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Dubai Investments Partners With Millennium Hotels & Resorts

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jan 2019

Dubai Investments has signed a partnership with Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA to commence work on the Copthorne Creek Hotel, a 138-room hotel located in Al Hamriya. This is the second hospitality real estate project between the two partners who are also working together on a four-star hotel in Mirdif Hills. The facility will be

AccorHotels Opens Debut Fairmont Property In Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Jan 2019

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand within the AccorHotels network, marks the brand’s debut in the capital city of Saudi Arabia with the opening of the 298-room Fairmont Riyadh. The property is the closest luxury hotel to the King Khalid International Airport and is also one of the only luxury hotels to be located

OYO Home Set To Challenge The Middle East’s Hospitality Industry

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Jan 2019

OYO Hotels & Homes, South Asia’s biggest and fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes, and living spaces has announced the launch of OYO Home in Dubai. Starting with 40 homes in the city, the hospitality chain plans to ramp up the footprint to 200 homes in the next six months. It also plans

Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall Opens In Kuwait

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jan 2019

Hyatt continues steadfast Middle East expansion with the opening of its first of two new Kuwait properties  Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall, marking the reintroduction of the Hyatt Regency brand to Kuwait. The opening marks the first of two Hyatt properties in collaboration with Tamdeen Group, the

Voco Debuts in Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Dec 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Rajhi & Sons Investment Co, to convert and rebrand two hotels in Saudi Arabia. Under the management agreements, Coral Hotel will be converted to voco Al Khobar, the first voco in the country, and Holiday Inn Al Khobar Ulaya, will undergo major refurbishment to

Chain Focus: Emaar Hospitality Group

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, one of the world’s most valuable real estate development companies with competencies in property, shopping malls, and retail as well as hospitality and leisure. Created in 2007, the group owns and manages a portfolio of hospitality assets and brands including Address Hotels + Resorts,

From LA To Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Oct 2018

Since first opening its doors in 1991 on the shores of Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, Urth Caffe has established itself as the leading organic heirloom coffee roaster in the US. Following its success in Los Angeles, Japan and recently Saudi Arabia, Urth Caffe is set to open its latest venue at City Walk. Urth Caffe uses

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

Freedom Pizza To Kick-start Franchising

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Oct 2018

Freedom Pizza, a UAE-based organic pizza food concept, has announced its plans to participate in the International Franchise Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, from 16-17 October, this year. The brand’s leadership team are set to meet with potential franchisees at the event to expand its national footprint under the Freedom is Going Places Franchise Programme, which

Eggspectation expands to Sharjah

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Oct 2018

Canadian restaurant-café, Eggspectation, has opened its door in Matajer Mall, Sharjah, to bring a wide variety of delicacies from its hometown Montreal. Located in Matajer Al Juraina Sharjah, the Eggspectation venue has a capacity for over 100 people, with nearly 3,000sqm indoor and 1,000sqm outdoor. Staying true to its Canadian heritage, the modern contemporary artworks









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