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

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi hires new general manager

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi hires new general manager

Nick Heath has more than 25 years of international hospitality experience

Changes made to Kempinski's executive leadership

Changes made to Kempinski's executive leadership

Kempinski chief operating officer Marcus van der Wal is leaving Kempinski, with Bernold Schroeder appointed to executive team as COO Europe

Federico Gonzalez-Tejera named Rezidor CEO & president

Federico Gonzalez-Tejera named Rezidor CEO & president

Federico Gonzalez-Tejera succeeds Wolfgang M. Neumann, who remains on Rezidor's board of directors as non-executive director

New Recruit: Jumeirah Creekside's Prakash Abimannan

New Recruit: Jumeirah Creekside's Prakash Abimannan

Jumeirah Creekside assistant housekeeping manager Prakash Abimannan has made rapid strides in his near-decade career and has ambitions to become an executive housekeeper one day

Viceroy Dubai: Catering to the millennial age

Viceroy Dubai: Catering to the millennial age

The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai is the latest development to hit Dubai's Palm Jumeirah. Hotelier pays a visit to find out just how different this launch actually is, and how the team tried to reinvent the wheel when it came to staff recruitment

BOH Interview: Movenpick's Wail Mohamad Aljundi

BOH Interview: Movenpick's Wail Mohamad Aljundi

Wail Mohamad AlJundi, director of engineering, Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, Jordan, discusses the ways in which the property helps the environment

Radisson Blu Doha appoints hotel manager

Radisson Blu Doha appoints hotel manager

Paul Franz joined The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in 2008, and has worked in Austria and Switzerland

Movenpick creates chief development officer role

Movenpick creates chief development officer role

Andrew Langdon will drive growth and expansion for Movenpick in key markets across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe


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Viceroy and Five Holdings continue legal tussle
Business Viceroy and Five Holdings continue legal tussle

In a fresh update since yesterday's statement by Five Holdings, both owner and Viceroy Hotel Group trade legal words over Palm Jumeirah property

Stefan Leser has left Dubai's Jumeirah Group
People Stefan Leser has left Dubai's Jumeirah Group

In February 2016, Stefan Leser joined Jumeirah Group as its CEO; the operator's interim CEO is now Marc Dardenne

News Analysis: Trends in hotel fitness
Research News Analysis: Trends in hotel fitness

The hospitality industry is taking fitness offerings to the next level; we explore the changing trends

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


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