Hotel News Middle East

Gallery: Great British Street Party at Dukes Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Nov 2017

Over 650 people turned out to celebrate the inaugural Great British Street Party at Dukes Dubai as a small corner of Palm Jumeirah was turned into central London for the day. Hotel News Middle East was on hand to capture all the action…  

Guinness World Record for The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery has set a new Guinness World Record for the most nationalities taking place in a single yoga session. A total of 112 nationalities participated in a 30-minute Yoga lesson on 18 November. Samir Arora, general manager The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery said: “The entire team was incredibly excited to celebrate the […]

Bayan Suites by Cristal to open in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

Cristal Group has entered into a management agreement with Bayat Company for Hotel Services to operate Bayat Suites by Cristal in Saudi Arabia. The 477-key property is situated in the city of Muhayil and is expected to open next month. Kamal Fakhoury, CEO of Cristal Group, said:“We are very excited to expand our footprint in Saudi […]

World’s largest Wyndham Garden Hotel opens in Bahrain

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

The world’s largest Wyndham Garden Hotel has opened in Bahrain. Wyndham Garden Manama is home to 441 rooms. “Wyndham Garden is a brand designed to help guests travel at ease. We are delighted to introduce this exciting brand to Bahrain – the largest Wyndham Garden hotel in the world – by growing our established and important […]

Italian fruit and veg giants to present at WOP

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

Italian fruit and vegetable firm Solarelli will be present at WOP Dubai 2017. Solarelli is part of the Apofruit Group and will be a key presence at the event which is taking place at DWTC from 5-7 December. “This year we will be hosting a press and trade conference on the wide range of fresh […]

New executive assistant manager at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Nov 2017

Rajaa Obeid has been appointed as the executive assistant manager of the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman. Obeid’s career has taken him around the Middle East, with significant experience working in the food and beverage departments at hotels in the Dubai. He cut his teeth as a food and beverage manager across a […]

Drift to open at One and Only Royal Mirage

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Nov 2017

Bespoke beach destination Drift is due to open at Dubai’s One and Only Royal Mirage next week (November 23). The property has been described as “a place where the ambience is laid-back, yet vibrant. And when the sun goes down over the Arabian Gulf, the tempo at Drift rises”. “We are indeed delighted to be […]

First Radisson Blu opens in Ajman

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Nov 2017

Radisson Blu has opened its first hotel in Ajman. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman, has 148 guest rooms and suites. Mark Willis, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said: “We are delighted to bring the iconic Radisson Blu brand to Ajman, and increase our presence across the northern […]

Lava Beach Club heats up in Fujairah

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Nov 2017

Lava Beach Club is due to open in Fujairah next month. The project is being billed as the region’s first destination beach club. Spanning over 2,600 sq. m., Lava Beach Club will feature an 840 sq. m. free-form pool tiled to represent flowing lava. With amphitheatre- style sun-loungers across the club, fully equipped with day […]

Omniyat signs AED445m deal

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Nov 2017

Dubai-based developer Omniyat has signed a deal for Islamic financing facilities of AED 445m with Al Hilal Bank. The facilities were structured to meet Omniyat’s financing objectives, with particular focus on its One Palm project, a high-end residential development located on the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The news follows September’s announcement of One Palm selling the […]









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