With over two decades of experience in the hospitality sector across the Middle East, Eddy Tannous has held prominent positions at major hotel brands. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of operations at Fairmont, overseeing the operational performance across the brand’s Middle East and Asian properties.
The revisited Essentials — a collection of must-have recipes from L’École Valrhona — was launched at Sirha 2023 and will be officially introduced in the Middle East on September 14, 2023, at the SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. Chefs from the Middle East, Africa and India will join Valrhona for an afternoon of “measured” indulgence. In addition, a digital version of the event with a live feed will be made available for Cercle V chefs who cannot attend in person.
As head chef of Stock Burger Co., Sirocco and in-room dining at Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park, Christopher Belen enjoys experimenting with flavors. Here, we learn more about his favorite ingredients and how to make his surf and turf dish.
With regional tourism in the midst of a robust rebound, the timing is ideal for businesses across the industry to put their own expansion plans into practice. It’s all about seizing the moment, according to Naim Maadad, chief executive and founder, Gates Hospitality.
With travelers seeking out better lodging experiences and affordable deals, cheap, chic offerings are proving to be the new industry disruptors, as Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema Consulting Services, explains.