Alubond to drop cladding linked to Address fire

The use of flammable external cladding was flagged as one of the possible causes of the fire at the Address Downtown Dubai on December 31 2015

4000 rooms for Millennium & Copthorne in next year

4000 rooms for Millennium & Copthorne in next year

Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East and Africa is to expand its operating portfolio with 12 hotels to open in the next 12 months in UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and its first property in Georgia

Movenpick Doha appoints new general manager

Movenpick Doha appoints new general manager

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Beat Peter as general manager of Movenpick Al Aziziyah Doha

Intercontinental Jordan opens development centre

Intercontinental Jordan opens development centre

The inauguration of the advanced Learning & Development Centre at InterContinental Jordan took place during the IHG IMEA annual workshop at InterContinental Jordan

Hotelier Express Supplier of the month: InstaShop

Hotelier Express Supplier of the month: InstaShop

InstaShop is bringing a new service experience to Dubai hospitality by offering grocery shopping and delivery within 30 minutes, changing the conventional perspective of daily operations for hotel apartments

Dubai theme park in Emirati recruitment drive

Dubai theme park in Emirati recruitment drive

The 400 UAE nationals will be employed in a variety of roles, including running ticket booths, operating rides, interacting with visitors, in addition to management positions

News Analysis: Saudi women take on hospitality

News Analysis: Saudi women take on hospitality

Female Saudi nationals suddenly seem to be climbing the managerial ranks of the Kingdom's hotels. Hotelier Middle East asks what has prompted this relatively recent change of recruitment focus in KSA's hotels

Saudis in high demand for KSA hospitality industry

Saudis in high demand for KSA hospitality industry

Diversification of Saudi Arabia's economy see's growing demand for Saudi employees in the tourism sector

Makkah to Saudise 80% of hotel jobs

Makkah to Saudise 80% of hotel jobs

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development in Makkah is set to Saudise 80% of jobs in the region's hotels and tourist resorts by the end of 2016

Iranian Universities want to partner with Accor

Iranian Universities want to partner with Accor

Staff employed at Ibis and Novotel in Tehran have been given special training to cope with guest requirements

Whom should housekeepers report to in a hotel?

Whom should housekeepers report to in a hotel?

Housekeepers discussed why not all of them report directly to a hotel's general manager, as well as leaner hierarchies at the Exec Housekeeper Forum

Kerzner International appoints Stuart Thomson

Kerzner International appoints Stuart Thomson

Stuart Thomson is now the new executive vice president of global human resources at Kerzner International

Learning & development manager joins Kuwait hotel

Learning & development manager joins Kuwait hotel

Al Manshar Rotana hires Dan Dominic, who started his career with Rotana in 2012 in Dubai

Irene Forte debuts upskilling and career path app

Irene Forte debuts upskilling and career path app

The app called Map My Future, created by Irene Forte, will be available to purchase by any hospitality company, and will help people map their careers

Millennium Hotel Hail recognised for Saudisation

Millennium Hotel Hail recognised for Saudisation

Under the Nitaqat system, companies are categorised depending on the number of Saudis working for them, with platinum being the highest rating

Do we really want more women in housekeeping?

Do we really want more women in housekeeping?

Following an informal roundtable session on the subject of gender diversity in housekeeping, the answer from some executive housekeepers appears to be no. Find out why here


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Marriott boss warns hotels over tax implications
Business Marriott boss warns hotels over tax implications

Tourists and residents wishing to stay overnight in the UAE could soon end up paying a combined tax rate of up to 31%

FIRST LOOK: Inside the W Dubai - Al Habtoor City
Photos FIRST LOOK: Inside the W Dubai - Al Habtoor City

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has debuted its lifestyle brand W in the UAE, with the opening of W Dubai, Al Habtoor City on Sheikh Zayed Road

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