More than a chef, Youssef Akiki is a changemaker who is dedicated to his role as board member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-Clubs & Pastries and his consultancy work with the United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO) in Lebanon. Today, Akiki is the owner and manager of the F&B consultancy firm Kitchen Backstage Company as well as brût, a unique farm-to-table concept that offers experiential Levantine cuisine.
The initiative unites the global tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution.
The First Group has a pipeline of seven upscale and upper-midscale hotels in development in Dubai, many of which under The First Collection.
As the largest Hampton by Hilton in the world, the property features 515 guest rooms, half of which are interconnected.