Asha’s launches new “Live like a Maharaja” menu

by Dina Maaty | 23 Mar 2016

International chain of restaurants, Asha’s is set to launch an all new ‘Live Like a Maharaja’ menu at Asha’s, Pyramids, Wafi. The menu will showcase 14 new dishes that take inspiration from the royal kitchens of India. The new menu will include items such as the Murg Mussalam, a slow-roasted chicken stuffed with egg, dry fruits

Meet the judges: Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Mar 2016

As Hotel News ME gears up to host its first Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016 at the newly opened St. Regis Dubai on 19 April, a stellar line-up of judges have confirmed their support for the event. The judges: Rupprecht Queitsch, CEO and founder, INHOCO Group Hospitality veteran, Rupprecht Queitsch boasts more than 40 years

Filippo Sona confirms his participation as one of the judges for Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Mar 2016

Filippo Sona, director,  head of hotels, MENA region, Colliers International has confirmed his support of this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards by joining the judging panel. Sona has worked in the hospitality industry all his life, and has spent the past 21 years at an international level. The early part of his career included experience

Daniel During confirms participation as a judge at this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Mar 2016

Daniel During, principal and managing director, Thomas Klein International (TKI) has confirmed his participation as a judge for this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016, taking place on 19 April, at St. Regis Dubai.  During was born in Argentina and moved to Europe as a teenager, he then went on to obtain his Hotel Bachelors

Four Seasons opens second Dubai property in DIFC

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Mar 2016

The brand new Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre has officially opened its doors.  Situated in DIFC – home to global corporations as well as art galleries, shops, restaurants and night clubs the all new Four Seasons property stands at eight stories high and  boasts 106 guest rooms. Commenting on the new opening, newly

Rotana opens third property in Bahrain

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Mar 2016

Rotana has officially launched its newest property in Bahrain, the 249  room, 5-star hotel Downtown Rotana, which was inaugurated by H.E. Zayed R. Al Zayani, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, in the presence of a number of esteemed guests. Rising amidst the traditional backdrops of the Manama suq and modern vistas of the

Satine Restaurant and Lounge By Nikki Beach Launches In Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 22 Mar 2016

Satine Restaurant and Lounge by Nikki Beach is set to launch in Dubai . Located on level one of Nikki Beach Dubai’s beach club,  the dining and lounge combination is set in a contemporary environment with a large outdoor terrace facing the Persian Gulf, boasting views of both the sea and city skyline. Satine, which

Marianne Saulwick joins the Leaders in Hospitality judging panel

by Dina Maaty | 21 Mar 2016

Marianne Saulwick, director of industry liaison at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management joins this year’s judging panel for the Leaders in Hospitality Awards.  With an extensive background in hospitality having owned restaurants and an events company in Australia, Saulwick is currently the director of industry liaison for the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, and

Starwood holds annual Leadership Conference to discuss the company’s 2016 business strategies

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Mar 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide has kicked off its Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) leadership conference in Doha, bringing together more than 800 general managers and leaders of its finance, sales, marketing, communications and human resources teams from the region. The conference will align the teams from nearly 260 hotels across 60 countries on

Abu Dhabi hotels report slump in revenue

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Mar 2016

According to STR Global’s  preliminary February 2016 data, hotels in Abu Dhabi are set to host large double-digit decreases in average daily rates and revenue per available room when compared with the same month last year. Based on daily data so far in February, Abu Dhabi reported a 4%  increase in supply but a 1.7%

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