Interviews & Features

Opinion: Why hotels should invest in customised apps

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Aug 2017

Roger El Khoury, managing partner Neorcha, on why customised apps make investment sense. In an increasingly competitive environment, where pressure on profitability continues to grow, leading hoteliers are dedicated to identifying ways to enhance guest experience to achieve greater operational success. It comes as no surprise that mobile technology solutions, such as customised apps, are […]

On The Spot: Abdelfattah Mohammed

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

Abdelfattah Mohammed, outlet manager, Oasis Café – Danat Al Ain Resort reveals all to Hotel News Middle East… What’s the best thing about your job? The best thing about my job is getting the chance to entertain guests of different cultures. Talking to them and making sure they are comfortable and from these conversations, I […]

In Profile: Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

Hotel News Middle East puts the spotlight on DFMC, one of the region’s leading suppliers. We spoke to marketing manager Sudarshan Rai about what sets the company apart… When was your company established? DFMC, part of AAA Al Moosa Enterprises, was established in 1993 for manufacturing and marketing the King Koil brand of luxury bedding […]

The Business: Minor Food Group

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

James Bradbury, head of culinary at Minor Food Group speaks to Catering News about the company’s ambitious expansion plans for The Coffee Club in the GCC. Australian cafe brand The Coffee Club has expanded rapidly in the UAE since it was first launched in 2015 at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall by Liwa Minor Food and […]

Cover story: A Bright Future

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

Ahead of The Big F&B Forum 2017, the region’s F&B leaders reveal what they need to secure a successful tomorrow. Catering News brought together a group of F&B professionals at Flow in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, to set the agenda for the third edition of the Big F&B Forum, taking place on Monday 30 October at Westin […]

Opinion: Scaling up for Expo 2020

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Aug 2017

Love Mansukhani, founder and managing director of Ribbon Consulting believes that scalability and adaptability are vital to every F&B concept as we approach Dubai Expo 2020. As Dubai and the UAE prepare for Expo 2020, all hands are on-deck. Moving and shaking is going on all around us and the whole city is slowly starting […]

Chain focus: Kempinski Hotels

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Aug 2017

Established in 1897, Kempinski Hotels has a a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In the Middle East it has 21 properties alone. Q+A with Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer, Middle East & Africa, Kempinski Hotels What […]

Feature: Panel discussion on housekeeping

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

Hotel News Middle East invited some of the region’s leading experts on housekeeping to take part in a special roundtable discussion at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates which was sponsored by Guest Supply. In attendance: Rana Deek Tawaj, executive housekeeper, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Deepu Kundra, executive housekeeper, Fairmont Ajman Sanju Samuel, director […]

Feature: Why I attend The Hotel Show Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

The Hotel Show Dubai – the largest and most comprehensive showcase of everything needed to build, develop or maintain a hotel or restaurant in the Middle East and Africa – is turning 18 this year. As we look forward to its 18th edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre in September, we catch up with […]

New Places: Mr Miyagi’s Asian Street Food and Bar

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

Ian West, 4-Front’s group general manager introduces the company’s latest concept, Mr Miyagi’s Asian Street Food and Bar, which has just opened on Level 9 of Media One Hotel, Dubai. Please describe the concept of the venue in your words? Hailing from the streets of Asia, fictional sensei, Mr Miyagi, heads up an outlet like […]

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