Airbnb to further disrupt ME mid-market progress

A panel of hospitality experts gathered at the Hotelier Express Summit 2016 for a controversial discussion of the impacts Airbnb will have on the future growth of the budget, mid-market and serviced apartment sectors in the Middle East

PHOTOS: Hotel Team of the Year 2016 celebrates win

PHOTOS: Hotel Team of the Year 2016 celebrates win

Media One Hotel, which won Hotel Team of the Year at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2016, celebrated its win with its team - giving away certificates, cake and much more

PHOTOS: Networking at Hotelier Awards 2016

PHOTOS: Networking at Hotelier Awards 2016

Networking at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai

PHOTOS: Winners on stage at Hotelier Awards 2016

PHOTOS: Winners on stage at Hotelier Awards 2016

The lucky winners on stage collecting their trophies at this year's Hotelier Middle East Awards, the twelfth annual edition of the Oscars of the hospitality industry

Fernando polishes his way to Unsung Hero crown

Fernando polishes his way to Unsung Hero crown

Starting his career in 1977, Lama Fernando has worked hard to refurb and renovate parts of the Crowne Plaza Bahrain ever since his arrival at the property

Stelios Damianelis takes home Procurement award

Stelios Damianelis takes home Procurement award

InterContinental Dubai Festival City's director of procurement Stelios Damianelis bagged the Procurement Person of the Year award at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2016

Jumeirah Beach hotel serves up F&B manager win

Jumeirah Beach hotel serves up F&B manager win

Patrick Fernandez has increased guest satisfaction and colleague satisfaction through a variety of initiatives

Roger Tabbal secures IT Person of the Year 2016

Roger Tabbal secures IT Person of the Year 2016

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers director of IT Roger Tabbal beat strong competition for the IT Person of the Year title

Al-Shishani's watchful eye equals Hotelier trophy

Al-Shishani's watchful eye equals Hotelier trophy

Al Shishani responsible for high annual safety audit scores and trust from government agencies and embassies in Jordan

Tullberg manages to bag highly coveted award

Tullberg manages to bag highly coveted award

Tullberg who oversees a team of more than 530 employees

Luca Valdevit smiles to Concierge of the Year

Luca Valdevit smiles to Concierge of the Year

Vast linguistic skills and ability to successfully implement a costing plan sways the judges in Valdevit's favour

Deveekaa swarms towards Marketing Person Award

Deveekaa swarms towards Marketing Person Award

Widespread media coverage and key activations of the hotel's 18 F&B outlets earns Deveekaa Nijhawan a unanimous vote from the judges

PHOTOS: Best dressed at the Hotelier Awards 2016

PHOTOS: Best dressed at the Hotelier Awards 2016

Some of the best dressed attendees at this year's Hotelier Middle East Awards. The old Hollywood glamour themed ceremony was held on October 26 at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre

Mohammed Farag earns Finance Person 2016 title

Mohammed Farag earns Finance Person 2016 title

Major effort to shift hotel building registration, resulting in savings of millions in utility bills, and a sound succession planning strategy earns him the title

Dorsai Khaghani closes Sales Person of the year

Dorsai Khaghani closes Sales Person of the year

Sofitel The Palm Dubai's Dorsai Khaghani was recognised for various achievements in her current role

Doha chef cracks recipe for success

Doha chef cracks recipe for success

The judges were unanimous in their decision in this category


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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

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


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