“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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IHG Hotels & Resorts debuts Hotel Indigo in Egypt with a four-hotel agreement

IHG Hotels & Resorts debuts Hotel Indigo in Egypt with a four-hotel agreement

Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo is present in more than 20 countries, with over 120 hotels and over 100 hotels in the pipeline.

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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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New executive chef joins Rosewood Jeddah

New executive chef joins Rosewood Jeddah

Zulhadi’s appointment marks his debut in the commercial hub of KSA, following his previous work with other luxury hotels worldwide.

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Glenbey: Lebanon’s first premium Scotch whisky

Glenbey: Lebanon’s first premium Scotch whisky

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.

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Five-star Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah is welcoming guests

Five-star Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah is welcoming guests

The renovated Crowne Plaza has 252 room and suites, and offers guests a plethora of F&B and recreational facilities.

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