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Six reasons to lock in The Hotel Show 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jul 2018

The Middle East’s leading hospitality event The Hotel Show Dubai returns this September and the organisers are promising its most hands-on hospitality experience to date. Gathering more than 30,000 international decision-makers, the annual exhibition is the premier platform for the Gulf’s ever-growing hotel industry, renowned for being the one-stop shop where general managers, buyers, restauranteurs

Rotana Opens Three New Global Sales Offices

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jul 2018

Rotana has announced the inauguration of new global sales offices in Paris, Milan, and Amsterdam. These will complement the company’s existing offices in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Germany, India, Russia, the UAE, and UK, to help support Rotana’s expansion plans and drive business from these key markets. Declan Hurley, Rotana corporate vice president, sales, said:

Anantara Sir Bani Yas appoints new hotel manager

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jul 2018

The team at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island has announced the promotion of Nico Vivier to hotel manager. South African born Vivier will oversee the operations across three properties, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, Al Sahel Villa Resort, and Al Yamm Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Vivier started his career

Royal Central Hotel The Palm Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

  The 5-star resort at The Palm features 207 rooms and suites where guests will have access to a private beach while enjoying unhindered views of landmarks such as Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of central hotels, said, “We are very excited to announce the soft opening of the

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana welcomes new director of sales

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi has appointed Munawar Ali as the new director of sales. In this role, Ali will entail organising and directing all sales efforts towards achieving objectives and revenue goals for the property. He will be in charge of developing the core strategy and budgets while ensuring productivity and quality

Opinion: Upsell your revenue

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jul 2018

George Farouk, director of rooms division at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort says staff need to be trained on the right way to upsell guest experience. Around this time of the year, hoteliers are occupied reviewing 2018 financial plans and building strategies to generate more revenue for the hotel.  Upselling is one of the strategies used

Marriott International launches Tahseen in Egypt

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jul 2018

Marriott International has reinforced its commitment to Egypt with the launch of Tahseen, a unique hospitality training program developed in response to a growing need for talent within the industry. Created in partnership with Helwan University and Professional Development Foundation (PDF), the program is focused on fast tracking the next generation of hospitality leaders from

Event preview: GulfHost 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jul 2018

Everything you need to know about the hospitality equipment sourcing expo. Following a triumphant launch in 2017, GulfHost is back for business from 30 October – 1 November 2018. Reflecting regional demand, the second edition of the Gulfood Hospitality and Food service Expo is doubling its sector coverage including dedicated zones for gelato and bakery and café and bar along with HoReCa. More than 2500 brands are revving up

On the Spot with Saad Audeh

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jul 2018

Saad Issa Audeh, the chairman of Campbell Gray Hotels and the founding member & managing director of Audeh Group of companies is under the spotlight this month. What is the best thing about your job? The variety. I love design and get excited about creating something slightly different. I consider myself extremely fortunate that I

GM Interview: Putting Aloft Palm Jumeirah on the map

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jul 2018

Donned in a denim jeans and blazer to blend in the semi-casual atmosphere at the recently opened Aloft, Palm Jumeirah, we spoke to general manager Max Wiegerinck on how the property is a game changer in Dubai’s hospitality market. Standing out from other properties under the same name, Aloft, Palm Jumeirah is giving a leisure









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