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Organic fruit and veg supplier Ripe launches chefs club

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2016

UAE-based provider of local organic fruit and vegetables, Ripe, has launched the Ripe Chefs Club, a one-stop spot to provide professional chefs with local, organic produce for personal use, while connecting them with the Ripe foodie community. Chefs in the Ripe Chefs Club benefit from a number of perks, including a 10% discount on Ripe

Region’s top F&B suppliers support Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Mar 2016

Several of the region’s F&B suppliers have confirmed their support of the upcoming Leaders in Hospitality Awards, organised by BNC Publishing. The event, to take place on 19 April at the newly opened St. Regis Dubai, will celebrate the leading individuals and concepts in the Middle East’s hospitality industry across a diverse range of categories.

GRIF welcomes new development chapter

by Dina Maaty | 29 Mar 2016

The third annual Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) brought together investors, owners, franchisors, and senior hospitality professionals from across the globe from 14 to 16 March at The Address Dubai Mall. The three-day event included conferences, roundtable and panel discussions, culinary receptions and other knowledge-sharing platforms together with several senior-level networking opportunities and the inaugural

Hilton Worldwide introduce world’s first robot concierge

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Mar 2016

Hilton and IBM Pilot “Connie” The World’s First Hotel Concierge Hilton Worldwide and IBM have collaborated to pilot “Connie” – the first Watson-enabled robot concierge in the hospitality industry. Connie draws on domain knowledge from Watson and WayBlazer to inform guests on local tourist attractions, dining recommendations  and hotel features and amenities. Connie, named after

Hilton Garden Inn to launch in Oman

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Mar 2016

Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with the Muscat National Development and Investment Company to open Hilton Garden Inn Muscat – Al Khuwair by 2019, marking the global hospitality company’s first hotel in Muscat and second in the The Sultanate of Oman. Located on the country’s northern coastline, Muscat is home to the seat

Hilton identified as one of the best hospitality companies to work for in the UAE

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Mar 2016

Hilton Worldwide wins top hospitality company to work for in the UAE, by Great Place to Work.   Hilton Worldwide, which welcomes guests to 22 properties in the UAE and has plans to open 17 additional UAE hotels in the coming years, was ranked as the leading hospitality company on the list, and as a

Hilton Worldwide expands footprint in Saudi with Embassy Hotel

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Mar 2016

Hilton Worldwide has inked a management deal with Hamad Abdulaziz Almousa Trading Group to open Embassy by Hilton, Riyadh King Fahd Road, marking the debut of the upscale Embassy by Hilton brand to the Middle East. The new Embassy hotel will feature 250 guest rooms and will be located on King Fahd Road, in close

Five minutes with… Rudi Jagersbacher

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Feb 2016

Five minutes with… Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East and Africa. What were the hotel group’s key achievements and milestones in 2015? Expanding our portfolio, investing in our hotels, and driving performance excellence is central to our regional growth strategy, and 2015 was a particularly remarkable period in these respects. Strong, organic growth has

Hilton Abu Dhabi names new GM

by Sophia Soltani | 18 Feb 2016

Hilton Abu Dhabi has appointed Francisco Giles as the new general manager at the 327-room property. Giles brings with him over 30 years of industry experience spanning across five continents, in his former role at the Park Rotana Complex in Abu Dhabi, he was responsible for over 700 guest rooms and apartments. Giles has also

Egypt to promote thriving F&B exports at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2016

Egypt’s food and beverage industry is looking to expand its global export footprint and leverage growing demand for halal products, with a major promotion scheduled for next week’s Gulfood in Dubai. Around 167 Egyptian companies will participate in the 21st edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest hospitality and F&B trade show, which runs from February 21-25

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