restaurants

InterContinental Doha Residences opens for business

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Dec 2016

The InterContinental Doha Residences under a management agreement with Gulf Hotels Company WLL has officially opened for business.  Located on Doha’s longest natural private beach, the new property brings a total of 82 luxury residences to Doha, comprising 17 three-bedroom villas – three of which overlook the Arabian Gulf, eight three-bedroom apartments, and 15 two-bedroom

Demand for serviced apartments peaks across GCC

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Dec 2016

Cheval Residences Group, a leading London developer has revealed growing investor interest in the GCC serviced apartment sector as investors capitalise on the region’s growing hospitality market and rising trend of the extended stay model. According to a recent Colliers International report at least 10,000 additional serviced apartment units are required to fulfil projected demand

Marriott inks deal for Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Dec 2016

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Maryia Real Estate Establishment to open a Four Points by Sheraton in the capital city of Riyadh.  Scheduled to open in 2019, Four Points by Sheraton King Abdul Aziz Road will offer 130 keys in the Sulaimaniyah district of the city.  The Four Points brand is on

Regency Hotel Kuwait appoints new GM

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Dec 2016

The Regency Hotel Kuwait has named Marc Guenther as the property’s new general manager. A German national, Guenther brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with a strong emphasis on Food & Beverage operations to his new role in Kuwait.  Guenther has enjoyed successful tenures with established global hotel

New Spanish nightspot for Dubai’s Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Nightlife venue, Espana Lounge Bar, will open its doors at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on 15 December. Drawing inspiration from the nightlife of Barcelona and Ibiza, the 6,600ft2 space features Spanish décor, a terrace, a ladies-only bar, a Sangria bar and the Gaudi bar. The menu has been designed to cater for a wide range of

Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai to open Italian restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai is gearing up to open Italian restaurant, Ricetta, in mid-December, with chef Alex Sebastianutti at the helm of the kitchen. Featuring mustard yellow walls, red and white checkered tablecloths and black and white posters depicting scenes from Italy, the venue reflects the ambience of a traditional Italian trattoria. Ricetta’s

Interview: Parmentine

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

Jessica Donario, sales export manager, Parmentine, explains why the French potato brand took a stand for the first time at International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP DUBAI) in November 2016.     Why did you attend WOP Dubai? This year marks the second time we have attended WOP Dubai, and our goal was to find

SIAL Middle East 2016 prepares to open

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

The seventh edition of SIAL Middle East, a professional trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries, will take place from 5 – 9 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Catering News Middle East, a BNC Publishing title, is the Official Publication of SIAL Middle East 2016. Held under the patronage of

Interview: 54º East founder and CEO Rafia Al Mulla

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

As business-on-wheels provider Roundup prepares to open its Jeddah office, Emirati founder and CEO, Rafia AlMulla reveals ambitions global expansion plans for the young brand What is your career background? I come from a Dubai-based family; we have our own businesses in hospitality and other sectors. I studied in Dubai and I love the city

Enab Beirut comes to Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Dec 2016

Enab Beirut, a Lebanese restaurant brand will open in Dubai’s City Walk 2 this month. The venue’s interiors will feature printed, mismatched seating juxtaposed with bright, solid colours on the walls, vintage bird cages and potted plants, reflecting the features of a typical Lebanese home. The menu comprises traditional Lebanese items, such as salads, cold









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