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The Hotel Show set to debut in the Philippines in 2017

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Nov 2016

dmg events – Middle East, Asia & Africa has revealed plans to launch The Hotel Show Philippines in August 2017.  The Hotel Show Philippines will take place from 2 to 5 August, 2017 in Metro Manila, while the flagship show will follow in September at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE. The Hotel

Dubai restaurant concept Roux arrives on City Walk 2

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Roux, a homegrown concept from Shames, Mariam and Yousif Al Hashemi of Dual Investments, will open on Dubai’s City Walk 2 on 1 December. The high-end casual dining concept focuses on affordable, high quality menu items, including sandwiches, desserts, freshly-made almond milk, and coffee. South African-born head chef, Chantel Naude has eight years of Dubai

Bulldozer Group’s Toko relaunched

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Bulldozer Group’s Toko restaurant located in Vida Downtown Dubai has been refurbished and relaunched as Toko Downtown Restaurant, Garden & Lounge.  Designed by Russian interior design company, Nograph, the concept is casual dining with a restaurant, garden and lounge area. The new pan-Asian menu offers Chinese and Japanese street-food inspired dishes including dim sums, wok

Sofitel Abu Dhabi welcomes new chef de cuisine

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has appointed Gari Abdel as chef de cuisine. Most recently Abdel was executive sous chef on the pre-opening team of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts in Dubai. Prior to this, Abdel headed up the kitchen at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa and was part of the pre-opening teams for

SIAL Middle East launches young chef challenge

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

SIAL Middle East is set to host the new Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chef Challenge, which will see nine teams of five professional young chefs from around the world compete for the winning title. Taking place during SIAL Middle East from 5 – 7 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the

Passenger traffic at DXB Airport up by 2.7%

by Sophia Soltani | 27 Nov 2016

Dubai Airports have revealed that Dubai International Airport welcomed 6.4 million passengers in October 2016 – an increase of 2.7% compared to the same period last year.  Passenger traffic at DXB reached 6,420,208 visitors compared to 6,250,810 recorded in the corresponding month last year as year-to-date, passenger numbers at DXB have risen 6.8% to 69,366,094

UAE’s Sumo, Sushi & Bento expands to Saudi Arabia

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Nov 2016

The UAE’s homegrown Sumo, Sushi & Bento will expand to Saudi Arabia under a franchise agreement with Arabian Fields Trading Company, with the first outlet to open in Q1 2017 in Dhahran City. Darami Coulter, global marketing and communication manager, Sumo International Inc commented: “We believe there is tremendous potential for Japanese cuisine in the

JAS Hospitality launches Fümé Catering

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Nov 2016

Fümé Catering, a division of JAS Hospitality’s Fümé Neighborhood Eatery, has launched premium catering for private and corporate events. Offering equipment, a team of chefs and tailor-made menus, Fümé Catering will work closely with clients to match taste and budget requirements. The team prides itself in offering equipment expertise and knowledge of current trends in

Interview: Metropolitan Catering

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Nov 2016

A multi-million-dollar refurbishment has increased Metropolitan Catering’s capacity from 500 to 45,000 meals per day, opening the doors to myriad business opportunities. Crystal Chesters reports. Well-known for its ever-growing portfolio of hotel assets, which include The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah; the St Regis, W and Westin Al Habtoor City; and The Habtoor Grand Beach

Wyndham Hotel Group appoints new Regional VP

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Nov 2016

Wyndham Hotel Group has named Ignace Bauwens as the new Regional Vice President for the Middle East and Africa.  Bauwens joins Wyndham Hotel Group with almost 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including senior operations roles at Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group. Based in the Middle East since 2002, Bauwens most recently served









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