Reform Social & Grill to deliver Easter feast and kids’ crafts

by Dina Maaty | 06 Apr 2020

Reform Social & Grill will be delivering an Easter basket, which includes includes cross buns with a homemade sugar-free jam, a selection of cold cuts, Reform chutneys and traditional lamb, chicken or beef roast, complete with seasonal trimmings.  Parents can also order an egg-painting kit, Easter slime and/or an Easter craft bag. Orders must be

Ascott chief takes on additional role as CapitaLand’s lodging CEO

by Dina Maaty | 06 Apr 2020

CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand), one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, has announced the appointment of Kevin Goh as its new chief executive officer, Lodging. In this new role, according to the group, Goh will oversee CapitaLand Group’s lodging business. Lodging is one of the three pillars of the Group’s strategic businesses for sustainable growth,

Chef Middle East celebrates 25th anniversary

by Dina Maaty | 06 Apr 2020

Chef Middle East is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a major entity in the foodservice industry, importing and distributing foods and beverages from around the world to the hospitality, dining and catering industries in the Middle East Founded in Dubai as an offshoot of a family-owned, Middle East-based fine food and restaurant empire in 1995,

Indian packaging manufacturer inks agreement to build Abu Dhabi factory

by Dina Maaty | 06 Apr 2020

Shrinath Flexipack Pvt Ltd, an India-based manufacturer of plastic packaging materials, has finalised an agreement to build its first factory in the Middle East at KIZAD. The investment of AED 55 million ($15 million) will allow the Hyderabad plastics player to set up on a greenfield site within KIZAD’s Polymers Park. The new facility will

The Duck Hook to offer in-home dining Easter roast

by Dina Maaty | 06 Apr 2020

The Duck Hook a gastropub located in Dubai Hills Golf Club, is covering a self-isolating Dubai for Easter with new delivery options on its ‘roast with the most’ feasts. Aligning with the UAE’s message to #stayhome, The Duck Hook’s Easter roasts arrive par-cooked. Only available via delivery between April 7-12, roast options include Roast Beef

I urge operators to act responsibly: Abu Dhabi National Hotels CEO

by Dina Maaty | 05 Apr 2020

Khalid Anib, chief executive officer at Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) has released a statement addressing the industry amid the global coronavirus battle. Giant hotel groups operate in different countries, some with strong social security systems while others offering weak or totally inexistent support, leaving employees at risk when forced out of work, Anib started

Accor launches €70 million fund to support employees

by Dina Maaty | 05 Apr 2020

Accor Group has announced post-crisis recovery measures amid the global battle against the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on hospitality worldwide. After consulting with the Group’s main shareholders, JinJiang International, Qatar Investment Authority, Kingdom Holding Company and Harris Associates, Accor has decided to allocate 25% of the planned dividend (€70m) to the launch of the “ALL

Coronavirus drives shift to e-commerce in Saudi Arabia: Oxford Business Group

by Dina Maaty | 05 Apr 2020

Restrictions on movement and trade as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a significant shift in consumer behavior in Saudi Arabia, with locals increasingly turning to digital channels, says Oxford Business Group (OBG). Worldwide, cases of COVID-19 have risen to 859,000 and 42,000 deaths have been attributed to the virus as of

OYO founder to forgo salary as leadership team takes pay cuts due to coronavirus constraints

by Dina Maaty | 05 Apr 2020

Ritesh Agarwal, founder and group CEO of OYO Hotels & Homes, has announced he would forgo 100% of his salary for the rest of the year. The company’s entire executive leadership team has taken a voluntary pay cut starting at 25%, with many opting for an additional uncapped amount, and some going up to 50%

Emirates announces first passenger flights post suspension

by Dina Maaty | 05 Apr 2020

Emirates has received approvals to carry passengers on certain flights. Effective Monday, April 6 initial flights will commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich, with four flights a week to London Heathrow, and three flights a week to the other cities. Operating from Dubai International airport Terminal 2 until further notice,









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