'VAT makes things very expensive', says Movenpick's Andreas Mattmuller

'VAT makes things very expensive', says Movenpick's Andreas Mattmuller

New taxation policy can impact on customer's choosing mid-market and midscale hotels over luxury and upscale hotels, says Movenpick's regional COO

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray appoints revenue director

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray appoints revenue director

With more than 14 years of hospitality experience, Anas Shahin has joined the resort located on the Palm Jumeirah

Revenue director joins Carlson Rezidor AUH hotels

Revenue director joins Carlson Rezidor AUH hotels

Akshay Sood has been appointed director of revenue for Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island hotels

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


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PHOTOS: Caterer Middle East Awards 2017 winners
Photos PHOTOS: Caterer Middle East Awards 2017 winners

Take a look at the photos of the winners from the Caterer Middle East Awards 2017 on stage, collecting their trophies

Viceroy Dubai: Catering to the millennial age
Back of House Viceroy Dubai: Catering to the millennial age

The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai is the latest development to hit Dubai's Palm Jumeirah. Hotelier pays a visit to find out just how different this launch actually is, and how the team tried to reinvent the wheel when it came to staff recruitment

Analysis: Is medical tourism the next big thing for the Middle East?
Research Analysis: Is medical tourism the next big thing for the Middle East?

Hotelier investigates the rise of medical tourism in the GCC

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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

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