Keeping up With the Caterers

Keeping up With the Caterers

Catering has become a sophisticated business, with boutique companies rigorously tailoring their services to meet the needs of ever-demanding consumers. We asked seven big names on the Middle East’s catering scene to tell us about their concepts and the challenges of operating amid a global pandemic.

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José Canals appointed as MD for the Middle East and Asia at Barceló Hotel Group

José Canals appointed as MD for the Middle East and Asia at Barceló Hotel Group

The appointment confirms Barceló’s growth strategy to expand the company footprint across the region over the next years.

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Looking up: tourism recovery in the UAE

Looking up: tourism recovery in the UAE

Tourism appears to be picking up in the Middle East, a region that showed positive signs of revival in H2 2020. Nicolas Nasra, manager of Colliers International, tells us more about how the UAE is leading the recovery.

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Wine, food, and more with Hady Kahale

Wine, food, and more with Hady Kahale

Food and wine matching is not an exact science. On the contrary, it is a pure subjective matter.

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How “Home in a Bite” is promoting Lebanese food concepts in the UAE and beyond

How “Home in a Bite” is promoting Lebanese food concepts in the UAE and beyond

HN speaks to Christine Assouad, founder and CEO of The Catalyst of Growth, to learn more about her “Home in a Bite project” and how it’s bringing a piece of Lebanon to the UAE and the Gulf.

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Wyndham debuts La Quinta Brand in the Middle East with a property in Dubai

Wyndham debuts La Quinta Brand in the Middle East with a property in Dubai

This hotel marks the 75th La Quinta property to open since Wyndham acquired the brand in 2018. It adds 100 rooms to the inventory.

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The golden market of glamping

The golden market of glamping

While multiple lockdowns have forced many of us to rethink our travel plans, new forms of tourism have emerged. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, explores the world of glamping, a trend that’s here to stay.

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Exclusive interview with UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Exclusive interview with UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

This is a chance to rethink and restart tourism. Our sector will recover. It is resilient and able to adapt.

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New F&B operations manager at Intercontinental Dubai Marina

New F&B operations manager at Intercontinental Dubai Marina

One of the main objectives in his new role will be to reinforce the hotel as a renowned culinary and lifestyle destination.

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U-Food’s road to success

U-Food’s road to success

U-Food, a distributor of international FMCG products, has established itself as a market leader over the past 27 years. The firm imports goods from over 20 countries and represents around 50 renowned multinational food companies. Here, Mazen Noureddine, general manager of U-Food, tells us more about the road to success and upcoming projects.

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