Interviews & Features

Chef Focus: Smoking up Dubai’s taste buds

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Mar 2018

Bringing the American barbecue tradition to diners in Dubai, head chef and pitmaster at the Blacksmith Smokehouse, Orelle Young tells Mahak Mannan why every restaurant in the city can be a competition for them. After spending over a decade mastering the art of a perfect barbecue in the US and UK, Chef Young joined Wyndhyam

Putting Festival City on the map

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Mar 2018

Vanina Yordanova, marketing and PR manager, InterContinental Dubai Festival City is under the spotlight this month

Location, location, location

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Mar 2018

Hotel News Middle East catches up with James Hewitson, general manager, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anatara

Living La Vida Loca in Downtown Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Mar 2018

Eliza Atriaga, general manager, Vida Downtown is in the spotlight

The Business: Keeping it Natural at Nourish

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Mar 2018

In an industry where costs are increasing day-by-day and consumers are becoming conscious of their spending, not having competitive market prices can be a challenge, however head chef and operations manager at Nourish, Julie Watson has found the answer to serving healthy, fresh food at reasonable prices. Her mantra? Do it yourself. Chef Julie caught

Spill the beans: Ma’ Hidden Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Mar 2018

As Dubai’s first supper club makes its way from Milan to The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill, Chef Stefano Ratti spills the beans on this unique dining experience. What is Ma’ Hidden Kitchen?  Ma’ Hidden Kitchen is a supper club based in Milan that takes place at the founders Lele and Melissa’s loft. After years

Opportunity knocks for HMH

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Mar 2018

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) CEO Aboudi Asali explains how the company has big plans for the UAE and the wider GCC region

Where value meets luxury

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Mar 2018

Patria Puyat, pre-opening hotel manager, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City, takes the team from Hotel News Middle East on an exclusive hard-hat tour of her property ahead of its opening. When the Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City opens it will be the largest Holiday Inn in the country, heralding in a new era for the industry.

Transforming the smart hotels of tomorrow

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Mar 2018

Graeme Kane, hospitality business development manager, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, writes for Hotel News Middle East about the future of smart hotels in the region.

Can Hotels Bend It Like Beckham?

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Mar 2018

Darren Darwin, our regular columnist and general manager of Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, on the important role that expertise plays in the industry. I believe that real expertise is linked to human behaviour. For example a friendly and intuitive attitude outweighs skill. I mean it’s no good having a super barista if he or

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