Black truffle was the largest segment within the overall market in 2018 and would remain so until 2023. White truffles market will also grow.
De Bondt began his foray in the industry with Mercure Hotels in Belgium in 1985 followed by postings in the Netherlands.
The hotel will consist of 140 rooms. Guests requiring a longer stay will find accommodation in the hotel’s 27 serviced apartments and 24 villas.
Riviera has been designed by Shanghai-based Kokai Studios – which has already worked with Four Seasons on highly-successful projects in Kuwait and Japan.
The UAE will continue to lead the GCC’s luxury hospitality segment till 2022 with 73 percent of existing luxury hotel stock.
The resort boasts 132 elegantly furnished rooms and suites with state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings, a generously proportioned pool facility and a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
The development of organized retail with respect to restaurants, supermarkets, and hypermarkets, in countries, such as Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt, is one of the key drivers of the MEA commercial refrigeration equipment market growth.
Phillips has worked for some of the world’s most renowned global brands, including Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Universal Studios.