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East's Hospitality Procurement Report 2016 reveals that procurement management systems in the Middle East are mostly outdated, or even not being used at all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

Carlton Hotel Group hires cluster revenue director

Carlton Hotel Group hires cluster revenue director

Elizabeth Quizon has been appointed cluster revenue director of the Carlton Hotels in Dubai, having moved to the UAE in 1996

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham extends support to DCSN

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham extends support to DCSN

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hands cheque to charity organisation with generous collections from guests at the property

Seven Tides offers Dubai investment opportunity

Seven Tides offers Dubai investment opportunity

73 hotel room units have been released by Seven Tides International for investors to buy into the five-star development with guaranteed ROI of 10% per annum through to 2018

Purchasing Power: Sherif Noor

Purchasing Power: Sherif Noor

Purchasing officer at Hala Arjaan by Rotana has more than eight years' experience in hospitality

How to negotiate successful procurement deals

How to negotiate successful procurement deals

Mubashar Shahab of FRHI Hotels & Resorts illustrates what it takes to be a good procurement manager in the hospitality industry


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