Purchasing Power: Venkatesh Dhamotharan

Taj Hotel Dubai's purchasing manager talks about what he's looking for in procurement

Preferred Hotels & Resorts signs Saudi and Bahrain

Preferred Hotels & Resorts signs Saudi and Bahrain

New additions to the brand's LVX collection include three properties across Bahrain and Saudi Arabia; bringing total Middle East portfolio to 22 hotels

Hotelier Express Summit 2016 Advisory Panel

Hotelier Express Summit 2016 Advisory Panel

Hotelier Express hosted a roundtable with mid-market hoteliers to analyse the trends, opportunities and challenges facing the industry

Capital Centre hotels fill cluster marketing role

Capital Centre hotels fill cluster marketing role

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Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama gets DOSM

Russell Loughland joins Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh to oversee and develop the properties' commercial objectives

News Analysis: Social marketing trends

News Analysis: Social marketing trends

We investigate the latest trends in social media marketing and best practice

St. Regis Abu Dhabi makes sales team appointment

St. Regis Abu Dhabi makes sales team appointment

Rana Wassfey has joined the Abu Dhabi property as government sales account director

Al Habtoor complex hires marketing & HR directors

Al Habtoor complex hires marketing & HR directors

The Al Habtoor City Hotels collection has appointed a complex director of marketing and a complex director of human resources

Guests judge hotels by social media, says expert

Guests judge hotels by social media, says expert

Hospitality digital expert Martin Kubler has cautioned hoteliers that they are being watched and judged by guests - based on social media

Media One Hotel appoints new leisure sales manager

Media One Hotel appoints new leisure sales manager

She joins the hotel from Foras Travel and Tourism, where she was business development manager

Hotelier Awards 2016 shortlist: Marketing & PR

Hotelier Awards 2016 shortlist: Marketing & PR

The six hoteliers who know how to get the best out of their marketing and PR budget - we reveal the people making their mark in this region's hospitality industry

Hotelier Awards 2016 shortlist: Sales Person

Hotelier Awards 2016 shortlist: Sales Person

In a tough market, these six sales professionals are making a difference in the world of hospitality

Ajman Tourism to increase arrivals from UK by 20%

Ajman Tourism to increase arrivals from UK by 20%

A focus to promote the emirate of Ajman's hotels, resorts, cultural and heritage attractions to a British audience is set to begin

Roundtable: Updating Software

Roundtable: Updating Software

Hotelier Express meets technology experts to discuss developments in mid-market hotel management software

Hotels 'more price conscious', says supplier

Hotels 'more price conscious', says supplier

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The Westin Dubai launches #1004ForReal

The Westin Dubai launches #1004ForReal

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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
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Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

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