School for Butlers looks to the Middle East

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Sep 2017

Vincent Vermeulen, principal of the Belgian-based School for Butlers was on at hand at The Hotel Show Dubai to tell us all about his company’s unique vision… What are you promoting at The Hotel Show Dubai? We are promoting the training services we offer. We offer training for hotels and private butlers in our school

Feature: Raising the bar for gym equipment

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Sep 2017

Industry experts explain how they stay ahead of the rest when it comes to gym equipment The panel: Nicole Bradley, assistant manager, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa Joao Batista Gonsalues, personal trainer, Fairmont Dubai Michele Moro, managing director, Technogym ME Daniel Morariu, director of recreation, The Retreat Palm Dubai Xavier Halbi, executive assistant manager, Radisson

REVEALED: Leaders in Hospitality 2017 winners

by Patrick Ryan | 18 May 2017

The winners of the  Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2017, presented by Rikan, were announced on Wednesday 17 May at a gala ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai. Sixteen winners took home awards including Leading New Hotel, Leading General Manager and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Praising the high standards set by this year’s winners, as well

Talent interview: Coming up trumps

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Apr 2017

After being told to change careers as an apprentice chef, Fernando Galbiati, executive chef, Trump International Golf Club explains how with persistence, hard work and passion he went on to achieve success. Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? Having grown up in the small town of Seregno near Lake Como, my roots

Eurocoffee joins as sponsor of GM Leaders Conference

by Patrick Ryan | 30 Mar 2017

The GM Leaders Conference, which is presented by Rikan, and is taking place on Wednesday 3 May at The W Dubai Al Habtoor City, is just over a month away and Hotel News Middle East is proud to announce that Eurocoffee, one of the region’s leading coffee distributors, has come on board as a key sponsor.

Marketplace: Bathroom suppliers

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Mar 2017

We speak to suppliers of bathrooms about how they are meeting the demands from the latest trends in the sector. Meet the panel: Mark Twitchell, director of international specific sales, Vado Rachael Towl, regional sales manager, ME Guest Supply Sophay Young, senior project designs consultant, Sanipex What is your best selling product? Mark: Currently our

Third Vendor Show another success for Chef Middle East

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Mar 2017

Chef Middle East’s Vendor Show offered a day of live cooking demonstrations and tasting sessions giving F&B professionals the opportunity to network and find out more about Chef Middle East’s products and brands. Chef Middle East hosted the third edition of its highly successful Vendor Show on Tuesday 21 February at Prego’s restaurant in Media

Bord Bia promotes Irish produce on UAE Trade Mission

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Mar 2017

The Irish Food Board, Bord Bia, hosted a Trade Mission to the UAE during Gulfood 2017, promoting Irish produce in the region. The agency hosted two events with Michael Creed, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Tara McCarty, CEO Bord Bia in attendance. The first event took place on 1 March at

SUPPLIER FOCUS: United by uniform

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Dec 2016

Uniforms in hotels can often become the reflection of a brand, speaking volumes about the hotel’s identity and perceived image. This month Hotel News ME hears from a group of leading uniform suppliers on why uniforms help set the tone and create a feeling of equality and a sense of belonging amongst employees. Uniforms reveal

Silentnight to showcase new spring-units at Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Nov 2016

Beds and bedding manufacturer, Silentnight UAE LLC has joined the sponsor lineup for this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference taking place on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai where they will exhibit some of their leading products.  Matthew Go, contract sales manager discusses the company’s involvement in the conference. Why is it important for

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