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Rotana President & CEO to step down

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Oct 2018

Omer Kaddouri will continue to steer the management company until the end of 2018, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition to new leadership. Rotana, the regional hotel management company has announced that its current President and CEO, Omer Kaddouri, will be stepping down from the role at the end of 2018. Omer Kaddouri assumed the

Eggspectation expands to Sharjah

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Oct 2018

Canadian restaurant-café, Eggspectation, has opened its door in Matajer Mall, Sharjah, to bring a wide variety of delicacies from its hometown Montreal. Located in Matajer Al Juraina Sharjah, the Eggspectation venue has a capacity for over 100 people, with nearly 3,000sqm indoor and 1,000sqm outdoor. Staying true to its Canadian heritage, the modern contemporary artworks

Hyatt Acquires Two Roads Hospitality

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Oct 2018

The addition of Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Thompson, and tommie brands to the Hyatt portfolio will strengthen Hyatt’s lifestyle and well-being offerings for high-end travellers worldwide. Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality, an international lifestyle hotel management company with a collection of distinctive brands, properties and a robust development

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

Rixos Hotels Announces Fourth UAE Opening

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Oct 2018

Turkish-grown hospitality brand Rixos Hotels is set to open the first all-inclusive, all-exclusive resort in Abu Dhabi. Opening its doors on 15 October 2018, Rixos Saadiyat Island invites guests to experience luxury in an opulent setting inspired by the palaces of the Ottoman Empire, with dazzling interiors reflecting gemstone shades of green, blue, and turquoise throughout. With panoramic views overlooking a

The Revenue Optimisation Conference Comes To Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Oct 2018

For the first time ever, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will host its Revenue Optimisation Conference (ROC) in Dubai. As one of five ROCs held in international locations this year, Dubai’s conference will convene hotel revenue executives for education, collaboration, and innovation at Madinat Jumeirah on December 4, 2018. “The Middle East

Personalised matchmaking at Gulfhost 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Oct 2018

Autumn Food Series Meetings Programme will create efficient networking by pairing exhibitors with visitors  Exhibitors and visitors to GulfHost and the Autumn Food Shows 2018 will be able to create personalised partnerships and efficient networks with the launch of a matchmaking platform, created by show organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC.) The Autumn Food Series Meeting

VIDEO: Mousses Etoiles targets Middle East Projects

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Oct 2018

Melani Grizou, export and sales, Mousses Etoiles on outdoor furniture. “We are a French company manufacturing outdoor furniture. What we offer is a very high-quality product and our main range includes umbrellas, sun-beds, mattresses and cushions, everything needed for outdoor arrangements,” she said. “We believe the Hotel Show was a good opportunity for us to

VIDEO: Flying Minibar At The Hotel Show

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Oct 2018

Marco Buoso, business unit manager, Hospitality & Cruise Ships, Indel B on their latest products. One of the most interesting products we have is the flying bar. This is something slightly different from the traditional minibars at hotels. It is the thinnest compressor minibar in the world and is the first of its kind to

VIDEO: Personalised design with HP

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Oct 2018

Ernest Azzam, regional business manager, Large Format Printing, HP, Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa on customising experiences through design. “We are showcasing different applications that designers and hotels can use for anything that has to do with décor but printed. They can be customised according to the room and design to making the room look









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