In this episode, Ian Ohan & Food Sheikh joined us to announce the Rise Up challenge, a competition searching for food entrepreneurs in the UAE, with the finals taking place live and in-person at AHIC in September. Their conversation with Jennifer Pettinger-Haines touched on why they put such a competition together and what kind of contestant would make the cut. Listen to the full episode to find out more.
Mert Askin, President of Food & Beverage at the Azadea Group shared with us what he and his team learnt during the pandemic, what needs to improve as we build back better, and what he is looking forward to at AHIC.
In this week's episode of AHIC Rewind, we replay a session moderated by Nick van Marken in conversation with Filip Boyen & Jerry Inzerillo on the topic of reputation and its ROI for owners.
James Asquith has set the Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to travel to all 196 countries in the world by the age of 25. In this episode of AHIC Talks, he speaks with Jonathan Worsley about how he came across the idea for Holiday Swap and what his future plans are.
This week on AHIC Rewind, we replay one of our favourite sessions where industry legend Chef Raymond Blanc OBE spoke about some issues which have increasingly accelerated over 18 months around sustainability. The talk is packed with insights shared by the Chef, and for anyone involved in F&B or restaurants you should definitely check it out!
In this episode of AHIC talks, Jonathan Worsley speaks with Neil Patel, whose team is creating something remarkable with his company Kabuni. They use exponential technology to make all these immersive experiences in this digital twin of the planet called the metaverse. Listen to the podcast to find out more.
As we start to build back better and rise together, this conversation will provide some food for thought on what needs to happen in the short and long term to protect Africa's wildlife and the communities which rely on it for their livelihood.
This year’s report by Hotstats highlights the trends and stories that shaped 2020—from labor restructuring and breaking even to rethinking F&B and changing business channels. Beyond HotStats’ own analysis, the report features commentary from a cross-section of the hotel industry, including Hyatt Hotels Corp., Host Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality and HAMA Europe
In this episode of AHIC Talks, Matthew Weihs chats with Michael Grove, COO of Hotstats on the findings of the recently published Profit Matters Review in 2020. A few other key themes discussed were the return of events and some of the winners and losers in the Middle East and Africa region.
Jonathan Worsley, caught up with Mohamed Awadalla, CEO of Time Hotels & Resorts at the Arabian Travel Market held live and in-person in Dubai. The two spoke about how Time Hotels & Resorts had fared during the pandemic and what Mohamed's development plans are for the future.
Advisory Board meeting of 40 leading hotel owners and operators signals impact of innovation, digitalisation and sustainability on pandemic recovery, while new data from STR reveals the progress made to date
The first instalment of our weekly AHIC Rewind segment where we replay sessions recorded live at AHIC, SHIC, GRIF and AHIF. This week's feature replays the conversation H.E Mohamed Alabbar, Founder and Managing Director of Emaar had with Stephen Sackur, host of the BBC’s HARDtalk at AHIC 2018
Jennifer Pettinger-Haines speaks with Andrew Morrow, Director of Operations for the Firmament, on his impressions of Australia's restaurant scene and the differences he sees in comparison to Dubai. Andrew also shares exciting news about the Firmament's expansion plans for the overseas market.
African hotel development continued its growth trend in 2020, with 82,000 rooms in 447 hotels in the pipeline at the beginning of 2021. This is according to the 13th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source on growth and development.
Every year, W Hospitality Group works together with hotel brands and investors to compile in a report the development activity of hotel chains in Africa. Acknowledged as the most authoritative source on the growth of the hotel industry in Africa, the 13th edition of the Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa report is recommended for those interested in the region.
On the eve of publishing the 13th Annual African Chain Development Pipeline Survey, Matthew Weihs, Managing Director at bench, spoke with Trevor Ward, Managing Director at W Hospitality Group.
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