Warner Bros’ The WB Abu Dhabi hotel set to open in 2021
Construction of the $112 million hotel is well underway and is now 40% complete
Video: Hotelier Middle East Power 50 2019: Ammar Kanaan, Central Hotels
With five properties soon to be open, hospitality group Central Hotels aims to expand its presence in the United Arab Emirates focusing on Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Al Ain and in the GCC targeting Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. Group general manager, Ammar Kanaan has focused on sustainable initiatives for the company
Five trends to impact regional hospitality industry in 2020
Aleph Hospitality’s founder and MD, Bani Haddad shares the industry forecast for the Middle East and Africa for next year
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers opens for business
The property features 200 rooms and suites
Egyptian billionaire acquires Thomas Cook franchise in Germany
Acquisition took place through Samih Sawiris’ Raiffeisen Touristik Group
Report: 75% of luxury travellers want to holiday like a local
08 Dec 2019
With these findings, IHG has launched an online platform detailing authentic experiences in each city
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal appoints general manager
09 Dec 2019
Christian Hoehn joins the property with more than 23 years of experience
Mark Okerstrom and Alan Pickerill leave Expedia Group
08 Dec 2019
Reasons for the CEO and CFO's resignations remain unknown
Tourism in Egypt will only get stronger: Dr Rania Al-Mashat
08 Dec 2019
In an exclusive chat with Priyanka Praveen, Egypt's tourism minister talks about women empowerment, localisation of jobs and more

Business

95% of Dubai Airports’ commercial partners to stop using single-use plastic
09 Dec 2019
Including Pret a Manger, McDonalds and Giraffe
Hyatt Hotels to launch 20 luxury hotels in 2020
09 Dec 2019
Additions include the expansion of the Alila brand
2.8 million UK residents to visit the GCC in 2024
09 Dec 2019
Rise in tourists is expected to generate an estimated US$6.3 billion
Sofitel Dubai Downtown announces festive discounts on stays
09 Dec 2019
The offer provides a discount on all bookings

People

New recruit: Nabiel El-Nakib, W Hotel Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
09 Dec 2019
Executive assistant manager B&F at W Hotel Abu Dhabi - Yas Island Nabiel El-Nakib has
Swiss-Belhotel International promotes GM to the role of cluster general manager in Bahrain
08 Dec 2019
Alban Dutempleis a seasoned hotelier with over three and a half decades of experience in
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman appoints general manager
08 Dec 2019
Karl Marshall holds more than 17 years of experience working with Hyatt
Kempinski Hotels S.A appoints chief development officer
04 Dec 2019
Christophe Piffaretti brings more than 25 years of luxury hotel, real estate and development experience

From Youtube

Hotelier Middle East Power 50 2019: Ammar Kanaan, group general manager, Central Hotels

Take Five: Naim Maadad, Chief Executive, Founder, Gates Hospitality

Hotelier Middle East Power 50 2019: Ranjit Phillipose, IHCL

Take Five: Matthew Dixon, Area general manager, Corinthia Hotels

Operations

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi turns eight
09 Dec 2019
The resort will celebrate with eight days of festivities
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira calls in fashion designer to do Christmas tree
09 Dec 2019
Kenzo Takada will be in charge of the hotel’s first Christmas tree
Bab Al Qasr Hotel hosts communal cake mixing event
08 Dec 2019
The event was organised to welcome in the festive season

Suppliers

Steelite launches cutlery collections
29 Nov 2019
The Varick and Folio cutlery collections are stain and rust resistant
Perrin & Rowe reveals Hoxton collection
29 Nov 2019
The range features basin mixers, bath fillers and shower valves
Dyson launches the Airblade 9kJ
21 Nov 2019
The HEPA filtered hand dryer is built to dry hands hygienically in 10 seconds

Power 50 2019

ALEX KYRIAKIDIS
President And Managing Director, Middle East & Africa
MARK WILLIS
Chief Executive Officer
PASCAL GAUVIN
Managing Director, India, Middle East And Africa
KAMEL AJAMI
Vice President, Operations, KSA & Levant
TIM CORDON
Area Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa

Reports

Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

AWARDS AND CONFERENCES

Depa Interiors wins Construction Week Award for Dubai's Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Hotel
05 Dec 2019
Highly Commended for the Hospitality of the Year Award went to Bond Interiors for delivering
Jannah Hotels and Resorts wins recognition at the World Golf Awards 2019
03 Nov 2019
The hospitality group won an award for Middle East Best Halal Golf Package
Caterer Middle East Awards 2019 nominations now open
21 Jan 2019
16 categories available, including Barista of the Year new for 2019
Kuldeep Singh cooks up a win at Hotelier Awards in Dubai
25 Oct 2018
The executive chef from Jumeirah Mina A'Salam took home Executive Chef of the Year

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