Women in the lead with Odile De Groot, GM of Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Kuwait

Women in the lead with Odile De Groot, GM of Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Kuwait

Belgian adventurer and seasoned hotelier Odile De Groot is making a mark as GM of Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments Mahboula, Kuwait. Here, she tells us about her work, the importance of women empowerment and what she hopes to accomplish.

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Rotana’s bold expansion plan in the KSA 

Rotana’s bold expansion plan in the KSA 

During the second edition of the Saudi Tourism Forum (STF), Eddy Tannous, Rotana’s COO, expressed excitement about the expansion plans, stating: “Our continuous engagement underscores our commitment to shaping the future of tourism in Saudi Arabia.”

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Creating captivating lobby spaces

Creating captivating lobby spaces

Gone are the days when hotel lobbies were waiting areas almost solely focused on checking guests in and out. Today, these first points of connection are transitioning into dynamic, multifunctional social hubs, in a development that reflects the ever-evolving expectations of their guests. David T’ Kint, founder of DTK Studio, has the lowdown on the latest lobby design trends.

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Hospitality on the agenda with Paul Stevens, COO of Accor’s premium

Hospitality on the agenda with Paul Stevens, COO of Accor’s premium

Based in Riyadh, Jadwa Investment KSA has successfully secured full ownership of Black Spoon via its food and beverage opportunities fund.

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KSA: transformation on an unprecedented scale

KSA: transformation on an unprecedented scale

Saudi Arabia’s far-reaching vision to diversify its economy and boost the non-oil sector is delivering extraordinary results, ensuring that the Kingdom remains firmly in the headlines and on investors’ radars. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema Consulting Services, charts the latest developments in KSA’s fascinating growth story, which range from giga-project pipelines and an ever-expanding private sector to record tourism revenues.

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Invest in the right Food and Beverage Products

Invest in the right Food and Beverage Products

Invest in the right products and equipment to make cooking and other functions easier. Here’s a good place to start.

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Italian food on the menu with Damiano Ruggeiro GM of Signor Sassi Dubai

Italian food on the menu with Damiano Ruggeiro GM of Signor Sassi Dubai

Damiano Ruggiero, general manager of Signor Sassi, has Italian food on his mind as he talks about what makes Italian food and his restaurant Signor Sassi stand out in the burgeoning restaurant scene in Dubai.

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Sweet inspirations with Mott 32’s pastry sous chef Akhil Raj Rajan

Sweet inspirations with Mott 32’s pastry sous chef Akhil Raj Rajan

Akhil Raj Rajan is the pastry chef of Mott 32 Dubai, a venue recognized in the Michelin Guide Dubai 2023 and a Toque Award winner. Here, the talented chef tells us what sparked his interest in pastry.

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The EY Survey highlights a flourishing hospitality

The EY Survey highlights a flourishing hospitality

The hospitality industry plays a vital role in the economic development of major cities around the world. This is apparent in the case of Cairo, Makkah, Doha, Manama, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as per the latest findings from the EY Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey.

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Safari reimagined: how responsible travel drives profit

Safari reimagined: how responsible travel drives profit

In today’s era of conscious consumerism and environmental responsibility, the hospitality industry stands at a crucial juncture. Zoé Gotti, founder of Complementation.ae, explores the symbiotic connection between responsible travel, purpose-driven initiatives and sustainable profitability. By studying successful sustainable businesses, such as desert safaris in Dubai, Gotti illustrates how this approach can catalyze global change.

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