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The Meat Co set to get a new look this summer

by Mahak Mannan | 24 May 2018

The venue in Souk Al Bahar will relaunch in September 2018, following a temporary closure in the summer, with a new logo, upgraded venue and a new menu. It is the first outlet from the South African steakhouse brand to undergo the renovation, which will last for around 120 days. A pioneer in the dining

Lowest April occupancy in Makkah since 2010

by Patrick Ryan | 24 May 2018

Makkah experienced its lowest occupancy level during the month of April since 2010, according to figures that have been released by industry analysts STR. “STR analysts note that the absolute occupancy level was the lowest for an April since 2010, while absolute ADR was the lowest for the month since 2007,” said a spokesperson for

Announcing the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018 Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 23 May 2018

Hotel News Middle East is proud to present the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018 Saudi Arabia.

New director of marketing for Kempinski Mall of the Emirates

by Patrick Ryan | 23 May 2018

Kempinski Mall of the Emirates has appointed Bianca Cartin to the position of director of marketing. With over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Cartin has worked with prestigious hotel brands and brings her extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry to her new role as director of marketing at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates.

New cluster manager for Mövenpick in Jordan

by Patrick Ryan | 23 May 2018

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay and Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba in Jordan have a new cluster manager…

Three new venues have opened at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

The new property is set to enhance the islands dining scene with the opening of Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar and Hamilton’s Gastropub. Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, a two-storey venue serves the finest grills from land and sea, al fresco with the open air rooftop lounge set to open for

VIDEO: Inside the GCC’s first indoor vertical farm

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

A glimpse into Badia Farms, supplying locally grown produce to commercial kitchens the day it is harvested.  

Hili Rayhaan by Rotana appoints new general manager

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

In his new role, Ibrahim Addam will oversee the provision of first-class hospitality at Rotana’s most recent luxury property in Al Ain. Managing the day-to-day running of Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Ibrahim’s extensive scope of responsibilities cover all aspects of the hotel’s general operations, including recruitment, procurement, strategy and owner relationship for the 254-room property.

Renowned French pastry chef hosts cream masterclass

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

French pastry chef Nicolas Bacheyre, executive pastry chef at Un Dimanche à Paris, a French chocolate shop, pâtisserie, restaurant, lounge and chocolate salon, recently held a workshop for select chefs at an event hosted by the European Union and the Centre National Interprofessionel de l’Economie Laitière (CNIEL). Taking place at Carine, Emirates Golf Club, Bacheyre

Le Méridien Dubai makes new appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 20 May 2018

Carlo Javakhia will take over the role of executive assistant manager- food & beverage, bringing over 20 years of experience from Europe and the Middle East. “We have been successful for many years but with the evolving hospitality trends, now is the time to take it to the next level. The new team at Le









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