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Atlantis The Palm hires two senior chefs

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Jan 2017

Atlantis, The Palm has welcomed executive chef Cedric Darthial and Seafire Steakhouse & Bar chef de cuisine, Raymond Wong to its F&B team. In his new role as executive chef, Darthial will oversee a team of 480 staff and the resort’s 23 food and beverage outlets, including celebrity chef eateries, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Bread

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai opens its doors

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Dec 2016

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai has opened its doors, marking the fourth property for Nikki Beach Worldwide. Developed by Meraas, the resort’s opening follows the launch of Nikki Beach Dubai Restaurant & Beach Club earlier this year. Cherif Hosny, chief hospitality officer, Meraas commented: “Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai adds a new dimension

Cayan Group appoints Rotana as operator for new project

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Nov 2016

Cayan Group has appointed Rotana Hotel Management as the operator for its new project – the Cayan Arjaan Hotel Apartments. The company revealed the news at a press conference attended by Ahmed Alhatti, Chairman of Cayan Group; Nasser Nowais, Chairman of Rotana; Omer Kaddouri, President and CEO of Rotana; Mohan Saini, MD and CEO of

Tourism contributes AED 134bn to UAE’s GDP

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Nov 2016

Four hundred international professionals and tourism experts gathered for The Tourism Innovation and Transformation Forum 2016 under the patronage of H.E Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, the UAE Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to exchanged views on  the benefits of innovation to accelerate tourism growth and overcome

InterContinental Doha Residences opens its doors

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group has opened InterContinental Doha Residences under a management agreement with Gulf Hotels Company WLL. Located on Doha’s longest natural private beach, the new property brings 82 luxury residences to Doha, comprising 17 three-bedroom villas, eight three-bedroom apartments, 15 two-bedroom apartments and 42 one-bedroom apartments. Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East

Al Habtoor City’s The Atrium to launch Latin restaurant, Zoco

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Aug 2016

Homegrown Mexican/ Latin American restaurant, Zoco, will open at Al Habtoor City’s The Atrium this September. Zoco marks the second F&B venue to open at The Atrium, following the recent launch of casual British gastropub, The Rose & Crown. Located on level two of The Atrium, Zoco will serve re-imagined traditional dishes in an authentic

Oberoi Al Zorah names GM for Q4 opening

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Jul 2016

The Oberoi, Al Zorah, has appointed Burkhard Wolter as the new general manager at the property. A joint venture between the Government of Ajman and Solidere International, Al Zorah is the flagship project of Solidere International in the UAE. Wolter has been in the hospitality industry for over two decades and has worked in the

Kempinski MOE names new GM

by Sophia Soltani | 11 Jul 2016

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has appointed Michael Payne as the new general manager at the property, a role that marks his return to Dubai. Payne bring with him almost 30 years of experience in luxury hospitality as he joins Kempinski from Emirates One&Only, Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains in Australia. Payne previously launched One&Only

Mövenpick Hotels launch Ramadan initiative, ‘A Kilo of Kindness’

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Jun 2016

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers is participating in a special Ramadan initiative aimed at helping the less fortunate in light of the Holy month.  The initiative – ‘A Kilo of Kindness’ encourages guests and the public to donate a kilo or more of non-perishable food items. Launched by Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, the campaign pairs

NYC Caribbean-style restaurant Miss Lily’s to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jun 2016

Miss Lily’s, a New-York born Caribbean concept will open its first international outlet in Dubai this Eid. Located at Sheraton Grand on Sheikh Zayed Road, the beach shack inspired Jamaican diner will feature classic island cooking, vibrant design and old-school ska and reggae music. The space will be split into a 40-seat restaurant, and a

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