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USA sets 3 conditions for Kuwait for entry to United States from Kuwait

September 26, 2017

The United States of America has set three conditions for Kuwait to open a pre-clearance facility for entry to the United States from the Kuwait International Airport, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting informed sources.

The sources said the negotiations between the two countries will continue for a long time until the conditions"... Continue Reading

Meliá Hotels inks deal for new Shanghai property

September 20, 2017

Meliá Hotels International, a leading Spanish hotel company, has announced the signing of a new hotel in Shanghai, China, located within the core area of Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone.

This marks the group’s ninth property in China and second in Shanghai, further underscoring Meliá’s commitment to expanding its footprint in the country.

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Viceroy denies allegations of new lawsuit by Five Holding

September 19, 2017

Kabir Mulchandani the chief executive of Five Holdings filed a lawsuit against Viceroy Hotel Group in Los Angeles on September 7, 2017. The lawsuit cites a consultant report dated in August to justify the wrongful ouster of Viceroy as the manager of the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Hotel two months earlier. Viceroy has explicitly denied the allegations in the lawsuit and the consultant report, and has revealed that it is confident the legal process will demonstrate the falsity of both. Viceroy and its management honoured the terms of the hotel management contract with Mulchandani and his group at all times, including the time leading up to their expulsion from the property on June 19, 2017. Three days later the Dubai International...... Continue Reading

Real Madrid adds lustre to China’s wannabe ‘Orlando’ tourist hub

September 18, 2017

Hengqin, China: Just a stone’s throw across a narrow waterway from the world’s largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China’s newest tourism haven.

Dubbed by some as China’s answer to Florida’s Orlando — a global tourist magnet with its cluster of"... Continue Reading

Shruti Buckley heads up Hampton by Hilton global brand

September 18, 2017

Shruti Gandhi Buckley has been appointed global head of the Hampton by Hilton brand.

In this role she will be responsible for the overall performance of the brand, including determining brand strategy, driving innovation and revenue, increasing market share, enhancing and evolving the guest experience and serving as a brand liaison"... Continue Reading

Prince Alwaleed's Kingdom Holding sells stake in Malaysia's Four Seasons

September 18, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), the investment company of Saudi billionaire prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has sold its interest in Malaysia’s Four Seasons Resort, the company said on Sunday.

The company sold its 90 per cent interest in the hotel, located in Langkawi, to Leisure Ventures, an affiliate of Singapore’s"... Continue Reading

VFS Global to launch Italy visa application centre in Kuwait

September 18, 2017

The Embassy of Italy in Kuwait has signed a contract with VFS Global to launch a proficiently managed and modern Italy Visa Application Centre in Kuwait City.

VFS Global recently won the four-year contract after participating in an official tender published by the Embassy of Italy, Kuwait earlier this year. The contract was officially signed by Giuseppe Scognamiglio, ambassador of Italy to Kuwait,"... Continue Reading

SevenRooms rolled out across 70+ Jumeirah Group restaurants

September 16, 2017

SevenRooms, a reservation, seating and guest experience management platform for restaurants, nightclubs and hotels, has announced the expansion of its partnership with Dubai-based hotel company Jumeirah Group.

SevenRooms' software will integrate into over 70 restaurants, lounges and bars within the Jumeirah Group portfolio, including the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah"... Continue Reading

Tourists from Gulf flock to Istanbul

September 13, 2017

A tourist influx from the Gulf countries to Istanbul, which remains unaffected by the Gulf rift as tourists from the region continue coming from the city, has been witnessed. Hotels have been fully occupied thanks to the influence of Arab tourists for the last three weeks and prices have gone up by 25 percent. The occupancy rate of 2012 was reached again.

Tourism"... Continue Reading

Hilton launched second DoubleTree by Hilton in Sharjah

September 12, 2017

UAE-based Tilal Properties and Hilton have unveiled a new hospitality property in Sharjah, called the DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Tilal Mall.

The hotel, which marks as DoubleTree by Hilton’s second property in the emirate, was revealed at a management agreement signing ceremony between Hilton and Tilal Properties during"... Continue Reading

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