InterContinental Hotels & Resorts reveals multi-sensory experiences from around the globe

by Dina Maaty | 26 Feb 2020

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has revealed the most iconic sights, sounds, tastes, smells and sensations that travellers should experience in 2020 if they want to really get to know the city they are visiting. The first ever InterContinental ICons range from the smell of fresh bagels at a West Village shop in New York and

ME Dubai to open in March

by Dina Maaty | 26 Feb 2020

Designed by the world-renowned late architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, ME Dubai will open on March 1, and take residence in The Opus by Omniyat building, located in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district in Dubai. This is the first and last hotel where the Iraqi-British architect has designed both the exterior and interior of

Revealed: GM Conference 2020 panelists

by Dina Maaty | 26 Feb 2020

Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s GM Leaders Conference 2020 is set to take place on April 6, 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in association with GulfHost. To register, please click here. To view the full agenda, please click here. The GM Leaders Conference 2020 is expected to attract more than 200 general managers and hospitality professionals from

Marriott International gears up for third year of Saudi Arabia talent programme

by Dina Maaty | 26 Feb 2020

Marriott International recently celebrated its latest group of Tahseen graduates and announced the third iteration of the training programme, which aims to springboard local Saudi talent into leadership roles within the hospitality industry. This announcement follows the success of the Tahseen class of 2019 in KSA which saw 37 graduates – 33 Saudi nationals and

Dubai Food Festival launches today

by Dina Maaty | 26 Feb 2020

Dubai Food Festival 2020 starts today – February 26, and ends on March 14. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), the annual 18-day Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is now in its seventh year, and includes the Foodie Experiences Programme, Dubai Restaurant Week, the Etisalat Beach Canteen, Hidden Gems and brand-new to DFF 2020,

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA appoints Saudi Arabia managing director

by Dina Maaty | 25 Feb 2020

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has appointed Hamid Sidine as its managing director for Saudi Arabia. The industry professional, who has 30 years of regional and international experience, including leadership roles with global hospitality brands, will head up the company’s Riyadh office, responsible for achieving its recently announced goal of operating 25 hotels countrywide by

Five key source markets to drive an additional 1.4 million arrivals to UAE during Expo 2020: ATM

by Dina Maaty | 25 Feb 2020

An additional three million international visitors are expected to visit the UAE during Expo 2020, with arrivals from India, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, the UK and Pakistan driving this influx, according to the latest data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19-22, 2020.

Sunset Hospitality Group to open Black Tap in The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates

by Dina Maaty | 25 Feb 2020

Sunset Hospitality Group, an international hospitality investment and management company, now owns a minority share of the Black Tap brand, the famous American eatery known for its award-winning burgers and signature CrazyShake® milkshakes. Sunset Hospitality Group currently holds the rights for Black Tap in Europe and the Middle East. The recent investment will extend the

Radisson RED expands in the Middle East with Dubai Digital Park hotel

by Dina Maaty | 24 Feb 2020

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis, the latest property in the Group’s rapidly expanding portfolio across the Middle East. Located at Dubai Digital Park, Dubai’s first-ever smart city project built with the latest AI and IOT technologies, Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis brings RED’s forward-thinking style to the

Netsu at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira introduces kabuki-themed brunch

by Dina Maaty | 24 Feb 2020

Netsu at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai has introduced a Kabuki-themed brunch exclusively on Fridays from 12:30pm-4pm. The concept is inspired by the Kabuki characters, embodying the spirit, style and culture of Japan. The characters portray the dramatic emotions and energetic ambiance of the venue. This experience introduces a trendy edge to Netsu, one that allows

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