hospitality

AccorHotels Announces Two New Chief Operating Officers

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Nov 2018

Sami Nasser and Marc Descrozaille appointed as chief operating officers Both will be based out of AccorHotels’ Dubai regional office and will report directly to Mark Willis who was recently appointed as the chief executive officer of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa. Commenting on the appointments, Mark Willis said: “Both Sami and Marc have demonstrated a

Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Oct 2018

Featuring 216-rooms, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha marks the brand’s third property in the UAE. Marriott International today announced the opening of a Courtyard by Marriott in Dubai’s residential and business area of Al Barsha.  Featuring flexible spaces to work, network, and relax, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha provides the ideal destination for travellers looking

New COO Joins Al Habtoor Group

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Oct 2018

Al Habtoor Group has appointed Rahim Abu Omar as the new chief operating officer, Hospitality Division. A seasoned hospitality management professional, Abu Omar has played an active role in successfully launching the group’s landmark properties like the Metropolitan Beach Resort & Club, Metropolitan Palace Hotel Dubai, Metropolitan Palace Hotel Beirut, Habtoor Grand Beirut, and Habtoor

Bedsonline Celebrates Launch In Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Oct 2018

Bedsonline, the global provider of accommodation and complimentary travel products exclusively for travel agents, have revealed a new brand identity and website. The event in Dubai gathered the company’s best clients from across the country for a dinner at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. The event included a quick presentation of Bedsonline’s new

Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Makes A New Appointment

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Oct 2018

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi has announced the appointment of Bhavesh Rawal as director of off-site business development, a position dedicated to overseeing the hotel’s new outside catering division in Dubai. A well-known hospitality leader and expert in the field, Rawal has led catering divisions for some of the UAE’s largest concerts and events. He

GM Interview: A People Person

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

From being a part of Hyatt’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Council to being a recipient for  Hyatt’s 2017 Purpose Award, Fathi Khogaly, general manager, Grand Hyatt Dubai believes in putting people first. Here he tells Mahak Mannan about his priorities as a general manager and the secrets to a happy team. Tell us a little

New Nightlife Venue Set To Open In DIFC

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Oct 2018

Mantis will open its doors this November at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Situated on podium level in Emirates Financial Towers, Mantis will boast a 7-star experience and the 8,500sqft venue will feature state-of-the-art lighting, sound, audio, and digital technology to create a seamless, immersive, and authentic clubbing experience. The triangular experience of seating and viewing

Rotana President & CEO to step down

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Oct 2018

Omer Kaddouri will continue to steer the management company until the end of 2018, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition to new leadership. Rotana, the regional hotel management company has announced that its current President and CEO, Omer Kaddouri, will be stepping down from the role at the end of 2018. Omer Kaddouri assumed the

EXCLUSIVE: Exploring Zabeel House By Jumeirah

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Oct 2018

With the rise in demand in the mid-market sector of the hospitality industry, Jumeirah group, on of the regions leading home-grown hospitality company launched a new brand, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, earlier this year. The first two properties under the brand recently opened in Al Seef and Mahak Mannan spoke to Alessandro Cabella, area general manager

Rixos Hotels Announces Fourth UAE Opening

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Oct 2018

Turkish-grown hospitality brand Rixos Hotels is set to open the first all-inclusive, all-exclusive resort in Abu Dhabi. Opening its doors on 15 October 2018, Rixos Saadiyat Island invites guests to experience luxury in an opulent setting inspired by the palaces of the Ottoman Empire, with dazzling interiors reflecting gemstone shades of green, blue, and turquoise throughout. With panoramic views overlooking a









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