Burger King undergoes full rebrand for the first time in over 20 years

by Dina Maaty | 13 Jan 2021

Burger King has announced a completely new visual design, which will be present throughout all touchpoints of the guest experience.  The more modern look marks the first complete rebrand in over 20 years and will more authentically represent Burger King values. Guests in the Middle East will start seeing the new visual identity starting at the beginning

Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah appoints F&B services manager

by Dina Maaty | 13 Jan 2021

Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah appointed Rahul Mishra F&B services manager. Mishra has over 12 years of experience working in the hospitality sector in his native India and the UAE, including roles at Dubai properties The Atlantis, The Palm and One & Only Royal Mirage hotels, plus Hilton’s Ras al Khaimah Resort & Spa.

Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi appoints chef de cuisine

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jan 2021

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of Renzo Martin Reyes Reyes as chef de cuisine of Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi. Hailing from Peru, Chef Renzo has over 12 years of experience managing kitchen teams, openings and developing menus in Peru, Panama, Turkey, Russia, and the UAE. “I have been

On the Daily: Indian restaurant Mohalla Head Chef Adwait Anantwar

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jan 2021

Adwait Anantwar is head chef of homegrown Indian restaurant Mohalla, located in D3. 9am: I have always been more of a night person, so I’m definitely NOT an early riser, I wake up to my favourite music as the alarm. Music is an important part of my morning hours. I like to play some classic

Seizing the Day: Meet Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel Dubai General Manager Haytham Omar

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jan 2021

Haytham Omar is the general manager of the newly opened Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel Dubai, a new 5-star property housing 318 modern rooms and suites. Tell us more about your journey as a hotelier and how you arrived at Al Jaddaf Rotana.My hospitality career began in 1998, when I took on the role of

Starbucks expands plant-based food range in the Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jan 2021

Starbucks has announced the launch of new plant-based food options in all its stores across the UAE and Kuwait. From today, Starbucks is adding the Beyond Meat™ Triple Cheese Wrap and Beyond Meatball™ Arabian Ciabatta to lunch menus. The move comes in response to increasing customer demand for more plant-based protein options in the Middle

Saudi Causeway reopening to add ‘billions’ to Bahrain economy

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jan 2021

The reopening of the King Fahd Causeway will add billions of dollars to Bahrain’s economy as visitor levels return to pre-pandemic levels, according to an expert. Dr Ali Al-Moulani, President of the Bahrain Economists Society, hailed the Kingdom’s “longstanding tourism and trade ties” with Saudi Arabia following news that the country’s travel restrictions will soon

Il Passagio appoints F&B director

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jan 2021

Located at The Pointe on the Palm Jumeirah, Il Passagio has announced the appointment of Rebecca O’Brien Da Silva as its new F&B director. Having earned her stripes in a diverse range of roles including retail, hotels, hospitality groups and independent concepts, one of Rebecca’s key competencies has been her ability to streamline operational efficiencies

Chain of the Month: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jan 2021

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents. Through its network of 804,000 rooms for the everyday traveller, Wyndham commands a presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The company operates a portfolio

Paramount Hotel Dubai welcomes new director

by Dina Maaty | 10 Jan 2021

Paramount Hotel Dubai is handing over the director’s hat and chair to Pascal Eggerstedt.  Joining the Paramount Hotel Dubai cast as the Director, Eggerstedt has an extensive background in senior hotel management He brings over two decades of international and regional experience in luxury hotels from Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Qatar, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi

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