FOH Interview: M Hotel Downtown by Millennium's Arun Pillai

Director of rooms at M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, Arun Pillai says it is important to take on additional responsibilities and identify key areas of improvement

Two senior hires for Raffles Dubai's FOH team

Two senior hires for Raffles Dubai's FOH team

A new director of rooms and spa manager have been welcomed to the Raffles Dubai

Mohamed Shawky promoted to EAM rooms at The Meydan Hotel Dubai

Mohamed Shawky promoted to EAM rooms at The Meydan Hotel Dubai

Mohamed Shawky was the cluster director of revenue for The Meydan Hotel and sister property Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Centro Capital Centre in Abu Dhabi appoints director of rooms

Centro Capital Centre in Abu Dhabi appoints director of rooms

Kamal Haider has more than 21 years of experience in the hospitality industry

FOH Interview: InterContinental Al Khobar's Mohammed Abusrour

FOH Interview: InterContinental Al Khobar's Mohammed Abusrour

The InterContinental Al Khobar recently promoted Saudi national Mohammed Abusrour to the role of front office manager. With the property since 2012, he tells Hotelier about his love for hospitality

Shaza Hotels opens flagship Mysk by Shaza Al Mouj in Muscat

Shaza Hotels opens flagship Mysk by Shaza Al Mouj in Muscat

The 195-key hotel is located in the Al Mouj Muscat Marina, close to Muscat International Airport

The Westin Mina Seyahi offers goldfish in-room amenity in Dubai

The Westin Mina Seyahi offers goldfish in-room amenity in Dubai

Guests checking into The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina can now request a goldfish to be in their room

FoH Interview: Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi's Mohamed Bakr

FoH Interview: Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi's Mohamed Bakr

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi director of front office Mohamed Bakr talks about keeping up with latest trends in the hospitality industry to keep guests satisfied

Le Meridien Dubai unveils the Le Meridien Hub

Le Meridien Dubai unveils the Le Meridien Hub

Following an extensive renovation at the hotel, the new concept has seen the transformation of the traditional hotel lobby area

M Hotel Downtown by Millennium appoints front office manager

M Hotel Downtown by Millennium appoints front office manager

Arun Pillai joins M Hotel Downtown by Millennium as front office manager, with more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry

FoH Interview: Coral Beach Resort Sharjah's Haytham Aziz

FoH Interview: Coral Beach Resort Sharjah's Haytham Aziz

Coral Beach Resort Sharjah hotel manager Haytham Aziz recalls his fascination with the hospitality industry and reveals that empowering people and trusting them is the key to success

FoH Interview: Roda Al Bustan Dubai's Haitham Galal

FoH Interview: Roda Al Bustan Dubai's Haitham Galal

Haitham Galal's role at Roda Al Bustan Hotel is very different from his previous positions; as executive assistant manager in charge of the rooms division he believes in empowering his staff to guarantee guest satisfaction

One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius unveils new room designs

One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius unveils new room designs

Following its refurbishment by South African firm dsgn, One&Only Le Saint Geran will re-open with 142 rooms and suites and one villa

FoH Interview: Lukas Tremmel

FoH Interview: Lukas Tremmel

Checking into the hospitality industry at the age of 14, Lukas Tremmel has moved along swiftly to head front office operations at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

First Look: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel's interior design

First Look: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel's interior design

Wang was commissioned to oversee the overall design concept and was influenced by the glamour of the early 20th century's Golden Age of travel

Semiramis InterContinental Cairo promotes Samer Gameel

Semiramis InterContinental Cairo promotes Samer Gameel

With 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Samer Gameel has been with the property since 1994


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Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, according to ATM report
TRAVEL Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, according to ATM report

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COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change
Business COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change

Giga-projects is one of six different streams created by Saudi's Public Investment Fund (PIF) around which it has structured its investment plan

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