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Marriott International Launches Tahseen In The UAE To Drive Emiratisation

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Mar 2019

Marriott International has announced the UAE launch of Tahseen, a hospitality training program developed in response to the growing need for local talent within the industry. Developed in partnership with Cornell University, Tahseen is focused on fast tracking the next generation of hospitality leaders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by providing them with first-hand

Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Oct 2018

Featuring 216-rooms, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha marks the brand’s third property in the UAE. Marriott International today announced the opening of a Courtyard by Marriott in Dubai’s residential and business area of Al Barsha.  Featuring flexible spaces to work, network, and relax, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha provides the ideal destination for travellers looking

Marriott International To Operate Over 80 Hotels by 2023

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Oct 2018

Marriott International continues to reinforce its position in the UAE with the expected addition of 11 new properties by year-end and a robust development outlook over the next five years. Year-to-date, the company has added six new properties and is scheduled to add five more in the country – bringing its portfolio in the UAE

World’s Largest Four Points By Sheraton Opens in Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Aug 2018

Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem features over 1,100 rooms, four dining outlets, and nearly 1,000sqm of event space The brand, a part of Marriott International, today announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem in Saudi Arabia, the brand’s largest property globally. Adding over 1,100 rooms to the Holy City,

Aloft City Centre Deira set to revolutionalise hospitality in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

This is the first hotel in the region to offer one-of-a-kind movie-themed suites and a licensed outdoor cinema.  Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International have announced the opening of Aloft City Centre Deira, the company’s design-led Aloft brand’s third property in Dubai. Owned and developed by Majid Al Futtaim, Aloft City Centre Deira is situated

Marriott inks deal for Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Dec 2016

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Maryia Real Estate Establishment to open a Four Points by Sheraton in the capital city of Riyadh.  Scheduled to open in 2019, Four Points by Sheraton King Abdul Aziz Road will offer 130 keys in the Sulaimaniyah district of the city.  The Four Points brand is on

Second Aloft hotel opens in Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc has officially opened Aloft Dhahran in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. As part of a growing portfolio of properties owned by FAS Hotels, division of Fawaz Al Hokair group, Aloft Dhahran is a modern design-centric hotel located in the hub of the city across from the Mall

Dubai hits new milestone with 100,000 hotel rooms

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Oct 2016

The hospitality industry in Dubai has hit a  new milestone, with 100,000 rooms open across its hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Celebrating the key achievement, industry heavyweights from Dubai’s tourism industry came together to mark the city’s milestone achievement, including His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri,

Ritz-Carlton inks deal for $600m investment in Sharm el-Sheikh

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Sep 2016

Latif Group of Companies has signed a management agreement to bring The Ritz-Carlton, Sharm el-Sheikh Resort to the Sinai Peninsula. Leading the ceremony was Nasser Abel Latif, Founder and Chairman, Latif Group of Companies and Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa. The all-new Ritz-Carlton, Sharm el-Sheikh with a total

Marriott International set to host its ‘Cultural Game Changers’ Forum

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Feb 2016

Marriott international is set to host its Cultural Game Changers, an international thought leaders forum, at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai on March 19, 2016. Cultural Game Changers Dubai will bring together pioneers in art, design, fashion, film and the media to discuss their work and share ideas about the future of their chosen fields

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