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Dubai Tourism launches Hotel Emission Analysis Report

by Dina Maaty | 25 Jun 2019

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) will provide Dubai hotels with an individual Hotel Emission Analysis Report outlining each establishment’s emission performance in comparison to other properties. The Department will use results from the Carbon Calculator software to provide hotels with recommendations for improvement by referring them to the ‘12 Steps Towards

HORECA Trade to resume operations as ‘Bidfood’

by Dina Maaty | 25 Jun 2019

Foodservice distributor HORECA Trade has announced that it will resume operations under the Bidfood name starting July 2019. HORECA Trade’s rebranding, to be implemented effective Monday July 1, is part of a regional venture to expand the brand’s network by operating under the Bidfood umbrella. The brand will be modifying its identity through a new

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas hosts Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group

by Dina Maaty | 25 Jun 2019

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) have discussed environmental solutions, the benefits of sustainable development and more in a meeting at the five-star property. The hotel has been selected based on its involvement with various local and international environmental organisations as well as its initiative Rotana Earth, the global corporate

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2019

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Joseph Murphy as their executive chef. Joseph brings close to 20 years of international experience in the luxury hospitality industry, embarking on his career at the Sheraton Grand London, Park Lane in 2001. “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Chef Joseph to the team. He joins us at

Pierchic to continue offering sustainable menu items throughout summer

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2019

Jumeirah Al Qasr’s Pierchic has extended its sustainable menu and a la carte food offerings’ availability for the summer season. Available daily for lunch and dinner, the specially curated set menu offers five courses and uses only homegrown and ethically sourced ingredients, emphasising Pierchic’s ethos of sustainability. The new menu reinforces Pierchic’s focus on sustainability

Hilton appoints cluster general manager for four properties in Ras Al Khaimah

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2019

Hilton has appointed Nader Halim as cluster general manager for four of its properties in Ras Al Khaimah. Halim will be managing DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, as well as DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Corniche Hotel & Residences and Hampton By Hilton Al

Marriott International named Official Lodging Partner for Coca-Cola Arena

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2019

Marriott International and Coca-Cola Arena have announced a strategic partnership where the chain has been named Official Lodging and Lodging Loyalty Partner of the venue. The announcement is part of a global partnership with AEG Venues & Festivals Worldwide. The five-year partnership will provide members of the company’s newly unveiled travel programme Marriott Bonvoy with exclusive access

The UAE’s first Waldorf Astoria city hotel gears up for opening

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jun 2019

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a 275-room property, is getting ready for a summer 2019 opening. The first Waldorf Astoria city hotel to open in the UAE comprises of 201 guest rooms, 46 suites and 28 residential apartments, and features views of the Dubai skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. Evoking an

Meydan One, SMEDistrict launch joint F&B start-up programme

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jun 2019

Lifestyle and retail destination Meydan One has announced a partnership with SMEDistrict, the Dubai-based incubation platform, aiming to bring to life a comprehensive start-up development programme focused on the retail and F&B sectors. The initiative aligns with Meydan One’s strategic priority to offer opportunities for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in F&B to establish and grow their brands.

GFH and H Hospitality sign to operate Harbour Row Hotel and Residences in Bahrain

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jun 2019

GFH Financial Group has signed an Operation Agreement with H Hotels & Resorts Management (H Hotels) for the exclusive, 5-star hotel and residences at the landmark Harbour Row waterfront project located in the heart of Manama, which are currently under development. The hotel and residences will boast a host of world-class facilities including stylish restaurants,









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