New GM Joins Vida Downtown

by Mahak Mannan | 31 Mar 2019

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed Nicolas Chammaa, as the general manager of Vida Downtown. Overseeing all aspects of the hotel, Chammaa will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and in driving the hotel’s strategic growth. He has almost two decades of experience in the hotel business

HORECA Trade Secures Distribution Rights for FlavOil

by Mahak Mannan | 31 Mar 2019

HORECA Trade, a Bidfood Group company, the multi-channel foodservice provider of international F&B brands has signed a new exclusive distribution agreement with London-based edible oil company, FlavOil, to supply it’s High Oleic Cooking Oil to the UAE’s foodservice channels. Commenting on the secured designation, Bidfood Middle East chief commercial officer, Wael Al Jamil, said: “FlavOil

Koppert Cress Has Launched A New Lemon Flavoured Mint

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Mar 2019

Koppert Cress has launched Melissa Cress a blend of mint flavour and when crushed, a subtle lemon fragrance reminiscent of lemon zest. Melissa Cress can be used in combination with sweet products such as crustaceans, molluscs, and white fish, and vegetables such as pumpkin, sweet potato, fennel, citrus, and sour apple. It It is also suitable

Deadline Extended: Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Mar 2019

***NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Tuesday 2 April 2019*** How do I nominate? Download the nomination form using the below links (if you have any technical issues please email for the forms). Send your completed nomination form(s) to Categories Nomination form What is the Leaders in Hospitality Awards? The Middle East’s hospitality industry has grown meteorically

A Second Common Grounds Location Is Now Open In DIFC

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Mar 2019

Dubai’s home-grown restaurant group, Bull & Roo, have announced the opening of its second Common Grounds location as part of its broader expansion strategy. Situated in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the new Common Grounds outlet is expected to continue its tradition of serving creative, fresh, and vibrant dishes that founder

Register For The GM Leaders Conference 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2019

BNC Publishing and Hotel & Catering News Middle East have opened registrations for the fifth annual GM Leaders Conference 2019. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, 23 April at Sofitel, The Palm and is free to attend for professionals within the hospitality industry in the Middle East region. The full agenda can be

How Long-stay Hotel Apartments Can Bring Down Cost Of Living

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2019

Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel has announced its long-stay apartment offering, an alternative to traditional renting in the heart of the city. Today, a one-bedroom apartment in central locations in Dubai can easily set back individuals well above the AED 100,000 mark, when including utility and amenity costs. Offering long-stay alternatives, the conveniently located Mercure

JA Resorts & Hotels Makes New Appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Mar 2019

JA Resorts & Hotels recently announced the appointment of Australian national, Tim Quarm as cluster general manager and promotion of Emirati, Murad Ahmed to cluster executive assistant manager, Rooms. Tim Quarm will oversee the full management of both JA Oasis Beach Tower and JA Ocean View Hotel, while Murad Ahmed will oversee the Rooms division

Hain Celestial Expands In The MEA Region

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Mar 2019

Rajnish Ohri, managing director, IMEA, Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Middle East, Europe, and India tells us about the company’s expansion plans. Tell us about your company Our Purpose is to create and inspire A Healthier Way of Life and our mission is to be the

The H Dubai Appoints New Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Mar 2019

The H Dubai Hotel has announced the appointment of Hamzeh Saffaf Mahmoud as the new executive chef, looking after all operations for the hotel main kitchen. Chef Mahmoud joins from Rotana Hotels, with over 11 years of experience in UAE market. He started his culinary journey in 2008 with Le Meridien Hotel Dubai, where he held

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