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Abu Dhabi’s welcomes second PizzaExpress branch

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

PizzaExpress has opened its second branch in Abu Dhabi at The Arc Tower, Al Reem Island. Known for its signature Italian pizza, dough balls and pasta, PizzaExpress is open from lunch through to dinner at Al Reem Island. There are currently nine of the brand’s restaurants in the UAE, including two Jazz@PizzaExpress restaurants. Key locations […]

Thanani restaurant opens in Ajman

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

Thanani has opened in Ajman’s Al Zorah Pavilion, providing lounge-style seating and views over Al Zorah’s 18-hole golf course and Al Zorah Creek, which has flamingos and a natural mangrove forest. The restaurant, which derives its name from the Arabic word for ‘pairing’, offers sharing dishes created by head chef Ricardo Menta. The menu features […]

Stock-exchange-inspired concept 7 Elephants opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

New lounge bar venue, 7 Elephants, has opened in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), with views over Burj Khalifa. Central to the concept is a stock exchange-style board and app, which reveals price fluctuations in drink prices and highlights offers. The lounge has floor to ceiling windows, a 35m-long bar and a life-sized elephant statue […]

Local innovation key to AccorHotels’ F&B strategy

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Apr 2017

A key element of AccorHotels’ redefined F&B strategy is local innovation, according to Amir Nahai, the operator’s chief executive officer group food & beverage. Nahai was interviewed on stage at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) on Tuesday 11 April by BNC Publishing’s group editor of hospitality, Crystal Chesters. He commented: “It’s about unleashing innovation, […]

JRG’s The Noodle House launches delivery hub

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Apr 2017

Jumeirah Restaurant Group’s flagship restaurant chain The Noodle House, has launched a dedicated delivery hub and industrial kitchen to supplement and expand the brand’s in-restaurant dining business, which currently comprises six Dubai outlets. The new delivery hub will cater to the UAE’s growing home delivery market, which is currently valued at AED 12.9 billion. Now […]

Dubai hotels authorised to build rooftop restaurants

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Apr 2017

An administrative decision authorising hotels to build restaurants on their rooftops has been issued by Dubai Municipality director-general, Hussain Nasser Lootah. Hotels can request permission for the construction of restaurants on rooftops according to specific planning requirements. The construction should not exceed 50% of the roof floor area, the maximum building area should not exceed 1,000m2, […]

Video: How AccorHotels redefined its F&B strategy

by Staff writer | 12 Apr 2017

BNC Publishing hospitality group editor, Crystal Chesters interviewed AccorHotels chief executive officer group food & beverage, Amir Nahai at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum at Fairmont The Palm Dubai on 11 April, about his strategies for the development of the group’s global F&B offering.

Greg Malouf to launch restaurant at Dubai’s H Hotel

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Apr 2017

Chef Greg Malouf will open Zahira, at H Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai in May 2017. The restaurant will offer a stylish twist on traditional Middle Eastern dishes, with courses outlined as the ‘Art of Mezza’, ‘Art of Sharing’, ‘Art of the Garden’ and the ‘Art of Sweet Design and Tradition’. The Art of […]

Central Hotels appoints Dynamic Hospitality to operate F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Apr 2017

Central Hotels has signed an agreement with Dynamic Hospitality to operate and manage the food and beverage outlets at its upcoming properties in Dubai. Dynamic Hospitality, the F&B arm of Al Aroud Investment, will look after the F&B operations of the 284-key Bay Central Hotel located in the Burj Khalifa district, and the 208-key Central […]

Chef Izu Ani to open new concepts in Dubai and Doha

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Chef Izu Ani, previous head chef of Dubai’s La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie and La Petite Maison has unveiled plans for new restaurants in Dubai and Doha. IZU, a modern Mediterranean-inspired concept with a bakery element is set to open this year in Mandarin Oriental, Doha, and IZU Brasserie will launch next month on Dubai’s […]

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