DoubleTree by Hilton debuts its hotel and serviced residences in Dubai next month

DoubleTree by Hilton debuts its hotel and serviced residences in Dubai next month

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai M Square Hotel & Residences, the brand’s first five star flagship property in Dubai. Set for a December opening, the 458-room property is the fourth DoubleTree by Hilton to open in Dubai and the sixth in the United Arab Emirates. Split between 327 uniquely styled hotel...

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Kitchenlab and Reem E. Azoury Join Forces

Kitchenlab and Reem E. Azoury Join Forces

Youmna Ziadé Karam and Michelle Gebeily launched Kitchenlab (Lebanon) in 2013 as a place offering hands-on and virtual cooking classes. Recently, the duo has teamed up with talented developer and cooking instructor Reem E. Azoury, who brings a wealth of experience to the mix. Together, they are working on the launch of a new meal kit delivery concept called Kit-Lab. We speak to Lamia Maatouk, GM at KitchenLab, to learn more.

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Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort appoints Savino Leone as General Manager

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort appoints Savino Leone as General Manager

Leone has more than three years’ experience in leading luxury Jumeirah Group hotels, having originally been appointed in 2017 as the General Manager of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait.

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Yasser Bahaa joins Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis as GM

Yasser Bahaa joins Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis as GM

He aims to deliver excellent service and memorable guest experiences, while driving a strong financial performance.

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174M Travel & Tourism jobs could be lost due to COVID-19

According to WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impact Report, Travel & Tourism was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330 million in total), making a 10.3 percent contribution to global GDP and generating one in four of all new jobs.

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So Far… 21 Establishments in Mar Mikhael & Gemmayze Were Supported for Reconstruction

So Far… 21 Establishments in Mar Mikhael & Gemmayze Were Supported for Reconstruction

The Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafés, Night-Clubs and Pastries in Lebanon and Hospitality Services in collaboration with Apave, come to the rescue of the Beirut’s restaurant sector with NUSANED.

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Caroline Fattal Stands for Women

Caroline Fattal Stands for Women

With 20 years’ corporate business experience under her belt, Caroline Fattal knows a thing or two about running a company. Fattal not only heads Fattal Group as senior VP and board member but also gives coaching sessions about cooperative leadership and organizational development. In 2014, 2015 and 2020, she made Forbes Middle East’s 100 Power Businesswomen list. Here, Fattal discusses her activism for women’s economic empowerment and gender equality across the Middle East.

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Three Questions to Norman Cescut

Three Questions to Norman Cescut

Norman Cescut, CEO of DESITA — a strategic consultancy and design company specialized in creating and developing concepts and business formats franchising in foodservice and retail — is known for his eye for design. Besides his role as the head the DESITA Award Jury, Cescut is a speaker at several renowned forums and conferences, including: TEDx Milano, BIFEX Beirut, Franchising EXPO Dubai, Detrop Thessaloniki, Franchising Nord Piacenza and Salone del Franchising Milano.

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Jihad Dfouni New Executive Chef of Hilton Riyadh

Jihad Dfouni New Executive Chef of Hilton Riyadh

Hilton Hotels announced the promotion of Jihad Dfouni from Executive Chef in Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace to the newly opened Hilton Riyadh.

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Five-star Hoteliers: Setting The Standards

Five-star Hoteliers: Setting The Standards

Twelve influential hoteliers in the Middle East share their experiences and tell us how they stay on top of the game.

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