Sunday 22 October 2017

New Ramada hotel to open in Riyadh

Wyndham Hotel Group and Concept Towers Real Estate Limited have agreed to develop a new Ramada hotel centrally located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Managed by Riyada International Hotels & Resorts, master franchisor of the Ramada brand in Saudi Arabia, the 189-room Ramada Riyadh


Ramada Abu Dhabi Downtown appoints new GM

Ramada Abu Dhabi Downtown has appointed Ismail Ibrahim as the new general manager of the hotel. Ibrahim – who brings more than 15 years of experience to his new role – will be responsible for the development and execution of the hotel’s commercial and operationa


Jet Airways confirms order for 75 Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Jet Airways, the second-biggest carrier in India by passengers and an airline partner of UAE-based Etihad Airways, has confirmed its order for 75 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, a report said. The announcement was made on October 11 by chief executive officer Vinay Dube at a briefing in


Over 570 hotels 'under contract' in ME

The Middle East hospitality sector has registered a total of 164,497 rooms under contract  in 574 hotel projects, representing a 3.4 per cent increase compared with the same period in 2016. According to the STR September 2017 Pipeline Report, the Middle East also recorded a


Kendrick Lamar completes Abu Dhabi F1 concerts line-up

Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed as the headline artist playing the du Arena on November 24, completing a full four-day line-up of world-class entertainment at the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lamar will join the int


Copthorne Hotel Dubai begins refurbishment work

Copthorne Hotel Dubai, the popular hotel located in Port Saeed in Deira, will begin enhancement work at the Horizon Health Club and the Gazebo Terrace, as part of the property’s continued effort to ensure the high standards of its facilities. The Dh1 million ($272,175) refu


Amwaj Rotana, Dubai welcomes new director of materials

Monir Al Yazji has joined Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, taking on the position of drector of materials. Al Yazji first joined Rotana hotels in January 2008 overseeing the purchasing teams of three Rotana properties as cluster director of Materials and is now an integral par


VFS opens India visa centre in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

The Embassy of India in Riyadh, along with the Consulate General of India in Jeddah and VFS Global, has opened a new India passport and visa application centre in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The new initiative is aimed at offering enhanced services, facilities and benefits to residents


Catch the behind-the-scenes of 'Will & Grace' at Universal Studios

Universal Studios Hollywood is offering its its exclusive VIP Experience  guests the unique opportunity to step onto Soundstage 22 on the Universal backlot to see first-hand where the “Will & Grace” sitcom revival is making history for a second time. Universa


MGallery by Sofitel opens first establishment in Versailles

Completely renovated in 2017, Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château, MGallery by Sofitel is now a four-star hotel inviting travelers to immerse themselves in the splendor of the Court of Versailles. The hotel’s resolutely contemporary design, draws its inspiration directly from th

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