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Rove Hotels strengthens UAE portfolio

Rove Hotels has announced that it has reached a landmark first hotel management agreement in the UAE, with Mada’in Properties PJSC, to operate Rove Mina Seyahi. ...
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Park Inn by Radisson opens two hotels in Saudi Arabia

Park Inn by Radisson announced the opening of two new hotels in Saudi Arabia - Park Inn by Radisson Hotel and Apartments Dammam Industrial City and Park Inn by Radisson Jubail Industrial City. ...
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AVANI Hotels partners with Al Fahim for Dubai property

AVANI Hotels & Resorts announced a new addition to its growing pipeline with the signing of AVANI Hotel Suites & Branded Residences currently being developed in Dubai by ALFAHIM. ...
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Mövenpick Hotels prepares for new global openings

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is gearing up for a year of significant portfolio expansion as it forges ahead with plans to open 11 new properties in nine countries by end of 2018. ...
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Niyama Maldives gets accessible

In a recent development, the Maldives’ Dhaalu Airport is now welcoming private jets. In light of the current development, Niyama Private Islands Maldives is closer than ever and accessible 24 hours ...
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Rehlat partners with Sabre

Rehlat has renewed a long-term agreement with Sabre Corporation to continue using its technology to power its online platform. ...
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Park Inn by Radisson opens new property in Poland

Park Inn by Radisson announced the opening of a 168-room property in Katowice, Poland. This brings the group’s Polish portfolio to 15 hotels and over 3,100 rooms in operation or under developmen...
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Park Inn by Radisson expands in Saudi Arabia

Park Inn by Radisson will soon open its first hotel in Najran, Saudi Arabia. The 113-room hotel is located on King Saud Road in the Al Fahad District. This opening takes the group's Saudi portfolio to...
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Jumeirah to operate Al Wathba Desert Resort

Jumeirah announced an agreement with Abu Dhabi United Hospitality LLC to develop Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi.  The property expected to welcome guests from September 2018. ...
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Marriott reinforces its commitment to KSA

Marriott International has reinforced its commitment to Saudi Vision 2030 at the inaugural Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) 2018. Saudi Arabia represents the company’s second largest ...
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UAE and KSA continue to lead GCC luxury hospitality market

The UAE will continue to lead the GCC’s luxury hospitality segment to 2022, with 73% of existing luxury hotel stock and 61% of the region’s current luxury pipeline located in the country, accordin...
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Saudi tourism to benefit from mid-market hotels: Awadalla

According to new research by Colliers International, recent reforms in Saudi Arabia – and widespread investment in the Kingdom’s burgeoning tourism industry – will drive growth in the mid-market...
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Grand Hotel Tremezzo reopens

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is reopening for the 2018 season in early March. With the reopening, Grand Hotel Tremezzo has appointed Silvio Vettorello as General Manager. Silvio brings with him over 14 ye...
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FORM Hotel Dubai prepares for launch

FORM Hotel Dubai is preparing for its launch next month, when Smartotels Hospitality International Limited opens its flagship property. The new technology-driven design concept hotel will be showcased...
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Gevora Hotel tagged World’s Tallest Hotel

Gevora Hotel was inaugurated in the presence of the owners and dignitaries along with an official recognition and the title of the Tallest Hotel in the World from the Guinness World of Records. ...
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Ascott targets to double its global portfolio by 2023

The Ascott Limited is ramping up its expansion with a target to double its portfolio to 160,000 units globally by 2023. ...
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Millennium Hotels and Resorts to open Copthorne Kuwait City

Millennium Hotels and Resorts in its expansion strategy has announced the takeover of a 169-key property in Kuwait. The property is scheduled to open in February 2018 and will be operated as Copthorne...
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DTCM joins forces with Huawei CBG

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unite efforts in positioning Dubai as a destination...
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Copthorne Hotel Dubai witnesses robust MICE growth

Copthorne Hotel Dubai is witnessing robust growth in its meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) sector, with a 12% increase in bookings in 2017. To accelerate further growth and rece...
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IntercityHotel expands into Saudi Arabia

The IntercityHotel brand is continuing its expansion on the Arabian Peninsula. The IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz will open for business before end of the year...
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Jumeirah Group launches Zabeel House by JumeirahTM

Jumeirah Group announced the launch of Zabeel House by Jumeirah. This second brand from Jumeirah Group, which already operates the Stay Different brand...
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Four Seasons continues global expansion

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is kick-starting the New Year with a list of openings planned, including the company’s first stand-alone residential project. “Our singular focus is on luxury lifes...
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GSHA expects continued Indian visitors influx to Dubai

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments (GSHA) witnessed an increase of 10% in visitor’s arrival from India in 2017 and is expecting to double the growth this year. ...
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Aloft Palm Jumeirah debuts in Dubai

Marriott International announced the opening of the design-led Aloft Palm Jumeirah. This is the first Aloft to open in Dubai.  ...
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Minor Hotels forays into Lebanon

Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year. The group signed a management agreement with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut. ...
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Banyan Tree debuts in Malaysia

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Malaysia’s first Banyan Tree resort – Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur. The new property is scheduled to open in June 2018. Occupying the ...
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Airbnb launches a flexible payment option

Airbnb in a bid to make group travel seamless is offering guests a flexible payment option – pay less up front. Guests can now easily split payments with friends or family. Prior to this initiative,...
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Conrad Hotels open in Bengaluru

Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced a further expansion in India with the opening of Conrad Bengaluru. The new property is owned by Prestige Group and managed by Hilton. ...
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Emaar bags Ctrip certification

Four premium luxury properties under Emaar Hospitality Group have been certified for the ‘Chinese Preferred Hotel’ certification from Ctrip in recognition of their extensive and full offering to C...
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Jumeirah Group to enter new markets in 2018

Jumeirah Group announced widespread expansion plans for 2018 which will see the brand enter three new markets and open further properties in the UAE and China.  ...
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Constance Hotels expands presence in Zanzibar

Constance Hotels & Resorts has expanded its presence in the island of Pemba, Zanzibar. The hotel group now operates its eighth hotel, the Constance Aiyana. The five-star property boasts 30 villas ...
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One&Only Le Saint Géran opens post renovation

The One&Only Le Saint Géran welcomed guests following a nine-month renovation and multi-million-dollar investment. The property is setting new standards of ultra-luxury in the Indian Ocean and be...
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Basma Group, ARADA partner with Minor Hotels

Basma Group and ARADA have inked a management agreement with Minor Hotels to launch the Anantara Sharjah Resort....
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Emaar Hospitality Group launches Apple Pay

Emaar Hospitality Group launched the addition of Apple Pay, underlining the organisation’s focus on leveraging the latest in digital technology. The new service is available for guests across all th...
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Ajman welcomes the first Radisson Blu

The first Radisson Blu hotel opened its doors for business in Ajman. The new property offers seven diverse restaurants and bars to experience. ...
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No-smoking policy at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

The Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, managed by HMH – Hospitality Management Holding rolled-out a non-smoking policy to promote health and well-being. ...
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Citymax Hotels unveils new brand identity

Citymax Hotels announced the launch of its new brand identity that is being rolled out in phases across the group’s portfolio of hotels. As part of the project, in addition to a new brand image, all...
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Four Seasons hotel Kuwait At Burj Alshaya opens for business

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah was the guest of honour on at the grand official opening ceremony of Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya in Kuwait. The ...
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Coral Al Ahsa hotel expands facilities

HMH – Hospitality Management Holding announced the completion of renovation at the Coral Al Ahsa Hotel in Saudi Arabia. Ferghal Purcell, COO of HMH, said: “The renovation was necessary in view of...
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Swiss-Belhotel International continues KSA expansion

Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has signed the Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan. The announcement was made by Laurent A Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle Eas...
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Hyatt Riyadh Olaya paves the way for future openings in KSA

The Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has welcomed a high number of guests since its opening in January 2017. Developed by Mohammed A Al-Swailem Co for commercial investment, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya is th...
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Copthorne Hotel Dubai begins refurbishment

Copthorne Hotel Dubai has begun enhancement work at the Horizon Health Club and the Gazebo Terrace. The AED one million refurbishment programme will transform the gym and health club into a modern fac...
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Meliá Hotels expands Argentina presence

Melia Hotels International announced the opening of the Meliá Iguazu, the only hotel located in the heart of Iguazu National Park in Argentina. The hotel is the only hotel with views of the famous ...
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Radisson Blu to add its third hotel to Ethiopia

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group adds another Radisson Blu hotel in Ethiopia in Bishoftu. The newly announced property will open in 2020. Carlson Rezidor is operating a Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Abab...
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Carlson Rezidor Group accelerates Africa growth

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has accelerated its growth in Africa with six hotel openings and the addition of three hotels to its portfolio this year. The new 530 rooms bring the group’s African ...
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Golden Sands apartments unveils revamped website

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments recently unveiled its redesigned website www.goldensandsdubai.com. The new user-friendly website features an upgraded design, booking engine and much more. ...
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Symphony Style hotel charts out sustainable initiatives

In a bid to focus on responsible business strategies, Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait has adopted environmentally-friendly and sustainable methods of operation. As part of the commitment to responsible bu...
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Marriott International boosts Africa expansion

Marriott International has announced further expansion plans in Africa with seven new hotel signings. The company is targeting over 200 hotels with 37,000 rooms open or in the pipeline by 2022...
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Al Geziry Consultancy to represent Banyan Tree Hotels

The Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mohamed Al Geziry Consultancy to conduct the group’s public relations activities within the Arabian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Sau...
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Mövenpick Hotels expands into Abidjan

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced it’s Africa expansion strategy with construction work on the 160-key Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan now underway. ...
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Anantara Angkor unveils presidential suites

The Anantara Ankor Resort has unveiled the premier all-suite retreat, post an extensive renovation. The 39-room boutique resort has also showcased its presidential suites - Henri Mouhot and Anantara E...
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Rotana inks partnership with ConnecME Education

Rotana signed a strategic partnership with ConnecME Education to become the company’s regional hotel partner. The agreement was signed in the presence of Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana, and Mo...
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Le Méridien Hub unveiled

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, the latest property within the Marriott portfolio underwent an extensive renovation plan. The property will showcase `Le Meriden Hub'. ...
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Emaar Hospitality implements Oracle OPERA across Rove Hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group is undergoing an organisation-wide digital transformation with the implementation of Oracle OPERA across its Rove Hotels. ...
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Laurent puts the spotlight on Dubai’s mid-market sector

Laurent A Voivenel of Swiss-Belhotel International highlights the booming mid-market in Dubai and its ongoing effect on four-star and five-star operators at the Hotel Show in Dubai...
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Emaar showcases the ‘Address Harbour Point’

Emaar Hospitality Group has highlighted the locational advantage of its Address Harbour Point project. The new mega-development is in the heart of Dubai Creek Harbour and just 10 minutes from Dubai In...
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Dubai welcomes world’s largest TRYP by Wyndham

Wyndham Hotel Group announced the opening of the world’s largest TRYP by Wyndham Dubai at Al Thanayah – 1, Barsha Heights in Dubai ...
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Coral Beach Resort introduces ‘Côté Jardin’

Coral Beach Resort Sharjah unveiled a brand new international all-day-dining restaurant ‘Côté Jardin’. The concept has been defined around French Savoir vivre. The artworks created for the terra...
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Alibaba Group, Marriott International enter into JV

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Marriott International Inc have entered into a joint venture to redefine travel experience for Chinese consumers traveling abroad and domestically every year. Drawing on ...
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The rise of Activacation

Hotels.com recently released new data revealing a new wave of young travellers who are swapping beaches for action-packed, celebrity-inspired fitness getaways. ...
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First Central Hotel Suites goes paperless

First Central Hotel Suites has now made all its marketing material available online. The hotel aims to significantly reduce usage and wastage of paper as well as printing requirements with this campai...
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Ajwa Hotel Sultanamet opens for business

The first hotel in the Ajwa brand - the five-star boutique Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet opened its doors for guests in the heart of the Old City. ...
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Sustainability tops JW Marriott Marquis Dubai agenda

The Emirates-owned JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has sustainability on its top agenda with participation in the Food Bank scheme and much more...
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Emaar Hospitality partners with GHS

Emaar Hospitality Group has partnered with Global Hospitality Services (GHS) to expand its brand reach and customer base in key segments of the market. Global Hospitality Services will showcase Emaar ...
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DNA 2.0 joins Jazz Bar & Dining

The Jazz Bar & Dining at the Hilton Abu Dhabi welcomed the all-new band – DNA 2.0. The band is led by David Howard, who has been performing at Jazz Bar & Dining for more than a year. DNA 2.0...
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Buddha-Bar Beach forays into Abu Dhabi

Buddha-Bar Beach will open later this year at The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. The day-to-night destination will be the fourth globally and the first one to be as a permanent destinat...
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Green Globe certification for Armani Hotel Dubai

The Armani Hotel Dubai has been awarded its first Green Globe certification. General manager, Mark Kirby said: “The certification for Armani Hotel Dubai is a strong testament to our commitment to be...
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New menu for Bocca

A new a la carte menu has been launched at Bocca, the Italian restaurant at Hilton Abu Dhabi. In addition to chef Leonardo Passone’s signature dishes, the new menu features a selection of antipasti,...
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DoubleTree by Hilton opens Bay Square

Dubai welcomed another Hilton property. The DoubleTree by Hilton announced opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay. The hotel features 238 guest rooms and suítes, all views of the...
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Rotana welcomes 225 million guests in 25 years

Rotana marked a historic milestone as the hospitality Group completes 25 years of supporting tourism and hospitality growth in the region. ...
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Swiss-Belhotel expands in Jordan

Swiss-Belhotel International announced opening of the Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba. This is the Group’s first five-star in Jordan following completion of the hotel’s rebranding. ...
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Get fit at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba has further enhanced its well being experience for guests. The hotel has an addition of a boot camp, jogging track and yoga area which complement the resort’s ...
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US$ 100 million refurbishment plan for Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis announced an extensive refurbishment programme across Atlantis, The Palm. This will also include expansion with the brands second property - The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences - also lo...
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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay opens

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay opened for business post a two-year renovation. The Imperial and Royal Villas have a complete transformation while preserving the authentic ambience of its...
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IHG expands Africa presence

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of its Holiday Inn in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The franchised property, owned by African Sun Limited, features 96 rooms, an outdoor pool and a meetin...
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Ramada Hotels launch Gest Happiness Committee

In an effort to improve overall guest experience and ratings on review websites, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman launched the Guest Happiness Committee. ...
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RARE re-opens at Desert Palm

RARE re-opened with its grilled specialties and South American flair, with chef’s hand selected ingredients combined with artisanal precision to create cuts of chargrilled meats and fresh seafood co...
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The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel targets wellness

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel is aiming to be the first holistic well-being resort in the Middle East. The new property is scheduled for soft launch in summer 2017 and has recently signed...
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Mövenpick Hotels adds a new property in Basel

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will open its sixth hotel in Switzerland. The five-star 264-room hotel is designed by Matteo Thun and is scheduled to open in 2019. The total room capacity will also in...
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Emaar announces Rove Trade Centre

Rove Hotels unveiled its fourth hotel Rove Trade Centre which joins the portfolio of three other operational properties under Rove Hotels – Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre and Rove Healthcare City. ...
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Emaar Hospitality Group, JODC bring the Address hotel to Makkah

Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) announced the selection of Emaar Hospitality Group’s brand Address Hotels + Resorts to manage a flagship hospitality project in Makkah. This also marks the firs...
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Steigenberger Alcazar-Sharm El Sheikh opens for business

The Steigenberger Alcazar-Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt opened its doors for business. The new property features 610 rooms with 99 of them swim up rooms with direct access to the pool. There are also 12 ju...
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IHG inks exclusive agreement with Bukhamseen Group

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) signed an exclusive agreement with Bukhamseen Group Holding Company, a Kuwaiti business conglomerate, to build and operate IHG hotels exclusively in Kuwait. ...
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HMH Hotels on growth track

Hotels operated by HMH – Hospitality Management Holding in UAE have recorded a positive year-to-date performance. The Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel recorded a 23% growth in revenue, while Coral Beach Reso...
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Emaar Hospitality Group launches Dubai’s virtual tours

Emaar Hospitality Group has introduced 360 degree virtual tours of its hotels in Dubai. Each tour will provide all features of the hotel in details. From exteriors to interior, whether it is the lobby...
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IHG expands in KSA

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of Staybridge Suites Jeddah Alandalus Mall. The property will comprise of 164 suites offering a mix of studios, one and two bedroom suites. ...
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Movenpick Hotels rolls out its global summer campaign

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts launched its global ‘It’s your Summer’ campaign. The campaign offers its guests discounts of up to 30% on room rates at more than 80 hotels and resorts globally....
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Swiss-Belhotel Intl, Omniyat inks agreement

Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) entered into a management agreement with Omniyat Real Estate to operate two properties in Kuwait. ...
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Hilton expands KSA portfolio

Hilton opened the doors of Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel. This is the 12th Hilton hotel in Saudi Arabia. ...
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Gallery Café now open

Adliya’s stylish new complex Gallery 21 recently welcomed opening of Gallery Café, the eatery merging urban influence and local traditions. The outlet offers breakfast through to late night dining ...
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The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah opens for business

The Oberoi Group has announced a further expansion in the UAE market with the opening of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah....
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TIME Hotels debuts in Qatar

Qatar will soon welcome TIME Hotel Managements new four-star hotel - TIME Rako...
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AccorHotels rebranding exercise in Dubai

In a recent development, AccorHotels announced the extensive conversion and rebranding of a former Sheikh Zayed Road landmark...
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Tunisia to get a new Four Seasons property

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts along with Mabrouk Group, Tunisia’s preeminent investment group, will introduce a new luxury experience with the opening of Four Seasons Hotel Tunis in late 2017. The...
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Women-dedicated floor at DUKES Dubai

The recently inaugurated DUKES Dubai, a five-star hotel and residences on Palm Jumeirah announced an exclusive area dedicated to women travellers – the Duchess Floor. The floor located on the third ...
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Four Seasons hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya gears up for business

The all-new Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya has confirmed arrivals as of 1 September 2017.  The property will look at targeting international business travellers, weekend getaways and local...
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Hilton expands Marhaba service

In a bid to cater exclusively to its Middle Eastern and Muslim guests, Hilton this summer doubles number of properties offering its Marhaba service. Middle East continues to be one of the world’s fa...