Take 10: Saudi on the Rise

by Staff writer | 06 Oct 2015

Rolf Lippuner, general manager, Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh lists why Saudi Arabia’s hospitality inventory is on the rise and it’s not just down to religious tourism.  Having worked his way up the career ladder to become the newly appointed general manager of the Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh Rolf Lippuner has been with the hotel chain

The future of hospitality

by Staff writer | 06 Oct 2015

Gerald Lawless, president and group CEO, Jumeirah Group weighs up the impending shortage of talent for the industry, life post Expo 2020 and Jumeirah’s ambitious plans to have 46 hotels in operation by 2020.  You have spent 18 years with Jumeirah and have extensive experience within the hospitality industry, what first attracted you to the

Four Seasons Riyadh appoints new hotel manager

by Staff writer | 01 Oct 2015

Tony Coveney has been appointed as the new hotel manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre. A Four Seasons veteran with two decades of hospitality experience, Coveney arrives in the Kingdom from Four Seasons Hotel Sydney where he spent two years as director of Rooms. After earning a hotel management degree in Ireland,

Grand Millennium Dubai Appoints Director of Revenue

by Staff writer | 08 Sep 2015

The Grand Millennium Dubai has appointed Hassan Dana as director of revenue to ensure a continued focus on revenue management and hotel profitability. Mr. Hassan will be monitoring demand trends, booking pace, and market trends, which will be translated into total hotel revenue management strategies to achieve revenue goals and increase the market share respectively.

Kempinski Mall of The Emirates welcomes new F&B Manager

by Staff writer | 07 Sep 2015

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has promoted Gabriele D’Amore from assistant F&B manager to F&B manager. Starting his career as a waiter in his home country, Italy, where he advanced to more senior roles over a period of seven years, Gabriele moved abroad in 1999, where he spent the next 12 years gaining international

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain appoints new DoS

by Staff writer | 07 Sep 2015

The award winning Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain has appointed a new director of sales to spearhead the continued growth of the hotel’s revenue. Rameez Shaikh, holds 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry with previous roles at two prominent Mövenpick hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He is well versed in corporate and

Kempinski’s Konstantin Zeuke moves to The Wave

by Staff writer | 01 Sep 2015

Konstantin Zeuke has been appointed GM of Kempinski’s newest addition to its portfolio in the region – Kempinski Hotel The Wave Muscat, Oman, due to open at the end of 2016. “Kempinski Hotel The Wave Muscat is an incredible opportunity to build our presence in Oman,” said Zeuke. “The hotel will be an extraordinary property

Jumeirah Emirates Towers announces two new appointments

by Staff writer | 18 Aug 2015

Jumeirah Emirates Towers has appointed Nadia Beaulieu as the new Director of Sales and Marketing and Ewart Wardhaugh as the Head Chef.

Firas Aboughalioun returns to Kempinski after eight years

by Staff writer | 18 Aug 2015

Having previously worked in various positions in different upscale hotels around the Middle East and Africa, Firas joins the Kempinski Hotel Ajman team with a strong hospitality background, bringing 20 years of experience with him.

Frédéric Savoye discusses FRHI’s plans to expand

by Staff writer | 07 Aug 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 the

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