Kerzner International names Michael P. Wale as chief executive officer

Kerzner International names Michael P. Wale as chief executive officer

Kerzner International Holdings, which owns the Atlantis Resort and Residences and One&Only Resorts brands worldwide, announced the appointment of Michael P. Wale as its new chief executive officer. The company manages a portfolio of globally renowned, entertainment destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences and innovative entertainment experiences. Wale joins Kerzner...

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8 steps to becoming a barista champion

8 steps to becoming a barista champion

Safa Salehi, CEO of Iran Academy, authorized SCAE trainer and jury member of the Lebanese Barista Competition at HORECA Lebanon, highlights what it takes to being an award-winning barista. Improve your knowledge: “Before you start making coffee, you need to educate yourself to really understand what it takes to make...

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Ajman Hotel appointed George Ganchev as the new general manager

Ajman Hotel appointed George Ganchev as the new general manager

George Ganchev is taking a new challenge by integrating the first property of Blazon Hotels brand in Ajman. Carrying with him more than 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he holds a MBA degree in Hotel Management from NEOMA Business School, Paris.   He joined Kempinski in 1997...

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts promotes Marc Descrozaille to President Middle East & Africa

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts promotes Marc Descrozaille to President Middle East & Africa

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has promoted Marc Descrozaille to President Middle East & Africa (MEA), effective 1st February 2018.  Having joined the hospitality firm in 2017 as Vice President Operations Middle East & Africa, Marc will now take the helm from Andreas Mattmüller, who has retired from his role as...

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Marwan Fadel is the new GM of St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Marwan Fadel is the new GM of St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Marriott International has appointed Marwan Fadel as the general manager of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.   A Lebanese national, Fadel has nearly two decades of hospitality experience across the Middle East. In his new role, he will oversee all management functions, hotel operations, and new innovations,...

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Nouhad Dammous is honored by Le Cordon Bleu for his lifetime contributions to hospitality

Nouhad Dammous is honored by Le Cordon Bleu for his lifetime contributions to hospitality

Le Cordon Bleu, the leading Global Network of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institutes, celebrated the continuous cooperation with Université Saint Esprit Du Kaslik (USEK) and the official opening of its Culinary Arts Institute. The celebration is hosted by André Cointreau, president of Le Cordon Bleu International. The new institute...

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New Regional Revenue Optimization Manager, Africa and Lebanon at Radisson Blu

New Regional Revenue Optimization Manager, Africa and Lebanon at Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu promoted Diala Tabet to regional revenue optimization manager, Africa and Lebanon.   Before joining Carlson Rezidor, she started her career in 1999 at Sheraton Bhamdoun. In 2001, she moved to Radisson Blu Martinez as front office supervisor and has held various positions including rooms division manager and cluster...

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Jose Silva is Jumeirah’s new CEO

Jose Silva is Jumeirah’s new CEO

Jumeirah, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, announced the appointment of Jose Silva as the new chief executive officer.   Silva brings over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including almost 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.   In his last role,...

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Prince Al Waleed sells his stake in Four Seasons Beirut for USD 100 million

Prince Al Waleed sells his stake in Four Seasons Beirut for USD 100 million

​Image via Four Seasons Beirut Facebook page Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) chaired by Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, sold its stake in Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for around USD 100-115 million including debt, according to Reuters.   Last November, HN had reported that KHC will be...

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