Radisson Blu opens new hotel in Beirut

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Dec 2017

Radisson Blu has opened its second hotel in Beirut. The 127-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun opened its doors in Verdun, one of the Lebanese capital’s prime shopping and residential districts. Tim Cordon, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said “We are delighted to open our second Radisson Blu hotel […]

Al Ain welcomes first McGettigan’s branch

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Dec 2017

The first McGettigan’s branch in Al Ain has opened at the Danat Al Ain Resort. The award-winning Irish bar and restaurant in the UAE opened its door on 4 December and more than 200 guests including influential guests from the Irish community, regular patrons of the hotel, and representatives from Danat Hotels and Resorts and […]

Feature: Catering for the Market

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Dec 2017

Bana Shomali, co-founder of ServiceMarket, talks to Catering News Middle East about why she decided to add catering to her company’s portfolio… Why did you decide to add catering to ServiceMarket’s offer? ServiceMarket is constantly looking for ways to make resident’s lives easier. We recognised that although there are many catering companies in the UAE, the […]

SIAL Middle East opens tomorrow

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Dec 2017

The eighth edition of SIAL Middle East, the internationally-renowned trade event for the food, drink and hospitality industries, opens tomorrow (Tuesday 12 December) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu […]

Talent: Terje Abrams, Fairmont Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Dec 2017

Terje Abrams, public relations manager, Fairmont Dubai opens up to Hotel News Middle East… Describe your first ever role in the hotel industry? When I decided to move to the UAE in October 2013, I joined one of the Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group’s properties in Ajman as a hostess. There wasn’t much hosting as […]

Anantara Sharjah Resort to open in mid-2020

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Dec 2017

The Basma Group and ARADA have signed a management agreement with luxury hospitality group Minor Hotels to launch the Anantara Sharjah Resort. Scheduled to open in mid-2020, the 233 Anantara Sharjah Resort will have 233-keys. HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Basma Group and Chairman of ARADA, said: “Anantara is one of […]

Giffard holds Tropical Cocktail workshop

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Dec 2017

Syrup manufacturer Giffard held a special tropical cocktail workshop last week in Trader Vic’s, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Catering News Middle East was on hand at the event where we caught up with Leo Leriche, MEAI manager Gifford… How important are events like the Tropical Cocktail workshop? It is very important to train people about Giffard quality […]

Middle East Fuji signs up for SIAL Middle East

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Dec 2017

Middle East Fuji (MEF) will be one of the key companies taking part in SIAL Middle East this week from December 12-14 in ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. MEF will be promoting Japanese kobe beef at the trade show which will see international industry professionals and exhibitors involved in buying and selling food products, services and equipment. Ryusaku Hayashi […]

Nakheel and AccorHotels announce Palm debut for Raffles

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Dec 2017

AccorHotels has announced an agreement, with developer Nakheel, to build the first beachside property for the luxury Raffles Hotel and Resorts brand in Dubai. The agreement will lead to the opening of Palm360, a two tower development on Palm Jumeirah comprising of the Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm360. Set to open […]

Willis is named as Mövenpick Asia president

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Dec 2017

Mark Willis has been named as president – Asia at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Willis’ most recent role was as senior area vice president Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “This is an incredibly exciting time to join Mövenpick, which is already regarded as one of Asia’s most service-driven international hotel companies,” […]









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