A view from the top with award-winning chef Aïmen Samhoud
French Tunisian chef Aïmen Samhoud, winner of MBC Top Chef 2022, now leads the kitchen at Fairmont Grand Hotel Genève. He firmly believes that the key to success lies in approaching everything with love and passion. With over 15 years of experience in luxury hospitality, he reflects on his remarkable journey and how he won the 2022 edition of MBC Top Chef.
Al Bustan Palace Oman appoints Erkan Karatas as its new general manager
With over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality, Erkan Karatas has been appointed general manager of Al Bustan Palace by Ritz-Carlton Hotel Oman.
KSA in the limelight with Maher Abou Nasr, IHG hotels & resorts’ VP of operations
Maher Abou Nasr, vice president of operations, IHG Hotels & Resorts in KSA, shares his insight into Saudi Arabia’s hotel industry and IHG’s ambitions in the KSA market.
Excellence by design with FORM Hotel
At the helm of Form Hotel Dubai, a member of Design Hotels™, general manager Houssam Mansour leverages his two decades of solid experience to provide guests with contemporary and timeless experiences. As the brand celebrates its fifth anniversary, Mansour unlocks the brand’s secrets and provides insight into what makes it unique and successful.
Passion for perfection with Rocco Seminara, corporate executive chef of Bagatelle Group
Rocco Seminara, the corporate executive chef of Bagatelle Group, is a passionate advocate of nature and a perfectionist at heart. Here, he takes time out of his busy schedule to share histhoughts on the trends shaping the Saudi food scene and what makes Bagatelle so appealing.
Behind GRIF KSA with Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, The Bench’s managing director of the Middle East
We sat with Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, The Bench’s managing director of the Middle East to get the lowdown GRIF.
Sipping wine with Raimond Tomson director of Barents Wine Collectors
Named A.S.I. Best Sommelier of the World in 2023, Raimond Tomson wine director of Barents Wine Collectors, is a force to be reckoned with in the wine world. In this exclusive interview, he reveals what it takes to be the best in the game and his upcoming plans.
For the love of nature and travel with Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco
As chef-patron of the three-Michelin-starred French riviera restaurant Mirazur, chef Mauro Colagreco is refining Dubai’s Beach Bar and Grill and Celebrities to create an exceptional experience with simplicity and charm. We learn more about the concept and how he’s bringing something new to the table.
Shooting Michelin stars with British chef Tom Aikens
Tom Aikens is one of the most accomplished and inspiring chefs in the world. In this exclusive interview, we discover what led him to a career in the kitchen and how he runs his restaurants.
Exclusive interview with Peter Roth on leading the ultimate luxury experience at Jumeirah
At the forefront of one of the most iconic hotels in the region, Peter Roth has made a name for himself as a true specialist in luxury hospitality. The newly appointed GM of Jumeirah Al Qasr and the regional vice president of Madinat Jumeirah is responsible for ensuring an unforgettable experience to every guest. We learn more about his approach to hospitality and how he tackles industry challenges.