Wednesday 2 September 2015

Jumeirah to manage hotel, homes at RP Global tower

Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based international luxury hotel chain, has been appointed by leading property investment company RP Global to operate a luxury hotel and the residences within its $1 billion iconic tower. The Jumeirah Business Bay will include a 200-room luxury Jumeirah hotel a


Salalah Rotana appoints new executive chef

Salalah Rotana Resort, a luxurious retreat in Oman, has welcomed culinary veteran Simon Sperling as its new executive chef. Sperling joins the team with three decades worth of knowledge and experience. His new position entails overseeing daily operations at the resorts range of dining


Major laughs coming to Dubai this October

Dubai is gearing up to flex its comedic muscles with the some of the world’s top comedy heavyweights coming to the emirate this October for the inaugural Dubai Comedy Festival. Taking place between October 15 and 24, International comedy icon Dave Chappelle and the new host of Co


Etihad appoints three Emiratis to key positions

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has appointed three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline. Hareb Al Muhairy becomes senior vice president Corporate and International Affairs; Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad Airways as vice president UAE commercial; and Haitham A


Taj group exits from Dubai hotel

Hospitality chain Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has exited the management of the Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai, after a 14-year partnership. Located at Deira, the hotel group had managed the Dubai property since 2001, before handing it back to the Juma Al Majid Group on August 31.


Al Maktoum Airport anticipates surge in passenger numbers

Passenger numbers at Al Maktoum International Airport - Dubai World Central (DWC) are expected to soar once flydubai commences operations from DWC in October, offering passengers a total of 190 weekly flights to 17 destinations. During the first half of the year, Al Maktoum Internation


Buca Di Beppo brings Italy to the UAE

Buca Di Beppo, a renowned ‘Rustic Modern Italian Cuisine’ restaurant chain, has opened up a brace of outlets in Abu Dhabi, UAE, bringing the brand’s popular dishes and lively atmosphere to the country for the very first time. Operating under GGICO Gourmet Investment,


HMH, Ethiopian Airlines offer travel rewards

Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH), a fully-integrated hotel management company, has partnered with Ethiopian Airlines’ Frequent Flyer Programme - ShebaMiles to offer guests new travel rewards. Guests staying at the any participating hotel within the Hospitality Management Hol


Smits named COO of Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH), one of the leading business groups in the UAE, has appointed Rutger Smits as its chief operating officer. With a wealth of international experience spanning three decades and spread across four continents, Smits brings a unique blend of expertise in ho


Jannah Burj Al Sarab wins Chinese certificate

Jannah Burj Al Sarab, a five-star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, was recently presented the Golden ‘Welcome Chinese’ certification issued by China Tourism Academy (CTA). The certification attests the hotel’s compliance to the highest standard of hotel requirements de

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