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Clean Middle East Expo to be held in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 22 Aug 2019

Clean Middle East Expo is set to take place in Dubai from October 15-17 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, showcasing technology advances that will transform the once labour-intensive industry into an automated arena for a greener and more cost-effective environment. “Technology is now an essential element in the competitiveness of both cleaning suppliers and

Fifty housekeeping teams set to compete at The Hotel Show

by Dina Maaty | 21 Aug 2019

Fifty teams are set to compete at the 3rd Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions competition, which will be one of the highlights at The Hotel Show taking place as a part of the inaugural Middle East Design and Hospitality Week. Participating teams be judged on skill, speed, spirit and teamwork while resetting a thoroughly

Radisson to open two new midscale hotels in Saudi Arabia, appoint first female GM in the Kingdom

by Dina Maaty | 21 Aug 2019

Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch two new midscale signature Park Inn hotels by Q4 this year, namely Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Riyadh and Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road. The Group has recently opened Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Aziziyah in July 2019, and currently has over 40 hotels, resorts and

Interview: Training future general managers

by Dina Maaty | 21 Aug 2019

Marriott International’s Tahseen programme was created to develop Arab talent with a very specific long-term goal, but what really goes into training future leaders? We speak to David Leman, chief human resources officer, Middle East and Africa at Marriott International. Tell us more about the Tahseen programme, when and why was it first launched? Tahseen

Ras Al Khaimah expected to offer more than 12,000 keys by 2022: RAK Tourism CEO

by Dina Maaty | 20 Aug 2019

Raki Phillips is no stranger to the art of envisioning phenomenal experiences for guests and bringing them to life. Here, the CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, tells Hotel & Catering News Middle East about what’s coming for the emirate, which has attracted 1,072,066 visitors from domestic and key international markets during 2018.

Meliã Desert Palm Dubai names new general manager

by Dina Maaty | 19 Aug 2019

Meliã Desert Palm Dubai has appointed Nathalie Cockayne as its new general manager. She joins Melia Hotels International from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. A British national born in Hong Kong, Cockayne moved to the UAE and began her career at Burj Al Arab. Cockayne has also had tenures with The Setai, Miami Beach, The Savoy

Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites names hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 18 Aug 2019

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has appointed Darin Davies as its new hotel manager. Davies started his hospitality career with Marriott in London, and held roles across different operational and sales disciplines, which include front of house manager, sales manager, rooms division manager, food and beverage manager, director of operations and director of sales

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Santorini opens

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Santorini has opened under the Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts division, the brand’s second location in Greece. Situated on Greece’s volcanic island, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Santorini caters to travellers with 62 luxe rooms and suites, a beach club, and international restaurants and bars. There are nine different room

DRIFT Beach Dubai to reopen for new season

by Dina Maaty | 14 Aug 2019

DRIFT Beach Dubai will reopen its doors on August 23 for the new season. Nestled in One&Only Royal Mirage hotel, entry to the beach club will be priced at AED 200 daily until the end of September. Ladies Who DRIFT, the club’s ladies’ day, will also return this month, where on Mondays and Tuesdays ladies

Jannah Hotels & Resorts unveils golf escape package

by Dina Maaty | 14 Aug 2019

Jannah Hotels & Resort has launched an all-inclusive leisure package comprising a seven-night stay across different hotels, along with golf club access and visits to top UAE tourist destinations. Guests will enjoy a four nights’ stay in a penthouse at Jannah Burj Al Sarab Hotel, followed by a one-night stay in a one-bedroom apartment at









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