Dallmayr managing partner Arnd Springer. Dallmayr managing partner Arnd Springer.

German food speciality provider Dallmayr is introducing mixed flavoured beverages and rolling out new coffee vending machines in Dubai in a bid for innovation, managing partner Arnd Springer revealed ahead of the company's sponsorship of the Hotelier Express Summit 2017.

"We mix white chocolate with brown chocolate; we mix chocolate with coffee and so on; these drinks always get great feedback from the customers," Springer said, while adding that innovation continues to be a focus, "We are always trying to keep pace with technology, so we are bringing new machines to the vending industry and operating them in Dubai with the finest coffee products."

Among the new technological innovations that clients can look forward to are Dallmayr machines with touch screens, facial recognition cameras and the ability to draw up a customer's preferred drinks based on facial recognition.

Of the company's support to the Hotelier Express Summit 2017, which is set to take place on November 22 at Grosvenor House, Dubai, Springer said: "Being part of one of the most important events in Dubai that brings together hospitality professionals from across the Middle East’s mid-level, budget and serviced apartment sectors and present our own product and service among the best in the market was an ideal benchmark for us."

Underlying Springer's belief in the importance of the upcoming Summit is his confidence in the UAE's mid-market hotel industry. "The growth of mid-market hotels is now essential to the success of the UAE's tourism vision," he said.

"With improved airport capacity and infrastructure, expanding airline networks with a focus on low-cost carriers, emerging source markets in Africa and Asia, and the addition of new family tourist attractions, there is huge demand for affordable options. Operators across the region are now looking at how they can do their part to attract new market segments, including younger families, millennials travelling in smaller budgets and younger travelers in general who will be drawn by the 2020 exhibition," he attested.

Hotelier Express Summit 2017

Date: November 22, 2017
Location: Grosvenor House, Dubai
For speaking opportunities and attendance, contact Louby Maktari.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephen Price.
For more information, visit our website: http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/conferences/express/

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