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Onwards And Upwards

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jan 2019

26-year-old Deanna Naidoo recently took the reins at Table 9, Hilton Dubai Creek as senior chef de partie and acting head chef. We caught up with the South African chef on her journey in the hospitality industry. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I started my career at Capsicum Culinary Studio in Pretoria, South

New CCO at AccorHotels

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Nov 2018

AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Yigit Sezgin as its new chief commercial officer, Middle East & Africa. Based in Dubai, Sezgin will oversee all commercial disciplines for the region, including dedicated sales support, digital marketing, brand marketing, communications, loyalty, partnerships, business intelligence, and revenue management. One of his main priorities will be to lead

Radisson Uplifts Vulnerable Youth

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Nov 2018

Radisson Hotel Group has launched their regional campaign with SOS Children’s Villages International, Gulf Area Office to support vulnerable children in the Middle East and North Africa. The regional launch follows the announcement made earlier this year of the global partnership between Radisson Hotel Group and SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest not-for-profit organisation dedicated to building

New Hotel Manager at Hilton Dubai The Walk

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Nov 2018

Hilton Dubai The Walk has announced the appointment of Gisele Clark as the hotel manager at the property. Clark will be joining the hotel with over 20 years of experience in hospitality leadership, which includes managing and motivating teams to ensure they achieve high-quality results. An experienced hotelier, Clark has a proven track record of

AccorHotels Announces Two New Chief Operating Officers

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Nov 2018

Sami Nasser and Marc Descrozaille appointed as chief operating officers Both will be based out of AccorHotels’ Dubai regional office and will report directly to Mark Willis who was recently appointed as the chief executive officer of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa. Commenting on the appointments, Mark Willis said: “Both Sami and Marc have demonstrated a

New Director Of Operations at Radisson Blu

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Oct 2018

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed Tim Reynolds as director of hotel operations. With his extensive knowledge of the market and over 12 years of experience in the hotel sector, Reynolds will oversee the entire hotel’s operation, working with the relevant departments to drive top line revenue, guest satisfaction, and employee engagement. Before

Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Makes A New Appointment

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Oct 2018

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi has announced the appointment of Bhavesh Rawal as director of off-site business development, a position dedicated to overseeing the hotel’s new outside catering division in Dubai. A well-known hospitality leader and expert in the field, Rawal has led catering divisions for some of the UAE’s largest concerts and events. He

New Director of F&B at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Oct 2018

Shannon Stickells joins Southern Sun Abu Dhabi as the new food & beverage director from Abu Dhabi National Hotels. Utilising over 20 years of specialist experience from leading hotels across globe including Australia, USA, Asia and international cruise ship, Stickells will be responsible for the operations of the hotel’s six F&B outlets including The Foundry

Hyatt Hotels To Hire 10,000 Opportunity Youth BY 2025

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Oct 2018

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global program designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to hiring 10,000 opportunity youth who are people aged 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor

TIME Hotels appoints new executive chef

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Oct 2018

TIME Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, has enhanced its culinary offerings with the appointment of a new executive chef and the opening of two new F&B outlets, Pranzo and Mugs & Munch. Hailing from South Florida in the USA, chef Adam Schorr joins TIME Oak Hotel & Suites with over 20 years









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