Caterer Middle East magazine has picked out the hottest F&B outlet launches from around the region — all of which show how the right market research, branding and ethos can generate a successful new business even in a tough economic climate. Here’s the round up of the ten most interesting, buzz-generating,commercially confident launches of this year. The list was compiled using recommendations offered by industry professionals and ITP editorial staff, while the final ranking was selected based on votes cast by the ITP editorial team. (Text: hoteliermiddleeast.com/ Images: ITP Images)
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.