Fairmont The Palm has announced the appointment of Dominic Arel as general manager

Fairmont The Palm has announced the appointment of Dominic Arel as general manager

Having spent 26 years at Accor Group, Arel is a seasoned luxury hospitality professional who has a solid background in operations, sales and revenue management. He is passionate about providing his guests and colleagues with unique and memorable experiences. In his role, Arel will bring his unique expertise, strategic market insight and strong leadership skills to the Fairmont The Palm executive team, guiding them through a busy Q4 2022.

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In the kitchen with Hamzeh Abu El-Foul

In the kitchen with Hamzeh Abu El-Foul

Driven by a deep sense of attachment to his field, Hamzeh Abu El-Foul, executive chef of Fairmont Amman Hotel, Jordan, chats with Hospitality News ME while he prepares his signature tuna carpaccio.

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Saurav Puri returns to The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai as director of operations

Saurav Puri returns to The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai as director of operations

With more than 15 years of experience in luxury hotel operations, Saurav Puri has a solid understanding of the property.

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British chef Jason Atherton is slated to open three new restaurants at Dubai’s Grosvenor House

British chef Jason Atherton is slated to open three new restaurants at Dubai’s Grosvenor House

After leaving Marina Social, renowned chef Jason Atherton has confirmed a trio of concepts at the Luxury Collection Hotel Grosvenor House. Plans include: City Social Dubai, a 140-cover restaurant serving modern cuisine; Seven Tides, a cocktail venue with a Japanese undertone; and a fine-dining concept on the 43rd, 44th, and 45th floor of the hotel.

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View from the top with industry powerhouse Panchali Mahendra

View from the top with industry powerhouse Panchali Mahendra

FHS Dubai guest speaker Panchali Mahendra, an industry powerhouse and Michelin star-restaurateur, took time out to sit with HN and talk about trends, her journey to the top and how she was able to transform Atelier House into a profitable firm.

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A U.S. beef roadshow to remember

A U.S. beef roadshow to remember

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), represented in the GCC region and Egypt by Arab Marketing and Finance, Inc. (AMFI) S.A.L., invited importers, retailers, distributors, chefs, influencers and bloggers to attend a U.S. Beef Roadshow, which consisted of a series of U.S. Beef Training Workshops and featured Chef Jay McCarthy, a well-known chef with sound expertise and years of experience in the field.

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Park Rotana Abu Dhabi appoints Eleni Tsolakou as its first female GM

Park Rotana Abu Dhabi appoints Eleni Tsolakou as its first female GM

The management team at Park Rotana and Park Arjaan by Rotana Abu Dhabi has welcomed its first female general manager, Eleni Tsolakou.

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Naif Zureikat appointed regional GM IHG Hotels & Resorts 

Naif Zureikat appointed regional GM IHG Hotels & Resorts 

Naif Zureikat will be leading operations across eight IHG hotels in Jordan and Lebanon.

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Spain in the spotlight

Spain in the spotlight

Spain’s hotel supply is characterized by mid- and upscale hotels. However, the number of higher-end hotels is increasing at a rapid pace, as HVS’ Maria Coll, senior associate, and Sophie Perret, senior director, explain.

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Chef Hugo Soulery brings Tastes of the World to the desert

Chef Hugo Soulery brings Tastes of the World to the desert

Newly appointed chef Hugo Soulery will be tasked with driving the development of sensational menus at Terra Solis Dubai, a unique desert getaway set to open in October 2022.

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