Winners: Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Apr 2019

Leading New Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront Leading Luxury Hotel Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates Serviced Apartment of the year Swissotel Living Al Ghurair CSR Initiative of the year TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Mid-market hotel of the year Rove Downtown Resort of the Year Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai Leading Beach Club Barasti, Le Meridien Mina

Give Up Plastic For 50% Off At The Noodle House

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Apr 2019

The Noodle House is urging eco-conscious diners across the Emirates to join the fight against single-use plastics for its second annual Plastic Amnesty, which coincides with Earth Day, today. Following its runaway success last year, The Noodle House will once again cut Dubai diners’ food bills in half when they deposit unwanted single-use plastic cutlery

Cover Story: The JA Way

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

It’s a year of rapid change for JA Resorts & Hotels, one of Dubai’s longest-serving homegrown hospitality brands. Fresh blood in the leadership team is catapulting the company into the future with a new vision and mission, a reinvigoration of the brand, new properties, and renovations. Mahak Mannan catches up with Anthony Ross, CEO of

IHG Signs Agreement For Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

IHG InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef, marking the debut of the brand in Bahrain. Expected to open in January 2020, the 128-room extended stay hotel will operate under a management agreement with developer, Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C. Located in the heart of the capital,

Dusit Residence Dubai Marina to Re-brand As Dusit Princess Residences

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

Dusit International has signed a Franchise Agreement with Al Masar Hotel Management LLC, to upgrade the former Dusit Residence Dubai Marina to the Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina. Located at the Marina, the 146-key property is currently being refurbished and will comprise of serviced apartments, holiday homes and residential units in a choice of one,

Olivier Harnisch Steps Down As CEO Of Emaar Hospitality

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Apr 2019

The CEO will step down to ‘pursue new interests.’ Olivier Harnisch, the CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group will be stepping down from his role. The timeline of his departure is still unknown. Harnisch has been with the company for over two years and Chris Newman, COO, Emaar Hospitality Group, will now look after business operations.

New GM At Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Apr 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira has announced the appointment of its new general manager, Georges El Hachem. El Hachem holds a degree in Hospitality Management and started his journey with the IHG brand when he joined Phoenicia InterContinental Beirut in April 2002 trying himself in various roles of food & beverage, housekeeping, reservations, and sales departments. El Hachem

A New Spanish Restaurant Is Opening At Le Meridien Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2019

The new restaurant will bring the famous culinary tradition of Tapas to Dubai. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is all geared up to introduce a new dining spot, Bebemos, this month. Steering clear from Spanish clichés of bullfighting, flamenco, and castanets, the hotel is bringing Spain’s tradition of Tapa and authentic Spanish cuisine

IHG Signs Two Holiday Inn Properties In Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two franchise agreements including Holiday Inn Madinah King Abdulaziz Road with Loulouat Al Madinah Hospitality and Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Hamra with Al Hokair Group. The agreements were signed and announced at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2019 in Ras Al Khaimah. The signings consolidate IHG’s strategy to expand its









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