Marco Pierre White partners with Holiday Inn hotel chain

05/09/2018 - 11:10
Chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White (MPW) is to open two Marco’s New York Italian restaurants in Holiday Inn hotels.

The news follows a brand new partnership between Black & White Hospitality – who owns the franchise rights to seven MPW brands - and LGH Hotels Management Ltd (Holiday Inn parent company).

With the first two restaurants due to open in Holiday Inn Milton Keynes - Central and Holiday Inn Brentwood ‘later this year,’ the companies said the partnership “has the potential to expand across the wider Holiday Inn portfolio in the future.”

Offering a mix of Italian-inspired and classic American dishes, White said: “I am thrilled to be working with the LGH team and opening new restaurants in Milton Keynes and Brentwood.

“The essence of my New York Italian is to enjoy your dining experience with excellent food and drink in relaxed surroundings, whatever the occasion, which fits perfectly with the ethos of the Holiday Inn hotels and their new open lobby dining concept.”

His business partner - chairman and chief executive of Black and White Hospitality - Nick Taplin added: “We’re delighted to be working with LGH on such a big food and drink project.

“We have had great success over the years working closely with hoteliers to transform their restaurant and bar areas and we’re looking forward to getting started with MPW in both Brentwood and Milton Keynes.

“The restaurants are set to be very popular with both hotel guests and local restaurant goers. It is fantastic to be working with a company as professional as LGH and we look forward to many more developments with them.”

‘Delighted’ to partner with Marco Pierre White, LGH Hotels managing director

Simon Teasdale said: “I know Marco will revitalise our food and beverage offering at the Holiday Inn Milton Keynes – Central and the Holiday Inn Brentwood, which is critical for our business strategy and development in these areas.

“Launching these New York Italian restaurants will not only improve the services for our hotel guests but will open the door to new stand-alone dining guests.”

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