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

Supplier of the Month: Hartmann Tresore

Supplier of the Month: Hartmann Tresore

Price, reliability and support – meeting the safety needs of the budget and mid-market sector

Marriott appoints complex GM for Dubai collection

Marriott appoints complex GM for Dubai collection

Jason Harding has been appointed as complex general manager of Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection, overseeing three luxury hotels in Dubai

Marriott Named AON Best Employer

Marriott Named AON Best Employer

US operator earns the title for Asia Pacific region, after securing the title several times

Comment: Why is is so hard to find good F&B staff?

Comment: Why is is so hard to find good F&B staff?

You could hire the best chef in the world but without the support of an equally capable GM and floor staff, it's a waste of money

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


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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: World Woven Collection
Most stylish: World Woven Collection

Interface has launched a collection with a variety of accents inspired by global textiles

Caterer Middle East's new products
Caterer Middle East's new products

Caterer Middle East picks some of the best new F&B related products on the market

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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