Marriott International Strengthens Portfolio in Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jun 2018

In partnership with Al Murjan Group, the company will introduce the region’s first Delta Hotel by Marriott along with a Four Points by Sheraton and a Marriott Executive Apartments As part of its ongoing commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Marriott International has today announced three deal signings in Jeddah with the Al Murjan Group.

Nominations Open: The Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jun 2018

The inaugural awards will be taking place in Riyadh in October and will celebrate excellence and innovation in the hospitality industry throughout Saudi Arabia. Nominations for The Leaders in Hospitality Awards is now open until Tuesday, 31 July 2018 and all the information is listed here. How do I nominate? Download the nomination form using

Categories for The Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jun 2018

Below are the categories for the Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia, 2018, due to take place in October this year. The awards are open to both, hotels and independent F&B concepts. Hospitality Categories   Serviced Apartments of the Year This award will go to the serviced apartment that has shown it can deliver guest service

Leading a life of luxury

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

Sami Nasser, chief operations officer (COO), AccorHotels Luxury Brands Middle East, tells Hotel News Middle East why the future is bright. When Sami Nasser speaks, the entire hospitality sector listens. That is not surprising given the industry stature of the man who is currently chief operations officer (COO), AccorHotels Luxury Brands Middle East. Hotel News

Atul Kochhar: Spicing up Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

How does Atul Kochhar, the British based Indian chef, restauranteur and television personality ensure his venues are bringing the taste of India to the world? We have your answer in this exclusive interview with the man himself during his visit to the Dubai venue, Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar. With an outward approach towards his

Aloft City Centre Deira set to revolutionalise hospitality in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

This is the first hotel in the region to offer one-of-a-kind movie-themed suites and a licensed outdoor cinema.  Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International have announced the opening of Aloft City Centre Deira, the company’s design-led Aloft brand’s third property in Dubai. Owned and developed by Majid Al Futtaim, Aloft City Centre Deira is situated

An Italian restaurant opens at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

A true Italian Trattoria welcomes families and friends for a wholesome dining experience. Verso, an authentic Italian cuisine and bistro has launched on the Abu Dhabi Corniche creating a vibrant and modern space with a large outdoor terrace. Verso’s fresh venue houses bold contemporary and colourful décor with marble and oak wood accents and an

Zabeel House by Jumeirah Al Seef to open this week

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

The second hotel in Jumeirah’s new upscale casual collection offers a loft-style vibe on the south banks of Dubai Creek and a rooftop pool. The second hotel in the Zabeel House by Jumeirah collection opens this week, bringing a loft-style vibe to the south banks of Dubai Creek, next door to the earlier opened Zabeel

Opinion: The importance of restaurant design

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Jun 2018

Andrea Zampolini, head of fine dining and pre-opening concepts, Meraas F&B, says the design element of a restaurant plays an important role in determining the success of the venue in today’s market. The food and beverage industry across the world has been undergoing dramatic transformations to keep pace with the dynamic expectations of its millennial

GALLERY: Inside Langham Place Residences Downtown Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Jun 2018

The interior design and styling of the luxury residences at Langham Place Downtown Dubai has been revealed, by local developer Omniyat.  

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