“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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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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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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Whirlpool Corporation’s quest for a sustainable future

Whirlpool Corporation’s quest for a sustainable future

It is all about sustainability for Rana Souaid, regional brand manager SEEMEA of Whirlpool Corporation. Here, she tells HN about sharing Whirlpool’s green vision.

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Mohamed Najia celebrates 40 years in the hospitality industry with a new book

Mohamed Najia celebrates 40 years in the hospitality industry with a new book

Mohamed Najia, a master in hospitality, has released a new publication detailing decades of service to the hospitality industry.

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Hala Massaad to become the new GM of of Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana in Amman

Hala Massaad to become the new GM of of Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana in Amman

As a hospitality expert who’s highly recognized in the industry, Hala Massaad has been with the Raouché Arjaan by Rotana since 2008.

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New commercial team leaders join Hilton Cairo Heliopolis

New commercial team leaders join Hilton Cairo Heliopolis

With over 25 years of hospitality experience within luxury hotel chains, Hala Sabry is a driven force of commercial expertise.

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COO of Qatar Tourism: Qatar to welcome six million visitors a year by 2030

COO of Qatar Tourism: Qatar to welcome six million visitors a year by 2030

HN exclusively chatted with Berthold Trenkel, COO of Qatar Tourism, to learn about the preparations ahead of one of FIFA World Cup 2022.

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Marriott International appoints new GM of Le Royal Abu Dhabi

Marriott International appoints new GM of Le Royal Abu Dhabi

Brian Hashkowitz spent the last 11 years in the UAE, most recently as hotel manager for the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai.

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Two key regional appointments at Shangri-La Group

Two key regional appointments at Shangri-La Group

Shangri-La’s Kapil Aggarwal have been promoted to co-head of the MEIA region. He has been working with Shangri-La for eight years.

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