Purchasing Power: Venkatesh Dhamotharan

Taj Hotel Dubai's purchasing manager talks about what he's looking for in procurement

Prologic First sponsors mid-market summit

Prologic First sponsors mid-market summit

Prologic First aims to engage further with the Middle East budget and mid-market hospitality sector as it seeks to strengthen its position in the market

Case Study: Emirates Palace's digital upgrade

Case Study: Emirates Palace's digital upgrade

The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi overhauled its in-room entertainment system and more

Roda Hotels joins with Cisco for digital strategy

Roda Hotels joins with Cisco for digital strategy

Tech support provider has partnered with the Dubai-based hotel operator to implement a digital strategy for its properties

Marriott debuts new distribution & booking system

Marriott debuts new distribution & booking system

Marriott has partnered with Sabre Hospitality Solutions to develop and launch this new platform for more than 4,200 Marriott properties around the world

Director of engineering joins Abu Dhabi hotel

Director of engineering joins Abu Dhabi hotel

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana has appointed Murugan Loganathan to head its engineering team

TRA launches Tasneef, an ICT rating for tourism

TRA launches Tasneef, an ICT rating for tourism

The initiative aims to provide visitors with sufficient information regarding the quality of ICT services by classifying the ICT facilities in hotels, shopping centres and restaurants, among others

Fernando polishes his way to Unsung Hero crown

Fernando polishes his way to Unsung Hero crown

Starting his career in 1977, Lama Fernando has worked hard to refurb and renovate parts of the Crowne Plaza Bahrain ever since his arrival at the property

Roger Tabbal secures IT Person of the Year 2016

Roger Tabbal secures IT Person of the Year 2016

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers director of IT Roger Tabbal beat strong competition for the IT Person of the Year title

Hotel Engineer title nabbed by Basant Kushwaha

Hotel Engineer title nabbed by Basant Kushwaha

Kempinski Hotel Ajman's director of engineering, Basant Kumar Kushwaha, wins big at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2016

Tech Talk: Tint and Atlantis

Tech Talk: Tint and Atlantis

Atlantis the Palm and Tint collaborate to take advantage of user-generated content

Time Hotels partners with Neorcha for check-in app

Time Hotels partners with Neorcha for check-in app

The Neorcha myCheck-in app has been deployed in Time Hotels in Dubai and Doha

Hotelier Awards 2016 shortlist: IT Person

Hotelier Awards 2016 shortlist: IT Person

The six IT whizzes in the hospitality industry in the Middle East, making a difference to the properties in which they operate

Hotelier Awards '16 shortlist:Engineer of the Year

Hotelier Awards '16 shortlist:Engineer of the Year

We reveal the finalists for Hotel Engineer of the Year category, with snippets from their nominations

Comment: The robot revolution

Comment: The robot revolution

Are you ready to see how AI can help your business?

RoomNet TV highlights cost-saving & convenience

RoomNet TV highlights cost-saving & convenience

The use of Apple and Android TV services allows guests to stream their own content to watch during a hotel stay


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

However, the results of the second Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that 43% respondents said their organisation has had to reduce headcount

Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down
FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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Caterer Middle East's new products

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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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