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Executive Housekeepers Conference to return for second edition

by Sophia Soltani | 27 Sep 2016

Hotel News ME is set to host the second edition of its annual, Executive Housekeepers Conference on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai.  The full agenda has now been revealed and will focus on new technologies shaping the housekeeping department and an all new panel set up, whereby the housekeepers hash it out

Dusit International names GM for first property in Qatar

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Sep 2016

Dusit International has appointed Ahmet Antepli as  the new general manager of the upcoming Dusit Hotel and Suites Doha.  An accomplished hotelier, Antepli has over 18 years of experience working in various hospitality positions for well-known hotel chains across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Most recently, he was the general manager at Doubletree by

Rixos Hotels in talks for Saudi Arabia debut

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Aug 2016

Turkish hospitality group, Rixos Hotels, is currently in talks for potential expansion plans in to new markets including the negotiation of new hotels in Saudi Arabia. According to Rixos Hotels senior vice president operations, EMEA and Far East, Erkan Yildirim, Rixos are currently eyeing new markets in the Gulf, Iran and North Africa. A statement

Hilton Worldwide seals deal for two new hotels in Kuwait

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Aug 2016

Hilton Worldwide has inked a series of deals in Kuwait which will see the opening of a Conrad Hotel and a Hilton Garden Inn in the region. A deal between Hilton and Al-Rai Real Estate Co, owned by Mabanee Co, will see Conrad Hotels and Resorts, Hilton’s smart luxury hotel brand, and midscale Hilton Garden

Fairmont Hotels launches #FairmontExplorer campaign

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Aug 2016

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts launches #FairmontExplorer  in a bid to tap into travellers across the Middle East, Africa and India. The group’s hotel’s are encouraging budding photographers along their travels to share their greatest journeys on social media for the chance to win a getaway at a luxury Fairmont property. Participants can choose from four

The panel: Sorting out the staff

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Aug 2016

There are more hotels opening their doors now than ever before – but that doesn’t mean the challenges of people management have diminished. Hotel News ME talks to the backbone of human capital – the HR department – to find out how their roles are evolving and whether recruitment agencies ultimately help or hinder the

Dubai Parks & Resorts reveals official opening date

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Aug 2016

Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to officially open on 31 October, 2016. The opening will mark the region’s largest theme park complex where guests will experience nearly 100 rides and attractions across four parks. This leisure destination will comprise of three theme parks – Bollywood Parks Dubai, Motiongate Dubai, and Legoland Dubai, together with

Face to Face: Shine on Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

With building selective partnerships at the forefront of why Dur Hospitality’s business model is so successful, Dr. Badr al Badr, CEO, Dur Hospitality tells Sophia Soltani why spiritual hospitality is at the core of his ethics and how he plans on driving forward $400m worth of new hotel projects in Saudi Arabia. Leading Saudi hospitality

Nakheel inks deal for two new hotels in retail hotspots

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

Dubai based property developer Nakheel has released construction tenders for new hotels at Dragon City and Ibn Battuta Mall, adding another 670 rooms to its growing hospitality portfolio. Nakheel will build a 295-room hotel at Dragon City by Dragon Mart in International City plus a 15-storey, 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, where a 300,000

Zafran Indian Bistro reopens at Dubai’s Mirdif City Centre

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2016

Contemporary North West Indian, Zafran Indian Bistro has reopened at City Centre Mirdif, Dubai following a three-month refurbishment. The restaurant, established by Foodmark – the F&B division of Landmark Group – has been overhauled to reflect a new brand avatar, with a lighter, fresher menu and more casual interiors. New culinary and operations manager Gaurav









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