Dubai hospitality

Feature: Flagged Off over hotel ownership

by Patrick Ryan | 03 Aug 2017

The hospitality industry in the region came to a standstill when it was announced that Five Holdings, owners of the $1.2 billion Viceroy Palm Jumeirah, had taken over the running of the property. A further twist in the tale emerged days later when it was confirmed that DIFC Courts had ruled in favour of the

Emaar expands reach with GHS deal

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Aug 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has teamed up with Global Hospitality Services (GHS) to access its global network to expand its brand reach and customer base in key segments of the market. Global Hospitality Services will showcase Emaar Hospitality Group to leisure and corporate segments in key strategic markets underlining its service standards and lifestyle experiences. Olivier Harnisch,

Belgravia III launched in Jumeirah Village Circle

by Patrick Ryan | 30 Jul 2017

Ellington Properties has announced the launch of Belgravia III in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). The property is the third residential building under the company’s flagship brand and the fifth in its portfolio. Robert Booth, Managing Director, Ellington Properties, said: “The Dubai property sector which has held itself at a steady pace has huge potential for

AccorHotels and Al Ghurair team up for first Swissôtel in UAE

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Jul 2017

Al Ghurair Properties has teamed up with AccorHotels to launch the first Swissôtel brand in the UAE. Both properties will be managed as part of the Swissôtel & Swissôtel Living portfolio, representing the brand’s first foray into the United Arab Emirates. Located within Deira, the hotel and residences offer access to the iconic Al Ghurair

Via Veneto opens in Manzil Downtown

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jul 2017

Via Veneto Osteria e Cucina has opened in Dubai’s Manzil Downtown. The property is divided into two sections – the Cucina, located on the ground floor, beside the terrace, and the Osteria, positioned upstairs for patrons who have more time and offers views of the Burj Khalifa. “It’s been a great personal achievement to have

Feature: The friendliest hotel in Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Jul 2017

There are so many hotels in Dubai, that you really have to think outside of the box, when it comes to opening a new property in the city. That’s exactly what David Allan, general manager of the 432-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, and his team, have done – they aim to create the friendliest

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai opens in Business Bay

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Jul 2017

The 238-key DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay has opened. The hotel is located in Bay Square as part of a low-rise community square surrounded by shops, cafes and local businesses. “Dubai is a fast-growing, cosmopolitan city that offers visitors a range of activities, from shopping in the modern malls, to watching a performance

$100 million revamp starts at Atlantis, The Palm

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Jul 2017

Atlantis, The Palm, has begun a three-year refurbishment programme, costing $100 million, that will be completed for Expo2020. The project will also see a revamp of the brand’s second property, The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences located on The Palm. Fifty rooms and suites will be refurbished every six weeks, as part of the project, to

Rove Trade Centre opens in Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Jun 2017

Rove Hotels has opened its fourth property in Dubai. The 270-room Rove Trade Centre is situated beside the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Rove Hotels addresses a very clear industry requirement: the need to offer contemporary lifestyle hospitality experiences for value conscious business and leisure

Nakheel releases tender for Nad Al Sheba Mall

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Jun 2017

Nakheel has released a construction tender for Nad Al Sheba Mall, its new, 1.4 million square foot shopping, dining and entertainment destination at the growing, high-end Nad Al Sheba area of Dubai. Construction of Nad Al Sheba Mall – the latest project in Nakheel Malls’ AED16 billion retail expansion – is expected to begin in

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