Chinese arrivals to the GCC will increase 21% by 2021, rising to 2.5 million visitors annually, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. Published by Colliers International, ahead of the event which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from April 22 -25, the data predicts Saudi Arabia will experience the […][...]

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UAE firm buys Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh for $120million

UAE firm buys Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh for $120million

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Jan 2018

Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality arm of Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate Lulu Group International, has completed a $120 million acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian. The Caledonian joins a portfolio of $650m worth of luxury property across the UK, the Middle East and India that Twenty14 has assembled since 2014. Twenty14 Holdings intends to invest a […]

AccorHotels appoints new VP of food & beverage luxury brands

AccorHotels appoints new VP of food & beverage luxury brands
by Patrick Ryan | 16 Jan 2018

Russell Scott has been appointed as the vice president of food and beverage for Accor [...]

Solo female travellers on the rise

Solo female travellers on the rise
by Patrick Ryan | 16 Jan 2018

Solo female travellers could be the key to growth within the region’s hospitali [...]

A whole new world for Omani Anantara staff

A whole new world for Omani Anantara staff
by Patrick Ryan | 15 Jan 2018

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara has announced an overseas training programme to [...]

Jeddah experiences rise in supply despite negative growth

Jeddah experiences rise in supply despite negative growth
by Patrick Ryan | 11 Jan 2018

Preliminary December 2017 data for hotels in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, indicates signific [...]

Broccoli plans worldwide expansion

Broccoli plans worldwide expansion

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Jan 2018

Broccoli Pizza and Pasta, the Italian restaurant headquartered in Dubai, has announced a worldwide expansion, with 79 restaurants under construction, in over 12 countries. Since commencing operations in 2011, Broccolli has proven a hit with franchise buyers across MENA, Asia and Europe. Richard Kay, global franchise sales manager, said: “Within six years of the launch, we are proud […]

Luigia opens for business at Rixos Premium Dubai

Luigia opens for business at Rixos Premium Dubai
by Patrick Ryan | 07 Jan 2018

Luigia, the Italian restaurant and pizzeria, is the latest venue to open at Rixos Pr [...]

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort names new exec chef

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort names new exec chef
by Patrick Ryan | 07 Jan 2018

Peeush Chawla has been named as the new executive chef of Abu Dhabi’s Danat Je [...]

Getting to grips with GRIF

Getting to grips with GRIF
by Patrick Ryan | 02 Jan 2018

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines is managing director, Middle East, for Bench Events, organi [...]

Snail of Approval for Dukes Dubai

Snail of Approval for Dukes Dubai
by Patrick Ryan | 02 Jan 2018

Dukes Dubai, on Palm Jumeirah, has been awarded Slow Food Dubai’s Snail of Approval [...]









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