Dubai hotels

Hoteliers braced for challenging trading conditions

by Patrick Ryan | 02 May 2018

Hotel operators in the UAE are preparing themselves for a period of challenging trading conditions as Ramadan and the subsequent summer season become ever closer.

New director of sales for Copthorne Hotel Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Aug 2017

Copthorne Hotel Dubai has appointed Noushad Abdulrahim as director of sales. His career includes stints in South India at Taj Garden Retreat, Kerala and Casa Anjuna, Goa, before moving to the UAE in 2007. “Abdulrahim has worked his way up the ranks following his degree in hotel management at Kerala University which led to an

Media One has big Ideas for revenue management system

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

The Dubai-based hotel Media One has expanded its relationship with Ideas Revenue Solutions. The news means the hotel has cemented its relationship with the provider of revenue management software solutions and advisory services. Mark Lee, general manager of Media One said: “We’ve been using the Ideas Revenue Management System (RMS) with great success since 2010.

Feature: Panel discussion on housekeeping

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

Hotel News Middle East invited some of the region’s leading experts on housekeeping to take part in a special roundtable discussion at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates which was sponsored by Guest Supply. In attendance: Rana Deek Tawaj, executive housekeeper, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Deepu Kundra, executive housekeeper, Fairmont Ajman Sanju Samuel, director

Feature: Why I attend The Hotel Show Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

The Hotel Show Dubai – the largest and most comprehensive showcase of everything needed to build, develop or maintain a hotel or restaurant in the Middle East and Africa – is turning 18 this year. As we look forward to its 18th edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre in September, we catch up with

CATEGORIES: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact catering@bncpublishing.net  RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by

Emaar expands reach with GHS deal

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Aug 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has teamed up with Global Hospitality Services (GHS) to access its global network to expand its brand reach and customer base in key segments of the market. Global Hospitality Services will showcase Emaar Hospitality Group to leisure and corporate segments in key strategic markets underlining its service standards and lifestyle experiences. Olivier Harnisch,

New hotel manager for Wyndham Hotel Dubai Marina

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jul 2017

Agusti Calbet has been named as the new hotel manager for Wyndham Hotel Dubai Marina. Calbet has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including nine years at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, three years with Spanish chain BlueBay hotels and two years with Armada BlueBay Hotel. “My main goal is to develop

Feature: Secret designs of Gen Y girl

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jul 2017

Farah Halwani, PR and marketing executive Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront, reveals all to Hotel News Middle East What’s the best thing about your job? The best thing about my job is that it fits my personality; I get to be who I am and do what I love. Being creative and staying trendy, that

Feature: ‘Nothing is impossible’ for people person Krystel

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Jul 2017

Hotel News Middle East catches up with Krystel Irani, the newly appointed director of operations at Raffles Dubai Describe your first ever role in the hotel industry? I started my hotel career in the reservations department at Four Seasons Hotel Georges V Paris, followed by three months’ experience in the PR department. I feel incredibly









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