FoH Interview: Edmund Fernandes

Edmund Fernandes has been with the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai since its pre-opening and shares experiences of his 24-year journey

Rosewood Jeddah launches executive lounge

Rosewood Jeddah launches executive lounge

The new executive lounge will cater to business travellers and also has an outdoor terrace with views over the Red Sea and Jeddah

Events worth US $94m secured in 2016 for Dubai

Events worth US $94m secured in 2016 for Dubai

Dubai Business Events has had its best year, with 86 new international business events secured in 2016

Sheraton Doha to host MENA hospitality summit

Sheraton Doha to host MENA hospitality summit

The eighth global edition of the Hotelier Summit-Middle East will take place from September 27-29

ADNEC's expansion to attract exhibitions & events

ADNEC's expansion to attract exhibitions & events

The second phase of expansion and development of Al Ain Convention Centre by ADNEC to see the complex increase in area by 8%

IHG boost business travel through rewards scheme

IHG boost business travel through rewards scheme

IHG have introduced a new loyalty scheme promotion, which rewards business travellers making corporate bookings for meetings, events and accommodation

International association debuts for hotel execs

International association debuts for hotel execs

The International Association of Hotel Executives launched on August 1, and is a subsidiary of the International Association of Hotel General Managers

Emirati weddings to be exempt from 10% hotel fee

Emirati weddings to be exempt from 10% hotel fee

Dubai Municipality has decided to drop 10% municipality fee for Emiratis holding weddings at hotels in Dubai

Comment: In MICE, we trust

Comment: In MICE, we trust

The time has come for the hospitality industry in the Middle East to focus on MICE, find out why here

Selvarasu scores a hattrick for Atlantis at awards

Selvarasu scores a hattrick for Atlantis at awards

Atlantis The Palm takes home three awards at the Caterer Awards 2016, with Vinothan Selvarasu being one of them

ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum held

ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum held

The first ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum was held from May 18-19 at Sofitel Downtown Dubai

MICE a target for Dubai's La Perle by Dragone

MICE a target for Dubai's La Perle by Dragone

La Perle by Dragone, which is Dubai's first permanent show, is accepting group and MICE bookings from January 2017 onwards

Market update: MICE business in Oman booms

Market update: MICE business in Oman booms

Oman's hotels see the new convention centre in Muscat as a hope for increased MICE business

Eclipse Venue Services signs six new hotel deals

Eclipse Venue Services signs six new hotel deals

Eclipse Venue Services now manages in-house audio visual services for eight luxury hotels across the UAE

MICE demand in Oman set to rise with OCEC

MICE demand in Oman set to rise with OCEC

Hoteliers in the Sultanate hope to capitalise on infrastructure developments

Palazzo Versace to host MICE Arabia Congress 2016

Palazzo Versace to host MICE Arabia Congress 2016

Congress to be held at the beginning of March in Dubai


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

However, the results of the second Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that 43% respondents said their organisation has had to reduce headcount

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

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

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


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