Time Hotels to launch hotel run by women

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Apr 2017

Time Hotels Management has unveiled plans for a new four-star hotel in Dubai’s Al Barsha district, Time Asma Hotel, which will aim for 80% of team members to be female. Led by general manager Ghada Mahgoub, the hotel will have dedicated facilities for female guests. The announcement was made during a press conference at Arabian […]

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta to outline Middle East growth at AHIC

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Apr 2017

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta will be heading to the Arabian Hotel International Conference (AHIC) in Dubai this year, underlining the importance of the region to his company’s expansion plans.  Following another year of landmark growth under the leadership of Carlos Khneisser, Hilton has over 21,000 rooms in its pipeline across the Gulf more than 16,000 […]

Marriott strengthens Middle East & Africa brand portfolio

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Apr 2017

Following the completion of the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2016, Marriott International projects growth across 38 countries and 150,000 rooms in the Middle East & Africa, operational and pipeline, by 2022.  The new additions will bolster Marriott International’s existing collection of 247 hotels and 54,000 rooms in 30 countries across the region. […]

InterContinental Hotels Group signs four new hotels in MEA region

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Apr 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), announced four new hotel signings and six new hotel openings across the GCC in 2017 at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, UAE. IHG’s four new hotel signings in the Middle East and Africa are: Crowne Plaza Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, InterContinental Doha Festival City and Staybridge Suites Lusail in […]

Emaar Hospitality Group unveils six new hotel projects

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Apr 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. The new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt add to a portfolio of upcoming properties under the three hotel brands of Emaar Hospitality Group – the […]

Arabian Travel Market 2017 opens its doors

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Apr 2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai opened Arabian Travel Market yesterday (Monday 24 April 2017) at Dubai World Trade Centre. Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. His Highness […]

Executive chef joins Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Apr 2017

Al Baleed Salalah by Anantara has appointed executive chef, Dennis Kammerzell to oversee its three restaurants. Kammerzell previously held the role of executive sous chef for Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, where he oversaw the operations of six dining outlets and banqueting. With over 12 years of experience, Kammerzell has travelled the world, heading up […]

Dubai’s City Walk welcomes two new concepts from Restaurant Secrets

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Apr 2017

Restaurant Secrets Inc. has led the opening of two restaurant concepts in City Walk, Dubai – Victorian Café and Jolie Café Dubai.  Victorian Café & Restaurant is inspired by the Victorian era in British history, while Jolie Café is the first floral boutique café in the region. Ralph Homer, CEO, Restaurant Secrets Inc. said: “When […]

The Business: Raising the Game

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Apr 2017

Richemont Masterbaker Centre for Excellence in Baking and Pastry opened its doors in March with the objective of elevating the skill level of chefs specialising in pastry, bakery and chocolate in the Middle East. Catering News paid a visit to find out more. While Masterbaker Marketing was established in the UAE in 1992 to supply […]

Third Last Exit food truck park opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Apr 2017

Last Exit, the food truck concept by Meraas, has announced the opening of a third location at Al Khawaneej, Dubai. The new food truck park, located next to Mirdiff, is part of an expansion plan announced in September 2016 that will see a total of 10 Last Exit destinations created across Dubai by 2018. Last […]

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