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Monday 6 July 2015
 
TOP STORY »
Dubai mid-scale RevPAR grows while luxury dips
by Crystal Chesters
Three- and four-star hotels are buoying occupancy levels in Dubai while five-star performance declines Read more...
NEWS »
Hilton receives most Twitter hate new study finds
Hotel brand scores 17% negative rating on Twitter, while Radisson comes out on top
Dubai hotels fined for Ramadan smoking violations
Hotels can be fined up to US $5400 or have their Ramadan tents shut down for violations
US-based Lone Star to create US $1.6bn hotel group
Amaris to comprise 89 UK hotels as well as Lone Star's existing portfolio
Adam Nicholls new MD Middle East for Premier Inn
Nicholls succeeds Darroch Crawford at helm of aggressive regional expansion plan for mid-market brand
GCC hotels among first to get Marriott mobile app
The app allows guests to chat in real time with their hotel
Jumeirah Group hosts open day for Emiratis
30 jobs were up for grabs at Madinat Jumeirah
Saudi restaurant shuts down due to high demand
Some speculate that the newest Al-Baik Restaurant outlet was partially damaged due to customers’ stampede
Six Senses Zighy Bay hires new resort manager
Hungarian national Greg Kocsis has joined the Oman resort with more than 15 years of experience
Tunisia hoteliers were 'human shields' for guests
Witnesses reported Tunisian hotel workers telling the gunman, "We're Muslims - you're not going to get past us, you'll have to kill"
 
PHOTOS »
PHOTOS: Vii Dubai Greenhouse at Conrad Dubai
The garden at Vii Dubai now has a greenhouse covered with a transparent roof
PHOTOS: Almaz by Momo suhour
Ramadan suhour at Mall of the Emirates-located outlet with Majid Al Futtaim and Emirati singer Fayez Al Saeed
PHOTOS: Ramada Downtown Dubai iftar at Kenza
Breaking the bread while overlooking Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain
PHOTOS: EAHM students host food media exhibition
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management students hosted an exhibition on June 28 to showcase work from a food media module
PHOTOS: Iftar at Giornotte, Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi
A sumptuous iftar with live stations is being hosted at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal this Ramadan
PHOTOS: Ghaf Kitchen launches Ramadan pop-up
Ghaf Kitchen and A4 Space collaborate for the 'Ramadan Garden' pop-up iftar at Alserkal Avenue
PHOTOS: ITL World & Eram Group iftar at DWTC
Hosted by Eram Group chairman & managing director Siddeek Ahmed

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IN DEPTH »
CEO Interview: Yotel's Hubert R. Viriot
Viriot talks to online editor Sarah Williams about how a brand with only four properties worldwide already has international brand recognition
Viriot talks to online editor Sarah Williams about how a brand with only four properties worldwide already has international brand recognition
Comment: Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan
A recent study by the United Nations showed that 32.7% of food produced globally is wasted each year.
A recent study by the United Nations showed that 32.7% of food produced globally is wasted each year.
Comment: Keeping social networking social
Columnist Martin Kubler advises on avoiding trolls and navigating the manners minefield of social networking
Columnist Martin Kubler advises on avoiding trolls and navigating the manners minefield of social networking
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•  US $2.7m indoor pet resort, Dubai Dog City, opens
•  PHOTOS: Iftar at Giornotte, Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi
•  Tunisia hoteliers were 'human shields' for guests

FoH FOCUS »
•  Coral Beirut Al Hamra conducts staff training
  A group of 20 from the hotel's front office, service and housekeeping departments are undergoing comprehensive training by Lobster Ink
BoH FOCUS »
•  Greg D'Souza joins Millennium Plaza Hotel as DOSM
  Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai appoints new DOSM Greg D'Souza, who brings 15 years experience in sales & marketing management
F&B FOCUS »
•  La Serre's Izu Ani works on development kitchen
  La Serre Research and Development Kitchen slated to open in Q2 2016

EVENTS »
•  Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate 2015
  8 September - 8 September, Dubai
•  Caterer Middle East: Bar & Nightlife Forum 2015
  5 October - 5 October, Dubai
•  Caterer Middle East: Chef & Ingredients Forum 2015
  6 October - 6 October, Dubai
•  Hotelier Middle East Awards
  28 October - 28 October, Dubai
•  Sweets & Snacks Middle East
  27 October - 29 October, Dubai
•  Speciality Food Festival (SFF)
  27 October - 29 October, Dubai