In Dubai, Gates Hospitality, led by Australian-Lebanese Naim Maddad, gets ready for a culinary six-course degustation dinner next Thursday, 25th February. Star is Berlin-based chef Gal Ben Moshe, 34, shown centre above, who normally holds the stage at prism (small P, Girlahead is told), a one-star Michelin in Berlin. In Dubai his menus, paired with labels from boutique vineyards, will be at two Soukh Madinat Jumeirah restaurants, overseen by Nick Alvis and Scott Price.
Talking of stars, Forbes Travel Guide CEO Filip Boyen has unveiled the 2021 roster of global recipients. Among the five-star hotel winners are first-time destinations Hilton Head SC (Montage Palmetto Bluff), Houston TX (The Post Oak Hotel Houston), Montreal (Four Seasons Hotel), Philadelphia (Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center) and Seattle WA (Four Seasons Hotel Seattle). Other new five-star properties include those in Bali, namely The Mulia – Nusa Dua, and The St Regis Bali; Los Cabos’ Esperanza, Auberge, and Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge, and Tokyo’s The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, Luxury Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, and Takanawa Hanakohro.
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