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Mrad El Khoury named Cluster General Manager of Grand Millennium Dubai and Grand Millennium Business Bay

by Staff Writer | 18 Apr 2019

Grand Millennium Dubai and Grand Millennium Business Bay has named Mrad El Khoury as the new Cluster General Manager of the two 5-star properties in Barsha Heights and in Business Bay. El Khoury joins the hotels with a wealth of experience in the Middle East hospitality sector having previously held several positions within international and

Sami Ounalli puts on his Resort Manager hat at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

by Staff Writer | 18 Apr 2019

. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is pleased to welcome Sami Ounalli as new Resort Manager. The passionate Tunisian hotelier gained his in-depth tourism, hospitality and leadership experience over the last 20 years at hotels and travel agencies throughout the Middle East and Africa. Sami began his career by managing sales and marketing

Emirates marks significant fleet renewal milestones

by Staff Writer | 17 Apr 2019

Emirates is committed to offering its customers an unparalleled onboard experience and maintaining the highest standards of safety and efficiency with a modern all wide-body aircraft fleet. Reconfiguration of Boeing 777-200LR fleet In April 2019, the airline completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Emirates invested USD $150 million in converting the 10

Emirates Aviation University announces coveted internship programme with Emirates Group at GETEX 2019

by Staff Writer | 17 Apr 2019

Emirates Aviation University, will return to the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) as a key participant from 17 to 19 April 2019. The exhibition will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai. .   Amongst the range of student offerings that the University will showcase at the event, is

Olivier Harnisch Steps Down As CEO Of Emaar Hospitality

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Apr 2019

The CEO will step down to ‘pursue new interests.’ Olivier Harnisch, the CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group will be stepping down from his role. The timeline of his departure is still unknown. Harnisch has been with the company for over two years and Chris Newman, COO, Emaar Hospitality Group, will now look after business operations.

New GM At Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Apr 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira has announced the appointment of its new general manager, Georges El Hachem. El Hachem holds a degree in Hospitality Management and started his journey with the IHG brand when he joined Phoenicia InterContinental Beirut in April 2002 trying himself in various roles of food & beverage, housekeeping, reservations, and sales departments. El Hachem

A New Spanish Restaurant Is Opening At Le Meridien Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2019

The new restaurant will bring the famous culinary tradition of Tapas to Dubai. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is all geared up to introduce a new dining spot, Bebemos, this month. Steering clear from Spanish clichés of bullfighting, flamenco, and castanets, the hotel is bringing Spain’s tradition of Tapa and authentic Spanish cuisine

IHG Signs Two Holiday Inn Properties In Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two franchise agreements including Holiday Inn Madinah King Abdulaziz Road with Loulouat Al Madinah Hospitality and Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Hamra with Al Hokair Group. The agreements were signed and announced at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2019 in Ras Al Khaimah. The signings consolidate IHG’s strategy to expand its

Meet The Judges: Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2019

The Leaders in Hospitality Awards, BNC Publishing’s annual award ceremony for the hospitality industry is back for its fifth year running and promises to be a night to remember with a total of 29 categories to be awarded on the night. This year’s winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at Sofitel, The Palm

Hilton To Open 100 Hotels Across Middle East and North Africa

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2019

With its rapidly developing pipeline in the Middle East and North Africa, Hilton expects to open almost 100 hotels in the region in the next five years. This will be mainly in markets such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco, and Egypt, equating to a $9 billion investment by Hilton’s development partners, including









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