Whissle Gourmet partners Avjet Routing

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

Whissle Gourmet has signed a strategic partnership, as a preferred supplier to Flight Support Agency Avjet Routing to provide cuisine to Avjet Routing’s UAE clients.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts ink deal in Islamabad

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in Pakistan after inking a landmark deal with PAK Gulf Construction Company (PVT.) Ltd to manage a new upscale property in Islamabad. The agreement to operate Mövenpick Hotel Centaurus Islamabad marks the Swiss hospitality company’s first property in Pakistan’s dynamic capital, has been facilitated by Middle East

Chili House marks 30 years with expansion plans

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

To celebrate its 30th anniversary this month, Jordan’s Chili House has announced plans to expand in 2016, with its first restaurants in Dubai – UAE, Kuwait City – Kuwait, and Misratah – Libya. Current negotiations are also under way for Egypt and Algeria.

Jumeirah Group to offer Emirates Skywards members 25% discount on hotel rates

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

The Jumeirah Group has launched an exclusive offer providing Emirates Skywards members 25% off the Jumeirah Flavours rate at participating Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in Dubai. In addition, guests can take advantage of daily complimentary breakfast and an invitation to dine at over 50 participating restaurants with complimentary lunch or dinner every day of the

ONYX Hospitality Group announces first hotel in Vietnam

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

Thai-based international hotel company ONYX Hospitality Group has announced its entry into Vietnam, with the signing of a partnership agreement with HB Group to manage OZO Hoi An, a 364-room beachfront resort in c area. The hotel is scheduled to open in late 2016. Part of a master development consisting of a retail complex, dining and

Oberoi Group signs two new management contracts for luxury properties in Qatar

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

The Oberoi Group has entered into management contracts for two new luxury properties in Qatar with a 250 key luxury hotel being developed in the West Bay area of Doha and a 148 key luxury serviced apartment building located in Lusail, Doha.  The planning of both  projects is well under way and construction will commence early next

Procurement Manager Jumeirah at Etihad Towers to speak on first panel at Hotel News ME Procurement Conference

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

Radha K. Valiathan, Procurement Manager Jumeirah at Etihad Towers will be speaking at this year’s Hotel News ME Procurement Conference on 19, October 2015 at Grosvenor House Dubai.  Valiathan will join four other panelists on the first panel session of the day, titled: Business as usual?  There he will be debating the potential impact on supply and demand for hotel

Hotel News ME’s Procurement Conference: Update

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

Hotel News Middle East is set to host its inaugural Procurement Conference on 19, October 2015 at Grosvenor House Dubai.  The industry event is due to bring together over procurement professionals, purchasing managers and directors from across the MENA region to discuss evolving procurement practices new opportunities and how technological advancements are working towards fully

Housekeeping Networking going Global

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

Chairperson of the UAE Professional Housekeeper’s Group, Tatjana Ahmed, writes about her recent collaborations with Housekeeping Associations in London and Mumbai and the impact on good housekeeping on good hospitality.  The hospitality and travel industry could not have become what it is today without the extremely high standards and versatility of hotel accommodation it has

Destination Report: Oman

by Dina Maaty | 08 Oct 2015

The Sultanate of Oman is rolling out a number of substantial tourism infrastructure developments worth billions, presenting strong growth opportunities for the destination’s hotel industry.  Muscat International Airport: Phase one of the airport’s expansion will boost capacity to 12 million passengers annually, increasing four-fold to 48 million when phase three is completed. Enhancements include a









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