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InterContinental Doha Residences opens its doors

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group has opened InterContinental Doha Residences under a management agreement with Gulf Hotels Company WLL. Located on Doha’s longest natural private beach, the new property brings 82 luxury residences to Doha, comprising 17 three-bedroom villas, eight three-bedroom apartments, 15 two-bedroom apartments and 42 one-bedroom apartments. Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East

Why laughter is the best medicine for stressed housekeepers

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

At BNC Publishing’s Executive Housekeepers Conference on 21 November, Suman Suneja, founder of Laughing Souls showcased how laughing yoga – a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter – can reduce physical and mental stress after a hard day of housekeeping. Research has shown that housekeeping is one of the most stressful occupations in the hotel industry,

HR director offers tips for housekeeper career development

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

The opening keynote speech and presentation at BNC Publishing’s Executive Housekeepers Conference on 21 November at Conrad Hotel Dubai, explored what housekeepers can do to develop their careers. Keynote speaker, Feryal Haddon, director of HR, Hilton Resort and Spa Jumeirah – who moved to her role from the housekeeping department – said that cross-departmental experience

Middle East French dairy exports top US$400m

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The Middle East is one of the largest importers of French dairy products, according to the latest research from the country’s official cheese board, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation (CNIEL). Of the US$8 billion of French dairy produce exported around the world, over US$400 million is sold to the Middle East. The research puts the

Cover story: The Food Delivery Revolution

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The Food Delivery Revolution: How the rise of third-party platforms is transforming the food delivery market in the Middle East. The food delivery market has undergone a global transformation over the past five years, driven by a rise in mobile internet, increased smartphone usage, and an influx of third-party online ordering, discovery and delivery services.

Abu Dhabi nightclub prepares for launch

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

New nightclub, Hysteria, is set to launch in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 23 November. Located at Hilton Capital Grand on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street, the club will feature laser walls, celebrity performances and themed nights in Arabic and English. American singer, rapper and songwriter Sean Kingston will perform at the launch of the venue.

Arabian Travel Market introduces Global Halal Tourism Summit

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The first ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit will take place at Arabian Travel Market on 26 April 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Rolled out as part of ATM’s line-up of special focus events, the summit will feature three interactive seminar sessions covering the big picture, halal destination strategies and how to sell halal travel.

Host 2017 to reveal quality parameters for espresso

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

Ahead of Host Milan 2017, a meeting took place at FieraMilano Congress Centre to establish a shared set of parameters to define high-quality espresso. As the popularity of espresso increases globally, generating a variety of localised interpretations, the objective of setting quality parameters is to improve supply chain standards and increase consumer awareness of high-quality

Nobu’s famous chef to host exclusive evenings in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

World renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa returns to his Dubai outpost at Atlantis, The Palm to host two exclusive evenings. On 26 – 27 November from 7pm, guests will enjoy a Japanese and Peruvian influenced tasting menu inspired by chef Matsuhisa’s favourite dishes, with celebrations to continue at an after party on the terrace from 10pm.

Testimonials: Leaders in F&B Awards 2016

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Nov 2016

The attendees, sponsors and winners of BNC Publishing’s Leaders in F&B Awards offer their feedback on the inaugural event, which welcomed more than 400 F&B professionals to Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi on Wednesday 9 November, to celebrate excellence and innovation in the Middle East’s restaurant, bar and catering sector.       “For a first time event,









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