Interviews & Features

Pack Sustainable

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Marcus Toft, area manager, Duni Middle East & Africa on sustainability in the packaging industry. How would you explain sustainable packaging? It is all about the materials used which makes packaging sustainable in the sense that they must not contribute to global warming, as opposed to plastics made from fossil oil. The raw material must

OPINION: From Farm to Fork

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Ruth L. Petran, PhD, vice president, Food Safety and Public Health, Ecolab on food safety being a critical responsibility for F&B professionals. Food-borne illnesses may not be new problems, but they remain to be an important global challenge, including here, in the Middle East. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), developing countries are at

A Carnival of Flavours

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Corporate beverage manager and head mixologist, Passion F&B, Sherine John, tells us about his journey in the world of mixology. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in South India and ironically I started my hospitality journey in the kitchen as a trainee Chef. It was while working in the kitchen at

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

Company Profile: Quality Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Aiman Joudeh, managing director, Quality Kitchen on how to build the perfect, stress-free kitchen Tell us a little bit about Quality Kitchen. In October 2010, a few dedicated and experienced professionals teamed up and took the challenge to pioneer a project-oriented company, Quality Kitchen Equipment Trading LLC. Since then, having proved its excellence and flexibility,

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,

Out Of This World: Italian

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

From pizza and pasta to ravioli and risotto, Italian food is known for its flavour combined with the feeling of comfort. Here we take an in-depth look at the globally loved cuisine with three of the best Italian venues across the country. How popular is Italian cuisine in the Middle East? Luca Napoleone, sous chef,

GM Interview: A People Person

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

From being a part of Hyatt’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Council to being a recipient for  Hyatt’s 2017 Purpose Award, Fathi Khogaly, general manager, Grand Hyatt Dubai believes in putting people first. Here he tells Mahak Mannan about his priorities as a general manager and the secrets to a happy team. Tell us a little

EXCLUSIVE: Exploring Zabeel House By Jumeirah

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Oct 2018

With the rise in demand in the mid-market sector of the hospitality industry, Jumeirah group, on of the regions leading home-grown hospitality company launched a new brand, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, earlier this year. The first two properties under the brand recently opened in Al Seef and Mahak Mannan spoke to Alessandro Cabella, area general manager









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