Halal sparkling grape to hit UAE shelves

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Jul 2018

Pearl’s Vignes de France is launching a premium grape based sparkling beverage made with grape juice and infused with carbon bubbles, in the Middle East. The beverage is sparkling, 100% natural, alcohol free, and halal certified, a new alternative to alcoholic bubbly beverages. Designed for the Middle East and in line with cultural tastes and

Three new Zaatar w Zeit outlets to open this month

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jul 2018

Cravia, the parent company of Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Zaatar w Zeit and Five Guys, has announced that it will open three new Zaatar w Zeit outlets in July as part of its ongoing expansion plans for the brand. The new outlets are due to open in Mira Town Centre and Al Hadeel as well

Six reasons to lock in The Hotel Show 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jul 2018

The Middle East’s leading hospitality event The Hotel Show Dubai returns this September and the organisers are promising its most hands-on hospitality experience to date. Gathering more than 30,000 international decision-makers, the annual exhibition is the premier platform for the Gulf’s ever-growing hotel industry, renowned for being the one-stop shop where general managers, buyers, restauranteurs

Chef Focus: Fresh From The Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jul 2018

The only thing constant on the menu of Gusto Italian Restaurant at Al Bandar Rotana, is fresh produce, with the menu offerings changing every three days based on fresh ingredients and we spoke to Fortunato Leocata, chef de cuisine, Gusto Italian Restaurant, Al Bandar, about the Italian venue. “Freshness and seasonality are the hallmarks of true

Rotana Opens Three New Global Sales Offices

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jul 2018

Rotana has announced the inauguration of new global sales offices in Paris, Milan, and Amsterdam. These will complement the company’s existing offices in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Germany, India, Russia, the UAE, and UK, to help support Rotana’s expansion plans and drive business from these key markets. Declan Hurley, Rotana corporate vice president, sales, said:

Anantara Sir Bani Yas appoints new hotel manager

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jul 2018

The team at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island has announced the promotion of Nico Vivier to hotel manager. South African born Vivier will oversee the operations across three properties, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, Al Sahel Villa Resort, and Al Yamm Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Vivier started his career

Royal Central Hotel The Palm Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

  The 5-star resort at The Palm features 207 rooms and suites where guests will have access to a private beach while enjoying unhindered views of landmarks such as Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of central hotels, said, “We are very excited to announce the soft opening of the

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana welcomes new director of sales

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi has appointed Munawar Ali as the new director of sales. In this role, Ali will entail organising and directing all sales efforts towards achieving objectives and revenue goals for the property. He will be in charge of developing the core strategy and budgets while ensuring productivity and quality

Steigenberger Hotel Appoints Master Cake Artist

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

The property has announced the appointment of Nickola Dsouza, of Instagram’s suga_licioussdubai fame, who joins the team as cake stylist. Leaving behind a 11 year career in media, Dsouza is now following her passion of baking and cake decoration. “Her creativity and passion, coupled with her strong professional ethics and vision makes Nickola an indispensable member

Categories revealed: Leaders in F&B Awards 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

Following the success of the first two editions, The Leaders in F&B Awards, hosted by Hotel & Catering News Middle East, A BNC Publishing title, is back for its third year running. The event celebrates excellence and innovation in the region’s food and beverage industry, and is split into Restaurant and People categories. Keeping up









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