Marriott International and Emirates relaunch World Rewards partnership

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jul 2019

Marriott International and Emirates have relaunched World Rewards, a programme which enables Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards members to gain benefits when travelling or staying at hotels around the globe. “Marriott Bonvoy is built on the belief that travel enriches us all and has the power to enrich the world. We continue to look for

Amsterdam’s The Butcher to open in Dubai Marina Walk

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jul 2019

Burger restaurant The Butcher is set to open in Dubai’s Marina Walk. Soon to launch in the heart of the area’s promenade on the ground floor of The Residences at Marina Gate by Select Group, The Butcher will serve up Prime Angus beef burgers and steaks, fries and more. The restaurant has been serving various

Hi Five Restaurant & Lounge launches three new offerings

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jul 2019

New Dubai rooftop lounge Hi Five Restaurant & Lounge has launched a trio of weekly events, including a business lunch, ladies’ night and Friday brunch. For the business lunch, Hi Five will feature a rotating weekly menu featuring a three-course lunch for AED 59 per person on offer from noon until 3pm, Sundays to Thursdays.

LAH LAH at Zabeel House by Jumeirah launches vegan menu

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jul 2019

Pan-Asian restaurant LAH LAH, located at Zabeel House by Jumeirah in The Greens, has launched a new vegan menu featuring 13 dishes. Dishes on the new menu include pomelo salad with dried coconut, peanuts, fried onion, coriander and Thai dressing, Thai green mango salad with raw mango, green papaya and chili, and green papaya salad

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,

Nestlé’s Valvert launches 100% recycled, recyclable water bottle

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2019

Nestlé’s Belgian mineral water brand, Valvert, has launched a bottle made entirely from recycled PET (rPET). Valvert only uses old bottles to produce the new bottle, and no new virgin PET needs to be created, hence securing a reliable supply of the high-quality, food grade rPET that’s required for bottled water. “We believe the new

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