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Monday 27 April 2015
 
TOP STORY »
Qatari group wins bidding war for Claridge's
by Sarah Williams
Constellation Hotels Group now owns 64% of the shares in the holding company which owns the famous London landmark Read more...
NEWS »
Abu Dhabi hotels report first ADR rise since 2010
ADR levels hit $169, reflecting a 12% increase year on year
Ritz-Carlton Jeddah to open in the summer
224-key hotel will be brand's second property in Saudi Arabia
Caterer Middle East launches Head Chef Survey 2015
The sixth edition of the Head Chef Survey is open, with chefs across the Middle East encouraged to anonymously share their opinions
IHG introduces rewards programme guests can share
Guests can use points they accrue to share free hotel rooms, flights and more
Sundus Rotana slated to open in February 2017
Located in Muscat, the 215-key four-star business hotel will be developed by Shaksy Engineering
Andiamo Restaurant gets a new chef de cuisine
Davide Concas brings 12 years of culinary experience to his new role
Hotel industry welcomes Apple Watch launch
Hotels and OTAs launch new apps to capture next generation of mobile travellers
 
PHOTOS »
PHOTOS: Opening of Emirati restaurant, Seven Sands
New Emirati restaurant launched by DWTC opens its doors at The Beach opposite JBR
Photos: Pullman JLT launch and the ArtNIGHt
Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Tower's grand opening opens with Pullman ArtNIGHt, hosted by the hotel's general manager, Fadeel G. Wehbe
PHOTOS: Taste New Zealand awards night
Chloe St-Cyr, from Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, won the Taste New Zealand competition
PHOTOS: Taste of Wafi food festival begins
Taste of Wafi food bazaar premiered at Wafi Mall on 18 April and will run every Saturday from 10am to 7pm until 13 June 2015
PHOTOS: Opening of Biker's Cafe in Abu Dhabi
Bin Hadher Hospitality opened Biker's Cafe's newest branch in Abu Dhabi
PHOTOS: Celeb figures at Taste of Fame restaurant
Check out a few of the celebrity silicon figures in the family-friendly and movie-themed F&B concept

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IN DEPTH »
GM interview: Ayman Gharib, Raffles Dubai
The GM of the seven-uear-old property tells Hotelier what it takes to create a classic
The GM of the seven-uear-old property tells Hotelier what it takes to create a classic
Comment: Don't mention the d-word
Overcoming the fear factor to serve disabled people better
Overcoming the fear factor to serve disabled people better
Brand launch: Autograph Collection
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa joins Marriott International's independent collection of hotels
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa joins Marriott International's independent collection of hotels
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