VIDEO: Electrolux World Chefs Education at GulfHost

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Sep 2017

ICCA Electrolux World Chefs Education in partnership with World Association of Chefs Societies is set to welcome senior level chefs to discover the latest cutting-edge solutions designed to reduce kitchen stress levels, increase productivity and enhance food quality at GulfHost 2017. For more information and the full agenda, go to: GulfHost will take place

VIDEO: Why Welbilt can’t wait for GulfHost 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Sep 2017

Leonard Parot, regional sales manager of Welbilt looks forward to interacting with foodservice operators and showcasing the company’s foodservice equipment solutions at GulfHost 2017. Part of Dubai International Hospitality Week, the event will place on 18 – 20 September at Dubai World Trade Centre. With ‘kitchens at the heart of the business’, Welbilt will this

VIDEO: Majid Al Futtaim takes to the silver screen

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Jul 2017

Majid Al Futtaim is taking experiential travel to a new level by building a cinema-themed hotel in Deira City Centre Mall. The company’s CEO Robert Welanetz spoke to Hotel News Middle East about the Aloft Dubai City Centre Deira. “Connected to the iconic City Centre Deira, our latest hotel property with its themed-cinema concept is

VIDEO: Rove Hotels eyes expansion across Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 04 Jul 2017

Emaar’s Rove lifestyle brand has just opened its fourth property in Dubai, the 270-room Rove Trade Centre near DWTC, but that is only the tip of the iceberg, says Jaidev Menezes, corporate director business development, Emaar Hospitality Group. “We are very focused on seeing the opportunity in midscale. We are looking at building the brand

VIDEO: Tink Labs rolls out in-room smartphone for GCC hotels

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jun 2017

Hong-Kong-based hospitality technology firm, Tink Labs Limited has appointed a GCC management team to drive the roll-out of its mobile travel solution, Handy, across the region. Handy is a smartphone provided as a complimentary amenity in partner hotel rooms, integrating with hotel services and offering travellers unlimited connectivity on the go, free of charge international

Chef Focus: Luke Thomas

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Jun 2017

Luke Thomas first made a name for himself as the world’s youngest head chef in 2012. Five years on, the 23-year-old is all grown up and is turning his back on Chester and setting his sights firmly on London and beyond. By Crystal Chesters Luke Thomas was best known as the world’s youngest head chef

Video: Meliá to launch mid-market resorts in Middle East

by Patrick Ryan | 30 May 2017

A senior Meliá Hotels International figure has said the company has identified a niche in the Middle East for a resort aimed at the mid-market. Maria Zarraluqui, global development managing director Meliá Hotels International was making her comments during an interview at AHIC with Hotel News Middle East. Zarraluqui was making specific reference to her

REVEALED: Leaders in Hospitality 2017 winners

by Patrick Ryan | 18 May 2017

The winners of the  Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2017, presented by Rikan, were announced on Wednesday 17 May at a gala ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai. Sixteen winners took home awards including Leading New Hotel, Leading General Manager and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Praising the high standards set by this year’s winners, as well

Highlights: Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 18 May 2017

All the action from the glamorous Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2017, which took place on Wednesday 17 May at The St. Regis Dubai  

Life after Expo 2020: How the industry is planning for the next decade

by Patrick Ryan | 11 May 2017

When Dubai was confirmed, in 2015, as the host destination for Expo 2020 it was largely met with delight at securing the biggest event in the Middle East to date. However, there were one or two dissenting voices who questioned if this would burst the bubble for the emirate when some commentators expressing concern that

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