Mercury Lounge launches Thursday evening brunch

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Nov 2016

Mercury Lounge, the rooftop bar at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, has launched a new Thursday evening brunch. With panoramic views over Dubai, the ‘blind brunch’ conDcept offers a selection of specially prepared Mediterranean-inspired antipasti, sharing plates and light entrées, to be grazed on throughout the evening. The brunch is available 8pm –

Second Aloft hotel opens in Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc has officially opened Aloft Dhahran in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. As part of a growing portfolio of properties owned by FAS Hotels, division of Fawaz Al Hokair group, Aloft Dhahran is a modern design-centric hotel located in the hub of the city across from the Mall

International Perishables Expo underway in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Nov 2016

The eighth International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP DUBAI) and the 11th International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) is underway at Dubai World Trade Centre. Taking place from 13 – 15 November 2016, the shows have attracted 345 exhibitors from more than 34 countries. Tarek Sibai, project manager at planetfair, the event organiser, commented:

Four Seasons Dubai welcomes new General Manager

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Nov 2016

Four Seasons Dubai has appointed Leonardo Baiocchi as the new general manager. Baiocchi arrives at the Four Seasons Resort, Dubai from his latest stint in Istanbul where he led both Four Seasons properties as the general manager for five years. “I was one of the pioneers at clustering Four Seasons hotels under the same management,”

FCS Computer Systems reveals updated streamline dispatch management tools

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Nov 2016

Hospitality solutions provider FCS Computer Systems (FCS) has revealed its updated FCS e-Connect V3.1 and m-Connect V3.1, enabling hoteliers to streamline functions related to guest request and work order dispatch management. The latest versions of e-Connect and m-Connect enables the user to gather printable job slips with scanable barcodes for quick job status updates; gives

Azizi Developments reveals Al Furjan serviced apartments project

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Nov 2016

Azizi Developments has announced its 14th project launch in Al Furjan – the Azizi Samia a fully serviced apartments project. The residence will boast 137 studio apartments, 124 one-bedroom apartments, and 23 two-bedroom apartments. Azizi Samia is scheduled for completion in 2018. The development in Samia, which is at its mobilisation stage and beginning excavation.

Jannah Hotels & Resorts to make Ras Al Khaimah debut

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Nov 2016

Jannah Hotels and Resorts will debut in Ras Al Khaimah this December with the Jannah Resort and Villas Mina Al Arab, comprising of 22 luxury beach villas and 100 apartment suites. The luxury hotel will open its doors in December this year, bringing the Jannah brand’s design, atmosphere and Bedouin hospitality to Ras Al Khaimah’s

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai launches new bar

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Nov 2016

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has opened new cocktail bar, D70. Open from 6pm, and featuring indoor and outdoor seating, D70 offers a molecular beverage menu and allows guests to make their own drinks. Commenting on the opening, Simon Moore, general manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai said: “The basic aim of any bar is to

Hakkasan Group to open five restaurants in Saudi Arabia

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Nov 2016

Hakkasan Group will open five restaurants in Saudi Arabia in partnership with Saudi Arabian hospitality and property management company, Al Khozama Management Company. The move marks Hakkasan Group’s first venture into Saudi Arabia, and includes Yauatcha and Sato no Hana brands. Commenting on the partnership, Abdulaziz Al Habib, President of Al Khozama Management Company said:

Warwick Dubai welcomes new director of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Nov 2016

Warwick Dubai has appointed new director of food & beverage, Rohinton Bharucha. With 20 years’ experience in hospitality, Bharucha first arrived in Dubai in 2001, and has worked in the F&B departments of Metropolitan Palace Hotel and Sofitel City Centre Hotel and Residence. In 2005 he moved to Bin Hendi Hospitality as assistant brand manager

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