Marriott International Announces Alex Kyriakidis to Step Down as President of Middle East & Africa

Marriott International Announces Alex Kyriakidis to Step Down as President of Middle East & Africa

Kyriakidis will lead the Middle East & Africa region for Marriott International through the end of the year and then will step into an executive advisory role for the company. The company anticipates announcing its plans for the region shortly.

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Millennium Hotels promotes Kevork Deldelian to CEO

Millennium Hotels promotes Kevork Deldelian to CEO

Millennium Hotels and Resorts, one of the fastest-growing hotel management companies in the region, announced the promotion of Kevork Deldelian to CEO for the Middle East and Africa region effective immediately. Deldelian has been operating as the COO of Millennium Middle East and Africa since March 2017, and under his strategic...

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Dominic Arel appointed GM at Swissôtel’s first Dubai property

Dominic Arel appointed GM at Swissôtel’s first Dubai property

Joining from Al Wadi MGallery Doha, within the Accor portfolio, Arel will lead the strategic direction and operations of the Swissôtel Al Ghurair complex. An experienced hotelier, he has a proven track record of leading international luxury hotels in the GCC, Europe and the Americas. Arel started his career with...

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Babylon Rotana Hotel Baghdad’s new GM

Babylon Rotana Hotel Baghdad’s new GM

Rotana Hotel Management recently appointed Hussein Hachem GM of its Babylon hotel in Baghdad. He is an industry veteran with +40 years of experience and is set to introduce a unique guest experience to the hotel. Hachem is regarded as one of Rotana’s most experienced GMs and an exceptional leader, as...

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Food and entertainment with the Bulldozer

Food and entertainment with the Bulldozer

Evgeny Kuzin, the group’s founder and managing partner, gives his take on the emirates’ ever-developing food scene and tells HN that standing still isn’t an option.

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Le Petit Gris’ elevated eating experience

Le Petit Gris’ elevated eating experience

Makram Rabbath, founder of Beirut’s Le Petit Gris, may come across as a regular Joe, he however performs acts that put the ‘Mad Hatter’ to shame. Since graduating from École Hôtelière de Lausanne and entering the F&B industry, Rabbath has made great strides and the recent addition of a rooftop...

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TIME Grand Plaza Hotel’s new GM

TIME Grand Plaza Hotel’s new GM

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, has boosted its executive team with the appointment of Bernard Fantoli as the new GM at TIME Grand Plaza Hotel in Dubai. He will assume the overall responsibility for the day to day management and operation of the 232-room hotel. This will also include the...

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Lebanon’s Oasis de Vie

Lebanon’s Oasis de Vie

Zafer Chaoui, president of the board of directors of Chateau Ksara and president of Oasis of Life said, “After seven years of hard work and effort, the project came to life.

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Top hoteliers weigh in

Top hoteliers weigh in

HN hears from hoteliers who are coping with the current hospitality landscape and optimistic about its future.

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Beyond Royal: HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud

Beyond Royal: HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud

Through his investments, Prince Khaled is involved in big names making waves in the hospitality industry, like Beyond Meat and Geltor that promises to make animal-free gelatin, and he sits on the Board of JUST, makers of the bestselling plant-based JUST Egg.

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