Throughout his impressive career, Maximilian Rauch has held key positions across the hospitality and corporate sectors. In his new role, he will be responsible for Ascott’s portfolio of owners and restaurant operators across the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Turkey and Kenya, creating dedicated training programs, implementing customized service solutions and bolstering industry specific partnerships to strengthen the group’s F&B offerings. With his extensive background in culinary management, Rauch tells us how he is planning to elevate Ascott’s F&B offerings.
Marriott International, Inc. has reinforced its positioning in Turkey with the announcement of 13 deal signings comprising over 2,000 rooms. The signings are expected to further enhance the company’s footprint in the country, where it currently has a portfolio of 48 properties and nearly 8,000 rooms across 21 brands.
Diverse, colorful and flavorful, Turkish cuisine — one of the world’s oldest — unquestionably caters to all tastes and palates. The country’s rich history, geography and favorable climatic conditions, among other factors, have contributed to the enormous variety of dishes that one finds in Turkey today; and while Istanbul is considered the gastronomy capital, culinary delights can be found in countless other cities and towns, notably in the north, along Turkey’s Black Sea.
From humble beginnings that involved traveling abroad to learn his trade on borrowed money and with no language skills, Nusret Gökçe (aka Salt Bae) is now a world-famous chef and owner of the hugely popular luxury steakhouse brand Nusr-Et and #Saltbae burger restaurants, found around the globe.
In this open and honest interview, the internet sensation tells HN what he thinks sets his luxury dining experience apart from others and how a determination to be the best at what he does is enough to stop complacency from setting in.
Emaar Hospitality’s Address Istanbul boasts 182 rooms, two dining outlets, an executive club lounge, and a spa that offers a Turkish Hammam.
With the anticipated openings, Marriott’s portfolio in Turkey is expected to encompass 43 properties, with over 7,000 rooms.