Ajman Tourism Development Department launches hotel managers committee

The first meeting took place at the Ajman Saray Hotel discussing the tourism sector, green tourism, future strategy and more

GM interview: Four Season's Didier Jardin

GM interview: Four Season's Didier Jardin

Four Seasons veteran, Didier Jardin, has taken the helm at the brand’s newest opening in Kuwait in his first appointment as general manager.

Hakan Ozel moves to Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai as GM

Hakan Ozel moves to Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai as GM

Prior to this role, Ozel was the general manager of the China World Summit Wing, a Shangri-La hotel in Beijing, China

GM interview: Southern Sun Abu Dhabi's Pierre Delfau

GM interview: Southern Sun Abu Dhabi's Pierre Delfau

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi general manager Pierre Delfau talks rates and F&B

Movenpick appoints VP development Europe & North Africa

Movenpick appoints VP development Europe & North Africa

Movenpick has hired hotel development professional Amir Lababedi to fast-track European and North African expansion

GM interview: Harry Fernandes

GM interview: Harry Fernandes

Assila Hotel Jeddah's general manager talks about the Rocco Forte hospitality ethos and managing people

Interview: Edition Hotels' Dan Flannery

Interview: Edition Hotels' Dan Flannery

The SVP and managing director of Edition Hotels shares details about the brand debut in the region, and why F&B is so important

DoubleTree by Hilton RAK appoints hotel manager

DoubleTree by Hilton RAK appoints hotel manager

John Riad, who has worked with Hilton for more than 15 years, is moving to Ras Al Khaimah from Conrad Dubai

Hotelier Awards 2017 shortlist: GM of the Year

Hotelier Awards 2017 shortlist: GM of the Year

The eight general managers in the region who are in for the running to win the title of GM of the Year at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2017

BOH INTERVIEW: St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort's Mahmoud Abulwafa

BOH INTERVIEW: St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort's Mahmoud Abulwafa

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi area director of human resources Mahmoud Abulwafa reveals that he looks beyond technical skills while interviewing candidates

Event Preview: Great GM Debate 2017

Event Preview: Great GM Debate 2017

With the Great GM Debate set to take place on September 26, 2017, we give you a sneak peek into what to expect from the conference

BoH Interview: Muscat Bay's Paul Jessup

BoH Interview: Muscat Bay's Paul Jessup

Muscat Bay vice president sales and marketing Paul Jessup shares how his sales strategies have differentiated the product from other projects in the region

New Recruit: James Young

New Recruit: James Young

James Young is something of an IHG veteran, having served the international hotel group for more than two decades. He returns to Qatar, after leaving the country in 2004, when he held the position of resident manager for the InterContinental Doha

New Recruit: Hilton Dubai's Julien Besancon

New Recruit: Hilton Dubai's Julien Besancon

Julien Besancon has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including eight years with Hilton across the Middle East; he reveals that he aspires to become a general manager at a Hilton hotel someday

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts named UAE's strongest hospitality brand

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts named UAE's strongest hospitality brand

Sheraton and Le Meridien complete the top five strongest hospitality brands in the UAE

GM Interview: Le Gray Beirut's Georges Ojeil

GM Interview: Le Gray Beirut's Georges Ojeil

After completing a refurb across Le Gray Beirut, its general manager, Georges Ojeil, tells Hotelier how the property will target the MICE market and retain its positioning in the country


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New opening: Marriott leads a Renaissance in Dubai
Business New opening: Marriott leads a Renaissance in Dubai

Hotelier Middle East pays a visit to the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai just before its opening in December 2017, and navigates its way through what Marriott International hopes will be a completely new offering in Business Bay, and Dubai

The Middle East's top 10 most anticipated hotel openings of 2018
Business The Middle East's top 10 most anticipated hotel openings of 2018

2018 is gearing up for a busy year in openings. Hotelier brings you our pick of the top 10 openings of the year - in no particular order

Top Middle East hotel openings in Q4 2017
Business Top Middle East hotel openings in Q4 2017

A look at the hottest new hotel openings of Q4 2017

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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

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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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