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Hotelier Middle East 4 Parts Series Interview With Kees Hartzuiker

Owners & Operators: When do hotel owners start considering a reflag?In part one of a four-part series examining the relationship between hotel owners and operators, Ròya International CEO Kees Hartzuiker sits down with Hotelier Middle East to talk about the various factors that trigger the rebranding of a hotel.Check...

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Ròya and RPM teams tops out Studio City’s first hotel and dining hub

Ròya advisory group and affiliate RPM play an end to end role from concept development to project management Dubai, April 2018: Ròya, an international specialist hospitality consultancy firm based in Dubai, celebrated the topping out of Studio City’s first hotel and dining hub experience. Inspired by the entertainment...

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Ròya speakers at AHIC 2017

Catch Roya at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah from 25th - 27th April. On day 2, 26th April, Kees Hartzuiker, Chief Executive Officer, Ròya International will join a panel discussion on "Stripping away the segments: The new era of hoteliers offer brands that are synonymous with a certain...

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GM Leaders Conference 2017 - Meet our team

This May 3rd at W Dubai al Habtoor City, top GM's from the region will be attending the 2017 edition of the GM Leaders Conference. Rabih Feghali, director, business development, Roya International will be joining a panel entitled " Battling with the OTAs" The battle between hoteliers and online travel agents (OTAs) will...

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Ròya initiates hospitality industry leadership roundtable aiming to support increased employment of GCC Nationals in the profession

AHIC 2017 showcases unique public-private sector independent advisory board formed to find common programs and best practices to attract local talent. 25th April 2017 DUBAI – An industry roundtable composed of GCC government tourism bodies, major hotel chain management and private sector industry stakeholders met on April...

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Andrew Morrow of Ròya International attended The first panel session of The Big F&B Forum

Dubai Restaurant Closures Signal Maturing Market by Crystal Chesters The first panel session of The Big F&B Forum, “Creating a more sophisticated F&B landscape” explored the impact oversaturation has had on the market, and how homegrown, neighbourhood F&B concepts and new community developments are helping to create a...

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Ròya International Appointed as Strategic Development and Hospitality Advisors by The Onyx for Development Ltd

Ròya International Appointed as Strategic Development and Hospitality Advisors by The Onyx for Development Ltd Role will include Operator Search for Major New 210 room Lifestyle Hotel, Apartment and Mixed Use Complex located on Sheikh Zayed Road. Dubai, September 4 2016: Ròya, the Dubai based international specialist...

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Ahmed Ramdan upon receiving the 2016 AHIC Leadership Award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

Ahmed Ramdan upon receiving the 2016 AHIC Leadership Award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

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Hotelier Middle East catches up with Kees Hartzuiker, five years after he joined Ròya International

Hotelier Middle East catches up with Kees Hartzuiker, five years after he joined Ròya International and quizzes him on what needs to change in the Hospitality Industry in order for it to prosper, and how him and his team are silently watering the seed of Hotelier Evolution ADVICE FOR OWNERS AND OPERATORS Ròya...

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Rabih Feghali Joins Judging Panel For Leaders In Hospitality Awards 2016

Rabih Feghali, Director at Ròya International Hospitality and Leisure Consultants has confirmed his participation on the judging panel at this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards which is set to take place at the newly opened St Regis Dubai on April 19. Feghali spent the early part of his career working in New York City...

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Andrew Morrow Heads Ròya International F&B Division

Chef turned restauranteur is new General Manager of rapidly expanding Group F&B Operations Dubai March 2016: Ròya, an international specialist hospitality consultancy firm based in Dubai, today announced the appointment of Andrew Morrow as the newest industry specialist to join their more than 60 strong professional...

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Andrew Morrow on F&B trends in the region

At the Caterer Middle East Middle Food & Business Conference, which took place at Grosvenor House Dubai, industry experts discussed the future of today’s food fads. Heading up the discussion was Andrew Morrow, General Manager of F&B Development & Operations for Roya International, and Russell Impiazzi, Culinary Director of...

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Will you nominate your hotel for the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2016?

The Middle East boasts some of the most glamorous hotels in the world, with representation from all of the major hotel chains, as well as its own collection of regional hotel brands offering international services with an Arabic touch. With properties promising state-of-the-art facilities and luxury services, hotel employees...

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Ròya’s CEO, Kees Hartzuiker, invited to the board of the newly launched “Honourable Order of International Hotel General Managers”

HOIHGm is a unique organisation with a Board of Governors comprising the world's most experienced hotel professionals. Dubai: The Honourable Order of International Hotel General Managers (HOIHGm) has officially launched today from its first regional headquarters in Dubai, UAE. The international organisation - the world's...

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700 Room Mixed-use Development Signed by Hasabi Real Estate and Accor Hotels in Dubai’s Prime Garhoud Area

Roya advisory sees 4 and 3 star properties as the trend in a maturing market Dubai, January 2016: Ròya, an international specialist hospitality consultancy firm based in Dubai, today announced the agreement signed by their client, Hasabi Real Estate with Accor Hotels. Roya was engaged by Hasabi Real Estate, a highly...

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Calling For Individuality

With a bright future ahead for the UAE hospitality sector, the local hotel design industry is growing. As the market saturates and customers become more sophisticated, hotel owners are forced to come up with innovative and unique ways to appeal to and satisfy their target market. Cityscape magazine spoke to local hospitality...

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Issue Driven - by Tony Allen

The hospitality sector looks tremendously exciting and profitable for investor owners but, warns Tony Allen, Design Development Director of leading hospitality consultancy Ròya, choosing the right model of operation is critical. The Ròya team has over 200 years combined regional and international hands-on hospitality...

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The Dining Dilemma - by Daniel Morgan

Whilst headline conversations about hotel F&B focus on chefs' names above the door or the casual//fine dining schism, they may be missing the point, claims Roya International's Daniel Morgan. Instead, he argues, owners and operators should be more concerned about the money-pit of all day dining. I spend my life advising...

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Qatar Hospitality Summit 2015

Ròya's Director of Business Development - Rabih Feghali, moderating a panel at Hotelier Middle East's "Qatar Hospitality Summit 2015"

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Arabian Hotel Investment Conference fosters the future of local talent

First Hospitality Careers for GCC Nationals Symposium Sponsored by Roya International on May 7 at AHIC 2015 AHIC 2015 in collaboration with Roya International is delighted to announce they will be hosting the first of its kindstudents outreach programme 'Hospitality Careers for GCC Nationals Symposium' on May 7 from...

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The future is bright for UAE hotels

UAE National Ahmed Ramdan is well known in the UAE hospitality industry and a familiar face in Hotelier’s Power 50. Prior to setting up his consultancy in 1998, Ramdan held several roles in the business, including GM of InterContinental Dubai Creek (now Radisson) and a regional role for IHG based in Dubai. He recalls the...

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Event Preview: Sustainable Design & Operations

The Hotelier Middle East Sustainable Design and Operations Summit advisory panel met ahead of the event to set the agenda for the conference. Event Information The Hotelier Middle East Sustainable Design and Operations Summit will focus on the importance of making green practices a priority in the design and build stage...

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The Future of Operators

Ròya's CEO - Kees Hartzuiker is to moderate a panel at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference about the Future of Operators - this coming Thursday at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

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