Radisson Hotel Group remains optimistic as it looks towards the future, CEO says

by Dina Maaty | 29 Oct 2020

Globally, the hospitality sector has faced challenging times due to Covid-19, which has resulted in reduced travel demand and booking cancellations. Moving forward, there will continue to be changes to the hospitality and travel sectors as consumers adapt and review their travel plans, experts said at the Future of Hospitality Summit. Hospitality industry leaders and

Future Hospitality Summit comes to a close after two-day hybrid virtual conference

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

Future Hospitality Summit, the hybrid virtual conference developed to explore big ideas and tackle the challenges facing the hospitality industry – finished up the second and final day of its 3-pillar programme yesterday, which included live stage sessions, networking, and roundtable discussions. Organised by the Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia and G20 Saudi Secretariat, as part

Rove Hotels unveils property as the only on-site hotel at Expo 2020 Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

Rove Hotels has announced that Rove Expo 2020 will be the only on-site hotel at the Dubai mega-event, which will be taking place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.  The announcement of Rove Expo 2020 was made by Ahmad Thani Rashed Al Matrooshi, Board Director of Rove Hotels LLC, and Marjan Faraidooni, Chief  Pavilions

Hakkasan’s Ling Ling restaurant to open at Atlantis The Royal in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group, in partnership with Atlantis, Dubai, announced plans to open a third Ling Ling restaurant at Atlantis, The Royal in Dubai. Currently, Ling Ling boasts two international locations in Oslo and Marrakesh, with a fourth location slated to open in Mexico City in 2021. The Ling Ling concept emerged in the

Emirates Palace appoints director of food and beverage

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

Emirates Palace has appointed Tom Kooij as the new director of food and beverage. With over 12 years of experience in the Food & Beverage scene, Kooij was the Food and Beverage Manager at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. In 2016, he was first appointed as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager – Projects the

Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk opens its doors

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk has opened its doors. “This is a very exciting opening for us in the region as, aside from it being the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East & Africa, it is also set to become a landmark in the city, showcasing exquisite service combined with an iconic design and architecture.

Two Turkish Dubai restaurants to launch monthly street market pop-ups

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

Two of Dubai’s Turkish restaurants, Babaji and Butcha, have teamed up to launch monthly street market pop-ups, namely ‘How Bazaar’, at City Walk. Kicking off on October 29, and running through to October 31, the first of the monthly series will showcase the culture, tradition, and history of the transcontinental nation. Open daily between 12:30pm

Project Provocateur dinner show launches at Taikun

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

Project Provocateur, a new interactive dinner show, has launched at Taikun. Now taking place every Friday from 8pm till late, the show promises risqué performances by dancers, singers and varied musical artists throughout the night. While the audience is taken on an exciting journey as the venue envelops them with energetic lighting and sound effects,

Dubai Airports CEO: ‘All steps in place for a travel corridor with London’

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

In an interview with John Defterios, Paul Griffiths, chief executive officer of Dubai Airports, tells CNN that the steps are in place to establish a travel corridor with London. Griffiths also outlines the rapid testing and quarantine requirements to help the airline industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, telling Defterios that the current quarantine guidelines are

FreshToHome raises $121 million to expand in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and India

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2020

FreshToHome, a fully integrated online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce, raised $121 million in Series C funding led by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) – the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai. Investcorp, Ascent Capital, DFC, the Allana Group, and other investors, and Iron Pillar, the lead investor from Series B,

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