Dubai Tourism hosts educational sustainability initiative

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Nov 2016

Dubai Tourism (DTCM) in collaboration with Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF, Roya International and Insignia, hosted an initiative aimed at the hospitality industry, emphasising the importance of sustainability across the sector.  Hospitality Sustainability Board Game, the inaugural activity of the Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative was held at Media One Hotel, engaged industry professionals from across the city,

Abu Dhabi set to welcome 600,000 Chinese visitors by 2021

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Nov 2016

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has revealed that it is preparing to welcome 600,000 Chinese visitors to the emirate by 2021. H.E Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of TCA Abu Dhabi emphasised the importance of Chinese tourists  as hotels in Abu Dhabi welcomed 163,935 Chinese guests during the first three quarters

SUPPLIER FOCUS: Leading luminaires

by Sophia Soltani | 07 Nov 2016

Lighting is no longer just a necessity, it has become a statement for many hotels as lobbies and dining areas turn into a wild creation of eclectic luminaire fixtures. Hotel News ME hears from leading lighting suppliers in the Middle East to uncover the latest motion sensor technologies and why LED lighting is presenting sustainable

ROUND-UP: Serviced Apartment Summit MEA 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Nov 2016

More than 160 international delegates attended the second annual Serviced Apartment Summit MEA in Dubai this week. Held at the Fairmont The Palm, the event attracted delegates from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, India, Indonesia, US, UK, Singapore, Russia, The Netherlands and Germany. Despite a turbulent year for the region’s economy, with

Top tips: Crisis management for hoteliers

by Sophia Soltani | 03 Nov 2016

It’s every hotelier’s worst nightmare when something goes wrong, so how do you effectively manage a crisis? Sophia Soltani, editor of Hotel News ME reveals some top tips on how hoteliers can effectively manage a crisis and why it is imperative for the staff to control the crisis and not the other way around. Crisis

Registration for Executive Housekeepers Conference open

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Nov 2016

Registration for the second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, due to take place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel Dubai is now open. The Conference is free for all hospitality housekeeping professionals to attend and is set to bring together over 100 housekeeping and hospitality professionals from across the UAE

Evonade to showcase integrated cloud based solution at Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Nov 2016

Evonade, the developers of RoomOperations – an integrated cloud based housekeeping application have confirmed their participation in this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference taking place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel Dubai. Erkan Tatlidil , Managing Director, Evonade, will also be participating in the Tech-Talk panel discussion on the day, revealing how cloud based

New report reveals visitors to Dubai ranked as “the highest spenders”

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Nov 2016

Core Savills’ 12 Cities H2 Report has revealed that visitors to Dubai outspend tourists among other international cities including London, New York, Tokyo and Paris.  Overseas travellers to the emirate spend almost twice the average of 12 cities surveyed by Savills. “The research shows the highest spending visitors, by far, are Dubai’s. Overseas visitors, who

The Panel: Raising the bar

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Nov 2016

In line with KPMG’s latest Food and Beverage survey, this month Hotel News ME, hears from some of the region’s leading beverage specialists to find out how dining trends are shaping the dynamics of beverage related revenues with new innovations stemming from London to New York. In 2015, the UAE’s food and beverage industry was

Renarte General Trading LLC named as sponsor at Executive Housekeepers Conference 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Oct 2016

Leading hotel supply company, Renarte General Trading LLC has joined the sponsor lineup at this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, taking place on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai where they will exhibit some of their key hospitality solutions, relevant for the housekeeping department.  Sharon Black, general manager, Renarte General trading discusses the company’s

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