Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche appoints new EAM

by Sophia Soltani | 07 Feb 2016

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche hotel has appointed Mehdi Hanayen as the new executive assistant manager for the property. In his new role, Hanayen will be responsible for hotel operations, namely rooms departments, front office, housekeeping, F&B, events, spa, security and the engineering departments where he will also assist the general manager as well as department

Starwood Hotels & Resorts reveal new management team for Al Habtoor City properties

by Staff writer | 27 Oct 2015

  Starwood Hotels & Resorts has introduce the management team of its three luxury hotels: St. Regis which will boast 234 rooms, the UAE’s first W hotel with 356 rooms and the largest Westin comprising of 1004 rooms with all  hotels operating in the Middle East in Al Habtoor City.   The three hotels, collectively

5 minutes with…INTEREL

by Staff writer | 22 Oct 2015

5 minutes with… Petvin Fernandes, Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, INTEREL  Can you tell us a little bit about the company and its history?   Based in Dubai with R&D and manufacturing facilities in Italy, INTEREL is the fastest growing manufacturer of integrated room technologies and energy conservation systems in the luxury

5 minutes with The SANIPEX Group

by Staff writer | 21 Oct 2015

Can you tell us a little bit about the company and its history?  BAGNODESIGN, a member of the SANIPEX GROUP is a market-leading supplier of quality bathrooms, tiles and plumbing materials. Our SANIPEX Project division is the premier choice for industry professionals working on a variety of projects including landmark hotels, iconic buildings, major institutional

Ritz-Carlton, Dubai welcomes Richard Collins as new GM at luxury property

by Staff writer | 20 Oct 2015

 Richard Collins has been appointed as the new general manager of the Ritz-Carlton located on JBR Dubai. Collins takes the helm of the iconic property, comprising 294 rooms and suites, with immediate effect, bringing with him extensive resort and international operations experience from Ireland, the UK, USA and Switzerland. Collins joins The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, with

Launching a new concept into the market

by Staff writer | 15 Oct 2015

Naim Maadad, CEO, Gates Hospitality covers some of the top tips for a successful launch in the F&B industry. As is in the case of any new venture being launched in the market, any food and beverage concept needs to be unique, offer great value for money, and needs to offer culinary innovation and creativity,

How technology has transformed hospitality

by Staff writer | 14 Oct 2015

Mark Willis, area vice president, Middle East and Turkey, Rezidor Hotel Group discusses how the Internet has altered consumer behaviour.  Imagine yourself on a business trip, winding down in a hotel room. You turn on your laptop, tablet or smartphone to catch-up on your emails, contact your family or watch the latest episode of your favourite

Housekeeping Networking going Global

by Staff writer | 12 Oct 2015

Chairperson of the UAE Professional Housekeeper’s Group, Tatjana Ahmed, writes about her recent collaborations with Housekeeping Associations in London and Mumbai and the impact on good housekeeping on good hospitality.  The hospitality and travel industry could not have become what it is today without the extremely high standards and versatility of hotel accommodation it has

Frédéric Savoye outlines FRHI’s expansion plans

by Staff writer | 07 Oct 2015

Frédéric Savoye, who recently joined FRHI as vice president sales & marketing, MEA & India, outlines how the group will carve out a niche with its three distinct brands as it rapidly expands its regional presence.   FRHI is just one of many hotel groups significantly increasing its portfolio region wide by the end of

Alison Grinnell, PwC Middle East Hotels Leader confirmed as keynote speaker for Hotel News ME’s Procurement Conference

by Staff writer | 07 Oct 2015

Alison Grinnell, PwC Middle East Hotels Leader has been announced as the keynote speaker for Hotel News ME’s Procurement Conference on 19 October at Grosvenor House, Dubai.  Grinnell will be addressing an audience of over 100 procurement professionals including hospitality procurement and purchasing directors and managers at the half day event. Grinnell is the  Middle

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