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The Capital Grill Steakhouse appoints New Head Chef

by Dina Maaty | 05 Feb 2018

Chef Daniel Vicente Antunes has been revealed as the new Chef De Cuisine at The Capital Grill steakhouse in Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. With over 13 years of experience in French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, the Portuguese Chef has attained exposure across multiple countries including USA, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Saudi Arabia. Having worked with

New GM for The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Jan 2018

Marriott International has appointed Marwan Fadel as the general manager of The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The Lebanese national has nearly two decades of hospitality experience across the Middle East. In his new role, he will oversee all management functions, hotel operations, and new innovations, aiming to achieve planned goals for the

Hotels in Middle East report drop in annual room rate

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Jan 2018

Hotels in the Middle East reported negative 2017 room rate performance results, according to data that was posted by STR.   United Arab Emirates Occupancy: +0.5% to 75.1% Average daily rate (ADR): -3.8% to AED599.58 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -3.3% to AED450.04 STR analysts note that supply growth continues to affect hotel performance in

UAE firm buys Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh for $120million

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Jan 2018

Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality arm of Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate Lulu Group International, has completed a $120 million acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. The Caledonian joins a portfolio of $650m worth of luxury property across the UK, the Middle East and India that Twenty14 has assembled since 2014. Twenty14 Holdings intends to invest a

Abu Dhabi hotels ‘show significant growth’

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Jan 2018

Hotels in Abu Dhabi showed significant growth in December 2017, according to preliminary data supplied by STR. Based on daily data from December, Abu Dhabi reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: +1.5% Demand: +9.6% Occupancy: +8.0% to 79.4% Average daily rate (ADR): +2.1% to AED496.70 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +10.2% to AED394.39 STR

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort names new exec chef

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Jan 2018

Peeush Chawla has been named as the new executive chef of Abu Dhabi’s Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort. The young Indian talent is known for his cooking styles as well as innovative and fine food concepts. He has experience from prestigious hospitality brands and restaurants including Taj and Oberoi in Mumbai, W resorts and luxury brand Per Aquum

Over 485 take part in La Cuisine Du Sial 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Dec 2017

Over 485 competitors from the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Egypt took part in the La Cuisine Du Sial 2017 event. 20 international judges from all over the world came to judge alongside 10 UAE based judges during the culinary spectacular which was held in the ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. President of the guild chef Uwe Micheel

AED4.6 billion worth of deals struck at SIAL Middle East

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Dec 2017

Organisers of SIAL Middle East have confirmed that deals worth AED4.6 billion were recorded at the eighth edition of the three day exhibition – boosted by an increase in participants which attracted more than 26,000 visitors and experts from the food, beverage and hospitality industry. Thamer Rashid Al Qasemi, chairman of the organising committee for SIAL

SIAL Middle East opens tomorrow

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Dec 2017

The eighth edition of SIAL Middle East, the internationally-renowned trade event for the food, drink and hospitality industries, opens tomorrow (Tuesday 12 December) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu

Middle East Fuji signs up for SIAL Middle East

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Dec 2017

Middle East Fuji (MEF) will be one of the key companies taking part in SIAL Middle East this week from December 12-14 in ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. MEF will be promoting Japanese kobe beef at the trade show which will see international industry professionals and exhibitors involved in buying and selling food products, services and equipment. Ryusaku Hayashi

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