F&B

Iftar offerings

by Staff writer | 15 Jun 2015

With Ramadan about to embrace the Middle East, Hotel News ME takes a look at some of the flavoursome Iftars hotels are presenting their guestsWith Ramadan about to embrace the Middle East, Hotel News ME takes a look at some of the flavoursome Iftars hotels are presenting their guests Sofitel Downtown Dubai Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Courting the customer

by Staff writer | 08 Jun 2015

More competition means F&B professionals face a daily challenge in retaining old customers and wooing new ones – so how are the region’s leading outlets managing their marketing strategies? The Middle East’s top tourism destinations are working hard to beef up their credentials as gastronomic hubs and thanks to numerous big-name brands and innovative new

Ashiana, a happy home

by Staff writer | 08 Jun 2015

Chef Vineet Bhatia, sits down with Sophia Soltani to talk about his ‘happy home’, Ashiana restaurant in Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, and how leaving a sweet taste in someone’s mouth stems deeper than just a sweet treat. As I sit down with, twice starred, Michelin Chef Vineet Bhatia, I can already sense that I

Nine’s a charm

by Staff writer | 08 Jun 2015

With InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Marina about to open its doors for the first time later this month, Hotel News ME checks out its extensive line-up of nine new F&B outlets The soon to be launched, InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Marina is set to open its doors this May, and IHG’s landmark new hotel recently unveiled

King Coda

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

Adam D’Sylva, co-owner and head chef at Coda bar and restaurant in Melbourne, sits down to talk with Sophia Soltani after coming to town to attend an evening with chef Ryan Clift, hosted by Steelite International at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. “I am no Moët & Chandon and I wholly represent my own

Dining by design

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

The world of restaurant interior design is becoming increasingly competitive, as outlets across the Middle East vie to serve up both style and substance, says Lucy Taylor     The booming Middle East hospitality industry has drawn some exceptional food and beverage talent to the region over the past couple of decades – from head

Culinary creation

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

Middle East F&B professionals have their work cut out planning outlets for the region’s numerous hotels – but what are the key points and pitfalls of devising a property’s culinary portfolio? Lucy Taylor finds out The Middle East’s hotel dining scene is arguably one of the most diverse in the world.   Given the huge investment









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