New Managing Director appointed at Hakaya Collection and RAK Hospitality Logistics

New Managing Director appointed at Hakaya Collection and RAK Hospitality Logistics

  RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), an integrated asset owner and manager of leading hospitality investments, announced the appointment of Ziad El Masri as managing director of two of its subsidiaries, Hakaya Collection and RAK Hospitality Logistics.  He will lead the diverse commercial activities of Hakaya Collection and RAK Hospitality Logistics...

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ibis Styles Jumeira promotes Muhammad Haider to GM

ibis Styles Jumeira promotes Muhammad Haider to GM

ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira promoted Muhammad Mujtaba Haider from hotel manager to general manager.   In his role, he will continue to lead the daily operations of the 191-key property to guarantee excellent guest experience, and head the sales and marketing, and food & beverage strategies to ensure healthy occupancy...

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A second venture by chef Michael Mina to open at Four Seasons Hotel DIFC

A second venture by chef Michael Mina to open at Four Seasons Hotel DIFC

Four Seasons Hotel DIFC will launch in early 2018 MINA Brasserie, a new modern brasserie featuring American fare served for lunch and dinner, in partnership with award-wining American chef, Michael Mina.   This marks the chef’s second venture at the property, following his Firebird Diner that opened early 2016.  ...

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Copthorne Hotel Dubai appoints director of finance and business support

Copthorne Hotel Dubai, the popular hotel located in Port Saeed in Deira, has announced the appointment of Liji Chacko as the hotel’s new director of finance and business support.   Bringing more than two decades of experience in finance, accounts and general administration, Liji will provide guidance on all plans,...

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Millennium Hotels and Resorts appoints new VP of operations

Millennium Hotels and Resorts appoints new VP of operations

  Millennium Hotels and Resorts has appointed Hussein Kahil as vice president of operations, Middle East and Africa. Reporting directly to COO, Kevork Deldelian – he will oversee hotel operations, property performance and owner engagement across the group’s current portfolio of 32 hotels.   With over 20 years experience of operational leadership,...

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Season two of MBC’s Top Chef kicked-off

Season two of MBC’s Top Chef kicked-off

  After the success of the first season, ‘Top Chef’, the renowned TV show launched its second edition on MBC1.   During 13 episodes, 15 chefs of the Arab World will be competing in a variety of challenges, showing their culinary skills and making the most delicious pastries. One of...

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Alain Ducasse to debut restaurant in Beirut

Alain Ducasse to debut restaurant in Beirut

  Star chef Alain Ducasse will be opening his first restaurant in Beirut. “We have signed an MOU and are now in the process of negotiating details,” Rita Saad, ‎director of marketing and public relations at Le Gray, Beirut told HN.   She explained that the plan is for a...

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Château Kefraya collaborates with designer Yvan Debs

Château Kefraya collaborates with designer Yvan Debs

Having put the spotlight on women for 20 consecutive vintages by adorning the bottles’ labels with the work of Lebanese female artists, Château Kefraya is now teaming up with young Lebanese talents to ornament the special edition of Les Bretèches with the launch of each new vintage.   This year,...

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Maya Bekhazi Noun launches new catering concept

Maya Bekhazi Noun launches new catering concept

Lebanese entrepreneur Maya Bekhazi Noun has launched The Food Studio, a new catering concept.   “Catering has always been a complementary business for me. I did not shift from restaurants to catering as I have always done a bit of catering on the side,” she told HN.   She explained:...

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Alshaya debuts Chef Thomas Keller’s bakery

Alshaya debuts Chef Thomas Keller’s bakery

Bouchon Bakery, part of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, has made its debut in Kuwait with the opening of its second store in the Middle East at Grand Avenue, The Avenues, in partnership with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co.   Chef Keller, the American chef, restaurateur, cookbook writer, and...

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