Speak the language of your staff for sustainable housekeeping says EmiratesGBC

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Nov 2016

Marie-Helene Westholm-Knebel, Senior Technical Officer, Emirates Green Building Council revealed that the main sources of water consumption in a standard hotel breaks down as 30% from rooms, 16% laundry and 16% landscaping at this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference. She insisted that housekeepers must “speak the language of their staff” to continue sustainable housekeeping practices. With

Middle East French dairy exports top US$400m

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The Middle East is one of the largest importers of French dairy products, according to the latest research from the country’s official cheese board, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation (CNIEL). Of the US$8 billion of French dairy produce exported around the world, over US$400 million is sold to the Middle East. The research puts the

Cover story: The Food Delivery Revolution

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The Food Delivery Revolution: How the rise of third-party platforms is transforming the food delivery market in the Middle East. The food delivery market has undergone a global transformation over the past five years, driven by a rise in mobile internet, increased smartphone usage, and an influx of third-party online ordering, discovery and delivery services.

Abu Dhabi nightclub prepares for launch

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

New nightclub, Hysteria, is set to launch in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 23 November. Located at Hilton Capital Grand on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street, the club will feature laser walls, celebrity performances and themed nights in Arabic and English. American singer, rapper and songwriter Sean Kingston will perform at the launch of the venue.

Arabian Travel Market introduces Global Halal Tourism Summit

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The first ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit will take place at Arabian Travel Market on 26 April 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Rolled out as part of ATM’s line-up of special focus events, the summit will feature three interactive seminar sessions covering the big picture, halal destination strategies and how to sell halal travel.

Host 2017 to reveal quality parameters for espresso

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

Ahead of Host Milan 2017, a meeting took place at FieraMilano Congress Centre to establish a shared set of parameters to define high-quality espresso. As the popularity of espresso increases globally, generating a variety of localised interpretations, the objective of setting quality parameters is to improve supply chain standards and increase consumer awareness of high-quality

Nobu’s famous chef to host exclusive evenings in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

World renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa returns to his Dubai outpost at Atlantis, The Palm to host two exclusive evenings. On 26 – 27 November from 7pm, guests will enjoy a Japanese and Peruvian influenced tasting menu inspired by chef Matsuhisa’s favourite dishes, with celebrations to continue at an after party on the terrace from 10pm.

Hilton Worldwide to debut Canopy brand in Chicago

by Sophia Soltani | 19 Nov 2016

Hilton Worldwide has inked a deal with RCP Holdings, LLC an affiliate of The Prime Group, Inc to develop a Canopy by Hilton in Chicago. Residing at the southwest corner of South LaSalle Street and West Adams Street in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, the 223-room Canopy property will target both business and leisure travellers. Slated to

Testimonials: Leaders in F&B Awards 2016

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Nov 2016

The attendees, sponsors and winners of BNC Publishing’s Leaders in F&B Awards offer their feedback on the inaugural event, which welcomed more than 400 F&B professionals to Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi on Wednesday 9 November, to celebrate excellence and innovation in the Middle East’s restaurant, bar and catering sector.       “For a first time event,

Rotana launches $280m Amman hotel

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Nov 2016

Rotana has launched its second hotel in Amman with a total investment of approximately $280 million.  Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki patronised the official opening of Rotana Amman, which brings the group’s combined inventory in Amman to 803 rooms, suites and hotel apartments, making Rotana the largest hotel

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