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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 […]

Chef Focus: Mostafa Chhoury, Indie

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Mostafa Chhoury, head chef of Indie DIFC reveals his plans for evolving the Dubai venue’s menu in the coming months Tell me about the concept of Indie? The concept of Indie is sophisticated, trendy and fun, while at the same time maintaining the very highest culinary standards. We have worked on a menu that is […]

Dubai’s Table 9 hires new chef and restaurant manager

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Hilton Dubai Creek’s Table 9 has appointed Enver Can Gümüs as head chef and Estelle Marcilly as restaurant manager to implement a new strategic direction for the restaurant in 2017. Marcilly, the new restaurant manager, previously worked at InterContinental Thalasso Resort in Bora Bora, where she managed the resort’s boutique gastronomic restaurant. Her main responsibilities […]

Man’oushe Street to open 17th UAE outlet

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Middle Eastern eatery, Man’oushe Street will open its 17th branch in the UAE, bringing its total number of outlets to 27 branches. The opening of the new venue in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) comes as part of Man’oushe Street’s objective to open two new branches every year to reach 20 UAE outlets by 2018. The […]









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