abu dhabi

Making a difference at Park Rotana

by Patrick Ryan | 06 May 2018

Youssouf Taher, director of human resources Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, is under the spotlight…

India Palace expands to Al Ain

by Mahak Mannan | 03 May 2018

India Palace has launched a new outlet in Al Ain marking its country wide expansion plans. The Indian fine-dine restaurant now has a total of 13 branches operating in the UAE with the new venue having a capacity of 160 people. “The Emirati customers have widely relished our dishes and supported us. Over the past

Buddha-Bar Beach makes Middle East debut in Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Apr 2018

Buddha-Bar Beach has made its Middle East debut, bringing its Pacific Rim cuisine and cocktails to The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. “Buddha-Bar Beach is a concept based on a unifying philosophy. It creates a space in which guests enjoy diverse yet complementary experiences,” Marwan Fadel, general manager of The St. Regis Saadiyat

Rotana Announces New Five-Star Property in Egypt

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Apr 2018

Strengthening its global presence, Rotana announced the signing of a new management agreement in Cairo at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018. The agreement for a new 200-room five-star property will bring the company’s total inventory in the country to 726 keys. The company currently operates 16,161 keys across its 60 hotels in 23 cities and

Bocca Celebrates Authentic Umbrian Cuisine

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Apr 2018

Italian restaurant Bocca at Hilton Abu Dhabi will be offering a dinner menu dedicated to the Italian region of Umbria from 8-21 April. Leonardo Passone, chef de cuisine at Bocca, said: “Umbrian cuisine is perhaps Italy’s best kept culinary secret. Food and wine play a huge role in its charm, and we would like to bring

Fast-casual segment to take over fine dining in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Apr 2018

New food and beverage concepts must focus on bringing value for money in the over-saturated market, according to CEO of a new hospitality business. Youssef El Habbal, CEO of Serenity Hospitality, Abu Dhabi, says the key to success for new food concepts in the UAE is understanding the gaps in the market as well as

Cipriani Yas Island announces new Dolce Vita Brunch

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Apr 2018

Showcasing the best of Italian cuisine, the new brunch will take place once every month. The new brunch menu is built on the concept of simple Italian food made to perfection, blended with offerings from the popular Japanese inspired Yotto menu. The offerings include appetisers which revolve around an array of Maki and Cipriani signature

New cluster HR manager at Centro & Arjaan

by Patrick Ryan | 02 Apr 2018

Centro Capital Centre and Capital Centre by Arjaan has appointed Sally Samir as the new cluster human resources manager. The Egyptian national, started her career with Rotana in 2008 as director of employee development at Grand Rotana Resort and Spa, Egypt. Following which she has held several key roles within the company. Her last role

Abu Dhabi hotel guests rise 15.2% in February

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Mar 2018

The number of hotel guests staying in Abu Dhabi during February rose 15.2% compared to 2017

Yas Island launches Club Social

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

Event agency Brag and Miral have collaborated to create Club Social, a platform that celebrates social media through a new destination and meet-up concept. The first edition of Club Social, which takes place from 27-28 April, will focus on food and delivering a weekend’s worth of dining and lounging on Yas Island.  In a waterfront, interactive setup,

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