September 2015, Issue: 9 Volume: 33

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People & Places

  • Staff at The Palace Boutique Hotel in Bahrain undertook a series of inter-department classes held by sous chefs Anton Vijith, Jamdar Vishwas and Wakil Ahmed of the Orangery Tea Room & Patisserie and Masso Restaurant, which offered practical lessons in kitchen. A department-specific set of sessions were held in order to truly orient staff with outlet concept and operations. Sessions in soft, personal and life skills were also offered to all staff.

  • Marcus Wareing protégé and former Patron Chef of Table9, Darren Velvick, is all set to officially launch The Croft on September 15. The Croft is housed within the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites and serves up British cuisine.

  • Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has been voted World’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2015. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur has been voted the World’s Best Hotel Overall. Oberoi Dubai recently held a travel trade event at the Japanese Restaurant, Umai on August 4. Top travel trade business partners of the five-star Business Bay property were invited.

  • The President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, has awarded Nevine Albert, director of public relations and marketing of Millennium Corniche Abu Dhabi, the title Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy. It is an honour the Italian government bestows on people who have made an outstanding contribution to the country through various activities. The award was presented to Nevine in recognition of her continuous efforts and work to promote cultural and commercial relations with the Republic of Italy.

  • Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok has launched Flow Oasis Pool Lounge, located on the podium level, overlooking lush tropical gardens and an undulating lagoon pool. A brand new sitting area, furnished with in-vogue and elegant furniture, the lounge offers light snacks, refreshing cocktails and a lavish Mediterranean menu.

  • Augustin de Romanet, chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris and Christian Mantei, CEO of Atout France, have signed a partnership agreement to enhance their collaboration and to develop the strengths of the Paris airports in the welcoming of tourists to France and its capital city. This commitment comes in line with the goal of welcoming 100 million international tourists per year to France by 2020. The Paris airports welcomed more than 92.7 million passengers in 2014, a 2.6 per cent increase from 2013.

  • The much-loved children’s character Shaun the Sheep was spotted at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island. Shaun took a trip to see the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster – which accelerates to 240km/h and reaches 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds, before enjoying the more sedate pastime of admiring the collection of priceless Ferraris at the Galleria Ferrari which traces the history of Ferrari’s development from 1947 to present.

  • Suhair Abdullah from Lebanon has become the ninth winner of a Mercedes-Benz car being given away as part of the weekly Abu Dhabi Summer Season raffle draw. Presented by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the draw will continue until September 5 and in total 12 Mercedes-Benz cars will be given away to shoppers.


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