What it takes to make it in the culinary world

What it takes to make it in the culinary world

We asked restaurateur Ziad Kamel and chef Thomas A.Gugler to list the qualities that make all the difference in their fields of expertise.

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Studying hospitality in the UAE and KSA

Studying hospitality in the UAE and KSA

With mega- and giga-projects becoming increasingly typical of the Middle East’s hospitality landscape, Mansoor Ahmed, executive director and head of development solutions healthcare, education and PPP at Colliers in the Middle East and Africa region, lifts the lid on tourism education in the UAE and KSA, and why demand for skilled hospitality labor looks set to rise.

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Luminescenza on hotel kitchen design

Luminescenza on hotel kitchen design

Even minor errors in kitchen design can adversely affect overall functionality and result in higher costs for hotels. We discover how to avoid the pitfalls with Luminescenza.  

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Serge Trigano, co-founder of Mama Shelter

Serge Trigano, co-founder of Mama Shelter

“Life is flamboyant and sassy,” according to Serge Trigano, the co-founder of Mama Shelter. The entrepreneur is making his mark on the hospitality industry by creating a new lifestyle boutique accommodation concept. Here, he talks to HN about his brand and future projects.

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A passion for hospitality with Marc Antoine Ghazal, GM of Baky Hospitality Group        

A passion for hospitality with Marc Antoine Ghazal, GM of Baky Hospitality Group        

Coming from a long line of hoteliers, Marc Antoine Ghazal, general manager of Baky Hospitality Group, is no stranger to the industry. Here, he tells us about the Egyptian hospitality scene and the firm’s exciting plans.

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Closing the hospitality gap with Hassan Ballout, CEO and co-founder of Limestone Lab

Closing the hospitality gap with Hassan Ballout, CEO and co-founder of Limestone Lab

We learn more about how Limestone Lab is launching ground-breaking food concepts from the company’s CEO and co-founder, Hassan Ballout.

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Destination Greece with Pierre Abi Haila

Destination Greece with Pierre Abi Haila

Pierre Abi Haila has donned many hats over the course of his successful career. Apart from being a successful pastry chef and owning Le Noir Atelier du Chocolat, he is also the co-owner of Flint restaurant in Lebanon. Here, he tells us why he set his sights on Athens for his latest endeavor.

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Junaid Tehseen appointed hotel manager of Swiss-Belresidences Juffair Bahrain

Junaid Tehseen appointed hotel manager of Swiss-Belresidences Juffair Bahrain

The four-star Swiss-Belresidences Juffair Bahrain has appointed Junaid Tehseen as its hotel manager.

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Citymax RAK appoints Nidal Saloum as hotel manager

Citymax RAK appoints Nidal Saloum as hotel manager

Citymax Hotels, the Landmark Group’s award-winning mid-market hotel brand, has appointed Nidal Saloum as hotel manager of its flagship 204-room property in Ras Al Khaimah.

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Dining etiquette with protocol expert Fadi LeSidon

Dining etiquette with protocol expert Fadi LeSidon

Knowledgeable in protocol and etiquette, Fadi LeSidon is a sommelier, hospitality management consultant and faculty member of Sagesse University. Here, he provides a quick guide to dining etiquette..

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