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.
Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo is present in more than 20 countries, with over 120 hotels and over 100 hotels in the pipeline.
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.
In a bold move to provide the Lebanese market with an affordable, high-quality Scotch whisky, Ets. Antoine Massoud and Les Domaines de Tourelles recently launched Glenbey. Boasting a journey “from the glens of Scotland to the shores of Lebanon,” the product has received praise from the trade as well as consumers. We spoke to Anthony Massoud, CEO of Ets. Antoine Massoud, to learn more about how Glenbey was developed.
The renovated Crowne Plaza has 252 room and suites, and offers guests a plethora of F&B and recreational facilities.