Purchasing Power: Venkatesh Dhamotharan

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

Supplier of the Month: Manitowoc

Supplier of the Month: Manitowoc

Manitowoc Foodservice is one of the largest commercial catering manufacturing groups, now focusing attention to mid-market hotels

Centro Capital Centre observes appreciation week

Centro Capital Centre observes appreciation week

The programme initiated by the Abu Dhabi hotel has been absorbed by the group to increase colleague engagement

Modul University launches ICHM training programme

Modul University launches ICHM training programme

The course, offered by Modul University Dubai, has been broken up into nine modules

Sales managers prove hardest to recruit for hotels

Sales managers prove hardest to recruit for hotels

The Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that the hardest role to fill is that of sales & marketing director, followed by executive chef

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

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

Hilton Makkah and Towers boosts female employment

Hilton Makkah and Towers boosts female employment

Saudi women in Makkah continue to play an increasing role in hospitality with rising numbers in full-time employment

Hotelier Express' October 2016 Supplier: Aramtec

Hotelier Express' October 2016 Supplier: Aramtec

Locally owned, Aramtec handles importation and distribution of premium food products ready for the mid-market throughout the UAE

Awards success for Media One's training manager

Awards success for Media One's training manager

McGarvey impressed the judges with her strategy for boosting employee engagement and reducing staff turnover

New executive chef at InterContinental Abu Dhabi

New executive chef at InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Chris Curtis brings more than 18 years' experience to the InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Three-star Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall opens

Three-star Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall opens

New mid-market Premier Inn hotel targetting local residents living in Dubai, as well as families, holidaymakers and business travellers, has now opened

Millennium Plaza Dubai announces F&B appointments

Millennium Plaza Dubai announces F&B appointments

New F&B manager and executive chef appointed at luxury Millennium Plaza Dubai hotel

Al Habtoor complex hires marketing & HR directors

Al Habtoor complex hires marketing & HR directors

The Al Habtoor City Hotels collection has appointed a complex director of marketing and a complex director of human resources

Modul University Dubai officially opens its doors

Modul University Dubai officially opens its doors

More than 100 students from 30 different nationalities have enrolled for various tourism and hospitality higher education programmes at Modul University Dubai

Hotelier Awards '16 shortlist:HR & Training Person

Hotelier Awards '16 shortlist:HR & Training Person

With staff retention an important consideration for the hospitality industry, we reveal the six HR & training people shortlisted in the 2016 Hotelier Awards

KSA requires 8,000 new tourist guides

KSA requires 8,000 new tourist guides

Ambitious tourism arrival targets are to create employment growth for tourist guides in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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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
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

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


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