Hilton to quadruple its portfolio in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 21 Jan 2020

Hilton expects to quadruple its portfolio in the Kingdom throughout the next five years to more than 50 hotels, with a total of 16,000 rooms open across the Kingdom. Hilton, which currently operates five of its brands in Saudi Arabia – Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn

MasterChef, the TV experience to serve five-course menu for Valentine’s Day

by Dina Maaty | 21 Jan 2020

MasterChef, the TV Experience, the world’s first screen-to-plate restaurant concept in Millennium Place Marina, is offering a special menu for Valentine’s Day. Running Valentine’s Eve and Valentine’s Day (February 13-14), the five-course set menu is on offer for just AED 529 per couple, AED 799 with a bottle of bubbly, or AED 1,299 with a

Verve Bar & Brasserie to hold signature dish masterclasses

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Verve Bar & Brasserie’s Chef Torman Hamouda will be holding masterclasses every Monday and Friday afternoon from 12pm to 3pm. Guests will be taught how to create Verve’s signature dish, the traditional Beef Wellington, which diners can then enjoy as part of a three-course lunch after the lesson for only AED 395 per person. Beginning

Hyatt Place Dubai appoints cluster director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Hyatt Place Dubai has promoted Sanjay Nambiar to cluster director of sales and marketing. According to the property, Nambiar will be responsible for generating maximum revenue and executing strategies that will drive sales across all four Hyatt Place hotels in Dubai, namely Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga; Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square; Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District and

World’s first cell-based milk startup TurtleTree Labs announces pre-seed round

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

TurtleTree Labs, the Singapore-based company working with biotechnology to create the full nutritional content of milk, today announced that it has completed its pre-seed funding round. Co-founded by CEO Fengru Lin, CSO Rabail Toor, and Chief Strategist Max Rye, TurtleTree Labs (Turtle Tree) is the world’s first cell-based milk company using technology to create real

Bidfood UAE launches exclusive range of specialty coffee for foodservice

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Bidfood UAE announced today the launch of Black + White Coffee Co, its new private label of specialty-quality coffee exclusively for the foodservice channel. The Black + White Coffee Co-branded products are designed ‘to deliver the very best coffee experience at a reasonable price’. The launch comes as Bidfood UAE’s answer to the rising awareness

Accor announces expansion plans with new hospitality concepts in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Accor will highlight its role as a pioneer of new lifestyle experiences in Saudi Arabia at the second Saudi Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), which takes place this week (January 21-22) in Riyadh. The Group, which has 36 properties (close to 14,000 rooms) and 45 more in the pipeline, will outline its plans to introduce

Jumeirah launches MICE offers across Abu Dhabi properties

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Jumeirah Group, today announced meetings, incentives, conferences and event (MICE) offerings for 2020 at two of its renowned hotels in Abu Dhabi.  Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, the Jumeirah Group’s first luxury “eco-conscious” resort, has the capacity to host exhibitions, product launches and parties. Those looking to host C-Suite meetings can make the most of

‘Twisted’ Korean street food concept opens at Conrad Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jan 2020

The UAE has jumped aboard the Seoul train with the arrival of Kimpo, a new Korean bar and twisted street food kitchen at the five-star Conrad Dubai. South Korea-born Chef Sung Choul Lee has created the all-new licensed street-level outlet with an authentic experience of chimaek – a portmanteau of ‘chicken’ and ‘maekju’ (Korean for

Depachika Food Hall to open next weekend in Nakheel Mall

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jan 2020

Depachika Food Hall is hosting its official grand opening weekend from January 23-25 . The hall features 36 brands, including homegrown UAE favourites and international offerings: LIME TREE CAFÉLime Tree will serve up an array of sweet treats such as pink cupcakes and freshly baked donuts with cherry and chocolate filling as well as a

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