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Casual Italian restaurant opens in DIFC

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Nov 2016

Dinamico, a casual, unlicensed Italian restaurant has opened in DIFC under the supervision of Jas Hospitality, the company behind Dubai homegrown brand, Fume. Located in DIFC, Sky Gardens residential tower, the name of the outlet combines the words ‘dine’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘amico’, which means ‘friend’ in Italian. The design of the 100-seat venue reflects the traditions

TSSC moves headquarters to Business Bay

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Nov 2016

Foodservice and laundry equipment leader, TSSC, has opened a new office in Prime Tower Building, Business Bay Dubai. The office was originally acquired in 2008, but plans to move in had to be put on hold during the global financial crisis, and the building was only completed last year. Having expanded rapidly and outgrown its

Interview: Glenarm Organic Salmon

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Nov 2016

John J Russell, managing director, Glenarm Organic Salmon visited Seafex Dubai on 7 – 9 November to showcase the Northern Irish company’s premium smoked salmon range, which has just become available in the Middle East market. What is unique about Glenarm smoked salmon? We smoke our salmon sides in a small Belfast smoke-house over smouldering

Ras Al Khaimah gears up for inaugural investment forum

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Nov 2016

Ras Al Khaimah Finance & Investment Forum (RAKFIF), a new platform for uncovering business investment opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah, is preparing for its first edition, taking place 13 – 14 December at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah. RAKFIF will bring together experts from government and industries with international and regional investors and financiers

Middle East reports 11.7% increase in hotel supply

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

STR’s October 2016 hotel Pipeline Report has revealed that there is 158,714 rooms in 554 projects under contract in the Middle East and 57,740 rooms in 310 projects under contract in Africa. The under contract total in the Middle East represents an 11.7% increase in rooms under contract compared with October 2015. Specifically in the

5 minutes with… Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

Following the launch of Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc first office and equipment facility in Dubai, Hotel News ME hears from Jean Paul Roudier, vice president, emerging markets, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS markets on what the new premises has on offer. Why was the decision taken to launch a Manitowoc Foodservice facility in Dubai? As

Founding chairperson of Doha Housekeepers Association to speak at 2016 Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

The second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, which is set to take place on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai will welcome Prabhat Shukla, the founding chairperson of Kuwait Housekeepers Group, established in 2009 and now The Doha Housekeepers Association. Shukla brings with him 16 years of extensive experience in housekeeping,

Pipeline Yearbook 2017 to highlight female leaders in hospitality

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

Hotel News ME’s annual publication, The Pipeline Yearbook will return for a 2017 edition with a special focus on female leaders in hospitality. Featuring exclusive hotel pipeline news and a guide to key territories, the Pipeline Yearbook 2017 will place insight from leading female hoteliers in a first of its kind collaboration across the MENA

Lavazza launches new product range at Italian Cuisine World Summit

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Nov 2016

Lavazza, the official sponsor of the Italian Cuisine World Summit (ICWS) is launching its ¡Tierra! Origins range in the UAE during the event. The ¡Tierra! Origins range comprises single-origin coffee varieties certified by Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit organisation committed to fostering biodiversity conservation and promoting the rights and wellbeing of farmers, their families and

FACE TO FACE: A matter of preference

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

As Preferred Hotels and Resorts makes steady headway in the Middle East, Hotel News ME hears from Saurabh Rai, executive vice president for South Asia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia on the company’s key growth markets and how the online channel is the missing link between the consumer, key experiences and a hotel.  Charismatic, charming









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