First look: The Avenue Doha

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Jan 2017

Hotel News ME takes a look at Katara Hospitality’s latest opening, The Avenue Doha. Sofia Soltani caught up with Shadi Kassem, general manager… Since opening how well has the hotel been performing? As we are still in the soft opening stage, we are building on our sales and marketing strategies whilst considering the competition of the […]

Doubletree on course for Jumeirah Village Triangle opening

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Jan 2017

A 256-bedroom Hilton Doubletree hotel is due to be completed next year as part of Nakheel’s Al Khail Avenue Mall project. Al Khail Avenue, which is currently under construction on Dubai’s Al Khail Road, will consist of the Doubletree hotel and a 1.2 million sq ft mall, hosting 350 stores, at Jumeirah Village. The update […]

Millennium and Copthorne takes over Radisson Blu

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Jan 2017

The management of the Radisson Blu Downtown has been taken over by hotel group Millenium and Copthorne. The hotel will now be known as the M Hotel Downtown. In a statement yesterday the company said: “From Monday, 16 January 2017, the Carlson Rezidor Group is no longer managing the former Radisson Blu Downtown, located on Al […]

Spotlight on Fujairah

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Jan 2017

Having been in the UAE for 15 years Patrick Antaki, complex general manager for Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Fujairah and the Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa has witnessed the steady progression of each Emirate. Here he tells Hotel News ME how an establishment can flourish in Fujairah and why […]

New director of sales for Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Jan 2017

Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Hotel has appointed Adrian Hearn as director of sales. Hearn has more than 13 years of experience of working in the region including six years with Ritz-Carlton in Dubai, Bahrain and Qatar, not to mention a stint with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in charge of  regional sales. His most recent […]

Exhibitor Awards announced for ATM

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Jan 2017

  Exhibitors at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) will be going all out to showcase their flair and business acumen after it was confirmed that the Exhibitor Awards will be running again. This will be the third consecutive year that the awards, which recognise the design creativity and business-friendly appeal of exhibiting companies, have […]

Royal Continental Deira opens

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Jan 2017

The Royal Continental Hotel group has launched its first property in Deira, Dubai. The four star hotel, which opened on 12 January is billed as combining traditional Arabic design with urban elements of modern architecture. Sultan Al Menhali, CEO, Royal Continental Hotel said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of our first hotel in the […]

Making the climb at Media One

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Jan 2017

There’s going to be an uphill task at the Media One Hotel next month, or an upstairs task to be precise. The Vertical Race, which will see runners racing up the stairs, will be held at the Media City based hotel for the third year in a row on 18 February. “This year we are […]

Comment: Breaking the glass ceiling

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Jan 2017

Women seeking a career in hospitality in the Middle East should take every opportunity to sit at the table, take charge of their professional life and make things happen. By Assia Riccio, founder of Evolvin’ Women. All over the world, women who are determined to advance in the business community deal with the same challenges. In […]

Angelo Po showcases latest kitchen equipment at exclusive event

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Jan 2017

More than 100 senior hoteliers, F&B operators and commercial kitchen designers attended a networking event to mark the teaming up of professional cooking systems firm, Angelo Po with Marmon Group. The event, hosted by Catering News Middle East in collaboration with Angelo Po and Marmon Group, took place at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, on […]

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