Let’s talk art: Lebanon’s guesthouses and boutique hotels

Let’s talk art: Lebanon’s guesthouses and boutique hotels

Considered the art hub of the Middle East, Beirut — a city that has witnessed immense challenges over the past few years — has been upping its game in the boutique hotel world to offer guests something a little different. Yara Moukarzel, director of operations of L’Hôte Libanais, takes a closer look at how hotels in the capital and around Lebanon are using this powerful medium to their advantage.

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Taking the lead: 12 inspirational hoteliers

Taking the lead: 12 inspirational hoteliers

Hospitality is one of the most rewarding industries out there, which is why so many professionals dedicate their lives to the business. We checked in with 12 hoteliers to hear how their careers began, the lessons they’ve learned and shared since joining the profession and what the next chapter of the industry’s growth story looks like.

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Ecolodges in the Middle East: The new big thing

Ecolodges in the Middle East: The new big thing

While global interest in ecotourism has been growing at a rapid pace, inflation has also started to shape travel choices. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, guides us around the ecolodges in the region which are increasingly attracting environmentally conscious travelers from around the world.

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The burgeoning bleisure market with Jad Shamseddin, COO of Aleph Hospitality

The burgeoning bleisure market with Jad Shamseddin, COO of Aleph Hospitality

Those mixing professional business travel with personal leisure time have been coined “bleisure” travelers. Jad Shamseddin, COO of Aleph Hospitality, lifts the lid on this growing segment that should be carefully studied and catered to by hotels worldwide.

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What it takes to make it in the culinary world

What it takes to make it in the culinary world

We asked restaurateur Ziad Kamel and chef Thomas A.Gugler to list the qualities that make all the difference in their fields of expertise.

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Rich and nutty chocolate pizza presented by Callebaut Academy

Rich and nutty chocolate pizza presented by Callebaut Academy

Presented by Callebaut Academy, this rich and nutty trio of chocolate pizzas is an indulgent twist on a popular comfort food.

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Studying hospitality in the UAE and KSA

Studying hospitality in the UAE and KSA

With mega- and giga-projects becoming increasingly typical of the Middle East’s hospitality landscape, Mansoor Ahmed, executive director and head of development solutions healthcare, education and PPP at Colliers in the Middle East and Africa region, lifts the lid on tourism education in the UAE and KSA, and why demand for skilled hospitality labor looks set to rise.

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Luminescenza on hotel kitchen design

Luminescenza on hotel kitchen design

Even minor errors in kitchen design can adversely affect overall functionality and result in higher costs for hotels. We discover how to avoid the pitfalls with Luminescenza.  

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Seeking travel inspiration: the role of social media

Seeking travel inspiration: the role of social media

TikTok is an untapped goldmine for tourism marketing. From tour videos to unconventional experiences, Dr. Maria Frangieh, CEO of Socialprise, explains why this social media platform is an essential tool, especially for brands looking to engage with younger consumers.

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Business analysis and process management

Business analysis and process management

Business analysis and process management systems involve the identification, management and continual improvement of business processes in order to reduce costs, increase revenue, efficiency, quality or customer satisfaction. Michael Donald, co-founder of Halo Business Consulting, explains why some of the most successful hospitality and leisure organizations have made these processes part of their culture.

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