BOH Interview: Onkar Sawant

Onkar Sawant is the security manager at The Taj Dubai; he has been with the operator since 1995 and shares an insight into the important business of safety and security and the emergency manual he created for the hotel brand

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh new appointment

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh new appointment

He joined Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinksi as revenue and reservation manager in 2013

Mohammed Farag earns Finance Person 2016 title

Mohammed Farag earns Finance Person 2016 title

Major effort to shift hotel building registration, resulting in savings of millions in utility bills, and a sound succession planning strategy earns him the title

Hotelier Awards 2016 shortlist: Finance Person

Hotelier Awards 2016 shortlist: Finance Person

The six financial experts who are helping their properties in the Middle East stay on target have been shortlisted in the Hotelier Awards 2016

Gloria Hotel AD to work with Internet Moguls

Gloria Hotel AD to work with Internet Moguls

Internet Moguls says it aims to "help its clients derive revenue through digital storytelling"

Hoteliers should avoid dropping rates, says expert

Hoteliers should avoid dropping rates, says expert

During the Great GM Debate 2016, Kerzner's Thibault Paquet assessed the damaged caused to hotel revenue by dropping room rates as a short term fix

Revenue director joins Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi

Revenue director joins Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi

Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan appoints Anil Mehta as director of revenue for four-star complex property

Nobu Hotel Riyadh appoints new management team

Nobu Hotel Riyadh appoints new management team

After filling roles in human resources, sales & marketing, finance and rooms, the Nobu Riyadh is now recruiting for an F&B director and director of engineering

International association debuts for hotel execs

International association debuts for hotel execs

The International Association of Hotel Executives launched on August 1, and is a subsidiary of the International Association of Hotel General Managers

Purchasing power: Pam Muthukrishna

Purchasing power: Pam Muthukrishna

Pam Muthukrishna is the purchasing manager of Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, and she tells us about the successful deal she struck with Canon

Revenue optimisation a focus for Abu Dhabi hotel

Revenue optimisation a focus for Abu Dhabi hotel

Michel Seusse has joined Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana as director of revenue to focus on its revenue management strategies

33% of procurement use no management system

33% of procurement use no management system

Hotelier Middle East's Hospitality Procurement Report 2016 reveals that procurement management systems in the Middle East are mostly outdated, or even not being used at all

Hospitality Procurement: all you need to know

Hospitality Procurement: all you need to know

Hotelier Middle East's first annual Hospitality Procurement Report is now live

Abu Dhabi to introduce two new hotel taxes

Abu Dhabi to introduce two new hotel taxes

Two new taxes have been introduced in Abu Dhabi, which hotels in the capital will have to abide by

Analysis: How will VAT in the UAE affect hotels?

Analysis: How will VAT in the UAE affect hotels?

The government in the UAE will introduce Value Added Tax (VAT), effective from January 1, 2018. Hotelier Middle East analyses how it will affect tourism and the hoteliers of the UAE

UAE to add 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) by 2018

UAE to add 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) by 2018

The UAE is expected to generate US $3 billion in the first year from new VAT taxation revenue


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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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
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A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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