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Cover Story: The JA Way

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

It’s a year of rapid change for JA Resorts & Hotels, one of Dubai’s longest-serving homegrown hospitality brands. Fresh blood in the leadership team is catapulting the company into the future with a new vision and mission, a reinvigoration of the brand, new properties, and renovations. Mahak Mannan catches up with Anthony Ross, CEO of

IHG Signs Agreement For Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

IHG InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef, marking the debut of the brand in Bahrain. Expected to open in January 2020, the 128-room extended stay hotel will operate under a management agreement with developer, Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C. Located in the heart of the capital,

Dusit Residence Dubai Marina to Re-brand As Dusit Princess Residences

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

Dusit International has signed a Franchise Agreement with Al Masar Hotel Management LLC, to upgrade the former Dusit Residence Dubai Marina to the Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina. Located at the Marina, the 146-key property is currently being refurbished and will comprise of serviced apartments, holiday homes and residential units in a choice of one,

New Cluster General Manager of Grand Millennium Dubai and Business Bay

by Staff Writer | 18 Apr 2019

Grand Millennium Dubai and Grand Millennium Business Bay has named Mrad El Khoury as the new Cluster General Manager of the two 5-star properties in Barsha Heights and in Business Bay. El Khoury joins the hotels with a wealth of experience in the Middle East hospitality sector having previously held several positions within international and

Sami Ounalli puts on his Resort Manager hat at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

by Staff Writer | 18 Apr 2019

. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is pleased to welcome Sami Ounalli as new Resort Manager. The passionate Tunisian hotelier gained his in-depth tourism, hospitality and leadership experience over the last 20 years at hotels and travel agencies throughout the Middle East and Africa. Sami began his career by managing sales and marketing

Emirates marks significant fleet renewal milestones

by Staff Writer | 17 Apr 2019

Emirates is committed to offering its customers an unparalleled onboard experience and maintaining the highest standards of safety and efficiency with a modern all wide-body aircraft fleet. Reconfiguration of Boeing 777-200LR fleet In April 2019, the airline completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Emirates invested USD $150 million in converting the 10

Emirates Aviation University announces coveted internship programme with Emirates Group at GETEX 2019

by Staff Writer | 17 Apr 2019

Emirates Aviation University, will return to the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) as a key participant from 17 to 19 April 2019. The exhibition will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai. .   Amongst the range of student offerings that the University will showcase at the event, is

Olivier Harnisch Steps Down As CEO Of Emaar Hospitality

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Apr 2019

The CEO will step down to ‘pursue new interests.’ Olivier Harnisch, the CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group will be stepping down from his role. The timeline of his departure is still unknown. Harnisch has been with the company for over two years and Chris Newman, COO, Emaar Hospitality Group, will now look after business operations.

A New Spanish Restaurant Is Opening At Le Meridien Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2019

The new restaurant will bring the famous culinary tradition of Tapas to Dubai. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is all geared up to introduce a new dining spot, Bebemos, this month. Steering clear from Spanish clichés of bullfighting, flamenco, and castanets, the hotel is bringing Spain’s tradition of Tapa and authentic Spanish cuisine

IHG Signs Two Holiday Inn Properties In Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two franchise agreements including Holiday Inn Madinah King Abdulaziz Road with Loulouat Al Madinah Hospitality and Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Hamra with Al Hokair Group. The agreements were signed and announced at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2019 in Ras Al Khaimah. The signings consolidate IHG’s strategy to expand its









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