Sunday 4 October 2015

Coveney named Four Seasons Riyadh hotel manager

Leading hospitality chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has appointed Tony Coveney as the new hotel manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre in Saudi Arabia. A Four Seasons veteran with two decades of hospitality experience, Coveney arrives in the kingdom from Four Seas


Manama among top shopping destinations for Muslims

Manama has been ranked fifth among the top 10 destinations within the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Muslims to travel to for shopping purposes, according to a new report. Compiled by MasterCard and CrescentRating, the publication of the inaugural Muslim Travel Shopping


Grand Millennium Dubai eyes UK tourist market

The Grand Millennium Dubai, a luxurious property in the UAE emirate, will be targeting both business and leisure traffic from the UK market at the upcoming World Travel Market in London this November. Shadi Karameh, director of sales and marketing, will be focusing on the hotel’s


Bahrain launches ‘cultural passport’

A special 'cultural passport' aimed at promoting tourism in Bahrain was launched last night. The guide-like document features a map detailing 21 of the country’s most iconic and historical landmarks, monuments and cultural sites, which passport holders can 'tick off' by


RAK hotel occupancy levels hit 93pc during Eid

Average hotel occupancy levels rose to 93 per cent in Ras Al Khaimah during the Eid Al Adha period as the UAE emirate recorded 12,709 tourists visit the city for the holidays,showed figures released by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (Ras Al Khaimah TDA). “The Ei


11 flights diverted to Fujairah International Airport

Eleven flights bound for Dubai and Sharjah were diverted to Fujairah International Airport (FIA) on Sunday morning due to poor visibility because of bad weather in some parts of the UAE. Carriers from Cathay Pacific, Air Arabia and flydubai were among the airlines that were force


The St. Regis Doha welcomes new executive chef

The St. Regis Doha, a luxurious hotel in the Qatari capital, has welcomed Jean-Luc Morcellet as its new executive chef. Hailing from France, Morcellet brings more than 20 years of international experience to his role, having worked in hotel chains in France, UAE, UK, US and Zimbabwe. H


Air Berlin to decide on restructuring in few weeks

Air Berlin's board of directors will decide on a new restructuring programme for the German airline in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Germany's second-largest airline, 29 per cent owned by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, has made oper


Glee presents innovative concepts at Hotel Show Dubai

Glee Hospitality Solutions, a brand specialising in creating, developing and operating innovative restaurant concepts in the UAE and the GCC, is showcasing its expertise in restaurant/hotel management, and its diversified business model at the ongoing Hotel Show Dubai.  


Ajman Palace, Coral Beach Sharjah join breast cancer initiative

Marking international Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, both Ajman Palace Hotel and Coral Beach Resort Sharjah have joined Pink Caravan - a pan-UAE breast cancer initiative by Friends of Cancer Patients - to support the cause. Making the announcement on behalf of both hotels,

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