News in the Leisure And Lifestyle sector - written by Hanna Sharpe

The RBS-owned five-star Grosvenor House hotel is due to be placed on the market with a price tag of between £600m and £700m. Property agent CBRE is likely to manage the sale of fam [more]
Fifty casino, the London gambling haven and magnet for the rich and famous, has been placed into administration after failed attempts to sell the business. Administrators are to be appointed shortly. [more]
Burger restaurant chain Tootsies has been put into administration. BDO has already sold 11 of the 21 outlets to restaurant group Giraffe Concepts, which is backed by Giraffe chairman Luke Johnson's Risk Capital and private equity house 3i. The sale was agreed for £2.5m, and 275 jobs have b [more]
Punch Taverns, the operator of over 8,000 British pubs, is to put 300 underperforming sites on the market. [more]
Tenon Recovery has hired Christie & Co. to sell Dark Star, the troubled hotel and bar operator and its well-known Buddha bar cha [more]
RSM Bentley Jennison has placed Moorgate Taverns, a division of Pubs 'n' Bars, into admin [more]
Bar and restaurant operator Premium Bars and Restaurants (PBR) and its divisions have gone into administration after talks to sell the business to the Reuben Brothers, its main shareholder, failed. [more]
A group of banks, including RBS, may initiate a sale of a 43.9% controlling stake in Thomas Cook, which had been seized from insolvent German retailer Arcandor. [more]
The art dealership that was founded to purchase antiques for Queen Mary in 1902 has been placed into administration. [more]
The Stafford Hotel in St James, London could be sold by its current owner Daniel Thwaites, the 200-year old Lancashire brewer, for as little as £ [more]
Britain's biggest theatre operator Live Nation has put its package of UK theatre venues on the market, which will enable it to concentrate on its live music busi [more]
Eight underperforming restaurants owned by American restaurant operator Brinker International Inc. have been placed into administration. [more]