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

Team Steigenberger compete in Dubai Marathon

Team Steigenberger compete in Dubai Marathon

Thirty members of the Steigenberger team crossed the finish line at this year's Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Russia visa application centre opens in Dubai

Russia visa application centre opens in Dubai

Growing demand for UAE travellers to Russia led to the opening of new visa centre in Dubai

Roundtable: Lighting design

Roundtable: Lighting design

The GCC has a robust hotel development pipeline, and each of these new hotels will need to offer something different

Egypt set for return of Russian tourism in Feb

Egypt set for return of Russian tourism in Feb

The Consul General of Russia in Hurghada expects Russian tourism to return to Egypt within a month

CSR body unveils 2017 award cycle

CSR body unveils 2017 award cycle

Businesses with CSR and sustainability programmes, including those in the hospitality sector, can now apply to get recognition

Baku to host B2B Luxury and MICE Workshop

Baku to host B2B Luxury and MICE Workshop

The 6th B2B Luxury & MICE Workshop, a traditional annual conference for travel industry professionals, is to be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Baku on February 16

Saudi tourism signs Saudisation deal

Saudi tourism signs Saudisation deal

Saudi Arabian tourism facilities have signed agreements with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) to support the Saudisation of jobs for women and men

Report identifies guest behaviour in Middle East

Report identifies guest behaviour in Middle East

A new report by Sabre identifies consumer behaviour driving opportunities for hotels in Middle East

Cleartrip adds Dubai activities to inventory

Cleartrip adds Dubai activities to inventory

Guests will be able to access and book an increasing range of Dubai activities via online travel agent portal

Ramada Ajman improves waste management scheme

Ramada Ajman improves waste management scheme

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman installs new WasteStation dewaterer and macerator machine as part of its waste management scheme

Retaj Hotels signs new property deal in Doha

Retaj Hotels signs new property deal in Doha

Expansion plans at Rataj Hotels are on course, with the recent signing of a new property in Doha, Qatar

Analysis: Designing for the mid-market

Analysis: Designing for the mid-market

Rethinking the design of mid-market hotels

28% growth number of hotel rooms booked globally

28% growth number of hotel rooms booked globally

Tourico has released 2017 Global Hotel Trends Report forecasting a boom for hotel bookings in 2017

Dubai and Makkah lead ME new hotel room supply

Dubai and Makkah lead ME new hotel room supply

Value-for-money hotels in the mid-market sector are witnessing increasing demand in Dubai

Interview: Brave New Heights

Interview: Brave New Heights

Hotelier Express meets Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority CEO Haitham Mattar to discover the emirates budget and mid-market growth strategy


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


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Hotel concierges in the GCC will be offered an educational day programme about the culture of the region on January 29, 2017

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