New GM for Riviera Hotel Beirut

New GM for Riviera Hotel Beirut

Bou Sleiman joined Riviera Hotel in 2010 and was the executive assistant manager for five years. He was instrumental in running the operations of the resort alongside the general manager and oversaw the performance of all operational departments, including rooms division, food & beverage, sales & marketing and engineering. He...

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Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts appoints Hanna Azzi as GM of Dubai Resort

Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts appoints Hanna Azzi as GM of Dubai Resort

Global luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand, Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts, announced the appointment of Hanna Azzi as GM of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai.   Azzi has been working with the Nikki Beach brand since June 2015 and has played a key role in the opening of Nikki...

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Hospitality Titan Nouhad Dammous Honored by Vresso

Hospitality Titan Nouhad Dammous Honored by Vresso

Le Bristol Hotel Beirut was the venue for a ceremony that holds a special meaning for the attending professionals who in their own right, are masters of their craft. The event was hosted by Vresso, one of Lebanon’s oldest companies offering the hospitality industry a total solutions’ package for food...

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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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