A vision for the Kingdom

A vision for the Kingdom

As the new CEO of Saudi-based Dur Hospitality, Sultan bin Badr Al-Otaibi has been quietly positioning the company to leverage the performance of a homegrown powerhouse. While major economic, cultural and social changes are sweeping through the Kingdom, Al-Otaibi is spearheading the hospitality sector toward expansion and development to meet the ambitious objectives laid out in Saudi Vision 2030

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Hilton Announces New Leadership for Middle East, Africa & Turkey Region

Hilton Announces New Leadership for Middle East, Africa & Turkey Region

Rudi Jagersbacher to step down after 40 years of service for Hilton; Jochem-Jan Sleiffer to oversee growth strategy as new Area President for MEA&T

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Campbell GRAY Hotels appoints new Operations Director and Area Manager

Campbell GRAY Hotels appoints new Operations Director and Area Manager

Georges Ojeil is promoted to the new role of Area Manager, Beirut and Amman to oversee Le Gray, Beirut as well as Campbell Gray Living and the forthcoming Campbell Gray hotel, both in Amman in Jordan.

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Meet the chef: Fernando Canales

Meet the chef: Fernando Canales

From September 26 to 28, Phoenicia Hotel Beirut will host Michelin-star Chef Fernando Canales for a three-day Spanish-Lebanese culinary event. In an exclusive interview, HN discovers more about his career path and affection for Lebanon Chef Canales was born in Bilbao, Spain and studied hospitality before moving to France to...

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Chef Toufic Ismail joins Fairmont Amman as Executive Pastry Chef

Chef Toufic Ismail joins Fairmont Amman as Executive Pastry Chef

The hotel reinforces its strategy to recruit exceptional talents aiming at offering extraordinary experiences for its guests.

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Marriott International Announces Alex Kyriakidis to Step Down as President of Middle East & Africa

Marriott International Announces Alex Kyriakidis to Step Down as President of Middle East & Africa

Kyriakidis will lead the Middle East & Africa region for Marriott International through the end of the year and then will step into an executive advisory role for the company. The company anticipates announcing its plans for the region shortly.

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Millennium Hotels promotes Kevork Deldelian to CEO

Millennium Hotels promotes Kevork Deldelian to CEO

Millennium Hotels and Resorts, one of the fastest-growing hotel management companies in the region, announced the promotion of Kevork Deldelian to CEO for the Middle East and Africa region effective immediately. Deldelian has been operating as the COO of Millennium Middle East and Africa since March 2017, and under his strategic...

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Dominic Arel appointed GM at Swissôtel’s first Dubai property

Dominic Arel appointed GM at Swissôtel’s first Dubai property

Joining from Al Wadi MGallery Doha, within the Accor portfolio, Arel will lead the strategic direction and operations of the Swissôtel Al Ghurair complex. An experienced hotelier, he has a proven track record of leading international luxury hotels in the GCC, Europe and the Americas. Arel started his career with...

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Babylon Rotana Hotel Baghdad’s new GM

Babylon Rotana Hotel Baghdad’s new GM

Rotana Hotel Management recently appointed Hussein Hachem GM of its Babylon hotel in Baghdad. He is an industry veteran with +40 years of experience and is set to introduce a unique guest experience to the hotel. Hachem is regarded as one of Rotana’s most experienced GMs and an exceptional leader, as...

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Food and entertainment with the Bulldozer

Food and entertainment with the Bulldozer

Evgeny Kuzin, the group’s founder and managing partner, gives his take on the emirates’ ever-developing food scene and tells HN that standing still isn’t an option.

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