Gallery: Taste of Autumn by Chef Middle East

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Oct 2017

Taste of Autumn by Chef Middle East was a huge success at La Ville Hotel & Suites on Tuesday. There was an impressive turnout of key industry figures for the event…

Ras Al Khaimah tourism is on the rise

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Oct 2017

Tourism is thriving in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) following a 9% increase in visitors compared to this time last year. The figures were released by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops and regulates the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions. Visitor arrivals over the period reached 631,617, guest nights […]

New GM appointed at Palace Downtown

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Oct 2017

David Simon has been appointed as the new general manager of Palace Downtown – which is managed by Address Hotels & Resorts. Formerly the hotel manager, Simon’s new role is driving the hotel’s ongoing growth strategy as well as staff leadership, recruitment, and management. He will continue to direct all aspects of daily operations, revenue generation […]

Time Hotels completes 300km trek for breast cancer awareness

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Oct 2017

Staff from UAE-based Time Hotels, have completed a 300km trek in aid of breast cancer awareness. A group of 100 team members, ranging from managers and executives, through to front of house employees, took part in the challenge around the promenade at Dubai Marina. Eddie Ignatius, corporate director of Innovation & Quality, said: “There was […]

McGettigan’s opens on JBR Walk

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Oct 2017

Irish pub and restaurant chain McGettigan’s has opened its latest branch at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah on JBR Walk. McGettigan’s JBR is the fifth location for the chain in Dubai. Marion Sheridon, manager of McGettigan’s JBR who has moved to the emirate from her home town of Galway to ensure authenticity in the new venue, said: […]

Millennium Hotels appoints new VP of operations, Middle East and Africa

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Oct 2017

Millennium Hotels and Resorts has appointed Hussein Kahil as vice president of operations, Middle East and Africa. Kahil has over 20 years experience of operational leadership, most recently as senior director of operations MEA for the Wyndham Hotel Group where he was responsible for more than 50 properties. He will report directly to COO, Kevork Deldelian – Kahil […]

Raffles Dubai makes additions to rooms division

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Oct 2017

Raffles Dubai has announced two senior appointments to the rooms division; Sumit Bhardwaj as director of rooms, and Kevin Haddad as front office manager. Overseeing the operation of the rooms division, Bhardwaj is an experienced luxury hotelier with over 17 years of experience. He will be responsible for leading the housekeeping, front office, Raffles butler and […]

Profile: Atelier House Hospitality

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Oct 2017

Atelier House Hospitality, a New York-based consultancy firm which has just opened an office in the UAE, offers an overview of its expertise in creating and managing some of the world’s most exciting restaurant brands. What’s the company’s outlook and vision? Atelier House Hospitality envisions delivering world class expertise on the art and nuance of operating high-calibre […]

Gallery: Celebrating one year of Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Oct 2017

There was a huge turnout at last week’s event in Mr Toad’s to celebrate the first anniversary of Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall…

Chain Focus: Hospitality Management Holding

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Oct 2017

Founded in 2003 in Dubai, HMH Hotel Group(Hospitality Management Holding) provides hotel owners and developers with a broad spectrum of world-class management solutions with five distinct, yet complementary hotel brands, catering to varied market segments from luxury to budget. These include Bahi Hotels & Resorts, Coral Hotels & Resorts, Corp Hotels, EWA Hotel Apartments and […]

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