hospitality

Royal Central Hotel The Palm Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

  The 5-star resort at The Palm features 207 rooms and suites where guests will have access to a private beaches while enjoying unhindered views of landmarks such as Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of central hotels, said, “We are very excited to announce the soft opening of the

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana welcomes new director of sales

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi has appointed Munawar Ali as the new director of sales. In this role, Ali will entail organising and directing all sales efforts towards achieving objectives and revenue goals for the property. He will be in charge of developing the core strategy and budgets while ensuring productivity and quality

Steigenberger Hotel Appoints Master Cake Artist

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

The property has announced the appointment of Nickola Dsouza, of Instagram’s suga_licioussdubai fame, who joins the team as cake stylist. Leaving behind a 11 year career in media, Dsouza is now following her passion of baking and cake decoration. “Her creativity and passion, coupled with her strong professional ethics and vision makes Nickola an indispensable member

Categories revealed: Leaders in F&B Awards 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

Following the success of the first two editions, The Leaders in F&B Awards, hosted by Hotel & Catering News Middle East, A BNC Publishing title, is back for its third year running. The event celebrates excellence and innovation in the region’s food and beverage industry, and is split into Restaurant and People categories. Keeping up

Opinion: Upsell your revenue

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jul 2018

George Farouk, director of rooms division at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort says staff need to be trained on the right way to upsell guest experience. Around this time of the year, hoteliers are occupied reviewing 2018 financial plans and building strategies to generate more revenue for the hotel.  Upselling is one of the strategies used

Meraas announces multiple projects in Hatta

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jul 2018

New development plans aimed at boosting tourism and positioning Hatta as Dubai’s nature and culture destination. Meraas has announced a series of major projects aimed at boosting the tourism sector in Hatta and advancing the social and economic development of the area. The move aligns with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al

Event preview: GulfHost 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jul 2018

Everything you need to know about the hospitality equipment sourcing expo. Following a triumphant launch in 2017, GulfHost is back for business from 30 October – 1 November 2018. Reflecting regional demand, the second edition of the Gulfood Hospitality and Food service Expo is doubling its sector coverage including dedicated zones for gelato and bakery and café and bar along with HoReCa. More than 2500 brands are revving up

GM Interview: Putting Aloft Palm Jumeirah on the map

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jul 2018

Donned in a denim jeans and blazer to blend in the semi-casual atmosphere at the recently opened Aloft, Palm Jumeirah, we spoke to general manager Max Wiegerinck on how the property is a game changer in Dubai’s hospitality market. Standing out from other properties under the same name, Aloft, Palm Jumeirah is giving a leisure

Kitchen by Mike Wins Best Airport Casual Dining Restaurant

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Jul 2018

Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) has won the global award for Best Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year with Kitchen by Mike at the Airport Food and Beverage Awards in Finland last week. ELR uses locally sourced produce with Mike McEnearney’s canteen style eatery in the newly transformed Sydney Airport T1 International City View Precinct.

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery makes new appointment

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Jul 2018

Francesco Pompilio has taken on the role of rooms division manager at the holistic wellbeing resort The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery has announced the appointment of Francesco Pompilio as its new rooms division manager. Pompilio has 16 years of hospitality experience in key tourist destinations having spent most of his years in the industry with









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