Talent: Russell Clamp, executive chef, DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Jan 2017

Russell Clamp, cluster executive chef, DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh admits that cultural diversity is his biggest challenge and opportunity    Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? My very first was when I was 13 years old as a pot washer for the kitchen in our local village pub every Sunday lunchtime. There

US fast food chain Wendy’s to open in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 22 Jun 2016

Alghanim Industries will expand the US fast food restaurant brand, Wendy’s® into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the first restaurant opening scheduled for Q1, 2017. The announcement follows the opening in Dubai’s BurJuman mall last week of Alghanim Industries’ 17th Wendy’s restaurant. Commenting on the expansion in KSA, executive vice president, chief operations officer

Dubai-based food truck firm Roundup to launch Saudi operations

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jun 2016

Roundup, a 54° East company will expand its food truck operations into Saudi Arabia after Ramadan, Emirati founder Rafia Al Mulla told Catering News. The 15-month old business has signed a deal with a Saudi partner and has opened an office in Riyadh, which will have full authority over legislation for the Saudi operation of

First Copthorne Hotel opens in Riyadh

by Sophia Soltani | 12 May 2016

Copthorne Hotel Riyadh in Saudi Arabia has officially opened its doors to guests.  Situated on King Fahd Road, the 4-star hotel is located close to major government offices and to the city’s business district. The first Copthorne hotel to open in Saudi Arabia, the opening signals the start of significant growth for the brand across

Air Arabia Jordan launches new route from Amman to Riyadh

by Sophia Soltani | 11 Apr 2016

Air Arabia Jordan has launched  a new route from Amman to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia effective April 14, 2016. Flights will be operational three times weekly. This will be Air Arabia Jordan’s first expansion in 2016 and Riyadh will be the third Saudi Arabian city to be serviced by the carrier after Dammam and Jeddah. 

Rezidor signs private members club near Riyadh

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Apr 2016

Rezidor, a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, will manage luxury private member’s club, Nofa Resort and Club, located just outside of Riyadh. The existing property, which features 57 luxury villas, will join the group in Q3 2016 and will be operated as a members-only resort. The resort comprises 57 villas ranging from 170

Largest Café Bateel in the world opens in Riyadh

by Dina Maaty | 25 Feb 2016

Gourmet food business Bateel International has opened Café Bateel in the retail and residential Olaya district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The new venue is the largest café in the global Bateel portfolio, covering almost 9,000ft2 and seating up to 350 guests. The café also features a rooftop terrace and will serve up breakfast lunch and

Rolf Lippuner appointed as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh

by Dina Maaty | 25 Aug 2015

After seven years of service Rolf Lippuner has been appointed as general manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh. 

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