Comment: Welcome to 2017

Our columnists talk about what's new for this year

Comment: F&B should help maximise hotel profits

Comment: F&B should help maximise hotel profits

As hotel restaurants are natural revenue centres, when done right, they will assist with the profitability of the hotel, its reputation and ROI to ownership

Comment: What to consider when designing a menu

Comment: What to consider when designing a menu

Stefan Borchardt on why designing a menu is not as easy as putting pen to paper

Attracting a new breed of budget traveller

Attracting a new breed of budget traveller

We reveal the challenges and opportunities facing designers working in the mid-market and budget hospitality space, straight from the designMENA Summit

Comment: A new business environment

Comment: A new business environment

Forget the fads and focus on the market dynamics

Comment: Build a dream destination

Comment: Build a dream destination

Can you build a dream destination from scratch?

Comment: Being sustainable and profitable

Comment: Being sustainable and profitable

What direction hoteliers need to take to capatalise on cost benefits

Colliers: Doha Q3 2016 review

Colliers: Doha Q3 2016 review

Quarterly report from Colliers International on the Doha hotel's market

Comment: TRI's market data on Qatar - Q4 2016

Comment: TRI's market data on Qatar - Q4 2016

Key performance data from the HotStats Survey from TRI Consulting

The UAE economy is set to outperform the region

The UAE economy is set to outperform the region

Thanks to the government's diversification policies, sectors such as tourism, manufacturing and exports are poised for expansion, says Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Comment: To generalise or to specialise?

Comment: To generalise or to specialise?

Duncan Fraser-Smith on how the ante has been upped for 2017

Comment: Winning the expectation game

Comment: Winning the expectation game

Lindsay Trivers, founder of The Tasting Class, discusses importance of training

Comment: Big spenders or high prices?

Comment: Big spenders or high prices?

Why are tourists in Dubai spending so much more than in other cities?

Comment: Know your value

Comment: Know your value

Why your existing asset will always be more powerful than a future asset

Comment: Why is is so hard to find good F&B staff?

Comment: Why is is so hard to find good F&B staff?

You could hire the best chef in the world but without the support of an equally capable GM and floor staff, it's a waste of money

A lesson in dealing with decreasing RevPAR

A lesson in dealing with decreasing RevPAR

The new hospitality norm and how to break away


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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

However, the results of the second Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that 43% respondents said their organisation has had to reduce headcount

Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down
FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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