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Tuesday 31 May 2016
 
TOP STORY »
75-80% fall into procurement by accident
by Penelope Walsh
According to Hotelier Middle East's Hospitality Procurement Report 2016, procurement skills in the region are "outdated", and procurement professionals are in need of significant training for both hard and soft skills Read more...
NEWS »
Abu Dhabi hotel guests to pay new fee
Fee levied to be utilised in the sustainable development of Abu Dhabi's tourism infrastructure
Quaglino's operator D&D plans Dubai expansion
Restaurant group D&D London is currently searching for suitable sites in Dubai to launch a number of its existing London restaurants concepts
Dubai-founded Operation Falafel to go global
The founder of the concept said there will be 400 units in a couple of years across the world
1762 hops on board with the food truck craze
'Monty' features a Meadow Creek smoker that will provide a charred touch to meals
JA completes design and development of new hotel
UAE-based JA Resorts & Hotels set for Sri Lanka property to open in 2018 in partnership with Gravity Resort Group
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
Groupe GM collaborates with skincare brand Codage
The new range of amenities will first make its debut at The Roch Hotel & Spa in Paris
Emirates signs deal to promote Jordan tourism
Airline reiterates commitment to promoting tourism from key target regions including the Far East, Australia, West Asia and Central and South America
Pegasus Airline targets MENA region
Pegasus Airlines recently launched a new advertising campaign targeting the Middle East and North Africa
Rotana to debut in Morocco in 2018
Latest offering under the Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana brand will be located in Marrakech, set to open before the end of 2018
One to One signs boutique hotel in KSA
UAE-based group One to One Hotels & Resorts has signed a new management agreement with a boutique property in Saudi Arabia's eastern province, Al Khobar
 
PHOTOS »
Caterer Awards shortlist: Kitchen Hero of the Year
See which six people have been shortlisted in the Kitchen Hero of the Year 2016 category
Caterer Awards shortlist: Events Catering Team
Find out who will be crowed 2016's Events Catering Team of the Year at the Caterer Awards on June 1
Caterer Awards 2016: Restaurant Team, standalone
Which of these six shortlisted entries will be crowned Restaurant Team of the Year (standalone outlet)?
Caterer Awards 2016 shortlist: Restaurant manager
Find out which F&B professionals made the shortlist for the Caterer Awards restaurant manager of the year 2016
Caterer Awards 2016 shortlist: Sommelier
Who are the best sommeliers in the Middle East? Find out here
Caterer Awards 2016 shortlist: Casual dining team
Six teams have made the shortlist for the Caterer Awards 2016 Casual Dining Team of the year, but who will win?
Caterer Awards 2016: Head chef, independent
Which of these six top chefs from independent restaurant outlets will be made head chef of the year at the Caterer Middle East Awards 2016?
Caterer Awards 2016 shortlist: Bartender
Find out which six bartenders made the shortlist this year for the Caterer Awards 2016
Caterer Awards 2016 shortlist: Waiter
Who will be crowned waiter of the year at the Caterer Awards 2016? Find out, which six finalists made the awards shortlist here

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IN DEPTH »
Comment: pillars of security outsourcing
In recent years, investment into hotel security has become increasingly focused on the incorporation of advanced technology solutions, from next generation hi-tech electronic door locks to 24/7 monitoring through public area camera systems
In recent years, investment into hotel security has become increasingly focused on the incorporation of advanced technology solutions, from next generation hi-tech electronic door locks to 24/7 monitoring through public area camera systems
New recruit: Essam Sayed
Essam Sayed, regional director of kitchens, has swept up awards at culinary competitions and today finds himself at the helm of the Radisson Blu, Cairo
Essam Sayed, regional director of kitchens, has swept up awards at culinary competitions and today finds himself at the helm of the Radisson Blu, Cairo
F&B FOCUS: Nathan Outlaw
Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw is bringing his British style of seafood cooking to Dubai. He talks to Hotelier about the importance of ingredients and local produce, and why he decided to open his first international restaurant at the Burj Al Arab
Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw is bringing his British style of seafood cooking to Dubai. He talks to Hotelier about the importance of ingredients and local produce, and why he decided to open his first international restaurant at the Burj Al Arab
Penelope Walsh
Editor, Hoteliermiddleeast.com
t: +971 4 444 3211
e: Penelope.Walsh@itp.com
Alex Hall
Sales Manager, B2B Digital
t: +971 4 444 3548
alex.hall@itp.com
Alex Brown
Sales Manager
t: +971 4 444 3723
alex.brown@itp.com
Stephen Price
Sales Director, Hospitality Group
t: +971 4 444 3246
stephen.price@itp.com
 
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EVENTS »
•  Caterer Middle East Awards 2016
  1 June - 1 June, Dubai
•  To The Table MEA 2016
  6 September - 8 September, Abu Dhabi
•  The Hotel Show 2016
  17 September - 19 September, Dubai
•  Food & Hospitality Oman
  20 September - 22 September, Muscat
•  Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate
  27 September - 27 September, Dubai
•  Foodex Saudi 2016
  21 November - 24 November, Jeddah