Arabian Courtyard Hotel revamp work completed

November 16, 2017

Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, one of the heritage recognized hotel brands located in Bur Dubai area of the emirate, said it has completed the Dh5-million ($1.36 million) renovation project.

The work covered the refurbishment of the 150 guestrooms with traditional interior with modern electronic fitouts, reading lights and multiple device charging sockets to cater for the needs of today’s"... Continue Reading

Has Rupert Murdoch decided to cash in his chips?

November 15, 2017

Rupert Murdoch has spent his life acquiring things, building up his 21st Century Fox/News Corporation into the US$60 billion business it is today through a stunning series of acquisitions, which often stretched his business to the limit.

All his life, from the moment he inherited a couple of small newspapers in Adelaide, he has"... Continue Reading

Ritz-Carlton raises flag at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah

November 13, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert was officially flagged yesterday in presence of esteemed dignitaries and hospitality leaders.

With the newest addition, The Ritz-Carlton brand expands its portfolio of distinctive luxury destinations across"... Continue Reading

Dalma Mall Hits the Records by Winning 3 Gold Awards and 1 Silver at MECSC MENA Retailer Conference

November 13, 2017

Dalma Mall Hits the Records by Winning 3 Gold Awards and 1 Silver at MECSC MENA Retailer Conference

Dalma Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Abu Dhabi, has recently won three gold and one silver awards at the 2017 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centres (MECSC) Retailer Conference (RECon).

Presented at a gala dinner in Dubai in its 6th edition, the prestigious awards"... Continue Reading

Kerzner International to develop ultra-luxury resort in Greece

November 7, 2017

Kerzner International Holdings Limited, has entered into a partnership agreement with Dolphin Capital Partners and Dolphin Capital Investors, for the development of One&Only Kéa Island resort in Greece, inclusive of long-term management.

Situated in a 65-hectare beachfront site on the west side of Kea island of the Cyclades, this ultimate ultra-luxury lifestyle experience will include"... Continue Reading

Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya celebrates grand opening

November 7, 2017

Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya celebrates grand opening

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, the leading luxury hospitality company’s first address in Kuwait, marked its official grand opening on November 6.

The ceremony was attended by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who was the guest of honour.

Representing Four Seasons and welcoming His Highness to the hotel were Four Seasons executives"... Continue Reading

Frasers Hospitality welcomes COO for Europe and the Middle East

November 6, 2017

Rebecca Hollants Van Loocke has joined Frasers Hospitality as chief operating officer for Europe and the Middle East. Van Loocke brings with her knowledge and experience in the fields of hospitality, luxury serviced apartments and real estate. Prior to joining Frasers Hospitality, Van Loocke worked at The Ascott Limited for 10 years as country general manager for the UK, Germany and Georgia, where she was responsible for managing 11 properties comprising over 1,600 keys. She also undertook various new company developments and renovation projects across the UK and Germany. She previously held the position of managing director in start‐up companies based in London as well as occupied various overseas senior leadership...... Continue Reading

Online tickets sell out for Louvre Abu Dhabi opening day

November 6, 2017

Online tickets for Louvre Abu Dhabi's highly-anticipated Saturday opening have officially sold out.

But tickets can also be bought on the day, according to the museum's helpline.

Tickets purchased online and on site will cost the same - Dh60 but"... Continue Reading

Towers Rotana Dubai launches local talent search

November 5, 2017

Towers Rotana Dubai is calling on all Dubai residents to gather their friends, colleagues or family to join the Christmas Carol Challenge for a chance to become the hotel’s choir at the upcoming Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

Applicants should upload a 60-second performance of a Christmas carol on video to Instagram or"... Continue Reading

Profits plummet as MEA hotels return to business as usual

November 2, 2017

Following a summer of mixed fortunes, which included a welcome year-on-year increase in profit per room in August, hotels in the Middle East & Africa were back to business as usual in September as gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) levels sunk by 17.1 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest worldwide poll of full-service hotels from HotStats.

September typically marks"... Continue Reading

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