Interviews & Features

Feature: Improving guest automation

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Dec 2017

Edmund Sum, product manager FCS Engineering at FCS Systems looks at how engineering automation can improve the guest experience Increasingly, we are seeing hospitality technology solutions improve efficiency in hotel front-of-house operations such as concierge services and back-of-house operations such as housekeeping. However, in hotel engineering and maintenance management, we are also seeing some great […]

Feature: Pitching a restaurant concept to investors

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Dec 2017

If you had the chance to present your restaurant concept to a panel of investors, what would they most want to know? Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, founder of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum, finds out. One of the highlights of the upcoming Global Restaurant Investment Forum, being held at Palazzo Versace Dubai from 12-14 March, 2018, is […]

Feature: Catering for the Market

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Dec 2017

Bana Shomali, co-founder of ServiceMarket, talks to Catering News Middle East about why she decided to add catering to her company’s portfolio… Why did you decide to add catering to ServiceMarket’s offer? ServiceMarket is constantly looking for ways to make resident’s lives easier. We recognised that although there are many catering companies in the UAE, the […]

Talent: Terje Abrams, Fairmont Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Dec 2017

Terje Abrams, public relations manager, Fairmont Dubai opens up to Hotel News Middle East… Describe your first ever role in the hotel industry? When I decided to move to the UAE in October 2013, I joined one of the Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group’s properties in Ajman as a hostess. There wasn’t much hosting as […]

Feature: Saudi goes wild for donuts

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Nov 2017

Vishal Pandey, director, GlasgowConsultingGroup.com looks at how Saudi Arabia has embraced donuts… Bakery products account for the biggest share of the Saudi Arabia fast food market, fuelled by increasing urbanisation and youth population. Donuts are now among Saudi Arabia’s favorite indulgent treats making their way into cafés and bakeries, together with an increasing presence of […]

Gallery: A grand celebration with Greenhouse

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Nov 2017

It was an evening to remember last Monday, November 26, when Greenhouse held A Celebration of Cheese and Wine at the Capital Club, Dubai. The event was a huge success with guests learning more the worlds of wine and cheese. Guests were also educated on which particular wine to use with which cheese…  

Executive Housekeepers Conference 2017 in pictures

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Nov 2017

There was a fantastic turnout for the Executive Housekeepers Conference 2017 at Conrad Dubai on Monday, 27 November. Hotel News Middle East was on hand to capture all the action…

Gallery: Great British Street Party at Dukes Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Nov 2017

Over 650 people turned out to celebrate the inaugural Great British Street Party at Dukes Dubai as a small corner of Palm Jumeirah was turned into central London for the day. Hotel News Middle East was on hand to capture all the action…  

Talabat’s managing director delivers answers

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Nov 2017

Kutlu Kaan Haliloglu, managing director, UAE and Oman for Talabat speaks to Catering News Middle East… You joined Talabat in 2013 – what experience did you bring to the role?  Coming from Yemeksepeti – the leading online food delivery platform in Turkey which is one of the oldest and biggest online delivery platforms in the […]

Feature: Chef puts up the Dukes

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Nov 2017

Martin Cahill, executive chef Dukes Dubai, reveals his recipe for success to Catering News Middle East Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? I started off washing pots and pans in my local hotel in Bolton in the UK and then moved on to commis chef and climbed the ladder over the years. […]









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