Friday 6 March 2015

Hyatt opens fifth property in Dubai

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a leading hotel operator, has inaugurated the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights in Dubai, UAE, marking the fifth Hyatt-branded hotel in the city. The property is developed by wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management. With its two iconic


Oman Air to add three new destinations

Oman Air, the national carrier of the country, has announced plans to launch services to three new destinations. The national carrier of Oman will fly from Muscat to Singapore and Goa from the March 29 and to Dhaka from August. The chief executive of Oman Air, Paul Gregorowits


ATM launches Best Stand Awards

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015, a leading travel trade event in the Middle East, has launched its new Best Stand Awards initiative, which will acknowledge the design creativity and positioning of exhibiting companies’ physical presence at the annual showcase. The five categorie


New Zealand culinary contest invites UAE chefs to pariticipate

The third edition of the Taste New Zealand culinary competition is inviting professional chefs across the UAE to compete and create imaginative dishes that showcase New Zealand produce at its best. With entries now officially open until March 20, the annual Taste NZ competition challen


Sofitel Dubai's Plantation introduces new menu

Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, a luxury property in the UAE emirate, has revealed its Plantation restaurant and terrace with a refreshed look in tandem with a new menu. Retaining the subtle essence of the French touch, the restaurant has unveiled a distinct identity with the launch of i


Ramada Downtown Dubai to participate in ITB Berlin

Ramada Downtown Dubai, a leading luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, will head to the annual ITB Berlin exhibition in Germany to promote the property, highlighting its prime location and brand new look.  Situated at the heart of Downtown district, the hotel boasts convenient access t


Hilton Garden Inn signs three hotels in the Middle East

Hilton Worldwide, a luxury hotel operator, has signed three new Hilton Garden Inn hotels for Dubai and Saudi Arabia. “Hilton Garden Inn is an exciting proposition for investors in the Middle East as Hilton Worldwide continues to grow its presence in the value segment across the r


Al-Tayyar buys Makkah hotel for $400m

Riyadh-based Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding Company, a major tourism group in the region, has purchased a five-star hotel near the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia for SR1.5 billion ($400 million), a report said. The company received SR1.23 billion ($327.9 million) financing from t


Four Seasons Bahrain Bay opens

The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, the centrepiece of the $2.5 billion Bahrain Bay development, will open today (March 1), a report said. It will be officially inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, and the opening ceremony will be hosted by F


Rixos names general manager for Dubai hotel

Rixos Hotels and Resorts International, one of the fastest-growing luxury hotel chains, has appointed Alexander Schneider as the general manager for its Rixos Palm Jumeirah Hotel and Resort in Dubai, UAE. A veteran in the hospitality industry, Schneider was the manager of Abu Dha

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