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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism unveils Future Hospitality Summit line-up

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2020

The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) has revealed its line-up of special-guest speakers, as it gets ready to bring the hospitality world together, live from Riyadh and around the world, on October 26 and 27.  The summit’s curated line-up of speakers will discuss, reimagine and pave a new path towards the future of hospitality in the

Al Rajhi Investments hospitality chief calls for better owner-operator relationships

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2020

Head of Hospitality at Al Rajhi Investments Turab Saleem has stressed the importance of an ongoing cooperation between hotel owners and operators, at the recently held Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC). Heading a panel discussion on the industry perspective on the new normal at the 16th edition of AHIC, Saleem highlighted the need for joint efforts

Over 50 UAE Marriott properties to support Al Jalila Foundation’s breast cancer programme

by Dina Maaty | 11 Oct 2020

All of Marriott International’s properties in the UAE will join efforts to contribute towards Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, raising funds for Al Jalila Foundation’s ‘Brest Friends’ programme, which provides essential support to patients and survivors.  The #PINKtober campaign will see every hotel in Marriott International’s portfolio in the UAE host a variety of

The Chain: Rotana

by Dina Maaty | 11 Oct 2020

Rotana is one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey. Since the opening of its first property in Abu Dhabi, the company has pursued an expansion strategy to establish its footprint in every major city in the region and beyond, making it a homegrown success story. People

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 08 Oct 2020

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has announced the appointment of Nabil Al Zadjali as general manager. Al Zadjali succeeds Katrin Herz, who had held the role for five years. Moving from his previous post as Deputy General Manager, he is bringing his diverse experience from his various leadership roles to his new position, and

CatererGlobal survey reveals 67% of hospitality workforce is planning a career move within the next 12 months

by Dina Maaty | 08 Oct 2020

New research conducted by has revealed its 2020 insights into the hospitality sector. Surveying 1,500 respondents globally, hospitality industry workers in the Middle East made up 46 percent of respondents. Launched during CatererGlobal’s Annual Insight Event, held this year in webinar format, the findings focus on key themes currently affecting the hospitality industry, including

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah introduces new family rooms and suites

by Dina Maaty | 08 Oct 2020

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has introduced a new collection of family rooms and suites. In line with the launch of the family rooms and suites and just in time for school holidays, the hotel is also offering its “Family Fun” package with daily breakfast and late check-out. The new collection of Family Rooms and

Taking Charge: Meet Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown General Manager Laura Eggleton

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2020

Appointed as the first female general manager for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in the region in 2015, Laura Eggleton will now lead its first Hotel Indigo property in the GCC. Tell us a bit more about your journey as a hotelier. My hospitality journey accidentally started when I was still at school (we started young back

Ras Al Khaimah offers free COVID-19 tests for international visitors

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2020

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and RAK Hospital have announced a partnership to provide free PCR testing to international visitors staying in and departing from the emirate until December 31, 2020. Subsidised by RAKTDA, the free PCR test is available for international visitors to avail either at RAK Hospital, one of the UAE’s

A Grand Entrance: Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2020

This month marks an iconic addition to Dubai’s skyline and its vivid hospitality industry. Introducing a sophisticated, chic address in the epicentre of luxury, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East & Africa region and the second largest worldwide with 595 rooms, suites and serviced residences. Elegantly merging modern

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