Reasons to hire F&B management companies

Reasons to hire F&B management companies

The ever-evolving state of the restaurant industry has made restaurant management as relevant as it is challenging. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, unpacks this topical issue.

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The changing role of hotels

The changing role of hotels

Although we are on the path to recovery, the hospitality industry barely resembles its pre- Covid-19 state. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, examines today’s hotel sector and emphasizes the need for change.

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Who’s looking for a room in 2022?

Who’s looking for a room in 2022?

As the world enters post-pandemic mode, Christian Salloum, managing director of BrandPortunity F&B consulting, explores the trends that are set to shape hospitality and the companies shaking up the competition for online bookings.

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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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Making sense of the Manchise model

Making sense of the Manchise model

Manchising is a unique business model that’s well suited to hotel owners who are looking for more flexibility or an independent hotelier seeking the support of a well-known brand. Christian Salloum, founder and managing director of BrandPortunity, guides us through this brand management concept and outlines the pros and cons for investors.

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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 birth of tourism in Oman

The birth of tourism in Oman

Nouhad Dammous, editor-in-chief of Hospitality News Middle East, forecasts a bright outlook for Oman’s tourism industry as the sultanate’s diversification efforts gather pace.

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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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The Paris connection: Lebanese concepts in the French capital

The Paris connection: Lebanese concepts in the French capital

The economic crisis in Lebanon has forced many Lebanese restaurateurs to chase new opportunities for their brands abroad, away from soaring inflation rates and political instability. Nagi Morkos, founding and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, tells us more about the Lebanese concepts that have made their way to the French capital.

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