Frédéric Savoye outlines FRHI’s expansion plans

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2015

Frédéric Savoye, who recently joined FRHI as vice president sales & marketing, MEA & India, outlines how the group will carve out a niche with its three distinct brands as it rapidly expands its regional presence.   FRHI is just one of many hotel groups significantly increasing its portfolio region wide by the end of

Alison Grinnell, PwC Middle East Hotels Leader confirmed as keynote speaker for Hotel News ME’s Procurement Conference

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2015

Alison Grinnell, PwC Middle East Hotels Leader has been announced as the keynote speaker for Hotel News ME’s Procurement Conference on 19 October at Grosvenor House, Dubai.  Grinnell will be addressing an audience of over 100 procurement professionals including hospitality procurement and purchasing directors and managers at the half day event. Grinnell is the  Middle

Sun & Shades set to exhibit at this year’s Hotel News ME Procurement Conference

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2015

Premium outdoor furniture supplier Sun and Shades has revealed plans to support, and exhibit at Hotel News ME’s upcoming Procurement Conference on 19 October at Grosvenor House, Dubai.  Five minutes with: Roland Corko, sales director, Sun and Shades Why is it important for you to be a sponsor of this event? We want to build

Indian celebrity chef to relaunch Patiala

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2015

Souq Al Bahar-based Indian restaurant, Patiala, is set to be re-launched with the expertise of world-renowned Indian celebrity chef, Kunal Kapur.

First licensed eatery opens on Dubai Marina Promenade

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2015

Today marks the opening of Bistro Des Arts, a traditional French Bistro and the first licensed eatery on the Dubai Marina Promenade.

Pinnacle Launches Classic Burger Joint in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2015

  Pinnacle Restaurant and Catering Management Company has franchised the Classic Burger Joint business model and imported it to the UAE’s dining scene.

Take 10: Saudi on the Rise

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2015

Rolf Lippuner, general manager, Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh lists why Saudi Arabia’s hospitality inventory is on the rise and it’s not just down to religious tourism.  Having worked his way up the career ladder to become the newly appointed general manager of the Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh Rolf Lippuner has been with the hotel chain

The future of hospitality

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2015

Gerald Lawless, president and group CEO, Jumeirah Group weighs up the impending shortage of talent for the industry, life post Expo 2020 and Jumeirah’s ambitious plans to have 46 hotels in operation by 2020.  You have spent 18 years with Jumeirah and have extensive experience within the hospitality industry, what first attracted you to the

Chain Focus: FRHI Hotels & Resorts

by Dina Maaty | 05 Oct 2015

Hotel News ME looks at the luxury hotel group’s plans to double its MEA & India portfolio across all three of its brands over the next five years  GROUP OVERVIEW Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) is one of the world’s leading luxury hotel management companies and operates properties globally under

Iran: The Final Frontier

by Dina Maaty | 05 Oct 2015

Taking a look at the challenges and opportunities emerging in the region’s most promising hotel market.  September 15, 2015 heralded a new era for Iran’s dormant hotel industry.  International hospitality giant AccorHotels officially signed its two inaugural properties in Tehran with owning firm Aria Ziggurat Tourism Development Company. When Novotel IKIA and ibis IKIA open their









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