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

Egypt's Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh welcomes new GM

Egypt's Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh welcomes new GM

Tamer Khedr joins the property located in Sahl Hasheesh Bay by the Red Sea, with more than 20 years of hospitality experience

Steffen Opitz joins Kempinski Hotel MOE Dubai as hotel manager

Steffen Opitz joins Kempinski Hotel MOE Dubai as hotel manager

Opitz joined Kempinski Hotels 20 years ago and has since worked with the luxury brand in hotels across the world, including Europe, Asia and the Middle East

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray appoints new GM, Hakan Petek

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray appoints new GM, Hakan Petek

Petek takes over from the previous general manager Fernando Gibaja, who has moved on

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC appoints new GM

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC appoints new GM

Raghu Menon will be primarily responsible for managing operations at the five-star property in Dubai's financial district

Day in the life: Melvin Santillan

Day in the life: Melvin Santillan

Melvin Santillan, senior sales manager at the Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, gives an Insight into a hospitality sales person's hectic daily schedule

GM Interview: Fairmont The Palm's Mark Sawkins

GM Interview: Fairmont The Palm's Mark Sawkins

Fairmont The Palm has set an example for its peers on the man-made island with the engagement it has garnered from the surrounding residential area

BOH Interview: Fabio Genghini's Michelin Promise

BOH Interview: Fabio Genghini's Michelin Promise

The onus of running Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo lies with Fabio Genghini, who harbours plans of running his own restaurant someday, and heading a hotel's F&B outlets as its executive chef


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Here's who made it to the top 10 in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50
REPORTS Here's who made it to the top 10 in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Hotelier Middle East Power 50, which recognises and celebrates the top 50 most influential hotel professionals working in the MENA hospitality industry

News Analysis: Is Morocco the next regional hotel hotspot?
Research News Analysis: Is Morocco the next regional hotel hotspot?

Hotelier investigates the spate of signings in the North African country that highlights its growth potential

Fresh F&B team for Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
FOOD & BEVERAGE Fresh F&B team for Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Home to The Observatory and The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites gets new members for its food, beverage and entertainment team

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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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