A couple of decades ago, a hotel restaurant was often little more than a pass-through for guests and an unlikely eatery choice for locals. The general perception was that restaurants located within hotels were conservative, overpriced and underwhelming, available solely as an option for travelers that didn’t want to go out. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, gives us the rundown on the latest developments in a highly contested part of hotel management
While the benefits of spa and wellness activities have long been known to reduce stress and help us recharge our batteries, recently, there has been an increased focus on adopting a more holistic, mindful living approach all round. Today, it seems, we’re looking beyond beauty and fitness, and embracing the broader concept of wellness
as part of a longer-term investment in our physical and mental health needs. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, tells us more
Tony Ramy was re-elected as the President of the Lebanese Syndicate Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-clubs and Pastries by unanimous vote. Khaled Nazha continues to serve as Vice President, Maya Bekhazi Noun as General Secretary and Aref Saade as Treasurer.
The definition of luxury in the travel and hospitality industry is in the midst of a major transition. Operators are realizing that the time has come to refresh their outlook on what claims to deliver genuine ‘luxury’ truly mean. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, shows us how
In sectors such as hospitality, many travelers are highly motivated by loyalty programs and driven to maximize both the points and miles they can earn to offset against future trips or stays. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, discusses this age-old model and explores how it can keep up with the times
Hospitality organizations have been at the heart of numerous studies focused on gender issues, as women, whether guests, employees or leaders, confront and deal with dilemmas related to this hot topic. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, discusses what needs to be done to level the playing field
Ali Manzoor, associate partner, Hospitality and Leisure, at Knight Frank, helps us draw the lines that illustrate Abu Dhabi’s hospitality scene