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Grand Plaza Mövenpick launches Alpine brunch

by Dina Maaty | 02 Sep 2019

Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City has designed an Alpine Brunch experience where guests can discover a highland escape with authentic alpine flavors at Bytes, showcasing Mövenpick’s Swiss heritage. Inspired by the Alps region, the European feast features several traditional dishes from Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Taking place from noon until 4pm, brunch packages

The Butcher opens in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 02 Sep 2019

The Butcher restaurant, located in Dubai’s Marina Walk promenade, has opened today. Set on the ground floor of The Residences at Marina Gate by Select Group, The Butcher serves dishes such as Prime Angus beef burgers, fries and more – having been operating in Amsterdam, Berlin and Ibiza since 2012. D&T Group, a Dubai-based hospitality

The Surf Café rebrands, new branch to open in Bluewaters

by Dina Maaty | 02 Sep 2019

The Dubai and Abu-Dhabi-based The Surf Café has launched under a new name, LEEN’S: Casual to Gourmet. The new name is a play-on-words from founder and international restauranteur Claudio Leenders’ last name. Since 2014, Leenders has been developing and establishing a fresh concept, which emphasises a high-end, casual experience where the dress code isn’t suggesting

TV experience MasterChef launches all-new brunch

by Dina Maaty | 01 Sep 2019

MasterChef, the TV Experience, has launched a brand-new ‘Showtime! Brunch’ at the screen-to-plate restaurant concept located in Millennium Place Marina. Starting September 13, Showtime! Brunch will run from 12.30pm to 4.30pm every Friday, bringing together a number of the restaurant’s hero dishes and a line-up of all-new specials created by champions and finalists from the

Emaar Hospitality Group’s Address Fountain Views to open in October

by Dina Maaty | 01 Sep 2019

Address Fountain Views, an Emaar Hospitality Group property, will open in October. Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, has unveiled the seventh hotel under its premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts brand in Dubai. Address Fountain Views, located centrally in Downtown Dubai, is a three-tower property with views

The Noodle House opens in JBR with offers

by Dina Maaty | 01 Sep 2019

The Noodle House has opened a new branch in Jumeirah Beach Residence, where every 20th customer will dine for free from September 1-3. The Noodle House, an Asian soul food concept by Sarood Hospitality, is celebrating the opening with three-days of activations. The new venue is located in the heart of The Walk at Bahar

JA Beach Hotel ready to open in September

by Dina Maaty | 29 Aug 2019

JA Beach Hotel at JA The Resort, Jebel Ali Beach, has completed its 2019 makeover and will reopen for business on September 1. The one million square metre JA The Resort, JA Beach Hotel has completed a renovation of the entire building facade, now showcasing all-glass balconies and new furniture, so that guests have sea

The Ritz-Carlton names general manager for two Ras Al Khaimah properties

by Dina Maaty | 29 Aug 2019

Tracey Oliver has been appointed to lead The Ritz-Carlton’s Ras Al Khaimah properties as the new general manager. Oliver previously managed Hotel de la Paix in Thailand and Hotel de l’Opera MGallery Collection in Vietnam, after having worked as the director of operations at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. “I’m delighted to

In Depth: Radisson Hotel Group

by Dina Maaty | 29 Aug 2019

Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest, with seven hotel brands, and more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. The Group’s portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. Radisson Rewards is the group’s

Industry Roundtable: F&B Strategy – from Ingredients to Innovation

by Dina Maaty | 28 Aug 2019

F&B leaders, professionals and chefs came together for Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s roundtable, held ahead of The Big F&B Forum, to discuss some of the most important topics in the industry at Rixos, The Palm.   In attendance were Yousef Al-Barqawi, regional manager, Deliveroo Editions – EMEA, H. Peter Drescher, vice president, Food









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