abu dhabi

Richard Sandoval on Sustaining Growth In The Region

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

After expanding the successful Toro Toro brand to Abu Dhabi last year, Mexican Chef and the face behind some of the world’s leading Latin American restaurants Chef Richard Sandoval tells Catering News Middle East that the plan for 2018 is sustainability not growth, in an exclusive interview. Overseeing the operations of over 52 Latin American

Pearl Rotana opens in Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Mar 2018

Pearl Rotana has opened in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

La Petite Maison celebrates the Good France Festival

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Mar 2018

Francophiles can celebrate the rich and diverse flavours of French gastronomy, as La Petite Maison Abu Dhabi showcases a special menu to mark the Good France event on Wednesday, 21 March. La Petite Maison Abu Dhabi will join more than 3,000 restaurants from 152 countries around the world to offer a taste of French cuisine.

Louvre Abu Dhabi unveils the Art Lounge

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Mar 2018

The art museum opened a new roof-top venue, Art Lounge, in the capital last week. With a capacity of 200 people, Art Lounge showcases a contemporary design concept with outdoor seating for guests to use pre or post exhibition. Located in the Saadiyat cultural district, the Art Lounge boasts views of the Abu Dhabi skyline

Abu Dhabi experiences occupancy growth but lower rates in February

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Mar 2018

Abu Dhabi experienced occupancy growth in February but lower rates due to difficult-to-match comparisons from 2017. Based on daily data compiled by industry analysts STR, from February, Abu Dhabi reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: flat Demand: +5.1% Occupancy: +5.1% to 81.0% Average daily rate (ADR): -23.3% to AED431.34 Revenue per available room (RevPAR):

UAE capital hotel guests in January rises by 7.4%

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Mar 2018

The number of hotel guests in Abu Dhabi in January rose by 7.4% from the previous year – which had been the most successful year in the UAE capital’s history. In total 437,228 hotel guests stayed in the emirate’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during January, up  more than 30,000 over the previous year, figures

Hakkasan Terrace launches in Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Mar 2018

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi has launched its new lounge venue – the Hakkasan Terrace in the grounds of Emirates Palace. The 108-seat terrace has been described as a vibrant drinking and dining experience, guests have been advised that they can expect a roster of local and international DJ talent. “Hakkasan Terrace not only makes a perfect

New GM announced for soon-to-open Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Feb 2018

Karim Nahas has been named as the general manager at the soon-to-open Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi. Nahas brings nearly three decades’ of regional experience in the hospitality industry to the role. As general manager at Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, he will oversee the upcoming launch, as well as all management functions, hotel operations and innovative

China Grill Management set to open Asia De Cuba in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 07 Feb 2018

Having made its name in the culinary and nightlife scene of New York, London and Abu Dhabi, Asia De Cuba will open its doors to guests in Dubai this March. Keeping with the venue’s signature style, Asia De Cuba Dubai will also feature bespoke wallpapers, furnishings and artworks showcased throughout the bar and restaurant. The

Emirates Palace Catering by Dubai World Trade Centre launches in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 06 Feb 2018

Emirates Palace has partnered with Dubai World Trade Centre to launch a catering company. The joint venture between the two hospitality companies brings together Emirates Palace Catering by Dubai World Trade Centre (EPC by DWTC) aiming to offer a fully integrated, turn-key catering enterprise for events at the hotel and off-site. “Emirates Palace is pleased

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