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Shangri-La Hotel Dubai Appoints New Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Mar 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has announced the appointment of executive chef, Nikolaos Tsimidakis. Hailing from Greece, Chef Tsimidakis has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has spent seven of the 25 years in Dubai. His career has taken him across the globe with positions based in Europe, Oceania, and the United States

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai makes two major appointments

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Mar 2018

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has announced two newly appointed members to its executive committee. The hotel has announced Figen Caglar as the new director of sales and marketing and Natashia Hajee as the new director of communications. Figen Caglar has 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has held the position of director of

New Japanese Restaurant Opens in Shangri-La Hotel

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Feb 2018

Bringing the streets of Japan to Dubai, ONI Japanese Restaurant, Lounge and Sake Bar officially opened its doors yesterday. The new venue has been launched by Chef Mohammad Islam who aims to bring authentic Japanese food to Dubai diners by sourcing his ingredients from Hokkaido, Japan’s ‘hakodate asaichi’ or morning market. The idea behind the new dining

Shangri-La Hotels makes major appointment in Oman

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Feb 2018

Sandra Simone Leibrock has joined Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts as director of sales & marketing and will be overseeing two properties in Muscat – Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa and Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.  She will also lead the repositioning efforts of Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa as a private standalone

Traders Hotel Abu Dhabi appoints executive sous chef

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Jun 2017

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has appointed Shammi De Costa to the role of executive sous chef at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. De Costa, from Sri Lanka, brings 18 years of hospitality expertise to the four-star property, including eight years working with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts. He commented: “I am honoured to take

Shangri-La: A sense of place

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Dec 2016

Shangri-La Dubai has embarked on a complete overhaul of its 302 guest rooms and public areas to create a new “sense of place” in the city. Gerhard Hecker, general manager, Shangri-La Dubai tells Hotel News ME why the no-expenses spared AED 70 million refurb is set to invigorate Dubai’s city explorers.   Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has

Taj Hotels & Shangri-La ink deal to merge loyalty programmes

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Nov 2016

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Mumbai-based Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces have inked a deal to merge their loyalty programmes to form Warmer Welcomes. The alliance will officially launch in March 2017 with the introduction of the Warmer Welcomes programme, integrating  Taj InnerCircle and Shangri-La’s Golden Circle guest loyalty programmes. The Warmer Welcomes programme will

Shangri-La Dubai unveils renovation and F&B loyalty offers

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Sep 2016

Shangri-La Dubai has introduced several offers for Dubai residents and visitors in line with the launch of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ ‘The Table by Golden Circle’, a new F&B loyalty programme. The new offers coincide with a AED 70 million renovation across the hotel’s 302 guest rooms and public areas, including the Lobby Lounge and

Cover Story: The Loyalty Game

by Sophia Soltani | 12 Jul 2016

From personalised local experiences to hotel stays that can be gifted to friends, today’s guests demand much more from their hotel loyalty programmes The hotel industry is undergoing a period of dramatic change. A number of dominant forces are driving its involuntary evolution, from the distribution tactics of third-party Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) to the

Shangri-La Hotels introduce MICE loyalty scheme

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Jun 2016

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi has launched the Shangri-La Events Collection and Golden Circle Event Planner Rewards – a meeting-and-event loyalty programme for meeting and travel professionals. This programme will offer meeting and travel professionals and Golden Circle members the ability to achieve elite status, as well as earn and redeem points for









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