Spotlight with Ligia Brasoveanu of DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah  

Spotlight with Ligia Brasoveanu of DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah  

Ligia Brasoveanu, GM of DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Residences, leads with excellence and serves with passion. Here, she talks about the local market and what’s coming up at the property.

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Dubai records commendable tourism growth 

Dubai records commendable tourism growth 

According to Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), the city welcomed 5.18 million international overnight visitors from January to March 2024.

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Time out with Roman Ulyanov, founder and MP of Greeneration

Time out with Roman Ulyanov, founder and MP of Greeneration

Roman Ulyanov is a serial entrepreneur and visionary of the future. In addition to spearheading Greeneration, a leading food hub in Dubai, he serves as an investment director for a major international company. In this exclusive interview, we learn more about his work and how Greeneration is assisting businesses.

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Targeting zero food waste in the hospitality industry

Targeting zero food waste in the hospitality industry

Paul Newnham, executive director at SDG2 Advocacy Hub, explains why creating a sustainable food system is a win-win all round.

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Re-evaluating the luxury travel checklist

Re-evaluating the luxury travel checklist

In an era when climate change concerns are constantly making headlines, hotel guests are today looking for travel experiences that offer both luxury and sustainability. Casey T. Carillo, interior designer at LW, explains how resort rewilding is providing a new, greener alternative for this important segment, while redefining the very essence of luxury travel in the process.

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Sixty seconds with Biljana Nava Villarreal, executive chef of ME Dubai

Sixty seconds with Biljana Nava Villarreal, executive chef of ME Dubai

Hailing from Serbia, Biljana Nava Villarreal brings something unique to the kitchen of ME Dubai, where she holds the position of executive chef. We caught up with her to hear about her culinary influences and the latest food trends in Dubai. 

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Rotana regional growth and sustainability focus

Rotana regional growth and sustainability focus

Rotana concludes the year with nine property signings in 2023, alongside a healthy pipeline of 50 scheduled openings. 

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Unleashing the F&B potential of emerging markets

Unleashing the F&B potential of emerging markets

In a region marked by transition and transformation, food entrepreneurs have plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a destination for a new project. However, while emerging markets are brimming with opportunities, they also present unique challenges. Christian Salloum, managing director of BrandPortunity F&B Consulting, offers a checklist for businesses eyeing openings in changing landscapes.

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Honoring the high-flyers

Honoring the high-flyers

Eleven trailblazing entrepreneurs were selected as finalists at the Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) Startup Den 2023 recently, after edging the competition and impressing an esteemed judging panel with their forward-thinking, innovative business concepts. In a series of exclusive interviews compiled by HN and conducted by FHS, each finalist takes us on their start-up journey, from idea to implementation, and hurdles to highpoints.

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5 nightlife influencers on achieving after-dark success

5 nightlife influencers on achieving after-dark success

Staying ahead in a fiercely competitive, ever-changing environment and retaining customer loyalty are just some of the hurdles that operators in the nightlife segment face. HN caught up with some of the region’s leading industry influencers to discover more about how they navigate the notoriously challenging nightlife nightlife scene.

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