Healthy all day dining menu at jones the grocer

by Dina Maaty | 30 Aug 2015

Jones the grocer has introduced a new, fresh, all day dining menu that features a selection of wheat free, paleo and vegetarian options available in all stores. The jones the grocer kitchen team, lead by executive chef Alex Ferris, have constructed a innovative menu, which kicks off at 11:30am daily.

The Big F&B Forum Agenda 2015

by Dina Maaty | 30 Aug 2015

The agenda is now set for The Big F&B Forum, the Catering News ME conference which is being held on September 15th 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, and we have some of the leading F&B influencers in the region speaking.

Dubai hotel occupancy up 26%

by Dina Maaty | 17 Aug 2015

Preliminary data for Dubai hotel performance has shown an occupancy rise of 26.1% following a slump during the early summer and Ramadan. Now standing at 57.6% across the emirate, the boost has also translated into a 22.4% increase in RevPAR to AED353.43. The results also demonstrate a significant YoY increase in performance, with only ADR

Project Canvas

by Dina Maaty | 16 Aug 2015

Marriott International’s Project Canvas campaign has given rise to another new concept in Dubai, with the launch of Darren Velvick’s The Croft within the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina.

Tortilla to open 30 stores across GCC

by Dina Maaty | 11 Aug 2015

Tortilla, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant concept, has signed a franchising deal with Dubai-based development partner Eathos to open over 30 stores across the GCC in the next 10 years. Richard Morris, managing director, Tortilla said: “We are very excited about this first step in our international expansion. The UAE is fast becoming one of the

Al Bustan Centre & Residence hosts first raffle draw for DSS 2015

by Dina Maaty | 10 Aug 2015

Al Bustan Centre and Residence hosted the first raffle draw for Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) organised by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) in association with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment  last July 30, 2015.

Downtown Design 2015 to return

by Dina Maaty | 02 Aug 2015

This October, Downtown Design, the region’s only quality- driven design trade fair, moves to the new Dubai Design District as the commercial centrepiece of the inaugural Dubai Design Week. Now in its third year, Downtown Design has doubled in size to present a roster of 85 established and emerging brands from all parts of the

Dubai pipeline leads MEA

by Dina Maaty | 02 Aug 2015

A report published for The Hotel Show Dubai 2015 by Top Hotel Projects reveals that Dubai is leading the Middle East and Africa for new hotel developments with 96 total projects and 36,523 rooms in the pipeline. Dubai has been the Middle East and Africa’s leading city for hotel openings for the past 3 years,

GM Leaders Conference 2015

by Dina Maaty | 22 Jul 2015

  General managers from across the emirates came together at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach on the 1st of June, 2015 for the inaugural edition of Hotel News ME’s GM Leaders Conference, which featured some of the Middle East’s leading professionals, including experts from the tourism and hospitality sector sharing their expert analysis

Surviving the summer

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jul 2015

Bill Keffer, general manager, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai discusses the top ten strategies in order to maintain a hotels strong identity throughout the summer season Hailing from the southern state of Tennessee in the US, Bill Keffer has held managerial positions with Marriott International for 25 years. Beginning his career at the Four Seasons

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