Investing in Egypt: the right way to go about it

Investing in Egypt: the right way to go about it

Egypt’s hospitality sector is on track to grow at a CAGR of 6.2 percent for the next five years, making it a sound proposition for investors. Chadi Chidiac, managing partner of Protocol Hospitality Management and Consultancy, explains how investors should approach this lucrative market.

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Franchising: a new perspective on an old business model

Franchising: a new perspective on an old business model

Is a new kind of franchising emerging? Daniel During, principal and managing director of Thomas Klein International, believes there is, and provides some interesting case studies to prove it.

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Lebanese entrepreneurship at its best

Lebanese entrepreneurship at its best

The expansion of Lebanese brands into foreign markets should not be underestimated. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, highlights the growth of this trend and which brands are taking the leap.

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The ROI of wellness

The ROI of wellness

Soraya Jouzy’s passion for clean beauty and appreciation for nature stems from her mother, a keen botanist, and her early exposure to natural remedies. Her appreciation for wellbeing was further fueled by the long hours she spent working at the Gordon Ramsay group and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, where she put into practice her knowledge of essential oils to help reduce stress, improve sleep and boost energy. Determined to share her passion with the Middle East, Jouzy resigned from her job and founded Pearl Tree distribution. She is now recognized as a regional champion for clean beauty, sustainability and holistic wellbeing. 

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The definition of luxury in the midst of a major transition

The definition of luxury in the midst of a major transition

The definition of luxury in hospitality is in the midst of a major transition. Industry professional Chirine Salha examines what the term means for the modern-day traveler and how hotels are responding.

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Interior psychology: restaurant design in 2022

Interior psychology: restaurant design in 2022

Creating a standout restaurant concept is not just a question of taste. Chadi Chidiac, managing partner of Protocol Hospitality Management and Consultancy, discusses the design fundamentals to consider before taking the plunge.

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F&B investment outlook & key trends

F&B investment outlook & key trends

The food and beverage sector has benefited from increased levels of investment over the past decade. Maya Bekhazi Noun, founder and managing director of The Food Studio, looks ahead and shares details of the investor trends shaping the F&B industry.

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Where hospitality is heading

Where hospitality is heading

While 2021 has been a turbulent year for tourism, the signs are promising for 2022. We asked 11 experts from the world of hospitality to share their industry forecasts and the trends we should be keeping an eye on.

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A tribute to Lebanon – Opinion

A tribute to Lebanon – Opinion

Dagmar Symes was the first female GM to serve at Lebanon’s iconic Phoenicia Hotel. Despite leaving in 2018, she has remained a staunch supporter of the country’s hospitality scene.

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