Hotel News ME

Table 9 goes bistro

by Dina Maaty | 22 Oct 2015

Following the F&B industry zeitgeist, Table 9 at Hilton Dubai Creek is to adopt a bistro-style concept menu designed by chef Esteban Gomez. The Chilean chef has based the menu on a mix of new and old favourites the restaurant has become famous for, includingHomesmoked Table 9 Salmon, Veal Tenderloin with smoked pumpkin puree and

Investing in Halal is way forward according to Laurent A. Voivenel, CEO of HMH

by Dina Maaty | 22 Oct 2015

As a travel segment, Halal Tourism equals roughly 10% of the entire travel economy and last year was calculated to be worth $145 billion representing over 108 million Muslim travellers. The segment is forecast to continue to grow to an amazing 150 million visitors by 2020 and will be worth over $200 billion globally. At

5 minutes with The SANIPEX Group

by Dina Maaty | 21 Oct 2015

Can you tell us a little bit about the company and its history?  BAGNODESIGN, a member of the SANIPEX GROUP is a market-leading supplier of quality bathrooms, tiles and plumbing materials. Our SANIPEX Project division is the premier choice for industry professionals working on a variety of projects including landmark hotels, iconic buildings, major institutional

Ritz-Carlton, Dubai welcomes Richard Collins as new GM at luxury property

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2015

 Richard Collins has been appointed as the new general manager of the Ritz-Carlton located on JBR Dubai. Collins takes the helm of the iconic property, comprising 294 rooms and suites, with immediate effect, bringing with him extensive resort and international operations experience from Ireland, the UK, USA and Switzerland. Collins joins The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, with

Online tool dedicated to Muslim travellers launches at WHTS15 to cater to booming Halal travel market

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2015

 The world’s first online hotel reference tool dedicated to Muslim travellers, Salam Standard launched today at the inaugural World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition (WHTS15), in Abu Dhabi.  The unique standard, which provides information on ‘Muslim-friendly’ amenities and services available at hotels and resorts around the globe, caters to the specific accommodation requirements of Muslim

Hotel News ME set to host inaugural Executive Housekeepers Summit

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2015

Hotel News ME is set to host its inaugural Executive Housekeepers Summit on 18 November 2015 at Conrad Hotel, Dubai.  The industry event is set to bring together executive housekeepers from across the region to discuss the rise in new technologies which promise to transform housekeeping, their success and the areas they fail to address, how

SCTDA launch new innovative smart hotel apps at GITEX

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2015

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced its new smart services the mClass smart hotel classification and the Sharjah Mobile App in seven languages, to enhance the tourism experience in Sharjah at this year’s  GITEX Technology Week 2015.  Discussing the new launch, His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA, described GITEX as an

Event Review: SPATEC Middle East 2015

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2015

Spa and wellness buyers and suppliers gathered together in Dubai at The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina to participate in prime networking and one-to-one meeting opportunities to discover the latest market trends and products on offer.  This year’s edition of SPATEC Middle East 2015 brought together a diverse range of regional and international

Hilton Garden Inn mark first property in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 19 Oct 2015

  Hilton Garden Inn have announced the opening of the brand opening in Tabuk, adding to the brand’s growing portfolio of nearly 640 hotels worldwide. Hilton Garden Inn Tabuk is owned by ADFX Contracting, Maintenance and Operations, and is managed by Hilton Worldwide. The 104-room hotel is the brand’s first property in Tabuk, the Kingdom of Saudi

Hotel News ME Procurement Conference: The e-procurement debate

by Dina Maaty | 19 Oct 2015

The second panel discussion at Hotel News ME’s Procurement Conference highlighted e-procurement practices. The panel included category lead of Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing at Farah Leisure Parks Management Raman Nathani, procurement manager of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Radha K Valiathan, and Roopali Khurana, lead procurement management consultant at Arc Blue. With purchasing process moving online,

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