Four Seasons DIFC launches Firebird Diner by Michael Mina

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Jan 2016

Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced a collaboration with Chef Michael Mina to launch Firebird Diner by Michael Mina. Mina is known for his US restaurants including Michael Mina Restaurant, Bourbon Steak and RN74. Mina commented: “I am thrilled to be partnering once again with Four Seasons on such an exciting

Michelin-starred Chinese chef visits Shang Palace

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Jan 2016

Michelin-starred executive chef Samuel Lee from Shangri-La Hotel, Paris will visit signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace at Shangri-La Dubai.

Tribeca celebrates first birthday

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Jan 2016

Tribeca Kitchen & Bar in Dubai’s JA Ocean View Hotel celebrated its first year anniversary on Wednesday 20 January. In its first 12 months of operation, the New York inspired eatery launched two ladies’ nights, a number of music events promoting local talent, and a night market showcasing products from local artists and businesses. Tribeca

Jumeirah Group welcomes new vice president corporate strategy

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Jan 2016

Jumeirah Group has appointed British national and Oxford University graduate,  Shrikant Shenoy as the new vice president corporate strategy. He joins Jumeirah from Dubai Holding where he was director of strategy development and deployment for almost six years. Shenoy’s responsibilities included coordinating the annual target setting and business planning process for Dubai Holding, developing strategy and targets for

Rezidor signs new property in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Jan 2016

Rezidor has announced the new signing of Radisson Blu Residence Al Sufouh in Dubai. The upper upscale property will feature 264 serviced apartments and is scheduled to welcome its first guests in Q4 2017. The sophisticated Radisson Blu Residence Al Sufouh will be located in western Dubai and will benefit from good access to Sheikh

Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments, Green Community announces new GM

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Jan 2016

Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments, Green Community, Dubai, has announced the appointment of Anna Collier as the new General Manager for both properties. Having been with Marriott for 17 year’s, Collier brings with her extensive knowledge of the brands. Having studied Catering and Intitutional Management and Advanced Hotel Management at the University of

Middle East reports 147,746 rooms under construction

by Sophia Soltani | 19 Jan 2016

According to the latest report issued by STR Global, there are 514 hotels totalling 147,746 rooms under contract in the Middle East and 319 hotels totalling 60,713 rooms under contract in Africa.  The under contract total in the Middle East subcontinent represents a 38.7% increase in rooms under contract compared with December 2014 and a

Gulfood Conference 2016 to be produced by BNC Publishing

by Sophia Soltani | 18 Jan 2016

BNC Publishing – the Dubai-based media house which publishes the Entrepreneur portfolio of magazines, in addition to Hotel News ME, Catering News ME, Logistics News ME and Construction Business New ME – is to produce the 2016 Gulfood Conference. The two day event will take place February 22 – 23 at Conrad Dubai and will

HalalTrip unveils Muslim friendly tour packages

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Jan 2016

Online Muslim travel platform, HalalTrip, has unveiled comprehensive Muslim friendly tour packages to over 65 global destinations.  HalalTrip has created a bespoke portfolio of Muslim friendly tour packages that includes excursions and activities to cities across the world including Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. The tours, which are available on the

IHG celebrates milestone 5,000th property worldwide

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Jan 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group has celebrated its 5,000th hotel opening with Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York cementing the milestone for the hotel chain. The opening of this landmark property takes IHG’s global system size to 5,000 hotels, in nearly 100 countries. This includes 75 hotels, amounting to 20,300 rooms across nine countries in the

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