Interviews & Features

Gallery: Taste of Autumn by Chef Middle East

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Oct 2017

Taste of Autumn by Chef Middle East was a huge success at La Ville Hotel & Suites on Tuesday. There was an impressive turnout of key industry figures for the event…

Profile: Atelier House Hospitality

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Oct 2017

Atelier House Hospitality, a New York-based consultancy firm which has just opened an office in the UAE, offers an overview of its expertise in creating and managing some of the world’s most exciting restaurant brands. What’s the company’s outlook and vision? Atelier House Hospitality envisions delivering world class expertise on the art and nuance of operating high-calibre […]

Gallery: Celebrating one year of Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Oct 2017

There was a huge turnout at last week’s event in Mr Toad’s to celebrate the first anniversary of Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall…

Chain Focus: Hospitality Management Holding

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Oct 2017

Founded in 2003 in Dubai, HMH Hotel Group(Hospitality Management Holding) provides hotel owners and developers with a broad spectrum of world-class management solutions with five distinct, yet complementary hotel brands, catering to varied market segments from luxury to budget. These include Bahi Hotels & Resorts, Coral Hotels & Resorts, Corp Hotels, EWA Hotel Apartments and […]

Feature: Rising Stars

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Oct 2017

The three UAE semi-finalists of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award speak to Catering News ahead of the regional final on 16 October, which is being held for the first time in Dubai Nigel Lobo, The Eloquent Elephant, Dubai   Dish: Steamed Patagonian toothfish, spiced lobster mousse, moilee sauce, ‘sukha javla’ Aditya Kumar Jha, Tamba, Abu […]

The Business: Hakkasan

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Oct 2017

Catering News speaks to Milos Zekovic, the recently appointed operations manager of Hakkasan Middle East about the company’s upcoming Riyadh venue and staying relevant in a market flooded with contemporary Asian concepts Having been in the UAE for 10 years now, Milos Zekovic, the recently appointed operations manager at Hakkasan Middle East, takes pride in […]

FEATURE: Under the influence

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Oct 2017

Hotel News Middle East speaks to a number of industry experts on how the role of influencers is something that the sector can no longer afford to ignore There is no doubt that influencer marketing is something that any hotel worth its salt has to pay attention to. Hotels all over the world have already […]

Cover story: Fortune favours the bold

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Oct 2017

Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer learned the rules of Spanish cuisine and then broke them to create something new. Meet the award-winning double-act behind Dubai’s new Boston-founded, Barcelona-inspired tapas bar, Toro & Ko. Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, the duo behind Boston-founded tapas restaurant brand, Toro, describe themselves as ‘risk-takers’, who like to do things […]

FEATURE: All the single ladies

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Oct 2017

Samir Arora, general manager, The Retreat Palm Dubai M Gallery by Sofitel, talks to Hotel News Middle East ahead of the opening of what he hopes will become the headquarters of wellness in the Middle East It’s hard not to hum a certain Beyoncé song in your head when Samir Arora, general manager, The Retreat […]

Feature: Success is his Forte

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Oct 2017

Hotel News Middle East catches up with Harry Fernandes, general manager Assila Hotel Rocco Forte, about his plans to help transform the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia The Assila Hotel Rocco Forte, in Jeddah, is the luxury hotel brand’s first property to open in the Middle East and its positioning in Saudi Arabia was no […]









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