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