Agreement signed for Al-Bayan hotel management college

Updated 23 January 2014
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Agreement signed for Al-Bayan hotel management college

Lausanne Hospitality Consulting, the education development subsidiary of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), and Al-Bayan Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday for establishing a hotel management college within the Prince Muqrin University project in Madinah.
The agreement was signed by Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, vice chairman of Al-Bayan, Kais Ibrahim Julaidan, assistant chairman of Al-Bayan, Michel Rochat, director-general of EHL and Yateendra Sinh, CEO of LHC.
Swiss Consul General Hans Stalder and prominent members of the business community attended the ceremony.
Prince Muqrin University is a project of Al-Bayan, which is a nonprofit institute of higher education. The project’s first stage includes a college of engineering and a college of business and information technology.
“We are in the process of enrolling students to the two colleges,” said Prince Mansour, adding that the college of hotel management and law would be established in the second stage.
“Graduates of Al-Bayan colleges will be capable of bringing about positive change for the betterment of themselves, their families, society and the whole of humanity.”
The colleges will award bachelor degrees to students who complete their four-year courses, the prince said, adding that they would be run by highly qualified international faculty.
Established over 30 years ago, LHC has delivered unique services in more than 60 countries through its product lines: management, consulting, executive education and development of hospitality learning centers, said Sinh.
“The LHC management consulting services range from market studies, development of small to very large hospitality multiuse concepts, feasibility studies and strategic advice to investors,” the CEO said.
Rooted in the Swiss sense of hospitality, the Ecole has, since 1893, been a pioneer in education that has inspired the world of hospitality and created a unique professional community of 25,000 global industry executives.


Saudi Arabia denies Israeli media reports on meeting between chiefs of staff

Updated 24 min 39 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia denies Israeli media reports on meeting between chiefs of staff

  • The official said the correct information is that Al-Ruwaili has participated in an international meeting for Defense Chiefs of Staff held in Washington
  • No bilateral meeting had took place between the Saudi and Israeli Chiefs of Staff, he added

JEDDAH: A Saudi defense ministry official has denied reports circulated on Israeli media claiming that a meeting was held between the Saudi military Chief of Staff, Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, and his Israeli counterpart Gadi Eizenkot.

The official said the correct information is that Al-Ruwaili participated in an international meeting for Defense Chiefs of Staff held in Washington, United States at the Andrews Air Force Base.

Eighty-one countries took part in the meeting held between Oct. 15-16 aimed at discussing ways to combat violent terror groups.

The meeting also included an official dinner for all attendees hosted by the his excellency the Chairman of the US Joints Chief of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford. It was followed by a conference at the Andrews Air Force Base.

The official said no bilateral meeting took place between the Saudi and Israeli Chiefs of Staff.