Qatar-born chef joins Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf

by Dina Maaty | 28 Mar 2016

Chef Essam Nabhan has been appointed as executive chef at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai and Marriott Executive Apartments Al Jaddaf, Dubai. In his new role, the Doha-born chef is overseeing six restaurants and bars. Nabhan trained at Culinary Arts from Ismaila Hotel Institute before joining Doha Sheraton Hotel’s fine dining team in 1993. Six

Marriott International and Starwood Sign Amended Merger Agreement

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Mar 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide have accepted a revised offer to merge with Marriott International after Chinese giant, Anbang threatened to shake-up the existing merger deal.    Marriott raised its bid for Starwood from $65.33 a share to $79.53 a share, greater than Anbang’s offer of $78 a share. Starwood shareholders will receive $21 cash

Out to Lunch: Tomas Reger – Intersect by Lexus

by Dina Maaty | 17 Mar 2016

Local, organic produce, and simple ingredient combinations with a playful twist are the secret behind Tomas Reger’s light yet filling dishes Launching a new concept next door to the likes of Dubai institutions Zuma and Le Petite Maison, is no mean feat, even for Czech chef Tomas Reger, who owns his own food consultancy and

Canadian rock and roll concept Weslodge opens in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 16 Mar 2016

Canadian saloon-inspired concept, Weslodge Saloon has opened at the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay. Icon Legacy Hospitality and INK Entertainment, both from Canada, joined forces with Icon Arabia and Daman Investments to bring Weslodge to Dubai. The brand, which defines itself as ‘rock and roll chic’ features North American cuisine and hip hop and

Indian restaurant Mahec relaunches under new management

by Dina Maaty | 15 Mar 2016

Fine dining Indian restaurant Mahec at Le Meridien Village, Garhoud, has relaunched under new management, with refurbished interiors and a new menu. The three co-owners of the restaurant are Rohit Khagram, managing director of RDK International, Kamlesh Parekh, known for Boudoir and GQ, and Bharat M. Harpalani, owner of AKs. Parekh said: “Extensive research, detailed

Scanbox to ramp up investment in the Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 02 Mar 2016

Swedish manufacturer of food holding and transport equipment, Scanbox told Catering News it is looking to invest more in the Middle East region. The company’s carts are popular for hotel lounges, banqueting and external catering events, since they come in a range of sizes and can store hot and cold food simultaneously. “If we look

Marriott International set to host its ‘Cultural Game Changers’ Forum

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Feb 2016

Marriott international is set to host its Cultural Game Changers, an international thought leaders forum, at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai on March 19, 2016. Cultural Game Changers Dubai will bring together pioneers in art, design, fashion, film and the media to discuss their work and share ideas about the future of their chosen fields

Doha’s New York Steakhouse welcomes Californian guest chef

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2016

Chef Andy Arndt from Marriott Newport Beach Hotel, California will visit New York Steakhouse in Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel from 15 – 22 February. During his time in Qatar, Chef Andy will act as guest head chef, and will host two events. On 17 February from 7.30pm, he will create a four course

Celebrating Chocolate Week with Valrhona

by Dina Maaty | 22 Nov 2015

Chocolate Week, an occasion of pure indulgence, was presented at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai  in collaboration with Valrhona, from 16-21 November.

Marriott rolls out Request App

by Dina Maaty | 08 Nov 2015

Marriott International is personalising the guest experience with its Mobile Requests app and two-way chat feature – now available across all Marriott International properties across the Middle East and North Africa.

Sign up for our newsletter

Follow Hotel News ME

Contact us

Building #10, Dubai Media City
PO Box 502511, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 420 0506

Just ask. Get answers.

Your questions and comments are important to us.

Contact Us