Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek names new GM

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Jun 2016

Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek has appointed Brian Nourollahi as the new general manager of the property. Nourollahi  joins from the Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa, the first Marriott property in the capital of Ethiopia where he also held the position of General Manager. A seasoned hotelier, Nourollahi brings with him strong background knowledge of

Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi names new executive team

by Sophia Soltani | 12 May 2016

The Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi and Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi developed by Bloom Properties has revealed the new Executive team who will steer the new opening. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Bloom Central is a 25-storey mixed-use project comprising two blocks. The first consists of the 64-suite Marriott Executive Apartments, 49

The Full Measure: Cocktail Kitchen

by Dina Maaty | 01 May 2016

The team behind Cocktail Kitchen explains how Jumeirah Lakes Towers’ newest licensed venue showcases the best of food and beverage, while bringing Dubai up to the times with accessible, affordable and spontaneous hospitality The concept of cocktail kitchen is all in the name – “a balance of great beverages and food” – according to John

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai to host German spring festival

by Dina Maaty | 16 Apr 2016

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira will host Maifest at the hotel’s German restaurant Hofbräuhaus from 28 April – 27 May. Bavarian cold cuts, homemade Kaiserschmarrn, freshly baked breads and homemade pretzels will be on offer along with a special brew called “Maibock”, traditionally served in Germany during spring time. There will also be a special

A piece of cake

by Dina Maaty | 10 Apr 2016

Ensuring nothing goes wrong on the most important day of a guest’s life is no mean feat. Crystal Chesters examines the role F&B teams play in creating the perfect wedding   Spring is the season of wedding planning, and April will see a number of exhibitions take place across the region, with the Abu Dhabi

Rixos, The Palm launches all-inclusive offer

by Dina Maaty | 02 Apr 2016

Rixos The Palm has launched its ‘ultra-all-inclusive’ package option for guests staying at the resort. In addition to the existing bed and breakfast and half board packages, guests can now upgrade to an all-inclusive package, which includes food and beverage from the hotel’s 11 restaurants and bars at no additional cost. Erkan Yildirim, senior vice

Last chance to nominate for Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Mar 2016

The nomination deadline is fast approaching for the inaugural BNC Publishing Leaders in Hospitality Awards, which is open to hoteliers and hotel properties across the Middle East, including the UAE, wider GCC, Levant and Egypt. The deadline for nominations is Monday 4 April, and all nominations can be submitted free of charge. Please email

Organic fruit and veg supplier Ripe launches chefs club

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2016

UAE-based provider of local organic fruit and vegetables, Ripe, has launched the Ripe Chefs Club, a one-stop spot to provide professional chefs with local, organic produce for personal use, while connecting them with the Ripe foodie community. Chefs in the Ripe Chefs Club benefit from a number of perks, including a 10% discount on Ripe

Courtyard by Marriott, Dubai Green Community assists locals affected by floods

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Mar 2016

Following the adverse weather conditions and floods seen in the UAE on 8-9 March, staff at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community have been assisting the local community clean up their homes following any damage caused by the rain.  Staff at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community have been fostering their own ‘spirit

JW Marriott Marquis reports 13% revenue increase in 2015

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Mar 2016

The world’s tallest hotel,  JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has revealed that it saw revenue up by 13% in 2015.  The 5-star hotel experienced an inventory increase of 22% during the year and yet occupancies across its 1608 rooms remained constant and in excess of 73%. The hotel also hit 100% occupancy on more than 45

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