Nominations now open

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Mar 2018

The nominations for this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards are now open. The event, which celebrates excellence and innovation in the industry, is taking place at The St. Regis Dubai on 29 April. The Leaders in Hospitality Awards will celebrate the excellence and innovation that we have come to expect from the hotel sector here

Construction work begins on The St. Regis Beach Club

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Feb 2018

Construction is under way on The St. Regis Beach Club on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, it has been confirmed by developer Nakheel. The company has awarded a contract worth AED79.7 million to Ghantoot Gulf Contracting to build the beachfront facility. Due to open in 2019, The St. Regis Beach Club complements The St. Regis Dubai –

New GM for The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Jan 2018

Marriott International has appointed Marwan Fadel as the general manager of The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The Lebanese national has nearly two decades of hospitality experience across the Middle East. In his new role, he will oversee all management functions, hotel operations, and new innovations, aiming to achieve planned goals for the

St. Regis is charged for green project

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Aug 2017

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi has installed four Tesla charging connectors. The charging connectors will be free to use for everyone, including non-guests, as part of a green initiative by the hotel. “We are delighted to launch this charging station, which will enable us to serve the growing number of motorists who

New general manager for St Regis, Al Habtoor Polo Resort

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

Andrew Henning has been appointed as general manager of the St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, ahead of the property’s opening later this year. The Northern Irish man will oversee the 151 key resort which will be the first  equestrian themed St Regis resort in the world. Henning said: “Following the long-standing

On the spot: Amanda Schmiege

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

  On the spot with Amanda Schmiege, director of spa and recreation complex director of Spa and Recreation, St Regis, W, and Westin at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc   What’s the best thing about your job? I was always told if you do what you love, you will never work a day in

St. Regis Abu Dhabi appoints new PR & Comms Manager

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Nov 2016

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Annie Turnell as the hotel’s new PR and Communications Manager. British born Turnell, brings a wealth of international experience to the role with a background in public relations, digital marketing and events. Prior to joining St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Turnell worked for Toh Public Relations as a senior

Al Habtoor City’s The Atrium to launch Latin restaurant, Zoco

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Aug 2016

Homegrown Mexican/ Latin American restaurant, Zoco, will open at Al Habtoor City’s The Atrium this September. Zoco marks the second F&B venue to open at The Atrium, following the recent launch of casual British gastropub, The Rose & Crown. Located on level two of The Atrium, Zoco will serve re-imagined traditional dishes in an authentic

Al Habtoor City names Emaar executive as new Commercial Director

by Sophia Soltani | 07 Aug 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has appointed Seema Pande as Al Habtoor City Hotels Commercial Director, Complex. In her role, Pande will oversee The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Pande brings with her over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry across the UAE,

St. Regis Abu Dhabi appoints Les Clefs d’Or member as Chief Concierge

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Jul 2016

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Erwin Rachim as Chief Concierge. Rachim, an Indonesian national, brings to the hotel over 16 years’ hospitality experience including 10 years specialising in concierge in the Middle East. Rachim is one of just 39 Les Clefs d’Or members in the UAE. Les Clefs d’Or is an association of the

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