With its rapidly developing pipeline in the Middle East and North Africa, Hilton expects to open almost 100 hotels in the region in the next five years. This will be mainly in markets such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco, and Egypt, equating to a $9 billion investment by Hilton’s development partners, including
Nine out of ten of the hospitality & theme park brands in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy Study saw a rise in their Brand Intimacy Quotient (BIQ) scores in 2019. This meant the hospitality & theme parks industry also moved up one place, from 15 to 14 place in the largest study of brands based on emotions.
Hilton has announced the appointment of Emma Banks as vice president, F&B Strategy & Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based at Hilton’s MEA Area Office in Dubai, Banks will lead F&B strategy, as well as concept and product solution development and implementation across EMEA. In addition, she will oversee the sourcing and management
A leading Asian dining venue, with restaurants situated in over 10 countries across the world, Mango Tree Thai Bistro is set to open in Dubai. The contemporary space is located at Hilton Dubai The Walk and doors will officially open on 6 February 2019. The venue promises to serve up authentic Thai flavours and new
With the UAE passport recently announced as the most powerful in the world, the start of a new year provides the ideal opportunity for UAE citizens to explore and make the most of visa-free travel to 113 countries worldwide and another 54 using visas on arrival. Whether looking for a beach escape, an action-packed adventure
26-year-old Deanna Naidoo recently took the reins at Table 9, Hilton Dubai Creek as senior chef de partie and acting head chef. We caught up with the South African chef on her journey in the hospitality industry. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I started my career at Capsicum Culinary Studio in Pretoria, South
The recently re-branded Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, has announced that Wael Maatouk has been appointed as the hotel’s new general manager. In his official role, Maatouk will solidify Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts’s reputation as one of Dubai’s leading luxury hotels, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations, profitability, and overall guest satisfaction.
The value hotel brand aims to serve the growing demand for affordable, quality travel with the opening of the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton to date. Hilton’s Hampton by Hilton, the global value hotel brand known for its commitment to authentic service, and wasl Asset Management Group today celebrated the hotel brand’s Middle East debut
Al Habtoor City has announced the appointment of Fredrik Reinisch to the position of complex general manager for its Hotel Collection. Reinisch joins the multi-hotel complex, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, from the Habtoor Grand Resort in Dubai Marina, where he worked as general manager since October 2015. A highly motivated and experienced hotel and
We spoke to the recently appointed F&B manager at Hilton Abu Dhabi, Eugene Conradie, on his new role. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After finishing school I wanted to travel, so I ended up joining Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing out of the