Media One Hotel makes two senior appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Media One Hotel in Dubai has made two senior appointments, with a new director of marketing and communications and a director of operations. Caroline Rowe has come on-board as director of marketing and communications, bringing more than 10 years’ global marketing strategy experience. Having started her career in Shanghai, Rowe worked for luxury destination, Three […]

GulfHost 2017 to showcase foodservice trends

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

The inaugural GulfHost 2017 is set to provide a platform to discover the latest hospitality and foodservice trends, innovations and world class products. Taking place on 18 – 20 September at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the dedicated hospitality equipment and foodservice expo for the Middle East brings together international industry suppliers and buyers. Trends […]

Saudi’s Al Hokair launches MENA Plaza AlBarsha Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair has announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai. Located near Mall of the Emirates, MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai features 90 rooms and suites, two dining outlets, a spa and a gym. Sami Al Hokair, CEO and co-founder of […]

Last chance to nominate for Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

There are just days left to nominate your business and colleagues for a prestigious Leaders in F&B Award, with the deadline set for 6pm on Sunday 10 September. Nominations are still open for entries across 18 categories, divided into nine restaurant awards and nine people awards. To find out more and request a nomination form, […]

New barista competitions to offer $25,000 prize pot

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

The Dubai International Coffee Championships is set to launch this year as part of The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), taking place on 14 – 16 December at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The competition, which includes the Dubai International Barista Championship and the Dubai International Brewers Championship, will this year offer […]

Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced it will open to the public on 11 November 2017. The universal museum, located on Saadiyat Island will exhibit art and artefacts from ancient times to the present day and will celebrate cultural exchange and diversity. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the museum represents an Arab madina (city) with […]

Eat Artisanal Bakery opens in Business Bay

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Eat Artisanal Bakery, a subsidiary of Al Tamimi Investments, has opened its doors in Bay Square, Business Bay Dubai. General manager Tamer Qeblawi is behind the concept, which offers pasties, galettes, soups, bread, sandwiches and Raw coffee in cosy surroundings. In addition to bakery items, a number of savoury dishes are on the menu for […]

New DOSM for Kempinski Ajman

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Sep 2017

Kempinski Hotel Ajman has welcomed back Hazem Aouad to the hotel group. Aouad, who previously worked as director of sales at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates in 2010, has taken on the role of director of sales and marketing at Kempinski Ajman. A Lebanese national, Aouad obtained a bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Tourism Management […]

Nakheel to unveil hospitality projects at Cityscape

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Sep 2017

Dubai-based master developer Nakheel is gearing up to unveil a diverse range of projects, including hospitality developments, at Cityscape Global 2017 on 11 – 13 September. Collectively worth more than AED3.2 billion, the six new residential, retail and hospitality developments will be announced for four of its communities in Dubai – including its world-famous flagship […]

Emaar expands to South Asia with Maldives resort

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Sep 2017

Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group has announced its expansion to South Asia with a hotel management contract to operate Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa. Part of the 2.42km2 Ethere Madivaru Private Island owned by Adam Abdul Gafoor, chairman of Finolhu Investment Ltd, Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa spans a total area of 75,000m2 and […]









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