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%

Meet the sponsor: Pulsar Foodstuff Trading

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Mar 2016

Stephen Bennett, general manager of Pulsar Foodstuff Trading, talks to Hotel News ME about their firm’s participation as Category Sponsor at the upcoming Leaders in Hospitality Awards What are your core products? Pulsar Foodstuff Trading, a company which started operating in 1997 are a specialised supplier of personalised minibar products including nuts, sweets, chocolates, crisps,

Falcon Kitchen launches Gelatotek

by Dina Maaty | 20 Mar 2016

Falcon Kitchen, supplier of professional kitchen and laundry equipment, has launched a new division, Gelatotek, which it describes as a “complete gelato solution”. Based at the Umm Ramool showroom in Dubai, the new operation provides gelato equipment by Carpigiani, refrigeration from Coldline, ingredients by Fabbri Gelato, training gelato courses and turnkey projects. The move comes

Tax “not a solution to the sugar problem”

by Dina Maaty | 20 Mar 2016

Despite the UK’s attempted to curb obesity rates by taxing sugary drinks, the new measure is “not a solution to the sugar problem”, according to chief medical officer of Intelligent Health and Catering News ME columnist Dr Graham Simpson. The tax, implemented in 2018, will see companies assessed on the volume of sugar-sweetened drinks they

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