Accor and Naif AlRajhi Investment announce Fairmont Residences debut in KSA

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2019

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand within the Accor hotel portfolio and Naif Alrajhi Investment company, a global conglomerate, have announced the debut of a standalone luxury serviced residence with the signing of the Fairmont Ramla Serviced Residences, Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Fairmont Ramla Serviced Residences, Riyadh is set to open

Agenda: The Big F&B Forum 2019

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2019

BNC Publishing and Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s The Big Food & Beverage Forum 2019 will take place on Wednesday, November 13 at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City. From founders and CEOs, to F&B managers, key players, professionals and general managers, the biggest names in the industry come together every year at Hotel &

Yellow Door Energy helps food and beverage manufacturers go clean

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2019

Yellow Door Energy, a commercial solar developer in the Middle East, is helping food and beverage manufacturers switch to solar energy and reduce electricity bills through an innovative solar leasing model. The company will share its insights and success stories at the inaugural Future Food Summit, which takes place in Dubai on September 25-26. A

Millennium Hotels and Resorts promotes Kevork Deldelian to CEO

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2019

Millennium Hotels & Resorts has promoted Kevork Deldelian to chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa region. Deldenian has been the chief operating officer of Millennium Hotels & Resorts for the Middle East and Africa region since March 2017. He has introduced three new brands to the Middle East region, namely Millennium Place,

Aleph Hospitality signs franchise agreement with Marriott

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2019

Independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott property in Kisumu, Kenya. On behalf of the hotel owner, Bluewater Hotels, Aleph Hospitality will operate the new-build property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand. “We’re thrilled to work with Marriott International to

World’s biggest Magnolia Bakery now open in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2019

New York institution Magnolia Bakery has opened its biggest café, comprising 2,614 sq ft and 70 seats, at Abu Dhabi’s The Galleria. Along with their classic desserts, including banana pudding as well as decorated cakes and cupcakes, the new store will be serving all-day breakfast items, such as customisable omelettes and baked-in-pan pancakes, loaded fries,

Swissôtel Al Ghurair names general manager

by Dina Maaty | 09 Sep 2019

Accor has appointed Dominic Arel as general manager of Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair. According to the property, joining from Al Wadi MGallery Doha within the Accor portfolio, Arel will lead the strategic direction and operations of the Swissôtel Al Ghurair complex. He previously held the roles of hotel manager for Sofitel

Middle East Hospitality Awards shortlist announced

by Dina Maaty | 09 Sep 2019

The eighth edition of the Middle East Hospitality Awards (MEHA) has announced the shortlist featuring over 80 hotels, restaurants and bars. The ceremony is set to take place on September 18 at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC. The Middle East Hospitality Awards 2019 saw a 40% increase in entries. Two new award categories included this year are

First Private Label and Licensing Middle East platform to enhance business opportunities

by Dina Maaty | 09 Sep 2019

Global food industries have declared contract manufacturing to be the ‘best solution’ to reduce costs and set-up times, adding that private labelling gives FMCG brands an unprecedented opportunity to build brand loyalty. Carrefour and Cartoon Network are among 130 plus brands due to converge, connect and catalyse new business avenues with private label suppliers, brand

Celebrity chef Simon Wood joins Dubai’s MasterChef, the TV experience

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Simon Wood, the MasterChef UK Season 11 winner, is the latest TV champion confirmed for a guest chef residency at MasterChef, the TV Experience: the world-first, screen-to-plate restaurant concept in Millennium Place Marina. Wood will take over the kitchen at MasterChef, the TV Experience, from September 30 to October 4, including an exclusive masterclass on

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