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

CEO Interview: Movenpick Hotels & Resorts' Olivier Chavy

CEO Interview: Movenpick Hotels & Resorts' Olivier Chavy

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, president and CEO Olivier Chavy is quick off the mark to put his stamp on the Swiss operator's expansion plans, and reveals his action plan for being best-in-class around the world

BoH Interview: Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Dubai's Waleed Samuel

BoH Interview: Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Dubai's Waleed Samuel

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach director of engineering Waleed Samuel explains what keeps him with the Swiss operator and why sustainability is more than just a duty

Sofitel Dubai Downtown appoints Fabrice Ducry as GM

Sofitel Dubai Downtown appoints Fabrice Ducry as GM

With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Fabrice Ducry moves to the AccorHotels' property from The Palace Downtown


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News Analysis: UAE and Saudi Arabia's hotel investments
Business News Analysis: UAE and Saudi Arabia's hotel investments

Why the hospitality industry is interested in investing in these two GCC countries

22-year-old Saudi Noura Al Boodai crowned Young Hotelier of the Year
REPORTS 22-year-old Saudi Noura Al Boodai crowned Young Hotelier of the Year

This category was fiercely contested with more than 30 nominations put forward on behalf of the region's most talented hoteliers under the age of 30

IHG and AccorHotels tie for four titles each at Hotelier Awards 2017
REPORTS IHG and AccorHotels tie for four titles each at Hotelier Awards 2017

The winners of the thirteenth annual Hotelier Middle East Awards were announced on October 25 at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

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