Saudi Arabia’s ambitious hotel room expansion

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious hotel room expansion

Turab Saleem, partner and head of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Advisory, Knight Frank MENA emphasizes Saudi Arabia’s emergence as a major global tourism market, driven by ambitious giga and mega projects.

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World Chocolate Day buzz from industry experts

World Chocolate Day buzz from industry experts

On World’s Chocolate Day, four industry leaders tell HN what’s creating a buzz on the scene of our favorite sweet treat.

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Optimizing guest experiences through innovation with Mikel Ibrahim, GM of Mondrian Doha

Optimizing guest experiences through innovation with Mikel Ibrahim, GM of Mondrian Doha

Mikel Ibrahim, general manager of Mondrian Doha, has spent more than two decades in the industry, honing his unique style within some of the most iconic properties in the Middle East. Here, we find out how he is setting new standards and pushing boundaries in Qatar’s vibrant hospitality scene.

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Hilton Marjan Island Beach Resort & Spa scheduled for Q4 2026

Hilton Marjan Island Beach Resort & Spa scheduled for Q4 2026

Hilton has announced an agreement with M Hospitality to open Hilton Marjan Island Beach Resort & Spa in Q4 2026. The upscale property will add to Hilton’s growing portfolio in the Middle East.

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Reaching Michelin heights with Anna Maria Giudice of Sea Fu

Reaching Michelin heights with Anna Maria Giudice of Sea Fu

Exceptional dining experiences and a strong team spirit guide Anna Maria Giudice, the manager of Sea Fu. Here, she talks about her role and the restaurant’s coveted Michelin Guide recognition.

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Capella hotels and resorts to open new wellness resort at NEOM

Capella hotels and resorts to open new wellness resort at NEOM

Capella Hotels and Resorts has announced its first coastal destination in Saudi Arabia, set within NEOM at Elanan, one of Magna’s destinations.

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Regent Riyadh & InterContinental Riyadh opening in KAFD in 2027

Regent Riyadh & InterContinental Riyadh opening in KAFD in 2027

Set to open in January 2027, Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD will add to IHG’s luxury portfolio in the new financial district of the Saudi capital.

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The importance of storytelling and food artistry with Omar Sartawi

The importance of storytelling and food artistry with Omar Sartawi

In the world of culinary arts, blending culture, technology and storytelling can create unforgettable dining experiences. Omar Sartawi, food artist at Alcamist, explores the importance of cultural storytelling in promoting Arabic cuisine internationally and uncovers exciting future projects that promise to push the envelope of gastronomic artistry.

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Taking French gastronomic diplomacy global with Guillaume Gomez

Taking French gastronomic diplomacy global with Guillaume Gomez

The youngest ever winner of Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2004, Guillaume Gomez has spent 25 glorious years at the Elysée Palace, serving four French presidents. Appointed the ambassador for gastronomy by President Emmanuel Macron in March 2021, Gomez discusses his role as personal representative of the president of the French republic for food and gastronomy and vision for promoting French culinary excellence globally.

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Michelin excellence with chef Anne-Sophie Pic of La Dame De Pic Dubai

Michelin excellence with chef Anne-Sophie Pic of La Dame De Pic Dubai

Anne-Sophie Pic is one of the world’s most renowned female Michelin-starred chefs. Hailing from a long line of chefs, she famously regained three Michelin stars for her family’s restaurant in southeast France. At La Dame De Pic in Dubai, she brings modern French sensibilities and innovative flavor pairings to the forefront. Here, we find out more about what she’s serving.

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