“Forward Hoteligence” with Raúl González, CEO EMEA of Barceló Hotel Group

“Forward Hoteligence” with Raúl González, CEO EMEA of Barceló Hotel Group

Barceló Hotel Group, the 29th largest hotel chain in the world, operates more than 260 four- and five-star leisure and city hotels, with over 60,000 rooms in 22 countries worldwide. The hotels are marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels. HN sat with hotelier Raúl González, CEO EMEA, to discuss Barceló’s expansion strategies and catering to new market conditions.

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Redefining hotels in the Airbnb era

Redefining hotels in the Airbnb era

To what extent has Airbnb really impacted the hotel industry? Bani Haddad, founder and managing director of Aleph Hospitality, looks at both sides of the argument and draws his own conclusions.

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Q6 Catering scoops several awards in Greece

Q6 Catering scoops several awards in Greece

 A life-long passion for food and culinary arts describes George Khalil, founder and GM of Q6 Bistro & Catering, UAE. In an exclusive interview, he tells us more about his recent award and striving for excellence.

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A class act: Simon Casson’s Four Seasons adventure

A class act: Simon Casson’s Four Seasons adventure

With a hospitality career spanning over 35 years, Simon Casson knows a thing or two about hotels. From the early days of washing dishes in a kitchen in the north of England to his current position as president of hotel operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Four Seasons, Casson’s rise through the ranks is nothing short of remarkable. Here, he shares his inspiring journey and tells us why his close relationship with Four Seasons has survived more than three decades.

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Em Tarek launches new line of products

Em Tarek launches new line of products

From zaatar to sour oranges and rose vinegar, Em Tarek’s new line of products celebrates old techniques, seasonality and indigenous and foraged products.

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What’s baking?

What’s baking?

Once known for producing just a limited variety of breads and pastries, the bakery industry now encompasses a wide range of artisanal and innovative products. Saloni Walimbe, content writer at Global Market Insights, talks trends, technology and the evolution of the bakery industry.

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Why hospitality leaders of the future must embrace technology

Why hospitality leaders of the future must embrace technology

Nouhad Dammous, editor-in-chief of Hospitality News Middle East, highlights the importance of understanding technology.

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Designing the ultimate guestroom

Designing the ultimate guestroom

It’s not just about designing hotel rooms anymore, rather it’s about designing an experience that flows from the moment a guest checks in. Renowned architect Galal Mahmoud checks out the latest guest room design trends.

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An immersive cultural experience at the newly opened Dar Nour guesthouse 

An immersive cultural experience at the newly opened Dar Nour guesthouse 

Dar Nour is a new guesthouse nestled in Chabtine village. Overlooking the hills of Batroun and surrounded by green terraces, the traditional Lebanese house aims to help and support local communities achieve sustainable development by offering an immersive cultural rural experience. 

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Whirlpool Corporation’s quest for a sustainable future

Whirlpool Corporation’s quest for a sustainable future

It is all about sustainability for Rana Souaid, regional brand manager SEEMEA of Whirlpool Corporation. Here, she tells HN about sharing Whirlpool’s green vision.

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