddy reports. It’s also got […]



Hy-dro, hy-dro, it’s off to work he goes!

Hy-dro, hy-dro, it’s off to work he goes!

Mon 13th August 2018

Jason Caddy met with Stephen Leckie, CEO at Crieff Hydro, and they talked business, tourism, misconceptions, broken ribs and Kit-Kats. A two-hour chat with Crieff Hydro CEO Stephen Leckie is like being sucker punched by a force of nature. On stilts. […]