Interviews & Features

Video: Top Polish suppliers with Pomerania Development Agency Co. at The Hotel Show 2019

by Dina Maaty | 01 Oct 2019

Pomerania Development Agency Co. was among Poland’s pioneers for regional development, launching its activities in 1992, through which businesses representing vital sectors support the economy. On The Hotel Show: Today, we’re exhibiting products from the best companies at the Pomeranian province. From hotels to interior designers, we expect the industry to be headed towards art

Video: Unmatched purity with MonViso water at The Hotel Show 2019

by Dina Maaty | 30 Sep 2019

In 2018, MonViso launched the 750 ml and 375 ml glass bottles for MonViso Italian Natural Mineral Water, with both still and sparkling options. The company aimed for a minimalistic design for the bottles, as it wanted to ensure the product would stand out based on its properties: springs from the highest source in Europe

Video: Discover the latest in access solutions with ASSA ABLOY at The Hotel Show 2019

by Dina Maaty | 30 Sep 2019

The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. Their offering covers products and services related to openings, such as locks, doors, gates and entrance automation solutions. This also includes expertise in controlling identities with keys, cards, tags and more. Everyday, ASSA ABLOY helps billions of people experience a more open world through

Fifty plus concepts launched and counting: Glee Hospitality

by Dina Maaty | 12 Sep 2019

For Glee Hospitality Solutions, being consistently able to bring joy through success to clients is the ultimate priority. Managing director Abdul Kader Saadi walks us through the right way to make it in the regional F&B landscape. Tell us a bit more about your background. I have around 25 years of experience in hospitality, having

Industry Roundtable: F&B Strategy – from Ingredients to Innovation

by Dina Maaty | 28 Aug 2019

F&B leaders, professionals and chefs came together for Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s roundtable, held ahead of The Big F&B Forum, to discuss some of the most important topics in the industry at Rixos, The Palm.   In attendance were Yousef Al-Barqawi, regional manager, Deliveroo Editions – EMEA, H. Peter Drescher, vice president, Food

Massive burgers and juicy briskets: the world of all-American cuisine

by Dina Maaty | 22 Aug 2019

From massive burgers to juicy briskets, American cuisine is big on flavours and even bigger on portions. We chat with Chef Gregory Cordice, head chef at Perry & Blackwelder’s and Chef Orelle C. Young, chef de cuisine and pitmaster at The Blacksmith Smokehouse for hot-off-the-grill insights on favourites from the 50 states. What would you

Restaurants in Dubai are hardly consistent: Little Miss India chef de cuisine

by Dina Maaty | 21 Aug 2019

Chef Arif Mohammad, chef de cuisineat Little Miss India and Chef Vinu Raveendran, executive chef at Carnival by Trèsind, know all about striking the perfect balance – while still spicing things up.   What would you say is the essence of Indian cuisine and how do you ensure that your dishes have the right components?

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.

Wood-fired passion: Meet 800PIZZA Founder Alessandro D’Ubaldo

by Dina Maaty | 08 Aug 2019

800PIZZA Founder Alessandro D’Ubaldo opened the Italian restaurant’s first outlet in 2007, and now operates six across the UAE. We find out the main ingredients to the entrepreneur’s recipe for success. You’ve started the business 12 years ago; tell us more about how it all began. Initially, my wife and I were running a very

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