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.
Saudi Arabia unveils its USD 1.5bn railway project
Webuild has signed a contract worth USD 1.5 billion to design and construct 57 km of a high-speed railway in NEOM, along the northern Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia.
Hyatt Centric to debut in Egypt with Hyatt Centric Cairo West
Hyatt and ALDAU Development enters into a franchise agreement to bring the full-service lifestyle brand, Hyatt Centric, to Egypt, with Hyatt Centric Cairo West.
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.
Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait announces Ksenia Novikova as hotel manager
With over a decade of experience in luxury hospitality around the globe, Ksenia Novikova has been appointed hotel manager of Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait.
Saudi Arabia’s positive investment market outlook
The ambitious goals outlined in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 strategy are supported by more than USD 1 trillion worth of real estate and infrastructural developments, including 315,000 hotel keys. In the next four to five years, the number of hotel keys is likely to almost double to around 200,000, with at least half of the proposed supply becoming operational by 2028 and some existing properties leaving the market to make room for new, more desirable and competitive hotels and resorts.
Shaping the future of travel with data and behavioral science
Ernesto Sanchez Beaumont, managing director of Amadeus Gulf, knows a thing or two about global trends and how to leverage them for growth in an ever-changing industry. Here, he unlocks the ways data and behavioral are going to impact the future of travel.
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.