Hotel operators in the UAE are preparing themselves for a period of challenging trading conditions as Ramadan and the subsequent summer season become ever closer.
Copthorne Hotel Dubai has appointed Noushad Abdulrahim as director of sales. His career includes stints in South India at Taj Garden Retreat, Kerala and Casa Anjuna, Goa, before moving to the UAE in 2007. “Abdulrahim has worked his way up the ranks following his degree in hotel management at Kerala University which led to an
The Dubai-based hotel Media One has expanded its relationship with Ideas Revenue Solutions. The news means the hotel has cemented its relationship with the provider of revenue management software solutions and advisory services. Mark Lee, general manager of Media One said: “We’ve been using the Ideas Revenue Management System (RMS) with great success since 2010.
Hotel News Middle East invited some of the region’s leading experts on housekeeping to take part in a special roundtable discussion at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates which was sponsored by Guest Supply. In attendance: Rana Deek Tawaj, executive housekeeper, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Deepu Kundra, executive housekeeper, Fairmont Ajman Sanju Samuel, director
The Hotel Show Dubai – the largest and most comprehensive showcase of everything needed to build, develop or maintain a hotel or restaurant in the Middle East and Africa – is turning 18 this year. As we look forward to its 18th edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre in September, we catch up with
The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by
Emaar Hospitality Group has teamed up with Global Hospitality Services (GHS) to access its global network to expand its brand reach and customer base in key segments of the market. Global Hospitality Services will showcase Emaar Hospitality Group to leisure and corporate segments in key strategic markets underlining its service standards and lifestyle experiences. Olivier Harnisch,
Agusti Calbet has been named as the new hotel manager for Wyndham Hotel Dubai Marina. Calbet has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including nine years at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, three years with Spanish chain BlueBay hotels and two years with Armada BlueBay Hotel. “My main goal is to develop
Farah Halwani, PR and marketing executive Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront, reveals all to Hotel News Middle East What’s the best thing about your job? The best thing about my job is that it fits my personality; I get to be who I am and do what I love. Being creative and staying trendy, that
Hotel News Middle East catches up with Krystel Irani, the newly appointed director of operations at Raffles Dubai Describe your first ever role in the hotel industry? I started my hotel career in the reservations department at Four Seasons Hotel Georges V Paris, followed by three months’ experience in the PR department. I feel incredibly