Dubai

Ascott Strengthens Middle East Management

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Mar 2019

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has bolstered its Dubai-based executive team by appointing Cyril Warsono as business development manager to assist in increasing the portfolio of properties across the Middle East and Turkey. Originally from Indonesia, Warsono is a seasoned hospitality professional with more than 20 years of international experience across all facets of the industry

WATCH: Dale Farm Highlights WPC Products

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Spokesperson: Sean O’Grady, business development manager, Dale Farm  

Omar Souab To Lead Pre-opening Team At Sofitel Dubai Wafi

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Accor has announced the appointment of Omar Souab as general manager of Sofitel Dubai Wafi scheduled to open at the end of 2019. Formally with Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, within the Accor portfolio, Souab will lead the strategic direction and manage the pre-opening operations of Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East. Commenting on the

Zero In On Sustainability

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Mar 2019

With sustainability on the rise in the industry, Zero Gravity, one of the leading beach clubs in the region is prioritising its responsibility towards the environment, whether that be through beach cleanups, doing away with plastic or rethinking waste management strategies. We caught up with the general manager, Peter Skudutis on their efforts to drive an

ASGC Leads Construction Of Address Harbour Point Hotel

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Mar 2019

ASGC has been appointed as the main contractor of the Address Harbour Point project in Dubai Creek Harbour. Located on Creek Island Dubai, the premier district where the first residents will move in this year, Address Harbour Point Hotel is also in close proximity to Creek Marina, which features yachting facilities, complete with a yacht

Al Khoory Hotels Appoints New Senior Leadership Team

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2019

Al Khoory Hotels, the hospitality arm of family-owned UAE conglomerate Al Khoory Group, has announced changes in its executive management with a view to expand its market presence, drive sales, and improve operational efficiencies, guest reviews, and credibility. The group, which owns four properties in the mid-market segment in Dubai, is currently in a growth phase

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai Appoints New Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Mar 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has announced the appointment of executive chef, Nikolaos Tsimidakis. Hailing from Greece, Chef Tsimidakis has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has spent seven of the 25 years in Dubai. His career has taken him across the globe with positions based in Europe, Oceania, and the United States

New GM at Aloft and Element Me’aisam

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Mar 2019

Aloft Me’aisam, Element Me’aisam, and Aloft Dubai South have announced the appointment of Elaine Watson as cluster general manager. In her new role, Watson will oversee the management and operations of all three properties. A dynamic and goal-orientated professional, with extensive experience in the international hospitality industry, Watson is a hands-on general manager who has demonstrated a

Marriott International Diversifies UAE Portfolio With New Appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Mar 2019

Marriott International has announced the appointments of two senior officials to support the growing market demand in the company’s largest regional market, the UAE. The appointments reflect the company’s new strategic direction to split its portfolio into Premium & Select and Luxury brands. Marriott International’s move to separate its portfolio has been made specifically to

Ossiano Teams Up With Michelin Star Chef For Two-day Culinary Experience

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Feb 2019

Atlantis, The Palm’s underwater restaurant Ossiano has conceptualised a two-night culinary experience crafted by Michelin-starred Italian chef Davide Oldani and Ossiano’s chef de cuisine Grégoire Berger for an exquisite Four Hands Dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm on 8 and 9 of March. Guests will be treated to a unique seven-course menu devised by two of the most creative chefs in









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