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

Sheryl Aquiatan joins Millennium Airport Hotel

Sheryl Aquiatan joins Millennium Airport Hotel

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has appointed Sheryl Aquiatan as the property's assistant marketing manager

Isidro deals her way to Sales and Marketing win

Isidro deals her way to Sales and Marketing win

Maintaining a close relationship with existing accounts holds key to Isidro's success in award win

Lamborghini Waldorf Astoria driving days returns

Lamborghini Waldorf Astoria driving days returns

Dubai dates announced for 2017 edition of the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences

Somerset Panorama Muscat hires director of sales

Somerset Panorama Muscat hires director of sales

Meenu Singh, with more than 17 years of hospitality experience, has taken over the sales team at the 277-unit apartment hotel

Sheraton MOE appoints new director of sales

Sheraton MOE appoints new director of sales

British national Adrian Hearn has joined Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Hotel, with more than 23 years of experience

Analysis: Designing for the mid-market

Analysis: Designing for the mid-market

Rethinking the design of mid-market hotels

Operating successful & profitable hotel restaurant

Operating successful & profitable hotel restaurant

Restaurants are of great importance to all hotel operations from deluxe and mid-market hotels to serviced apartments.

Ritz-Carlton's RAK property opens sales office

Ritz-Carlton's RAK property opens sales office

Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, has opened a sales office within JW Marriott Dubai Deira

Dubai passenger traffic rises 9.4% in November

Dubai passenger traffic rises 9.4% in November

New figures reveal that traffic grew 7% to 75.95 million people in the first 11 months of 2016

Rove Hotels launches a series of city guides

Rove Hotels launches a series of city guides

Emaar's mid-market hotel chain Rove Hotels has launched the first in a series of 'Rove around the City' guides and illustrated maps focusing on old Dubai

Golden Sands completes international roadshow

Golden Sands completes international roadshow

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments has continued its efforts to attract the Indian market to its properties by recently completing an Indian roadshow

Shop Bahrain to attract more visitors from GCC

Shop Bahrain to attract more visitors from GCC

The third edition of the Bahrain shopping festival gears up, running January 19 to February 18, promoting hospitality and tourism

Ajman Tourism launches smartphone app

Ajman Tourism launches smartphone app

Visit Ajman app released by Ajman tourism authority promoting the emirate

A lesson in dealing with decreasing RevPAR

A lesson in dealing with decreasing RevPAR

The new hospitality norm and how to break away

Aman appoints regional DOS in the Middle East

Aman appoints regional DOS in the Middle East

This is the first time Aman will have a full time presence in the Middle East market


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Comment: Changing operators
Opinion Comment: Changing operators

Why are hotels seeing rebrands in this region?

News Analysis: Food Wars
Research News Analysis: Food Wars

Why do hotels often look to open established F&B brands whether international partnerships or franchises, rather than grow their own restaurant concepts?

Head to Head: Vida Downtown Dubai
FOOD & BEVERAGE Head to Head: Vida Downtown Dubai

The culinary offering at Vida Downtown Dubai is being reinvented

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


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