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SIAL Middle East Gears Up For Biggest Edition

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Now in its 9th year, SIAL Middle East 2018 aims to further strengthen its positioning as a platform to meet quality buyers in a trade business-friendly environment. The event will continue to build on an exceptionally successful 2017 edition, which attracted over 1,000 exhibitors, 19,000 unique visitors (a 16% increase over 2016) and 498 fully hosted

COVER STORY: Luxury Redefined

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

With panoramic views overlooking a private beach, Turkish-grown hospitality brand Rixos Hotels opened the first all-inclusive resort in Abu Dhabi last month. The 378 key resort comprises of 366 rooms and suites, and 12 villas, each boasting either shared or private pools, direct access to the beach, and butler service. Mahak Mannan speaks to Hakan Peter, general manager, Rixos Saadiyat

Top 10 Trends Driving Millennial Travellers

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

In the current market, millennials are putting pressure on the leisure tourism industry with very specific demands. Hotels, airlines, and restaurants alike are going all out to ensure they are ready to host these new-age travellers. Hotels.com surveyed millennials in the UAE to find out just what makes them tick when they travel or when

A Spanish Touch

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Barcelo Hotel Group opened its newest project Occidental IMPZ Dubai, Conference and Events Centre last month. The opening signifies the group’s plans to cement its brand presence in the Middle East and significantly increase its footprint across the next five years, and Mahak Mannan spoke to Ahmad Shaban Fernandez, vice president, sales and marketing, GCC,

Chain Focus: Emaar Hospitality Group

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, one of the world’s most valuable real estate development companies with competencies in property, shopping malls, and retail as well as hospitality and leisure. Created in 2007, the group owns and manages a portfolio of hospitality assets and brands including Address Hotels + Resorts,

Renarte Appoints New GM

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Nov 2018

Renarte General Trading LLC has announced the appointment of Rajath Radhakrishnan as general manager, UAE, a position dedicated to overseeing the company’s overall development and operations in the UAE. A well known industry expert in the field, Radhakrishnan has worked within the hospitality supplies industry for over 15 years in the UAE. He joined Renarte

Trade Strengthens Between UAE and Italy

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Nov 2018

Trade between Italy and the Middle East reached over €900 million in professional hospitality and approximately €440 million in F&B in the first semester of 2018. An event for the region’s food, agriculture and hospitality professionals took place in Dubai last week focusing on Italian taste and lifestyle organised by Fiera Milano: HostMilano, one of

Hotelbeds Group Partners With Millennium Hotels and Resorts

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Nov 2018

This new alliance grants all of the Hotelbeds Group brands, Hotelbeds, Bedsonline, Tourico Holidays, and GTA, with direct real-time access to over 1.4 million Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ annual room nights in more than 60 global business and leisure travel destinations. The agreement will strengthen Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ distribution through Hotelbeds’ presence in more

AccorHotels Announces Two New Chief Operating Officers

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Nov 2018

Sami Nasser and Marc Descrozaille appointed as chief operating officers Both will be based out of AccorHotels’ Dubai regional office and will report directly to Mark Willis who was recently appointed as the chief executive officer of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa. Commenting on the appointments, Mark Willis said: “Both Sami and Marc have demonstrated a

Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Oct 2018

Featuring 216-rooms, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha marks the brand’s third property in the UAE. Marriott International today announced the opening of a Courtyard by Marriott in Dubai’s residential and business area of Al Barsha.  Featuring flexible spaces to work, network, and relax, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha provides the ideal destination for travellers looking









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