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Thursday 4 February 2016
 
TOP STORY »
Meydan reveals plans for new Dubai beach hotel
by Construction Week Online
The Meydan Group has revealed that a new five star beach hotel is currently under construction in Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) area Read more...
NEWS »
Christian Pertl whizzes over to Hyatt's sales team
Christian Pertl appointed as regional vice president of sales operations for Hyatt International
DTCM reveals strong increase in UK visitor numbers
Dubai has recorded an 11% increase in visitor numbers from UK according to annual figures released by Dubai's Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing
RAK records 12% increase in total tourism revenue
Emirate reports its highest total revenue achieved in four years with the UK and India emerging as the fastest growing source markets in 2015
Dubai Tourism forges key partnerships in China
Memorandum of Understanding signed with bankcard association UnionPay International and online leisure travel service platform Tuniu
Qatar Airways launches Ras Al Khaimah flights
Qatar Airways has expanded its UAE network, with four new weekly flights between Doha and Ras Al Khaimah
Chef's widow reopens restaurant after his death
Following chef Benoit Violier's death and apparent suicide, his wife has reopened the Michelin awarded Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville Crissier on Tuesday this week, two days after the chef's death
US chain The Melting Pot arrives in Saudi Arabia
The US chain operates more than 125 restaurants around the world
'Hallmark of Hospitality' launched by Ramada Dubai
New programme aims to enhance guest experience and establish service culture at Ramada Downtown Dubai
Arjaan by Rotana DMC set to launch new book drive
Arjaan by Rotana, Media City Dubai donates books to Al Hemam Institute, and will launch its 2016 book drive soon
Starwood to only use eggs from free-range chickens
Starwood noted that animal welfare is important to its customers
 
PHOTOS »
15 Valentine's Day room & dining deals in the GCC
Find out what promotions on overnight stays and romantic dinner deals are being offered around the GCC this Valentine's Day
PHOTOS: Seafood Market marks 23 years in Dubai
Seafood Market restaurant at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre celebrates 23 years in the business, with the founding chef and restaurant manager still at the helm
PHOTOS: Inside Qatar's The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
After a delay of nearly a year, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa has opened for room reservations. Take a sneak peek inside the new Qatar hotel's facilities that are now open, and still to launch
PHOTOS: La Patisserie Des Reves opens in Abu Dhabi
The French patisserie and cafe launched its first branch in the Middle East at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi
PHOTOS: Hilton Garden Inn MOE Dubai launch event
The largest Hilton Garden Inn outside of America has launched in the UAE, located in Dubai near Mall of the Emirates
PHOTOS: Blu Sky Lounge opens at Southern Sun AUH
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi recently launched sports bar the Blu Sky Lounge in its hotel premises, with several games, prizes and food.
PHOTOS: Tom Sellers at Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
Tom Sellers, chef patron of Restaurant Story in London, created a golf themed menu for Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
PHOTOS: Segreto terrace launch party
Dubai's Italian restaurant Segreto unveiled its newly refurbished terrace and new Venetian-inspired menu

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IN DEPTH »
BOH Interview: Brighton Shereni
Brighton Shereni began his career as a butler and is now the director of HR at the Kempinski Ajman
Brighton Shereni began his career as a butler and is now the director of HR at the Kempinski Ajman
The ultimate guide to retaining staff
Sandy El Hayek, general manager, La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie, Dubai, shares her top tips
Sandy El Hayek, general manager, La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie, Dubai, shares her top tips
22 facts about Hilton Worldwide in figures
As Hilton Worldwide celebrates its presence in 100 countries worldwide, Hotelier Middle East takes a look at the hotel group's success and growth over the last year, with 22 facts in figures you didn't know about the Hilton brand.
As Hilton Worldwide celebrates its presence in 100 countries worldwide, Hotelier Middle East takes a look at the hotel group's success and growth over the last year, with 22 facts in figures you didn't know about the Hilton brand.
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
Stephen Price
Sales Director, Hospitality Group
t: +971 4 444 3246
stephen.price@itp.com
 
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EVENTS »
•  Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors\' Summit
  8 February - 9 February, Abu Dhabi
•  GULFOOD 2016
  21 February - 25 February, Dubai
•  Caterer Middle East: Food & Business Conference
  8 March - 8 March, Dubai
•  Hotelier Middle East: Qatar Hospitality Summit
  5 April - 5 April, Doha