VIDEO: Accor to launch luxury brands in Iran

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Apr 2017

Speaking on the sidelines of Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) on Wednesday 26 April, Francois Baudin, senior vice president development luxury hotels EMEA at AccorHotels revealed ambitious expansion plans for Iran. The French operator is the first international hotel group to open properties in the country since economic sanctions were lifted in 2015. It currently

Katara’s Raffles Hotel Singapore to undergo restoration programme

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Oct 2016

Luxury property, Raffles Hotel Singapore managed under Raffles Hotels and Resorts and owned by Qatar based Katara Hospitality has announced that it will embark on an extensive restoration programme which will take place over three phases.   Phase One of the programme will begin in January 2017 and see the Raffles Hotel Arcade undergo restoration

Swissôtel global F&B director is new Raffles Dubai chef

by Dina Maaty | 06 Jun 2016

Doxis Bekris, who first joined FRHI Hotels & Resorts in 2010 as corporate F&B/ culinary director of the Swissôtel brand, has been appointed executive chef at Raffles Dubai. The Greek national brings 20 years of experience to his new role, having worked at brands including Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Emaar Hospitality, and in various roles with

FRHI appoints new VP of sales & marketing

by Sophia Soltani | 11 Mar 2016

FRHI Hotels & Resorts has appointed Bastien Blanc as the new vice president, sales and marketing for the Middle East, Africa and India. In his new role, Blanc will spearhead the overall sales and marketing operations for 19 hotels and will oversee the development and implementation of strategies, plans, and budgets for new and transitional

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