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Thursday 28 July 2016
 
TOP STORY »
Housekeeping Report 2016: Now live!
by Penelope Walsh
Hotelier Middle East's first ever Housekeeping Report features in-depth insight into how hotel housekeeping departments across the Middle East can operate at optimum efficiency and cost saving Read more...
NEWS »
The Hotel Show partners with Hotelier & Caterer
Hotelier Middle East and Caterer Middle East have been appointed as the 'exclusive official publisher' for The Hotel Show 2016
Rocco Forte appoints non-executive director
Former luxury brand veteran Michele Norsa will sit on the board of the family owned hotel group
Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah appoints new GM
The French national joined Carlson Rezidor Hotel group in 1999 as cluster sales manager
Clefs d'Or concierge joins St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi hotel has appointed a new chief concierge, who is one of just 39 Clefs d'Or recognised concierges in the UAE
Record number of UAE visitors to UK in Q1 2016
There is a favourable currency exchange for visitors coming from countries where the currency is pegged to the dollar
Arjaan by Rotana DMC donates old linen to charity
Al Ihsan Charity received about 300 pieces of blankets, duvets, bedsheets and pillow cases from Arjaan by Rotana in Dubai Media City
Bateel Announces KSA Expansion in Khobar
New outlet will be Bateel's third in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Omran on track to deliver 900 new rooms in Muscat
Muscat will have three new hotels in 2017/18, two properties will be part of the next steps in phase one of Madinat Al Irfan development
New Dubai restaurant Ruya to open in London
The new Anatolian concept is set to make its debut in Dubai in Q3 2016
Trader Vic's Doha at Hilton Doha plans expansion
The venue, which opened in April 2012 at the Hilton Doha, is looking to renovate its premises later this year
 
PHOTOS »
Hottest hotel openings in the Middle East & Africa
Find out which key hotels opened their doors across the GCC, Middle East and Africa, during Q2 2016, and beyond
FIRST LOOK: Inside d.ream's Ruya restaurant, Dubai
The restaurant group behind Coya, Nusr-Et and Zuma will open new restaurant, Ruya, in Q3 2016
PHOTOS: Inside W Doha's relaunched lounge, WAHM
A closer look at the interiors and design details at W Doha's newly refurbed poolside lounge bar
PHOTOS: Nestle Docello competition dishes
Some of the best competition dishes created at the recent Nestle Docello masterclass, held in Dubai
PHOTOS: Inside Dubai's upcoming rainforest hotel
New photos of the plans for Dubai's rainforest hotel, Rosemont Hotel and Residences, which is being built near Barsha Heights and The Greens
PHOTOS: Grand opening party of Ten Street in Dubai
Ten Street, the new venue located in Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Residence with Canadian-inspired food, drinks and entertainment, has opened its doors
PHOTOS: Nestle Docello pastry chef masterclass
Nestle Professional ran a masterclass for pastry chefs, which featured a day of workshops, networking and a competition
PHOTOS: W Lounge opening party at the new W Dubai
Who attended the launch party of the W Lounge at the newly opened W Dubai Al Habtoor City? Find out here

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IN DEPTH »
Comment: The rise of Airbnb converts
The new competitor is a serious contender in the arena
The new competitor is a serious contender in the arena
New Recruit: Layla Howes
From joining the Royal Airforce aged 17, Media One Hotel sales manager Layla Howes has gained experience across an exciting range of industries
From joining the Royal Airforce aged 17, Media One Hotel sales manager Layla Howes has gained experience across an exciting range of industries
Hotelier Awards 2016: meet the judges
Meet the judges in the run-up to the Hollywood-themed gala event on October 26
Meet the judges in the run-up to the Hollywood-themed gala event on October 26
Penelope Walsh
Editor, Hoteliermiddleeast.com
t: +971 4 444 3211
e: Penelope.Walsh@itp.com
Sonja Allen
Sales Manager, Hotelier Express
t: +971 4 444 3482
sonja.allen@itp.com
Stephen Price
Sales Director, Hospitality Group
t: +971 4 444 3246
stephen.price@itp.com
 
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FoH FOCUS »
•  Emirati weddings to be exempt from 10% hotel fee
  Dubai Municipality has decided to drop 10% municipality fee for Emiratis holding weddings at hotels in Dubai
BoH FOCUS »
•  Kempinski appoints new Middle East & Africa head
  Henk Meyknecht has taken on the role as Kempinski's new senior vice president for regional operations in the Middle East and Africa
F&B FOCUS »
•  US brand Sugar Factory opens in Dubai
  This is the first Sugar Factory to open outside of the US

EVENTS »
•  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
•  Hospitality Qatar 2016
  18 October - 20 October, Doha
•  Hotelier Middle East Awards 2016
  26 October - 26 October, Dubai
•  Foodex Saudi 2016
  21 November - 24 November, Jeddah