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

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?

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

Mokha 1450 to offer 2-for-1 Jamaica Blue coffee

by Dina Maaty | 20 Aug 2019

One of the most difficult coffees in the world to source, specialty coffee boutique Mokha 1450 is offering 2-for-1 Jamaica Blue coffee from August 20-27. “Many specialty coffee shops around the world carry Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee in small quantities because of the exceptionally high price, and the coffee is generally consumed by coffee aficionados,

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.

Kibsons expands vegan range

by Dina Maaty | 19 Aug 2019

Kibsons, the online food delivery company, has introduced new items to their Vegan category. Oumph! The Chunk is a new plant-based food made from Soya protein, extracted from Non-GMO, sustainably sourced soya beans. As for Coconut Kefir Milk, it’s made using traditional age-old methods by fermenting organic coconut milk with live, vegan kefir cultures. Another

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

Rove Healthcare City’s Junk Food Vrunch returns

by Dina Maaty | 19 Aug 2019

The Daily at Rove Healthcare City will host Flavors by Zendy and Dubai Vegan Days’ Junk Food Vrunch, which features vegan versions of junk food favourites and is priced at AED 99. The Vrunch Vegan Brunch series, in collaboration with plant-based chef Zendy Marsam and Dubai Vegan Days, will return starting September 7. Guests will

Sunset Hospitality Group to launch new concept in Meydan Hotel, bring Sweet Chick to the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 19 Aug 2019

Sunset Hospitality’s Mood Rooftop Lounge, a bar and restaurant, is set to open in October at Meydan Hotel. Mood Rooftop Lounge will be set on the rooftop of the Nad Al Sheba hotel. The adults-only venue will comprise an exotic garden lounge, in addition to a space where guests can find hubbly bubbly. “Dubai has

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