The Ritz-Carlton introduces new logo

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2015

For the first time in 32 years The Ritz-Carlton has unveiled its newly designed brand logo  that will be implemented across all guest touch points over the next year. The move to clarify, simplify and amplify the luxury brand’s identity comes after a decade of brand evolution and has been created to purposefully maintain the

Cairo to require 10,000 keys by 2025

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2015

Cairo to require 10,000 keys by 2025  Over the next five to 10 years, Cairo can be expected to witness an average increase in demand of 7.5% for hospitality projects, resulting in a need to add 10,540 new keys to its hotel inventory by 2025. The data, released by Colliers in its Greater Cairo Real Estate

Dubai to introduce new food hygiene rules

by Dina Maaty | 15 Sep 2015

Dubai will establish an “effective foodborne disease surveillance” investigation system within the next 12 months, according to Dubai Municipality food safety specialist, Bobby Thulasi.

Turkey hotel construction high of 12,968 pipeline

by Dina Maaty | 15 Sep 2015

Hotel construction in Turkey is at an all-time high with 75 projects totalling 12,968 new rooms in the pipeline. The Hotel Show 2015 commissioned the report from TOPHOTELPROJECTS on the back of a 70% increase in interest from Turkish manufacturers looking to exhibit at the 16th annual event this year, taking place at Dubai World Trade

DTCM calls on Dubai F&B industry to join promotional efforts

by Dina Maaty | 15 Sep 2015

Out of Dubai’s total count of F&B establishments, 1,400 are still not utilising the marketing tools at their finger tips.   The figures were quoted by Debra Greenwood, director of the Dubai Food Festival, DTCM, during her keynote address at The Big F&B Forum. Focussing on the importance of Dubai’s F&B scene in the international

Meet the Sponsor: Innovative General Trading (IGT)

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2015

When asked why The Big F&B Forum was important to him, Vikas Malhotra, managing director of Innovative General Trading (IGT) says: “A platform of high calibre individuals motivates everyone to step out of their silos and encourages discussions on key challenges encountered by one and all in the foodservice industry.

Meet the Sponsor: Hoshizaki Gram Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2015

According to Hoshizak, a leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen and food service equipment, The Big Food and Beverage Forum allows for greater interaction and networking plus the added benefit of enhanced knowledge.

Millennium & Copthorne expands in Saudi Arabia by signing over 2,500 keys

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2015

Millenium & Copthorne Hotels, Middle East and Africa continues its expansion into Saudi Arabia by announcing the signing of four hotels in Madinah, including two Millennium hotels as well as a Studio M and Millennium Executive Apartments, the Group’s budget and serviced apartment brands.

Anantara Hotels and Resorts tackles obesity

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2015

Anantara Abu Dhabi has implemented its own Biggest Loser challenge for its team members to encourage better lifestyle habits, eating and challenges to essentially increase productivity. Area general manager, Wael Soueid, explained that the health and wellbeing of Anantara’s people is at the core of what makes them a preferred employer and that given the

Meet the Sponsor: Steelite International

by Dina Maaty | 12 Sep 2015

Steelite International, vice president MEAAP, Stuart Wilkinson, says that a lack of innovation and the blatant copying of ideas are the most pressing issues facing the F&B industry today.









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