5 questions to Firas Mando, chairman of Almond & Beyond, Iraq
In an interview for Hospitality News ME, Hodema consulting services caught up with Firas Mando, chairman of Almond & Beyond Iraq, to find out more about his pastry concept and how it is leaving a mark on the Iraqi pastry scene.
A passion for hospitality with Krystel Irani
Krystel Irani, the passionate, people-driven hospitality leader at the helm of the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, believes that people are capable of anything once they believe in themselves. In this interview, the talented hotel manager discusses her journey to the top and what she has planned for the property.
A compelling encounter with the maverick of hospitality Naim Maadad
With over 32 years of experience in the hospitality world across Australia, Asia and the Middle East in various senior management roles, Naim Maadad has launched and operated some of the world’s best hotels, resorts, spas and F&B venues. Here, he discusses the hospitality scene and why sustainability matters more than ever.
Fauchon forward with Bani Haddad, founder and managing director of Aleph Hospitality
In a candid chat with Hospitality News ME, Bani Haddad, founder and managing director of Aleph Hospitality, discusses his latest partnership with France-based Fauchon Hospitality and what he has in store for the future.
The language of luxury with Timothy Kelly
Nestled on the vibrant shores of Dubai, Atlantis The Royal reigns supreme as a luxurious escape. Spearheaded by the executive vice president and managing director, Timothy Kelly, whose unwavering commitment to delivering on promises and exceeding guest expectations has cemented Atlantis The Royal’s status as a premier destination, we hear what he has to say regarding the resort’s offerings.
Neom in the spotlight with Peter Fitzhardinge
Built around cognitive cities, NEOM is unlike anything the world has ever seen. We find out what’s planned, with Peter Fitzhardinge, NEOM’s acting head of tourism.
An exclusive talk with Berthold Trenkel – the maestro behind Qatar Vision 2030
Berthold Trenkel, COO of Qatar Tourism, has more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry. As a transformational leader spearheading Qatar’s operational and implementation strategy, he provides insights on what the future holds for Qatar and reflects on the overall impact of the 2022 World Cup on the country.
On the couch with Nick Comaty, VP of F&B MEA at Ennismore
True to his mantra of family over everything, Nick Comaty has managed to make Ennismore his second home. We sat with the accomplished F&B professional to learn more about the brand.
Breaking tradition with Marc Naaman
Marc Naaman, the managing partner of KB Food, tells us about his concept Kébi and the challenges he is facing in popularizing a Lebanese favorite.
Dairy business with Laurent Damiens, COO of CNIEL
Laurent Damiens, COO of CNIEL, sheds light on the current trends in dairy and explores sustainability and innovation within the industry.