UAE hotels

New general manager for Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Aug 2017

Hospitality Management Holding has promoted  Haytham Aziz to general manager of Coral Beach Resort Sharjah. Aziz has over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2003 where he spent over a decade working his way up with the various brands in the group. Ferghal Purcell, chief operation

Nakheel awards AED430 million in contracts for Deira Islands

by Patrick Ryan | 09 Aug 2017

Dubai-based developer Nakheel has awarded four contracts totalling AED430 million for its Deira Islands project, its new, 15.3 sq-km waterfront city currently under construction in Dubai. An AED14.5 million contract for piling work on a 800-room resort was awarded to Delta Foundations (Dubai branch). A construction tender for the resort – a joint venture hospitality project with Spain’s RIU Hotels

Media One has big Ideas for revenue management system

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

The Dubai-based hotel Media One has expanded its relationship with Ideas Revenue Solutions. The news means the hotel has cemented its relationship with the provider of revenue management software solutions and advisory services. Mark Lee, general manager of Media One said: “We’ve been using the Ideas Revenue Management System (RMS) with great success since 2010.

Feature: Why I attend The Hotel Show Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

The Hotel Show Dubai – the largest and most comprehensive showcase of everything needed to build, develop or maintain a hotel or restaurant in the Middle East and Africa – is turning 18 this year. As we look forward to its 18th edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre in September, we catch up with

Everything you need to know about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

This page answers some frequently asked questions about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017. ***NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: 7 September 2017*** How do I nominate? You can either download the categories, nomination guidelines and nomination form using the below links or email to have them sent to you. Send your completed nomination form(s) to by Thursday

CATEGORIES: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact  RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by

Feature: Address Boulevard has talent

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Aug 2017

Address Boulevard is the latest hotel to come under Emaar’s successful Address banner. Hotel News Middle East speaks to general manager Pascal Dupuis about why the lifestyle city resort is worth checking in to… When Pascal Dupuis, general manager of Dubai’s newly opened Address Boulevard was selecting his team, he wanted to make sure the

Bumper June for Abu Dhabi tourism figures

by Patrick Ryan | 31 Jul 2017

Abu Dhabi recorded a  30% increase in the number of hotel guest arrivals this June, compared to the same month in 2016. The figures were boosted over the  Eid Al Fitr period, which saw the majority of premium hotels fully booked. HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA

New executive chef for Kempinski Hotel Ajman

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jul 2017

Kempinski Hotel Ajman has appointed Manoj Aswal as its new executive chef. Aswal has more than 13 years’ experience in the hotel industry having started  in 2004 with The Luxury Collection India as junior sous chef, where he successfully managed the culinary team and became senior sous chef in 2011. Aswal said: “I am excited

New hotel manager for Wyndham Hotel Dubai Marina

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jul 2017

Agusti Calbet has been named as the new hotel manager for Wyndham Hotel Dubai Marina. Calbet has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including nine years at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, three years with Spanish chain BlueBay hotels and two years with Armada BlueBay Hotel. “My main goal is to develop

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