Elevating the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu

Elevating the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu

André J. Cointreau, President and CEO of Le Cordon Bleu talks with HN about the school’s most recent and exciting offerings designed to better equip students with the tools for tomorrow’s hospitality industry. In the wake of an ‘experience’ economy, hospitality has changed into an accommodation model driven by customization...

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Seven Sands’ new head chef

Seven Sands’ new head chef

Seven Sands, the contemporary Emirati restaurant owned by Dubai World Trade Center, has appointed Abdullah Yahya Alshhadeh as the outlet’s new head chef. In his new role, Alshhadeh will be responsible for the day-to-day operations including further development of the contemporary Emirati cuisine that has become the hallmark of the...

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Javaid Ahmed is the new Head Executive Chef at Central Hotels

Javaid Ahmed is the new Head Executive Chef at Central Hotels

Ahmed has been working with the Emirati Hospitality brand since 2018 as the Executive Chef at Royal Central Hotel The Palm.

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A wake-up call: Tourism in Lebanon

A wake-up call: Tourism in Lebanon

Lebanon’s great potential, touristic advantages and unique assets make it a one-of-a kind destination in the region. But when can we expect the next all-important step in tourism develpment? Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, issues an urgent wake-up call

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Abu Dhabi hotel GMs meet at DCT for industry development planning

Abu Dhabi hotel GMs meet at DCT for industry development planning

New initiatives to boost hotel performance in the capital, as well as key regulations, upcoming developments and challenges facing the tourism sector.

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PwC’s 2019 talent trends report

PwC’s 2019 talent trends report

This year’s 22nd CEO annual PricewaterhouseCoopers’ global talent trends survey reveals that top executives are increasingly worried about the impact their companies, strategies and activities will have on the environment, local communities and their employees. Against this background, one somewhat intractable challenge is beginning to stand out: the size and...

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Molten Chocolate Café new UAE branches

Molten Chocolate Café new UAE branches

Molten Chocolate Café, the ultimate dessert destination from Apparel Group, is now in Bawadi Mall, Al Ain and is opening soon in Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi. The prime destination for chocolate lovers has opened its first ever store in the UAE’s oasis city and will soon open its first store...

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Rotana appoints news Complex GM for three Abu Dhabi properties

Rotana appoints news Complex GM for three Abu Dhabi properties

A hotelier with three decades of experience, Nahas will leverage his expertise to drive further growth at all three of Rotana’s Capital Centre properties.

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The Levant: Lessons to learn and looking ahead

The Levant: Lessons to learn and looking ahead

Lebanon’s untapped tourism potential, what the country can learn from Jordan’s success and the need for a joined-up approach when it comes to marketing and messaging were among the topics that Hospitality News asked industry experts to expand upon following their participation at a high-profile, sectoral event recently in Beirut. Here’s what they said…

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