HostMilano experts share insights on the future of hospitality post-COVID-19

by Dina Maaty | 28 Jun 2020

HostMilano, a trade fair dedicated to the HORECA sector, constitutes areference point for industry operators, and has strengthened its position as a driver of business. The contributions of top players and professionals who share their know-how and express their reflections become interesting food for thought for everyone involved in the world of hospitality looking to

WATCH: Effects of COVID-19 on Saudi real estate market only temporary, Esrar partner says

by Dina Maaty | 07 Jun 2020

The effects of COVID-19 on Saudi Arabia’s real estate market are only temporary, Consulting Partner at Esrar Real Estate Chris Graham iterated. Esrar is Saudi Arabia’s first comprehensive real estate marketing and sales consultancy. Having worked on major real estate development projects since 1993, the company’s team has advised on over 200 projects in over

Opinion: Is your restaurant ready?

by Dina Maaty | 31 May 2020

By: Peter Teska, Global Infection Prevention Application Expert, DiverseyIn many countries, restaurants were among the first to feel the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Bookings disappeared almost overnight, followed by long imposed periods of closure and staff inactivity. The onset of coronavirus hasn’t diminished the hard work you have put into your business, but

Opinion: How Dubai’s F&B industry can evolve this post-lockdown summer

by Dina Maaty | 21 May 2020

With summer fast approaching and lockdown restrictions gradually being eased, many Dubai residents are wondering what’s next for the city’s F&B industry. As people wait for restaurants, bars and other venues to be given the go-ahead to reopen, albeit under strict health and safety restrictions, F&B business owners and management are working tirelessly to transform

Opinion: The new norm, a reality check

by Dina Maaty | 14 May 2020

By Naim MaadadChief Executive & Founder – Gates Hospitality “There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else.

Opinion: New ecosystems and the food tech revolution

by Dina Maaty | 14 May 2020

Former managing director at Accenture Strategy Middle East & Turkey for the past nine years, Raffaella Campagnoli is now the founder and managing director of LIRA Strategy Partners, a company that specialises in accelerating ecosystems. I was reading an article stating that the massive impact that COVID-19 has had on the global food system, requires

Opinion: Do you want to be a ‘foodpreneur’?

by Dina Maaty | 06 May 2020

By Christian SalloumFounder and Managing Director, Brandportunity Firstly, what is a foodpreneur? In a nutshell, it’s an entrepreneurial foodie. Everyone loves food: it might be a memory of a childhood flavour created by a favourite grandma, pottering in a home kitchen, or an obsession or passion which has led to on-screen stardom. My name is

Preparing for Hospitality 2.0: what’s next after COVID-19?

by Dina Maaty | 05 May 2020

By: Drees & Sommer From repurposing a property to adapting new strategies and approaches to secure a strong comeback for your hotel assets once the industry restarts, a multitude of things have to be considered from operational changes to strict hygiene measures. In the early days of the global COVID-19 pandemic we saw countries reactivate

Evolving guest behaviour due to COVID-19 will trigger technology shift, Four Seasons IT director says

by Dina Maaty | 28 Apr 2020

By Yazan SabelaishSenior Director of Information TechnologyFour Seasons Hotels Dubai The COVID-19 outbreak, first and foremost, is a human tragedy. At the time of writing this article, there are almost two million people infected with the virus globally, and the number is increasing at an alarming rate. The entire world has come to a standstill

Café Chronicles: Haider Madini’s Cassette

by Dina Maaty | 26 Apr 2020

Haider Madini, owner of French restaurant café Cassette, spills the beans on the secrets to its success. The first time I walked into our location Al Quoz I knew this was where I wanted to turn my dream into a reality.  A great location is one of the most important factors for attracting customers. But

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