Celebrity chefs premier pop-up concept at Taste of Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 11 Mar 2016

Celebrity chefs Jenny Morris and Reza Mahammad will open the doors of their pop-up restaurant Giggle and Spice at this year’s Taste of Dubai. The restaurant will be open for three days only and the menu has been exclusively designed for the event, which returns to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from 10 – 12

Anantara Hotels to open two resorts in Oman

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Mar 2016

Anantara Hotels is set to open two new luxury resorts in the Sultanate of Oman by mid-2016 – Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in the north east of Oman and Al Baleed Resort – Salalah by Anantara in the southern province of Dhofar. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar will be located in the Saiq

Ajman tourism revenues reach AED 359 million in 2015

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Mar 2016

Latest figures released by Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD), have revealed total tourism revenues in Ajman for 2015 reached AED  359 million, an increase of 19% compared to 2014. The report highlighted that total guests in Ajman in 2015 reached 509,658 while total guest nights reached 1,392,406 with majority of the guests booked their stay

Le Gray Beirut welcomes new general manager

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Mar 2016

CampbellGray Hotels has appointed Georges Ojeil as the new general manager of Le Gray, Beirut. Ojeil brings with him over 18 years of experience in various roles within the sector including, hospitality business and hotel management. He started his career in Lebanon as food and beverage director and executive assistant to a number of properties

Orange Leaf participates in Taste of Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 10 Mar 2016

US self-serve frozen yogurt concept, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will participate in Taste of Dubai for the first time this year. Showcasing its most popular flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, blueberry and Reese’s peanut butter, there will be more than 20 toppings to choose from including fresh fruit, nuts and popular candies. Carl Ghossoub, managing

DWTC wins big at Salon Culinaire

by Dina Maaty | 10 Mar 2016

Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) won 85 accolades across 27 categories at the annual Emirates Salon Culinaire, the culinary competition hosted at Gulfood 2016, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show. A core team of 49 chefs from the DWTC participated in the five-day event showcasing their skills across multiple categories including

Anantara The Palm introduces electric vehicle charging points

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Mar 2016

 Anantara The Palm, Dubai has introduced electric vehicle charging stations at the hotel. The latest Eco-friendly initiative is complimentary to all guests and the electric charging stations have been installed at the resort for easy access in a secure location at the entryway. The chargers are able to simultaneously charge two cars, with a full battery

UAE-based chef and writer Dima Al Sharif unveils first cookbook

by Dina Maaty | 09 Mar 2016

Chef and writer Dima Al Sharif has launched her first cookbook titled ‘Plated Heirlooms’. The 500-page book explores Al Sharif’s native Falasteen (Palestine) and its culinary history through generations of Palestinian cooking. To celebrate her literary debut, Al Sharif hosted a pop-up restaurant in Mojo Gallery where guests enjoyed an eight-course degustation menu inspired by

Deadline for S. Pellegrino Young Chef Award approaches

by Dina Maaty | 09 Mar 2016

There are only three weeks left until the closing date for S. Pellegrino Young Chef Award 2016 – the global scouting project to find the best young chef in the world. The S. Pellegrino competition sees the world divided into 20 areas, with around 100 top chefs as jurors across the globe, 20 young chef

Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016: Nominations now open

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Mar 2016

Hotel News ME is to host its inaugural Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016, on April 19, 2016, at The St. Regis Dubai to celebrate the best of the industry’s talent, properties and concepts. The Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016 is designed to capture the outstanding elements of properties, campaigns and people across a number of

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