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Dubai International Hotel’s ‘Timeless Spa’ wins award

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2019

Dubai International Hotel’s Timeless Spa has been awarded the ‘World’s Best Luxury Airport Spa’ title at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2019, which were held in St. Petersburg, Russia. Winning entries are selected based on their selling points, destinations and facilities through votes submitted by guests, travellers and industry players. Over 250,000 international travellers vote

Paramount Hotel Dubai announces executive board appointments

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2019

Californian-style property Paramount Hotel Dubai, set to open in the last quarter of 2019, has announced the names of its new Executive Board members. Inspired by the Paramount Pictures vocabulary, hotel staff will be called ‘Paramount Cast Members’, and the Executive Board members ‘Executive Producers’.  Heading the release is Director (General Manager) Wael Soueid, who

Amwaj Rotana appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2019

Located at The Walk, JBR, Amwaj Rotana has named Hossam Kamal as its new general manager. Starting his career in Cairo, Egypt, Kamal has worked for InterContinental Hotels Group, Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi and The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah. Kamal was general manager at Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa and

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island names hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has appointed Pieter van Beugen as hotel manager. Van Beugen began his career in Salzburg Austria, and from there held several management positions in Austria, Switzerland and the UAE. Most recently, Pieter served as director of operations at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island. DoubleTree

Rixos Premium Dubai hosts first hotel-based Godiva Café

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2019

Rixos Premium Dubai has launched the first in-hotel Godiva Café, in partnership with the Belgian chocolate brand. The premium café features new menu items including freshly baked crepes filled with signature Godiva chocolate, fondue, fresh strawberries dipped in Godiva, milk chocolate ganache with hints of caramel and more. Tying back to the hotel’s Turkish roots,

Interior designers to compete at The Hotel Show

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jul 2019

Some of the UAE’s top interior designers are set to compete at The Hotel Show, taking place September 17-19 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event will showcase some of the UAE’s leading interior designers and fit out contractors’ skills as they compete in the event’s newest feature: The Hotel Room Design Challenge. Competing

Citymax Hotel Al Barsha introduces ‘ladies-only’ floor

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jul 2019

Citymax Hotel Al Barsha, the newest property under the three-star hospitality chain, has dedicated a floor in its entirety to female guests. A first for the mid-market hotel chain, guests on the exclusive floor will be attended to by an all-female service team. “We’re very happy to be able to provide female travellers with a

Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai to launch House of Noodles

by Dina Maaty | 10 Jul 2019

Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai will launch their first specialty Pan-Asian restaurant, House of Noodles, on July 17. A full-service, sit-down restaurant featuring authentic Asian Cuisine in a contemporary setting, the restaurant will open on the ground floor of the hotel. It comprises an open kitchen, with chefs interacting directly with guests. House of

Emaar adds projects to new coastal destination Mina Rashid

by Dina Maaty | 10 Jul 2019

Emaar has launched ‘Sirdhana by Emaar’, a new residential project located at new Riviera-style coastal destination Mina Rashid. Following its unveiling in May by Emaar, the developer of icons, and P&O Marinas, a subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World – UAE Region, Mina Rashid has emerged as one of the most sought-after residential developments

Expedia: Saudi Arabia hotel sector will continue to grow

by Dina Maaty | 10 Jul 2019

Data released by Expedia Group has revealed that Saudi Arabia will see continued growth in the hotel sector across the Kingdom, fuelled by increasing demand from tourists. The travel technology company’s research has shown that travellers from the USA, UAE and UK have topped the list for travel demand to KSA in 2018. With travel

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