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Everything you need to know about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

This page answers some frequently asked questions about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017. ***NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: 7 September 2017*** How do I nominate? You can either download the categories, nomination guidelines and nomination form using the below links or email to have them sent to you. Send your completed nomination form(s) to by Thursday

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by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact  RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by

Internet of Things can only get better

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jun 2017

Florian Kriechbaumer, director of operations and development, Interel, explains why now is the time for the hotel industry to embrace The Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT), already a major trend in the consumer space with devices such as the Nest thermostat, Philips Hue smart light bulbs and Fitbit wrist bands that measure

Should your hotel use open pricing?

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jun 2017

Michael McCartan, managing director, EMEA, Duetto Research, talks about open pricing and how it enables hotels to be free to sell all year round. Open pricing is a way of pricing and distributing hotel rooms that enables a property to always be on sale at the best price for the customer and the most profitable

Ascott launches co-living concept

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jun 2017

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has secured contracts to manage its first three properties under the new lyf brand in China and Singapore, aimed squarely at the co-living market. This marks the launch of Ascott’s new co-living concept in China as the company seeks to capture the millennial market and shape the future of travel. If

Life after Expo 2020: How the industry is planning for the next decade

by Patrick Ryan | 11 May 2017

When Dubai was confirmed, in 2015, as the host destination for Expo 2020 it was largely met with delight at securing the biggest event in the Middle East to date. However, there were one or two dissenting voices who questioned if this would burst the bubble for the emirate when some commentators expressing concern that

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group makes key appointment

by Patrick Ryan | 10 May 2017

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has promoted Eric de Neef to the position of executive vice president, global chief branding and commercial officer. de Neef, currently also the executive vice president & chief commercial officer of Rezidor Hotel Group (EMEA), will assume additional responsibilities and lead the branding and commercial organisation for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel

Park Inn by Radisson launches in Izmir, Turkey

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Apr 2017

Park Inn by Radisson has launched a property in Izmir, Turkey. The new opening means that the Rezidor Hotel Group now has a portfolio of 23 hotels and 4,500 rooms in operation or under development in Turkey. Mark Willis, Area Vice President, Middle East & Turkey, The Rezidor Hotel Group, said: “We are delighted to open

Wyndham steps out at Arabian Travel Market

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Mar 2017

The soon to be opened Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche will be participating in this year’s Arabian Travel Market  from April 24-27. The first Wyndham Garden hotel in the UAE, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche is expected to be open for business in the last quarter of 2017. Cluster general manager for the three properties Iftikhar Hamdani said:”We are

Sharp rise in hotel bookings via phones and tablets

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Mar 2017

There has been a sharp increase in the number of travellers from the GCC who have made hotel bookings with their mobile phones and tablets. That is according to figures that were released by accommodation comparison platform HotelsCombined. According to HotelsCombined, over 70% of actual bookings in January this year were made using mobile devices,

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