The market devoted to leisure and recreation is flourishing, thanks to a rising middle class with higher levels of purchasing power and retiring baby boomers who have more disposable income to spend on fun. Nada Alameddine, partner at Hodema consulting services, tells us more
According to Allegra’s World Coffee Portal, the only specialist information platform built for senior coffee industry leaders, the world entered the 5th Wave a few years back. This, saw greater influence exercised by high quality boutique chains adopting a more advanced set of business practices and delivering well-crafted artisan concepts at scale.
Sharpen your knives and fasten your aprons: it’s that time of the year when we look at what’s going to be on trend in the coming months. There are no major outsiders in this year’s trends - food lovers are continuing to set store by healthy eating, traceability and authenticity, alongside efficiency and creativity in their dining options. However, classic establishments, such as sushi restaurants and steak houses, are also returning to the spotlight. Nagi Morkos, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, gives us the must-know trends for next year
Airport hotels were once a place where very few people would choose to stay. Four decades ago, they remained, for the most part, a collective of basic accommodation, fulfilling a fatigued traveler’s primary needs for sleep and refreshment. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, tells us how things have changed
Top line hotel performance in the Middle East is heading towards its fifth year of continuous decline. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East & Africa executive for STR, navigates the choppy waters of the current hospitality market
Daniel During, principal and management director of Thomas Klein International, fills us in on Dubai’s restaurant wave which is proving to be a bumpy ride for entrepreneurs playing the waiting game ahead of the World Expo 2020
A successful business model is dependent on its ability to generate revenues from different streams throughout the various stages of its journey. While this definition applies to most businesses, the F&B industry appears to be trapped in the sales of food and beverage items, mostly to a limited target clientele. Manal Syriani, managing director, WAY Consultants, gives us a few options for diversifying along the way
‘A Vibrant Society’, ‘An Ambitious Nation’, ‘A Thriving Economy’, these are the game-changing, transformative and innovative goals mapped out in the Saudi Vision 2030 plan. A Kingdom that was previously known for being an enclosed nation is today going big. Once the Saudi government realized the need to revive the nation and diversify its economy away from oil, the hard work to bring about a transformation began in earnest. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, highlights the opportunities that this reinvention is producing
As the new CEO of Saudi-based Dur Hospitality, Sultan bin Badr Al-Otaibi has been quietly positioning the company to leverage the performance of a homegrown powerhouse. While major economic, cultural and social changes are sweeping through the Kingdom, Al-Otaibi is spearheading the hospitality sector toward expansion and development to meet the ambitious objectives laid out in Saudi Vision 2030
Chocolate is currently an industry showcasing great innovation, flavors and variety. HN investigates what the biggest players are doing with the proverbial bean
The flagship property underwent major redesigning and rebranding to launch under the voco™ brand. The hotel offers guests 438 rooms and suites.
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